Episode 286 – Brainstorming The Bastard

This week Justin and Paul sit down to help Terry brainstorm his next great work – a galaxy spanning space opera about a bastard or something! Come, listen, and enjoy.


WorldCon 2013 Panel – Things They Never Tell You About Getting Published


This audio was provided by Jeff Brackett, so huge thanks go out to him. “What should you look for in a short story contract? What might you hear about your story from readers and reviewers? What should you be doing in terms of social media? Does getting published once help you get published again? Bring your own questions about publishing in the early part of your career. Panelists – Moshe Feder, Vylar Kaftan, David Liss, Michael J. Martinez, Alvaro Zinos-Amaro.


WorldCon 2013 Panel – Self Promotion


This audio was provided by Jeff Brackett, so huge thanks go out to him. “Self Promotion: Everything You Know About It is Probably Wrong.” Done properly, self-promotion is an important part of building a career. Poorly executed, self-promotion can do more harm than good. How is the conventional wisdom wrong? What are more advisable but underrated neglected approaches?” Panelists are: Julie Barrett (moderator), Gini Koch, Joshua Bilmes, Genese Davis, and Teresa Nielsen Hayden.


Episode 285 – An Argument For Self-Publishing

This week the Robots sit down to chat about the publishing industry, and more specifically self-publishing. A great deal has changed in the past few years, and the gatekeepers are nearly out of a job. Let us know what you think? Enjoy!

Items mentioned during the show:

Word Tracker app for iOS

The Magic Spreadsheet (used by Mur Lafferty and many other writers)

The Arcane Society Files

The Business Rusch: A Career Versus Publication