The founder and president of LifeTree Media Maggie Langrick, discusses her work as a publisher, the books she’s published, as well as her careers as an actress, and journalist, with Joseph Planta.
Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver, at TheCommentary.ca.
Maggie Langrick joins me now. She is the President and Publisher of LifeTree Media, which she founded a couple of years ago after a career in journalism, where she spent at least six years at the Vancouver Sun, where she was the entertainment editor. Before that she had a successful modelling and acting career. Her film work includes the seminal Canadian film, My American Cousin, its sequel American Boyfriends, as well as Harry and the Hendersons, and Cold Comfort, among other credits. I have a lot of authors on the program, and it’s a good chance to reflect on publishing today with Maggie, who has already published many notable titles. We’ll talk about the state of publishing today, book buyers reading habits, as well as how LifeTree’s unique hybrid publishing system could work for an aspiring or established author who wants to keep control of their publishing rights and oversee the process of editing, publishing and marketing a book. And having talked to folks about a couple of the books LifeTree’s published, the results are first rate. I had Robert Tercek on recently for his book, Vaporized, and Kirk Mason and Karen Flello for Michelle Stewart’s remarkable memoir, Shell. Two fine books. Visit www.lifetreemedia.com. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, in person today, Maggie Langrick; Ms. Langrick, good morning.