Episode 321 – Writing in Shared Worlds with John Mierau

Join the Robots as they talk with author and podcaster John Mierau about writing in a shared universe. We talk about his shared world anthologies Walk The Fire and May The Ferryman Take You.

Visit his site to see what he’s up to at http://ServingWorlds.com.


Episode 320 – POD book layout with John McCarthy

Join the robots as they talk with an expert on what goes into laying out your book. John McCarthy walks us through the pitfalls of getting the interior of a print project just right.

Some further insight on the subject can be found in this interview with Jane Friedman.

You can reach him at SurfsideCity@gmail.com to do your POD layout for a very reasonable sum. Remember, don’t be that guy. Make your book look like a pro did it.

We also mentioned the following in the show:

The Book Designer — Practical Advice to Help Self-Publishers Build Better Books
Draft2Digital (though I couldn’t remember the name at the time)
Cover Critics
Lousy Covers


Episode 319 – Looking At Writing From Another Point Of View

Join the Robots as they discuss the use of first and third person in fiction.


Episode 318 – The Amazon Hachette War

Join Paul and Terry as they discuss the Amazon Hachette dispute.


Episode 317 – The Balticon Recap Episode

Join the Robots as they talk about Balticon 2014. What did they accomplish and what are they doing next.

Terry apologizes for the quality of his audio. Google didn’t want to let him in and he was on a phone. The issue has been resolved.

Terry also recommended Deposit Photos as an inexpensive place to get stock images.


Episode 316 – Authors And The Convention Experience

Join the Robots as they talk about authors and the whole convention experience.


Episode 315 – Discoverability: Pricing And More

Join the Robots as the discussing pricing and how it affects discoverability.

Also, go buy Paul’s new book, The Street. Seriously.


Episode 314 – Living On The Street With Paul E. Cooley

Join the Robots as they celebrate the release of The Street with Paul E. Cooley. Head over to ShadowPublications.com and get your copy today. Also, put down your drinks before you listen to the show.

You’ve been warned.

What happens when your favorite childhood television characters are forced into unemployment?

What is a puppet to do when corporate America shuts down the television stations and educational shows that gave them purpose and a reason to live?

Pretty much any and every thing that a down on his luck human would do… and much much more.

It’s a rough and tumble debauchery-riddled descent into madness and moral degradation as your favorite childhood friends do whatever it takes to survive and turn a profit… no matter the costs.

One unlikely anti-hero steps out of the trash-strewn alleys to take back what was lost. Friends will be sacrificed. Enemies will be made. The seed and dough will run red with greed and lust.

It’s just another day…

… another day on The Street.


Episode 313 – Discoverability And Social Media

Join the Robots as they talk about discoverability and social media.


Episode 312 – Discoverability, A General Introduction

Join the Robots as they talk about discoverability. How do people find your book? Part one of several episodes on the subject.


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