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09 April 2013 @ 07:24 pm
All my writerly buds...  
Okay, this is the BEST podcast about getting published that I've listened to lately. If any of you are looking at branching out beyond fanfic (and I know many of you are), you MUST listen to this particular podcast because it deals with hybrid publishing. The author writes scifi, but his experiences apply to just about any genre. He and his manager/wife discuss how they swing both traditional and self-published products, both digital and 'dead tree' publishing. It's super-informative.

So give it a listen: HERE. I don't think you'll regret it. :)
 
 
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I thought you were a predator!: [TEXT] Weirdatanih88 on April 9th, 2013 11:39 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the heads up! Will have a listen :)
It goes ding when there's stuff: [castle] writercleflink on April 10th, 2013 12:21 am (UTC)
You know something funny? I was at a sci-fi/fantasy fiction convention this past weekend and met Gregory Wilson, one of the two guys responsible for this podcast. I'd never heard of it before and here I am hearing about it twice in one week. Unexpected!
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on April 10th, 2013 02:47 am (UTC)
It's kismet! Take it as a sign... ;)
It goes ding when there's stuff: [ala] should be kittenscleflink on April 10th, 2013 04:28 am (UTC)
*laughs* Apparently the powers that be think I should start thinking of writing my own characters. They may have a point.
downjune: know-it-alldownjune on April 10th, 2013 12:24 am (UTC)
COOL!! Thanks for the link--will definitely give this a listen!
de_nugisde_nugis on April 10th, 2013 12:51 am (UTC)
That sounds useful! Though I keep hesitating fearfully at the threshold of original fiction.
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on April 10th, 2013 02:48 am (UTC)
ME TOO. I'm not quite there yet, but soon ... ish. Soonish. Yeah.
Amberamberdreams on April 10th, 2013 10:08 am (UTC)
Doooooo eeeet! Both of ya!
Hell's Half Acrehells_half_acre on April 10th, 2013 02:14 am (UTC)
Thanks! I will listen to it tomorrow at work. :)
monicawoe: Cards-ani (slow)monicawoe on April 10th, 2013 02:46 am (UTC)
I can't get this to work on my phone. Booo that means I have to sit up at my computer to listen. Maybe tomorrow when I'm slightly less germ-ridden. I hope.

Blach phlegm
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on April 10th, 2013 02:49 am (UTC)
My phone is resistant too! We'll have to figure this out...
Amberamberdreams on April 10th, 2013 10:08 am (UTC)
Thanks for this! I'm not good at listening to stuff, I'd rather read but I will listen to this one.
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on April 10th, 2013 01:36 pm (UTC)
I put on podcasts when I'm arting or cooking dinner. This one is SO worth it if, at any point, you dream of publishing. It's not super-dry, either. Give it a spin!
Thunder cats, assemble!kettle_o_fish on April 12th, 2013 01:30 pm (UTC)
OMG thank you for posting this!
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on April 12th, 2013 01:46 pm (UTC)
Have you had a chance to listen to it yet? It's so hopeful and informative. I've been keenly watching the digital and self-publishing developments. Neither business model seems ideal, but if writers can plumb the best parts of BOTH, it's win/win.

It frustrates the hell out of me that so muny self-published and digitally-published offerings are simply crap. Gawd, do we need gatekeepers and great review sites for these. Traditional publishing is clearly flagging, but at least we can be somewhat guaranteed fewer SPaG issues and decent story quality. (This isn't a certainty, though, but what is?) It's just really hard to find the great e-books, but I digress...
Thunder cats, assemble!kettle_o_fish on April 12th, 2013 01:59 pm (UTC)
Listening right now! It's pretty awesome. I'm gradually coming around to the idea of self/digital publishing because I've heard good things before. I have to admit though, that I TOTALLY feel where the guy was coming from about turning to traditional publishing for at least the "legitimacy" though. I'm becoming less snobby, but that's not the case for everyone. :/

Review sites would be AMAZING. Part of my apprehension with self-published stuff is that, honestly, I DO browse the titles on Amazon from time to time, but I get burned a lot. Something sounds awesome and then you pull up a preview and it's...not. If there was some way to give self-publishing the "legitimacy" and the polished look and feel of traditional stuff, that would be AMAZING.
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffinquickreaver on April 12th, 2013 02:18 pm (UTC)
If there was some way to give self-publishing the "legitimacy" and the polished look and feel of traditional stuff, that would be AMAZING.

Teaming with a traditional publisher, and adhering to their quality standards, might be one way. Tor Books does this. Their digital releases are equally as fine as their traditional. Apart from that? You got me. The vast majority of the digital 'presses' are romance/erotica, and this isn't to say that the quality isn't necessarily equitable, but um, yeah. It often isn't.

We're getting there, though! The immediacy of digital publishing is SO attractive. Now, the ability to find quality writing just has to catch up.