Dead Robots’ Society 285 — Time to Self-Publish?

dead-robots-society-mastheadWith traditional publishing going through an existential crisis, should today’s writers think about running their own show?

If you work in the publishing industry today, then you know we’re living in interesting times. Digital media are now replacing dead-tree books, and many of the larger publishing companies are focusing only on A-list authors and other safe bets, at the expense of their B- and C-list writers, as they batten down the hatches and prepare for rough financial seas.

So, does this mean it’s time to give up the dream and return to your dead-end counter or office cubicle job? Far from it. Continue reading

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08.04.13 — Sunday Podcast Roundup

sunday-podcast-roundup-mastheadThis week, the Sunday roundup contains all kinds of podcast-ey goodness: Nature tells you why only one in three people on earth can drink milk; 100 Years of Horror takes you back to 1959, when director William Castle used Percepto technology to shock theatre audiences out of their seats; Grammar Girl explains why some people feel entitled to say things like ‘we are not amused’ without being ironic! And that’s just for starters — enjoy!

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•• 07.28.13 — Sunday Podcast Roundup ••

sunday-podcast-roundup-mastheadThis week’s Sunday podcast roundup is a little late. (Sorry, I’m playing catch-up!) Anyway, I’m changing the layout to make it easier to find your favourite podcasts. Enjoy!

••  FILM  ••

••  ATTACK OF THE KILLER PODCAST  ••
This week, the guys at ATTACK OF THE KILLER PODCAST dive into the shallow end of the Hollywood talent pool and reel in the surprise summer hit, Sharknado! Join Mike Saunders, Jason Bolinger, Justin Beahm, Dustin Neill, Joe Zerull, and guest Steven Tracy for a hilarious discussion as they parse this strange shark phenomenon (warning: spoilers abound)!

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•• 07.21.13 — Sunday Podcast Roundup ••

sunday-podcast-roundup-mastheadIn this week’s podcast roundup, we look at some great (and grating) movies from today and the past, the challenges of no-budget filmmaking, and the future of podcasting, science fiction, and pizza delivery. Bon appetit!

•• General Interest ••

This week on AIRLINE PILOT GUY, Captain Jeff updates you on the Asiana 214 accident and the continuing problems that plague the new 787 Dreamliners from Boeing. Then he talks about Domino’s Pizza’s plans to use drone helicopters to deliver pizzas in the U.K. (Great idea. The only thing standing in their way, of course, is a guy with a loaded shotgun and a hankering for free pizza.)

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