Friday, December 23, 2011

Episode 34- Holiday Extravaganza with Boyd Morrison

This week we talk with thriller author Boyd Morrison and give away tons of free books!

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We briefly discuss the beauty of the novella length work.

Alan’s novella will be serialised at Red Penny Papers from February next year -

We have a cool chat with Boyd Morrison -

Boyd talks about his books, about his growth from indie author to multi-language deals and more.

Boyd finishes with a quick explanation of what’s next in store for him.


Tis the season for giving, so we at ThrillerCast, because we are awesome, bring you free books. Lots of them!

Free ebooks:
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The Adventures of Dodge Dalton in the Shadow of Falcon's Wings by Sean Ellis:
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The Curse of One-Eyed Jack (A Dark Hollows Mystery) by Kent Holloway:
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Double Heart (A Will Lansa Mystery) by Rob Macgregor:
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Survivor's Affair (A John Logan Thriller) by Rick Nichols :
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The Arbiter Project by Marek Storm :
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Ion by Marek Storm:
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RealmShift by Alan Baxter
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The Zombie-Driven Life by David Wood
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New World Orders by Edward G. Talbot
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2012: The Fifth World by Edward G. Talbot
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Double Agent by Sean Sweeney
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Ebook Giveaway- Single Copies 
For this giveaway, email us at thrillerpodcast[at] and put Ebook Giveaway in the header. In the body of your email, let us know what format you prefer (Kindle/Mobi, Nook/Epub, etc...)

The Sentinel by Jeremy Bishop
Callsign: Queen by Jeremy Robinson and David Wood
Magic Mirror by Sean Ellis

Print books-
In order to win one of these, please email us at thrillerpodcast[at] Put something profound in the header like "Giveaway," "Give Me Some Freakin' Books," or "Moo! I'm a goat."

If you are chosen as as winner, we'll e-mail you back to get your mailing address.

The Supernaturals by David Golemon
The Pharos Objective by David Sakmyster
The Game anthology (including stories by Alan and David)
Wired Kingdom by Rick Chesler
RealmShift by Alan Baxter
Quest by David Wood
Dead Eye: The Skinwalker Conspiracies by Jim Bernheimer
The Devil Colony by James Rollins

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Episode 33- Publishing Pitfalls

In this episode, we discuss the importance of making wise, informed decisions when submitting to markets, selling your rights, and deciding how and where to publish your work.

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Dave is reading and enjoying 11 22 63 by Stephen King.

Alan is reading Bluegrass Symphony by Lisa L. Hannett. He recently read and reviewed The Courier's New Bicycle by Kim Westwood.

Dave recently read The Mozart Conspiracy by Scott Mariani.

Promo: Adventures in Sci-Fi Publishing

Concerns and considerations when considering markets for your work.

"For the love" markets.

What's the value of "exposure?"

It's important to value your work and you should always be compensated in some way, even if it's only a contributor copy of the publication.

Know what rights you are selling when you sign a contract.

Watch out for publishers who buy rights they cannot use.

Some publishers will purchase rights they don't intend to use because they consider other formats to be "competing versions."

The Passive Voice blog- a great resource for publishing industry information, including advice on how to read a book contract.

Book Country- not a scam but, in our opinion, not a wise path to publication.

A fine line between self/indie publishing and vanity publishing?

Putting together and publishing a book is not the hard part; getting the word out and bringing in readers is the hard part, and assisted self-publishing services aren't going to help you with that.

Know the value of what a publisher or service will do for you before you enter into an agreement.