Flying Island Press

Hey, everyone, Justin here with a press release from our friend Scott Roche over at Flying Island Press. They have some news for you, and I wanted to make sure all of you were updated. So, here you go:

Enjoy Your Sci-fi and Fantasy How and Where You Want

Beginning July 4th, science fiction and fantasy fans will be given a
new place where they can discover authors and stories they’ll be able
to enjoy wherever they go. Flagship, the new e-zine by publisher
Flying Island Press, will soon be releasing short stories every other
month in formats for the Kindle, the iPad and iPhone, and other
electronic readers.

Flying Island Press also recognizes the increasing popularity of
podcasts and other forms of audio fiction. So, in addition to the
e-zine, an audio version will be available to listen to on any MP3
player. Stories they release will be available both in text and in
audio, allowing the consumer to choose their preferred version.

Zach Ricks, managing editor for Flagship, had this to say. “I wanted
to hearken back to what some have called the Golden Age of Science
Fiction.” It’s his hope that “FlagShip will be a place for
optimistic, entertaining fiction.”

Each issue will cost $1.99 for the text version or the audio version
or get both for just $2.99.

Issues will be available starting July 4th, 2010 at


Watch the trailer for Scott Sigler’s novel “Ancestor”

Hey, everyone, Justin here with the video trailer for Scott Sigler’s novel “Ancestor.” The novel was originally published by Dragon Moon Press, but now Crown is releasing a new revised version on June 22nd. Please join us in helping make this a great success.


Our Boom Effect Auction

Everyone, or at least those who are interested, here is our auction for The Boom Effect. Tee Morris has been an amazing friend to this show and to podcasting in general, and we should all do our part to help him and his daughter in their time of need. Please visit the auction and make a bid. We won’t bite when you come on the show, I promise.


Give the gift of Lit this holiday season!

Our friend and recent guest of the show, A. P. Stephens, has come up with what we think is an exciting project, and we wanted to share it with all of you. So, A.P., if you please, tell our listeners all about it…

It is with great pleasure I bring forth and introduce you to The Gift of Lit, a collective effort by many of the fine authors from Podiobooks. Together, we would like to share with you our diverse works and invite you to take a look at the nice selection of books we have spent hours, days, months, or years writing.

The Gift of Lit: Holiday 2009 is now here. If you are looking for a great gift this holiday season, rather it be for a family member, friend…or for yourself, take a look at the list below and give one, some, or all of these books your consideration. There are books to suit your needs this holiday season. Here, you will find fantasy, sci-fi, crime drama, speculative fiction, techno thriller, and much more. Help support these authors and spread the joys of literature. Give spark to imagination. The Gift of Lit will be sure to please all readers.

And there you go! Do you know anyone, yourself included, who loves a ripping good tale? If so, take A.P.’s advice and give these authors a chance. To learn more, head over to his site and give his post a read. Thanks, and happy gift giving!


Epsiode 106 – Prepare For A Triple Threat


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This week the guys sit down with Philippa Ballantine and Dan Sawyer (sadly Chris Lester couldn’t make it) about their upcoming simultaneous release of podcasts, which they’ve dubbed the Triple Threat. Enjoy!


The DRS represents at A.P. Stephens’ book signing

Hey, Halloweeners, it’s Justin. Last week I was supposed to go to the book signing appearance A.P. Stephens made at Books-A-Million, but due to a sudden but thankfully brief illness I was unable to attend. Luckily, this weekend I was fit as a fiddle and able to drive out to meet him (though my dislike for Dallas traffic contines to grow). He was an incredibly nice fellow, and the chat we had afterward was quite nice. You’ll be able to hear next week. Those of you curious about self-publishing should especially take note. A.P. is a workhorse, and we could all learn a few things from him.


Appalachian Authors Guild creative writing contest

I wanted to bring something to everyone’s attention. My wife’s uncle Jack is a member of the Appalachian Authors Guild, and soon they’re going to issue a call for entries in their creative writing contest aimed at encouraging young writers. Scholarship prizes will be awarded. To learn more, please go HERE. Thanks!


Our promo!

If anyone would like to play our promo in their podcast, please feel free to do so. You can download it via THIS LINK. Please let us know you’re doing so, and let us know if you have a promo as well. Thank you!


Mad Cow Books has a podcast

Friend of the show Charles Anderson, who recently created his own small press label (the affore mentioned Mad Cow Books), and who also released a chapbook, now has a podcast up. I want to congratulate him on jumping into the growing ocean that is podcasting, and I wish him all the success in the world. Oh, but if he thinks he’s going to win a Parsec Award out from under us, I’ll cut him. I swear. I’ll do it.

Now, here is his show…


Sending out a big “Thank you!” to


When I first thought about doing a podcast, one of the areas that I thought I’d be able to cover well was geek culture. I mean, I’m a geek. Hardcore. Just ask around. But, I didn’t do a geek podcast because there were several great ones out there already, and for me the best of the bunch was Geekscape. Jonathan London, who created and hosts the show, is an even bigger geek than I am, and I mean that in the nicest possible way. His show, which you can get in either audio or video format, is a weekly podcast about comics, games, movies, TV shows, and everything else geek related. He always has knowledgeable guests on to help him delivery the latest news and reviews, and you never know what’s going to happen next. I actually had the pleasure of meeting Jonathan last year at Comic-Con, where he was kind enough to sit down with me to talk about being a young writer/director trying to make it in Hollywood. He was as nice in person as he seemed on his show.

Anyway, when I published my “Pirates of the Crimson Sand” chapbook and was looking for ways to promote it, I knew that Geekscape would be a great place to do that. When I contacted Jonathan about it he was incredibly gracious, and he said he’d feature it on his show. And, not only did he do it once, but after I sent him a copy of it he mentioned it again. I cannot thank him enough for that. Jonathan, you’re a gentleman and a scholar, and I sincerely hope that we meet again soon. Thank you so much.

To return the favor, allow me to mention a TV show he’s created called Singledom. It airs on, and I urge all of you to give it a try. You can also find Jonathan on Facebook and Twitter.

Thank you, again, Jonathan, and the best of luck to you and all you do.


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