Hey you lot! I'm updating this thread to let you all know what's been going on and what's coming up on The Book Speaks Podcast
. We now have a whopping six episodes:Ep 01: Michael AnderleEp 02: Patty JansenEp 03: Timothy EllisEp 04: Mark E. CooperEp 05: Evan PickeringEp 06: Joseph R. Lallo
Coming up: readings from books by Izzy Shows, Alexa Kang, Jeffrey Poole, me (!), and Chris Fox. I can't tell you all how stoked I am with this lineup, or how much fun I'm having doing these readings. I'm still looking for more books to read on the show, so please do reach out and let me know if you'd like to be featured! You can read my pitch in the OP below. Thanks all!
Hello the house!
I'd like to invite you all to check out my shiny new podcast, which launches today with a whopping three episodes (yay!): The Book Speaks Podcast, where the book speaks for itself:https://thebookspeakspodcast.wordpress.com/https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9shZlLuGGAtml-mbAAjL1882sHC1SgIE
In each episode I read an excerpt from the work of an indie author. The first three episodes feature chapters from Michael Anderle, Patty Jansen, and Timothy Ellis--thank you all!--and we have Mark E. Cooper, Evan Pickering, Joseph Lallo, and Izzy Shows all on deck. I'm drooling. Am I drooling? I am.
What's the value here? Why should you listen?
My goal is to curate a collection of writing samples from the indies you and I are all seeing on lovely forums like KBoards, and on blogs, and in popular podcasts--the indies whose advice we are hearing, and perhaps at times taking, whether or not we've read any of their books. My hope is that The Book Speaks will act both as a funnel to those books (like what you hear? Go get the book!), and as a body of reference material for you and me, indie authors who want some additional context on what our peers and mentors are all about.
If you're interested in being featured on the podcast, feel free to PM me and point me in the direction of what you'd like me to read. I prefer first chapters (all content available in the 'Look Inside' Amazon feature) if you're in KU or Audible, so that we don't run afoul of any content restrictions. I'm not monetizing the show at all at this time; just building platform. And at least for the time being I'm not planning to do any interviews, so your time commitment is very small. I'll link to your website and your Amazon Author Page in the shownotes, and I'll read your Amazon Author Bio and Amazon Author Rankings (if available) in your episode.
That's my spiel--thanks for checking it out! I'm embedding the first three episides below so you can have a listen without committing. Get inspired, and get back to work, you