EXPLORERS is now available! Yep, after nearly two years it’s finally released into the world. Terry, Eli, and myself are incredibly proud of the collection that we’ve put together, and I hope you will buy a copy and enjoy it along with us. We want to thank the authors for submitting their fine work to us, thank John McCarthy for putting together an amazing print version of the book, and thank Scott Macumber for doing the cover artwork. So many people were involved in the creation of EXPLORERS, and it is because of all those talented people that we’re able to bring this book to you. It was our honor and our privilege.
You can purchase EXPLORERS via the following links:
The Smashwords page has the ebook available in .mobi, Epub, PDF, RTF, LRF, Palm Doc, and Plain Text formats, as well as online reading. Also, please know that the ebooks are DRM free. As soon as the iBookstore version is available I will pass that URL along.
But wait! There’s more! If you buy the print book, you can email the receipt to the Dead Robots’ email address, and we will then send you — FOR FREE — the ebook as well. Now you don’t have to make the heart wrenching and wallet bursting choice of going with one or the other. Buy the print book and get both!
Here at the Dead Robot offices we’re proud of all the fine authors and publishers that we’ve been able to bring on our show to share their knowledge and insight with you, our listeners and fellow writers. A rather recent development, however, is the sudden influx of books sent us by publishers that they’d like to have reviewed by our site. Now, I’m already a slow reader as it is, and I know my co-hosts are up to their necks in writing, podcasting, publishing, and everything else, so I’m hoping that some of you out there might be able to help. If anyone would be interested in reviewing a book for the site, check back here (or check our Facebook page) from time to time, and I will post up the books we have available for review. Then, if it seems like a book you’d like to read and review, reach out to let me know. I’ll send the book to you, and all I ask is that you read and send me a review in a reasonable (like a week or two) amount of time. Oh, and of course the book is yours to keep as well. So there you go. It helps us, it helps the kind publishers who send us these books, and it helps you fill out your bookshelf. That’s what we call win-win-win.
Right now I have four paperback books on my desk. They are:
Well, just as we’d hoped, work was done over the weekend, and everything is back to normal. All previous episodes should be back in your feed. If you happen to see the first ten episodes we ever did pop up as new downloads, please ignore that. I was doing some work that caused that. No worries. All is good.
Thank you for your patience, and we hope you have an amazing Thanksgiving (for our US listeners) weekend. If you live elsewhere, well, I still hope your weekend was awesome.
Hey, folks, just wanted to put out a little update. It seems that the source of the problem has been discovered, and a fix is due to be implemented over the Thanksgiving weekend. Until then, PodHoster has made a temporary change to our feed that is limiting the number of episodes available to the last twenty shows (including episode 201). Once they’ve fixed the greater issue, our feed will be corrected so that all episodes are available once again. I’m sorry about any inconvenience this might have caused, and I appreciate your patience and understanding.
Everyone, I just wanted to let you know that we are currently suffering some technical difficulties regarding episode 201. I noticed this morning that the new episode wasn’t available, and I’ve been struggling to understand it and resolve it all day long. Trust me, hair has been lost, and I don’t have enough to let that happen. Right now I *think* I know what the problem is, and the technicians who can help say they are going to be working through the Thanksgiving holiday to do just that. So, right now I ask for your patience and understanding. If you want to listen to episode 201, and your downloader of choice isn’t getting it or showing it even exists, then you can listen to it or download it via the post just below this one. That link is fine and shouldn’t be a problem. As for iTunes and all the other downloaders, well… let’s just cross our fingers and hope this gets resolved soon.
I do want to warn you though that — should the techs not find the problem — we might have to make some changes here behind the scenes. Should that happen (and please, to all that is good and holy, please don’t make that happen), we will let you know.
Hey, everyone, Justin here. I just wanted to let you know that the Dead Robots’ Society podcast is now available through Stitcher, an internet radio station you can program and personalize just for you. Stitcher is a free service, one that you can listen to through your computer at home or on your smart phone when you’re on the go, so you will never be far from the latest DRS episode no matter where you are. We’re excited to be part of the Stitcher array of offerings, and we hope you’ll go check them out to see what else you might want to listen to and enjoy.
Everyone, last night we announced that we were reopening submissions for the EXPLORERS anthology we originally announced on Labor Day of last year. This anthology is something that we are passionate about, so we weren’t ready to drop it just because we didn’t get enough qualifiying submissions. So, we have reopened the submissions window until the end of June in the hopes of getting more stories that fit not only the guidelines we’ve laid out, but also the theme of the anthology. If you did not get an opportunity to submit to the anthology previously, please take this as your opportunity to do so now. If you did submit but were rejected, we encourage you to edit your work and try again. And, if you submitted a story but didn’t hear back from us, that most likely means we didn’t get a chance to read it before we realized that — even if we loved it and accepted it — there just weren’t enough to make a long enough book. We still have the stories, and we will respond to them all.
I hope this comes as good news to some of you. We look forward to seeing what you have to offer. Good luck, and thanks for wanting to be part of this endeavor.
Hey, everyone, Justin here. My friend and co-host Terry is a rabid forum poster, putting even me to shame, and this weekend he let me know that when he’s checking forums over his mobile devices, he likes to use an app called Tapatalk. Hoping to help bring people to our own little forums, as well as make it easier for people to be part of our community no matter where they are, he asked me to make the Dead Robots’ Society forums part of the Tapatalk network. A few minutes and some HTML editing later, it’s done! You can access our forums using the iPhone, Android, Windows Phone 7, BlackBerry, WebOS, and Nokia. We all hope this proves to be a benefit to you, our listeners, and that you all join us in continuing the conversation past the weekly podcast.
** UPDATE **
Because you demanded it, we’ve also made the forums available via the Forum Runner app, which is available for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Android devices. They say more are to come, so keep an eye out!
I sincerely hope that all this makes becoming a part of our community easier and more fulfilling. Enjoy.