Saturday, August 25, 2012

Thrillercast 50 – Crapping on at Our Half-Century

We celebrate making it to 50 episodes by crapping on about nothing in particular. But we do giveaway free ebooks at the end.

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Alan talks about the sale of his psychic octopus story.

Dave talks about his submission of You Suck! to YA publishers, which leads to us chatting about targeting your submissions well. Alan talks briefly about Slushpile Hell – that Tumblr can be found here:

Promo- SecondWorld by Jeremy Robinson

We then discuss a bit of listener feedback.

We talk about old school audio books and bad writing versus literary fiction.

Subsequently, we give away some books. They’re ebooks, available from Smashwords. Use the following codes at checkout to reduce the book cost to $0.00:

Alan’s books:
RealmShift – EP24N
MageSign – KN85A
Ghost Of The Black – QK95M
Write The Fight Right – WV47T

Dave’s books:
Quest – QB22F
The Silver Serpent – WA32Y

 Grab ‘em before the codes expire on August 31!

Friday, August 10, 2012

ThrillerCast 049- Blast Them All!

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We begin, for some reason, by discussing Mary Poppins. Thankfully, we move swiftly on.

We discuss our current writing projects.

We move on to talking about the nature of reviews and bullying and the phenomenon that is Stop The Goodreads Bullies. We talk about what bullying really is and whether bullying the so-called bullies is doing any good or just more harm.

We talk about the nature of reviews and pleasing everyone.

We look briefly at Neil Gaiman and discuss the review spread on some of his work. This leads us to talk about how some poor reviews are based on things other than the actual book. We check in on a few of George R R Martin’s one-star reviews.

We go on to talk about Terry Goodkind’s newly self-published ebook and how successfully its taken off. We discuss briefly the hybrid model of publishing that is becoming more and more mainstream. However, we then talk about how Terry Goodkind publically called out a pirate of his new ebook and posted the person’s personal information online. .