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Diane Duane discusses selling e-books, writing and rewriting books in latest TeleRead podcast
July 25, 2015 | 3:50 pm

On the TeleRead podcast today, I had an excellent interview with Diane Duane. We also had good questions from a number of chat participants, one of whom walked away with the 9-book Young Wizards New Millennium Edition collection. (He or she had to leave shortly before the drawing; hopefully they will get in touch with us once they hear that they are the winner.) For the full experience, you should listen to the podcast; it can be streamed or downloaded from the TalkShoe page, or using the badge at right. It was supposed to be in iTunes, but it seems to...

TeleRead Links: Diane Duane retrospective for podcast today at noon Eastern
July 25, 2015 | 5:30 am

YoungWizardsNewMEditionpuzzle_complete_largeIn honor of my forthcoming live interview with Diane Duane at noon today, I’ve gone back through our coverage of her over the last few years to pull up some of the more interesting stories. (These aren’t all of them; just the ones I thought were worthy of calling out.) Feel free to read some of these for a backgrounder before you join us for the podcast. Don’t forget, we’re giving away a set of Young Wizards New Millennium Edition e-books to one of our participants today! I also interviewed Duane in 2006 on my podcast The Biblio File, about her The...

Diane Duane interview on our podcast this weekend, with a special prize!
July 22, 2015 | 5:02 pm

ywnmeDiane Duane has posted to her Tumblr about her forthcoming interview this weekend on the TeleRead podcast. I’m really looking forward to the chance to chat with her about her works and her e-book store. One other new thing is that Duane will be graciously donating a 9-volume e-book set of the Young Wizards New Millennium Editions (see my review here) to be given away by random drawing to one listener who calls or chats in to pose a listener question (or just to say hello) while we’re on the air. So please be sure to tune in at...

Reminder: TeleRead podcast—live at 7 p.m. Eastern—with Editor Chris Meadows and Writer Susan Lulgjuraj
July 19, 2015 | 6:31 pm

Susan LulgjurajTeleRead Editor Chris Meadows discusses this past week's news with staffer Susan Lulgjuraj, another veteran e-booker (photo). Ask them questions and share your own opinions. And remember, you can hear the program later on demand if you can't enjoy it now. More details here and here (TalkShoe link). You'll need TalkShoe software to hear the show live, but it's quick and easy to install. Related: Excerpts from Chris's new book, The Geek's Guide to Indianapolis: A Tour Guide for Gen Con Gamers and Other Visitors....

TeleRead podcast: Sunday 7/19, 7 p.m. ET
July 18, 2015 | 2:57 pm

I’ve scheduled the next TeleRead podcast! We’ll be holding it tomorrow, Sunday, July 19th, at 7 p.m. Eastern. My co-host this week will be long-time TeleRead writer Susan Lulgjuraj. We will discuss recent news and events in the e-book world, and I’ll also talk about the new e-book I self-published this week. Remember, next weekend we also have another show scheduled, on Saturday, July 25th at 12:00 p.m. Eastern time. On that show, my guest will be Diane Duane, and we will be talking about her upcoming new book and the changes to her store brought on by the...

Diane Duane running e-book sale; will be guest on TeleRead Podcast
July 15, 2015 | 9:32 am

Lifeboats_Second_Pass_largeDiane Duane’s e-book store is currently running a 60% off sale on all e-books in its catalog, which should end sometime soon when the new Young Wizards novella, “Lifeboat,” is released. “Lifeboat” marks the final volume in a trilogy of novellas that forms a prelude to the next Young Wizards novel, Games Wizards Play. The exact end date/time of the sale hasn’t been announced. On a related note, I’m pleased to announce Diane Duane will be my guest on an upcoming episode of the TeleRead Podcast. I plan to talk to her about the European VAT follies of late...

TeleRead Podcast #3 coming shortly
July 11, 2015 | 2:36 pm

Our third episode will be recording live at the top of the hour—3 p.m. today. I should have posted something about this earlier, but it slipped my mind. I’ve been having a hard time getting things together this week, I’m afraid. Nonetheless, I’m looking forward to talking to Juli again, and to any other TeleRead readers who want to participate. The show will be streaming live from its website as usual, where you can also contact us via chat or phone during the show, and be available to download shortly afterward....

TeleRead podcast commences at 3 p.m. Eastern
July 2, 2015 | 2:17 pm

teleread-podcastIn just under an hour, we’ll be going live with our next TalkShoe episode of the TeleRead podcast! We hope some of you will be right there with us to tune in! Today, Juli and I will be discussing the recent hot news stories to hit the site in the last few days, including but not limited to: The appeal court decision upholding Judge Cote’s verdict in the Apple anti-trust case. Scribd’s decision to cull most romance and erotica titles from its subscription service. The great “Kindle Unlimited...

TeleRead Podcast #2 scheduled LIVE for Thursday, July 2, 3 p.m. Eastern
June 30, 2015 | 6:56 pm

Hello, everyone. It’s been a bumpy few days, but I’m definitely on the mend after getting out of the hospital. And with that in mind, I’ve decided it’s time to try another TalkShoe podcast—this one recorded live with call-in options available. The scheduled time for this podcast is Thursday, July 2, at 3 p.m. Eastern. Mark your calendars! Scheduled to be around so far are Juli and myself, but any TeleRead writers are welcome to call in and join the round table. We will discuss the recent news from the last few days, including the Apple appeal verdict and other noteworthy...

TeleRead’s first podcast is now available to stream or download
June 18, 2015 | 8:36 pm

Today Juli Monroe, Joanna Cabot, and I got together to record our first TeleRead podcast, talking for an hour about recent news stories and other events. We touched upon various stories including the Amazon/Penguin Random House contract deal, the recent change in Amazon Kindle Unlimited compensation terms, the Authors Guild fair contract initiative, the new Kindle Paperwhite, and more. It was a fun hour of conversation, and I think it proves we can have an interesting show. Our next episode, scheduled for 2 p.m. Eastern a week from Sunday, will be recorded live and in public. Anyone who wants to listen...

New podcast The Outer Dark chronicles the Weird Renaissance
June 16, 2015 | 4:51 pm

TheOuterDark1A new podcast series on Project iRadio from leading weird fiction writer Scott Nicolay, entitled The Outer Dark, "presents weekly interviews with authors, artists, and other voices from the dark end of the spectrum, with an emphasis on what’s happening NEXT in the Weird Renaissance." And in case you wonder what that term is, it's the catch-all epithet and hopefully new designation for the great upsurge of fantastic ... well, fantastic literature, otherwise styled dark fiction, horror, weird fiction, dark fantasy, or whatever other term you prefer. Note that this is distinct, or at least descended, from the New Weird, as encapsulated in...

TeleRead to launch live podcast; here’s how to take part
June 14, 2015 | 11:45 am

TeleRead is planning to launch a weekly live podcast soon, possibly as early as next weekend. The plan is to begin with a panel discussion of the previous week’s most interesting stories, and possibly invite guests once we’re sure things are going smoothly. We will then open the floor to callers with questions or discussion. We will be using the TalkShoe call-in talk radio format (the same one I used for my Space Station Liberty and The Biblio File podcasts), which combines a conference call switch with a text chat window or application. The host or hosts can call...

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