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Alan talks about his Movember fund-raising effort - http://mobro.co/AlanBaxter
Alan talks about the “sagging middle” and the always difficult midway point of writing a novel.
Dave talks about his new Dane Maddock “short” story.
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We then go on to refer back to past week’s podcast about pissing people off and this week we talk about the subject itself that was raised – the evangelists for self-publishing versus the evangelists for the traditional route.
Dave and Alan agree that we’ve got sick and tired of hearing from all the evangelists who try to convince everyone that there’s only one way to succeed.
We discuss the differences in traditional contracts and what to look out for. “Gotcha clauses”.
We discuss the pros and cons of agents and agent motivation.
We cover the question of whether publishers and bookstores are dying out.