Archive for February, 2009

How do you monetize free?

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

I don’t have the answer to that question. But I have found a hundred or so authors are interested in finding an answer. And that’s really the key: an answer, because surely there isn’t a single answer. Check out this video of Tim O’Reilly provided by the fine folks at The Open Publishing Lab at […]

Author Boot Camp wrapup

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

Last week, authors Seth Harwood and Scott Sigler showed just how helpful they can be. Both are successful podcast novelists, with both having landed publishing deals after making serialized free audioboook versions of their work available to the masses. And in Scott’s case, harnessing the power of new media and social media helped him get […]

Win a unique copy of Lost Gods

Friday, February 27th, 2009

Too many people toss the word unique around without understanding its meaning. I don’t. And the word applies to a new contest offered up by author Drew Beatty. He’s currently releasing Lost Gods as a free serialized audiobook. It will come out in print soon, and here’s where the contest — and the word unique […]

MONARCH: the Big Bear of Tallac

Friday, February 27th, 2009

How perfect is it that a guy named David “Grizzly” Smith put this together? It’s another classic American tale — Ernest Thompson Seton’s MONARCH: the Big Bear of Tallac. Ernest Thompson Seton’s book, “Monarch, the Big Bear of Tallac.” Published in 1919, it tells the story of a tiny Grizzly cub who grew to be […]

The Mark of a Druid is COMPLETE!

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Rhonda R. Carpenter has just posted the 34 and final episode of her work of Celtic fiction, The Mark of a Druid. Get a custom feed if you want to received episodes on a schedule of your choosing. Or if you are a mainliner, you can quickly get all episodes of this free serialized audiobook […]

Theater of the Midnight Sun

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Please welcome Michael McGee to the site. He’s releasing a series of short stories he’s converted to the audio drama form. He calls the collection Theater of the Midnight Sun: Short Story Audiodramas… Mixing humor and drama, “The Theater of the Midnight Sun” offers adventure, mystery, fantasy, sci-fi, and literary fiction for those who enjoy […]

Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

Huge props to Mark Neslon for bringing us another Cory Doctorow title. This is his first full-length novel – Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom: Jules is a young man, barely a century old. He’s lived long enough to see the cure for death and the end of scarcity, to learn ten languages and […]

Talking 2.0 on

Saturday, February 21st, 2009

Earlier today I led a sort of “fireside chat” with various authors and producers on our site. The notice was rather short, so I know many who wanted to make it could not. The session was archived on, so if you’ve got 120 minutes to kill and want to learn about some of the […]

Big publishing changes in China

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

I don’t think I’d hear a lot of dissent if I said that the internet has forever changed the face of publishing. So with that: The internet has forever changed the face of publishing. There. I said it. And then I read about how the internet has impacted publishing in China. And now I’m forced […]

Nephilim Push

Monday, February 16th, 2009

Brian Holtz returns to the site today with Nephilim Push: In the beginning a dark hatred ruled the heavens. It was a rage that bred floods, giants, and Hell itself. It’s power yet lingers between us all, watching and waiting. Three distinct timelines document the origins of good and evil, a sadistic cult leader and […]