In this episide we talk about Amazon rankings and April Hamilton’s guest blog on Alan’s site - http://www.alanbaxteronline.com/2011/01/03/age-publishing-guest-post-5-april-hamilton.html
We talk about the relationship between Amazon, publishers and indie authors.
Here's Alan’s blog post about Apple’s 30% cut controversy that we mention - http://www.alanbaxteronline.com/2011/02/02/apple-cake-eat.html
Dave talks about small press Seven Realms Publishing signing David Golemon, NYT Bestselling thriller author, for his new horror novel, The Supernaturals.
Dave winds Alan up about the possibility of Tom Cruise starring in the Guillermo Del Toro movie version of H P Lovecraft’s At The Mountains Of Madness.
Which leads us to lament all the great films Tom Cruise has spoiled with his presence.
We go on to talking about Lovecraft’s writing and Alan describes the basic premise of At The Mountains Of Madness.
Which leads us to talk about Lost Worlds and their popularity in thrillers and genre fiction.
We give examples of our favourite lost cities from various books and movies and discuss what drives people to write about them and why they are so compelling for readers.