Monday, April 2, 2012

Speculate Podcast Interview about eBooks and Independent Publishing

The podcast for Writers, Readers, and Fans

I was a guest of the Speculate podcast, and was interviewed by author Greg Wilson and Brad Beaulieu about the massive changes to the publishing world. The paradigm is shifting so fast and we discuss the new realities of being of writer.

Here's the description of Part 1 of the interview:

In this episode we take a step back from our usual blend of reader response and writer analysis to look at the state of the speculative fiction field more generally, enlisting friend and fellow speculative fiction author and editor (in both traditional and independent modes) Paul Genesse to broaden the discussion. Our conversation went so long that we decided to split the show into two parts (we think an eighty minute episode would be a little extreme); in part one, we focus most of our attention on E-books and self-publication, looking at trends in the field and where we think things may head next. If you like what you hear, don’t forget to check back next week for part two of our discussion with Paul. Until then, thanks as always for listening to the show, and please continue to spread the word!

Listen to Part 1 here.

Part 2: E-Books and Independent Publishing

The description:

In this episode we continue our look at the impact of E-books and independent publishing on the field of speculative fiction with part two of our talk with author and editor extraordinaire Paul Genesse, focusing here on what makes a book a book, what the kids must think of all of this, and what’s next for our genre.

Listen to Part 2 here.

You can download the podcast for your iPod and please let me know what you think. Speculate is pretty awesome and got right at the key issues of the changing paradigm in book publishing.

Paul Genesse
Author and Editor

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