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NYT bestseller Amie Kaufman and editor turned debut author Kate J. Armstrong take you behind the scenes on the path to publication of their novels, The Isles of the Gods and Nightbirds (out now) and their sequels, The Heart of the World and Fyrebirds. Pub Dates is a podcast for readers and for writers that will follow two friends as their stories come to life.

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Incredible special editions of The Isles of the Gods and The Heart of the World are coming at you soon from Book Addiction. You can click here to order a copy (prices are in Aussie dollars). more

a month ago

Welcome to Season 2 of Pub Dates, in which we take you all behind the scenes on the road to publication for our sequels, The Heart of the World and Fyrebirds. But first, let's catch up: on who we are, what we've covered so far, and where we're headin... more

2 months ago

Join us for this casual catchup, in which we talk about what we've been up to and where we plan to take you all in the new year. We can't wait for what's to come! more

4 months ago

Lovely readers asked us LOTS of great questions about ISLES. In this episode, Amie answers them without holding anything back. She'll dish about everything from what exactly is going on with Leander to some of the story's biggest twists and turns. Sh... more

8 months ago


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4.9 out of 5 stars from 87 ratings
  • Love this show & love these books!

    It’s a true delight listening to Amie and Kate talk through every step of the writing and publishing process, and is even better now that the books are out in the world! 💖📖 highly recommended for writer and readers alike!

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    United States10 months ago
  • Absolutely Brilliant!

    As an aspiring author, this show provides me with a plethora of information on writing and the publishing process. I originally found Amie on her other podcast, Amie Kaufman on Writing and followed that for a while. I am a little late to the party on getting into the podcast but this definitely fills in gap that is my usually long and boring commute to work via buses every morning. It’s so nice to get on and hear Amie and Kate discuss their books and listen to all the excitement in their voice a... more

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    Lacus Yamato
    United Statesa year ago
  • Devoured upon discovery

    What a delightful series! The conversation between writing friends at different places in their careers is charming. Special guest interviews add to the insider feel; I’ve been learning a lot on the journey with Amie and Kate. (BTW - no discernible issues with the podcast sound quality for me.)

    Apple Podcasts
    United Statesa year ago
  • My happy-place podcast

    I am so grateful for this show. Amie and Kate are generous, unpretentious and thoughtful in their approach to sharing their publication process. It is immensely encouraging to hear a "behind the scenes" show about writing that feels inviting, rather than exclusive (which is a rare tone to strike in the publishing world!) Please - if you are interested in writing, in YA, authors, or simply enjoy hearing two friends talking about creativity - give this show a shot. It’s my personal extra dopamine ... more

    Apple Podcasts
    United States2 years ago
  • Love getting to see behind the curtains!!

    Love all the episodes so far!! It’s just getting better and better. They have such great chemistry. And having the newsletters to go with the episodes makes it even that much richer.

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    United States2 years ago

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