The Busy Librarian and a Donation to Pencils of Promise

Brain Burps About Books Podcast #205

The Busy Librarian & a Donation Promise to Pencils of Promise

An Interview with fellow podcaster and librarian Matthew Winner
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I’m so thankful for my business because it means I’m able to donate to charities close to my heart.

Inspired by Pat Flynn, I’ve decided to donate half of every Video Idiot Boot Camp tuition from Nov. 24 through midnight December 6.

Like this: now through Dec 6, I’ll make a donation to Pencils of Promise for half of every Video Idiot Boot Camp tuition. You’ll get $25 off the course, and not only that, but the value of your contribution will be doubled because Pat Flynn, a friend I’m so very grateful for, will match everything up to $25,000!
Use the code pencils25 when you check out to get your discount!

I’ll have a free webinar to teach you how you can use video to explode your writing career, on Dec 6th at noon. Sign up here or copy and paste:

If you want to be your own CEO, run your Writer Business, and be able to do things like this, don’t miss my Black Friday sale for my four weeks of live coaching––it’s Writer Business 101, aka Crank It Up with Katie. It’s because of my business I’m able to donate to charities that are important to me.
On Black Friday it’ll only be $85 for four weeks of coaching! That comes down to $21.25 for an hour of me teaching you. And, if you miss it, there will a sale on Cyber Monday but it will be more, and then the Early Bird price will be more than that.
If you’re not on my mailing list go to and get on it so you can be notified when it goes on sale – and if you miss it, you can be notified when the early bird price ends so you don’t miss THAT.
My peeps always get the best deals and first notification.

Contributor – Julie Hedlund Gets All Grateful on Your A**
Guest – Matthew Winner

Let's Get Busy Podcast 100 episodes
Matthew Winner (aka The Busy Librarian) is an elementary teacher librarian, an avid gamer, a persistent reader, an author (of this blog and a forthcoming Wii Learning professional resource), an exceptional father, and a first-rate husband. He is also the host of the Let’s Get Busy podcast which just aired it’s 100th episode!
What we talked about:

  • The Book with No Pictures by B.J. Novak
  • Grammar wrinkles on our brains – culturally acceptabilities that change
  • How can writers be helpful to librarians?
  • SEO for podcasts
  • Twitter hashtags for writers #fromasecondgrader etc #tweetanauthor
  • Ways to market for free
  • How to make librarians sure of their school visit investment
  • How to learn to do a school visit
  • Monthly #TLChat
  • Nerdy Book Club
  • #SharpSchu Twitter chat
  • Let’s Get Busy podcast
 The Book with No Pictures by B.J. Novak

Recent Comments

  • :Donna
    November 28, 2014 - 10:07 pm · Reply

    Every minute of this was fun, guys 🙂 I agree about the coffee cup tops! I am totally aware of that and hate it—esPEcially after they wipe their nose with their hands (yes, I HAVE witnessed this!)! Loved you guys singing “Bird & Squirrel,” am glad you mentioned the Library of Congress Book Festival. Also glad you reminded me of #titletalk and didn’t know about #tlchat 🙂 Totally aware of #sharpschu though!!! I know I forgot so many of the details, but thank you for all of it 😀

    • Katie
      November 30, 2014 - 9:51 am · Reply

      Thank you! I love to hear when people get a lot out of an episode! And OMG – the coffee cup lids! It just happened to me again on a PLANE! The flight attendant, and then at a party, too, the person put her entire hand in the cup to lift it, then poured the drink and handed it to me. UG!

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