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AudioTim Podcast Announcement

AISFP_300x300In spite of me supposedly being on a brain vacation after writing “the end” on my novel, within a week I have become the new Executive Producer of Adventures in SciFi Publishing. It’s surreal, because I’ve been a huge fan, and while this is a dream come true, I’m also kind of sad that I can’t be purely a fan anymore.

My goal is to still make the show as if the host is the biggest fan, so expect fun times and continued high quality production. This Parsec Award winning podcast, in the words of its creator, Shaun Farrell, “Has its best days ahead of it.” I will do my best to prove him right. Continue reading

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Why AudioTim is Back

DSC_0928I announced the conclusion of Season One back in July as a way for me to step back and evaluate how I was going to podcast in the future. A few things that I felt I did wrong were:

  • The name of the show doesn’t reflect it’s genre fiction content
  • The lack of growth in download numbers meant I had done something wrong.
  • Podcasting solo may not have been the best way to market. A fresh start using a team of podcasters on a genre titled show and website could produce a wider audience.

I’ll admit, I’m not the most charismatic guy, but that I host a show anyway should illustrate how much I love talking with authors and publishers. I think I do well enough to think you’ll enjoy having a listen, so I record it and put it out. Continue reading

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For the Love of Podcasting

In my Monday blog post, “Love vs. Consequence (And the Quirkiness In Between),” I asked you to reflect on how fear of consequence prevents you from doing what you love. Now, if you love fire, I’m not saying go start a fire. For me, this question tells me not to base how, if, and when I podcast on consequences such as numbers, feedback, community support, etc. In a hard moment a few weeks ago, I wrote a couple blog posts about my future in podcasting–alluding to the possibility that I might stop.

Stopping, or at least taking a break still may happen, but I have to make sure my motivation is based on love and not fear. Continue reading

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AudioTim 39: Jeffrey B. Burton, Author of The Chessman

I was first introduced to Mystery/Thriller author, Jeffrey B. Burton, through his magnificent short story, “A Building This Size,” from Evolved Publishing’s Evolution: Vol. 1 anthology. In fact, I was so impressed, I did a Saturday Spotlight about it. I’ve been excited ever since for his novel, The Chessman, to come out, and was blessed with a hardback copy this week (Thank you, Jeffrey! My review). We only talk a little bit about The Chessman because we didn’t want to ruin any of its surprises. So, we chatted about the international success it’s had so far, highlights of his experience writing it, and other aspects of his writing life.

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My Future in Podcasting

I wrote a post last week, “Podcasting Solo: 20 Months in & 10 Suggestions for New Podcasters,” in which I shared some tough lessons learned podcasting AudioTim since October, 2010. I also said I’d make an announcement today regarding the future of AudioTim.

(*Editor’s note: As of June, 9th, 2013’s, AISFP 209 – Zachary Jernigan and Nick Sharps, Part 2, NO RETURN, I’m now the Executive Producer of Adventures in SciFi Publishing. Woohoo!)

I had a conversation with a good friend I’ve met through podcasting, Dave Robison (cohost of Roundtable Podcast). He asked me what my goal was in podcasting. My immediate answer was to create a network to support my writing so that once my book comes out, I’ll have a better sales response.

There is something very telling in that statement. Continue reading

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Podcasting Solo: 20 Months in & 10 Suggestions for New Podcasters

As I approach episode 40 of my AudioTim podcast, I’m burdened by the need to share some observations from my 20 months of podcasting. First off, I started podcasting out of a love for the genre of writing podcasts and how they inspired me to write. After college, I felt an overwhelming sense of insecurity that I didn’t have any interesting stories in my head to write about, and I didn’t write for two years. Halfway through seminary, a roommate asked me to write a book with (see: for) him and it injected the passion to write back into my veins. I haven’t turned back since (2007). Podcasts like Dragon Page Cover to Cover, Dead Robots Society and Adventures in SciFi Publishing became a staple for my commute, my workouts, and my janitorial duties. I couldn’t get enough, and often had to settle for less interesting podcasts to get me by till the next one of my favorites dropped. Continue reading

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AudioTim 37: Matt Forbeck

Matt Forbeck, my second consecutive Angry Robot Books author on AudioTim, has been a freelance author and game designer since he graduated college, over 20 years ago. Since having quadruplets ten years ago, he is unfazed by anything life throws at him (save for the zombie apocalypse falling through his ceiling). This year he is doing a 12 for 12 campaign, a Kickstarter funded goal to write 12 short novels (50k) in 12 months. You can help support his current project “Dangerous Games” here.

Matt writes Fantasy, Science Fiction, Alternate History, Crime, Thrillers, Tie-ins and most geeky places in between (ehmm, Magic: The Gathering #4). We talk about his Alternate History, B Horror book, Carpathia about vampires aboard the Carpathia (the ship that rescued Titanic survivors). We also talk about his SF Thriller, Amortals, and his current kickstarter book, Dangerous Games. It was a lot of fun chatting about the creation of these stories and what kind of adventures readers should expect from them. Continue reading

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AudioTim 35: Robin Sullivan on Riyria Revelations’ Orbit Experience

Robin discusses her and Michael’s experience selling Riyria Revelations through Orbit after already having great success self-publishing through Ridan Publishing. It’s really a great study in how self-published authors can take their book to traditional publishers and have equal or greater success. All that said, I ask Robin what she thinks about going forward, and what factors would lead to them choosing to publish through Ridan or Orbit. Continue reading

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AudioTim 34: Adventures in SciFi Publishing Interview

I turn the mics around on this episode and interview the podcast staff of Adventures in SciFi Publishing. We talk with Shaun about his history podcasting, including the ups and downs, and how building the 2.0 version with Moses Siregar III and Brent Bowen has rejuvenated my favorite author-interview podcast. Halfway through, I ask each of them how their writing is doing, something we don’t often get to hear during the course of their normal podcasting format. This show was good fun with great guys, and it was an honor to get to share the airwaves with one of the major influences to my own podcasting and writing career. Continue reading

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AudioTim 32: Hugh Howey, Author of Wool Omnibus

Welcome to the first part of two podcasts with Hugh Howey. In this first part, Hugh and I discuss his breakout series, Wool Omnibus. We take a few questions from readers off of Twitter, and even hear a little bit about his zombie story, I, Zombie. (Check out his video of reading an excerpt live.) After the main part of the interview, I explain a little about the Wool t-shirt giveaway, and then spliced in one of the Twitter questions that led to a spoiler. So, if you haven’t read this amazing set of stories, you can still listen to this interview, then duck out for the last part (after the t-shirt giveaway mention by Hugh). Continue reading

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