Archive for August, 2007

Seth Godin on audiobooks

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

Seth Godin understands viral success and the power of giving your stuff away for free on the ‘net. He’s a smart thinker about the future and is perfectly happy chucking conventional wisdom out the window. Today he wrote about why the traditional audiobook market stinks, and how some savvy authors and organizations are fighting to […]

Shadomagic going to print

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

I’m stoked, thrilled and literally figuratively (sorry, Geo) dancing on the ceiling over the ‘oh-by-the-way’ news that John Lenahan, author of Shadowmagic, sent my way: On another note, I just this week sighed a contract for the publication of Shadowmagic here in the UK. It will be printed in hardback by The Friday Project and […]

Podiobooks authors flock to Atlanta over Labor Day weekend

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

While hosts more than just science fiction and fantasy titles (do you understand that, blogosphere?), there’s no denying the fact that many of our titles do dip their toes into the realm of the fantastical. Which doesn’t offend me any, as I tend to read a lot of SF. This coming Labor Day weekend, […]

Listen to The Love Book, create a mix, win a Bozo.

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

Now that all of the episodes from Ken Wohlrob’s new short story collection The Love Book are live, he thought it would be great to celebrate with a little contest where people create soundtracks for the stories. This is your chance to win an authentic Bozo the Clown bop doll. You know, just like the […]

Heaven – Season Three: Earth is complete!

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

Huge congrats to the awesome Mur Lafferty for completing Heaven – Season Three: Earth. This third installment in her cult-classic series clocks in at 12 episodes. Rumor report – The fourth book in the series, Wasteland should start sometime this summer winter.

Beautiful Red

Sunday, August 26th, 2007

Please welcome Darusha Wehm to the site, with the new science fiction title Beautiful Red. The future is boring. Technology has solved the world’s most pressing problems, leaving people with tedious work and mundane play. Jack is a Security Officer Class 5, which sounds important, but isn’t. However, her banal life as a cubicle worker […]

eTexbook seller fails logic test

Friday, August 24th, 2007

As reported today in The Book Standard: An electronic textbook website is launching a smelly e-book after finding college students like to be able to smell their books, reports Reuters. A survey of 600 college students conducted by pollster Zogby International found that 43 percent of students identified smell, either a new or old smell, […]

Temporary issue with audio files

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

Many of you are noticing that you can’t get to the audio files of your books. Our media hosting company, Liberated Syndication, is experiencing some technical problems with their DNS records. They claim to have resolved the problem, but it takes time (like 24 hours or so) for changes to fully propagate through the interwebs. […]

Vatican Assassin

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

Well, you might think it’s a da Vinci Code knockoff, but Mike Luoma’s debut title, Vatican Assassin, is squarely in the realm of science fiction: BERNARD CAMPION’S friends call him “BC”. Not that he has a lot of friends. You don’t make a lot of friends when you’re an assassin. His mission: eliminate the governor […]

Jack Wakes Up going to print

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

This week Seth Harwood got the news that’s own Jack Wakes Up will be published in print form this coming March of 2008 by Jeremy Robinson’s Breakneck Books. Those of you who are already Palms Daddies or Mommas will know there’s no other day the book can come out: it has to be Palms […]