The Art of Commerce sits on the corner of literature & the marketplace, asking the age old question: Who's got the right of way?  

We talk with writers, editors & entrepreneurs about, really, anything. All conversations are 'manuscript-first', meaning they were typed as you see them. Small edits have been made for structure.

Our complete list of conversations, including:

Pixelatedthe digital, double-blind, lit-inclined author chat

A Bit Contrived, interviews with real authors about improvised books


Brick and Mortar, Part III:
Watermark Books & Cafe—Wichita, Kansas

Brick and Mortar consists of audio interviews taken during a cross-country road trip. Each one features a different bookstore owner, talking about their store, their life and everything in between.


Published 8/12/15
In the third installment, I speak with Sarah Bagby at Watermark Books & Cafe in Wichita, Kansas. Sarah is diligent, warm and sharp, and let's us into the life of her store. In the interview, we talk about having to fight for the support of publishers, Sally Mann, Bob Dole, not taking no for an answer, and lessons learned.