Continuing a series of interviews with contributors to my new shared world anthology WALK THE FIRE. today we’re talking with Patrick E. McLean (Walk The Fire: From Fire, Bring Ice).
Mur Lafferty, Hugh Howey, Nathan Lowell & I discuss revenue streams available to authors in the world of Paypal, Kickstarter, ebooks, podcasts, Google Hangouts & more. Download
If you’ve ever created something you know that moment of pride when you share it-& you know that moment when someone craps all over it. Print/ebook author & podcaster Nathan Lowell has some pointers on how to take the hits:
(T)he bottom line on this is if you put your work out, you have to own it. People will say all kinds of things about it — and you…glean the valuable lessons from
both positive and negative.
Last time, Allison Duncan gave us some pointers about how to build an author site and blog. This time, print/ebook author & podcaster Nathan Lowell gives us some pointers on what and how much to put in that blog:
…you’re advised to train your readers to visit your site on a schedule so they keep coming back to your site so they get reminded to buy your stuff. Um. No. Respect your audience and write when you have something to say.
Now, all you listeners, this is a bit of a re-post. Part gushing again for the guest-voices in this episode, and part pimpery of an episode I’m still pretty proud of.
I’m talking of the special ENEMY LINES holiday episode I put together in December. Check it out here.
If you’re new to the party, or haven’t already heard it, I HIGHLY recommend you check it out. There are no spoilers for ENEMY LINES, but sort of a prequel to the world, with many characters not in the novel.
A number of the segments in ‘Transmissions’ were recorded as teaser trailer/promo material, for a campaign that never really got off the ground. I knew the holidays would be rough, and so I set to record a couple extra segments including the continuing plot thread of the episode, which was masterfully voiced by Jack Kincaid, of the podcast Edict Zero: FIS.
The storyline of an embedded Wright on Earth reporting back to the ruling council about his experience and investigations into Typhon Systemwide, is the perfect spine to give all the contributions new life, and give the listeners new hints about the world of ENEMY LINES that will pay off later in the book… and in future books (key evil laughter here).
So thank you again, podcasters, each and every one of you. I’ll round out this post with a list of all the contributors to this ‘very special episode’.
Jack Kincaid – Edict Zero: FIS
Alex White – The Gearheart
James Durham – Fetidus: the Damned Heir
Starla Huchton – The Dreamer’s Thread
Mike Bennett – Underwood & Flinch
Jake Bible – Dead Mech
Paul Elard Cooley – Closet Treats
Seth Harwood – Young Junius
Nathan Lowell – Owner’s Share
Patrick E. McLean – Unkillable
J. Daniel Sawyer – Down From Ten