Get Published Episode 101 – Krista D. Ball Has Created a Food Sourcebook

http://media.blubrry.com/getpublished/p/www.michellplested.com/wp-content/uploads/GetPublished/GetPublished-Episode101.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSI met the publishers from Tyche Books last Fall at “When Words Collide”. They talked about a new book they had coming out called “What Kings Ate and Wizards Drank”. The non-fiction book was going to talk about food throughout the ages with an eye to helping Fantasy and other Speculative Fiction writers add realism to their work. They were very excited about the book and, I must confess, I was looking forward to reading the final product. You will hear my review of the book today. ASIN: B009ZX8W3K I also got the opportunity to interview the book’s author, Krista D Ball. We talked about a number of things including […]

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Get Published Episode 81 – Paul E. Cooley, The Fiendmaster, Speaks

http://media.blubrry.com/getpublished/p/www.michellplested.com/wp-content/uploads/GetPublished/GetPublished-Episode81.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSMik Murdoch, Boy superhero is almost ready for the Advanced Reader Copies to go out. I’m busy proofing the galley right now. In fact, I stopped working on it to get this episode ready for you. Exciting times! I also wanted to put the word out to all of you mad scientists out there. Jeffrey Hite and I are co-editing an anthology of advice for the up-and-coming supervillain. Submissions are open until May 31. We have some good submissions so far, but we need more. If you are interested, check out http://madscientistanthology.wordpress.com/. Finally, before we get into the show I wanted to mention that it is once again Parsec […]

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Beware of Foot in Mouth Disease

Controversy was ignited (perhaps even exploded) yesterday when the podcasting community, and more specifically the podiobooks.com community, caught wind of an article written for a magazine that essentially said that only books that have no chance of publication ever go onto podiobooks.com and real authors wouldn’t ever consider posting stuff on it. Um… words really failed me when I read that. It turns out that the author of the article has never listened to any of the books/stories found on Podiobooks.com nor did she do any research to confirm/deny some of the things she wrote. You know, little things like “putting your books up on the site would never, ever result in a sale to a publisher”. As you might […]

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