Re: Podcasting Your Novel: Publishing's Next Wave? Article from Time.com
- --- In email@example.com, Kevin Bachelder <kbachelder@...>
>Great. Now everybody will be doing it. :)
> Podcasting Your Novel: Publishing's Next Wave?
I agree that we are likely to see a lot of amateur productions and
poorly written works, but the publishing industry is already
saturated with pubications. It's not going to make that much of a
difference to writers. The best works will stand out. And it takes a
lot of time and effort to write a book. So I don't think it's going
to become any worse than podcasting. If anything, it's going to be a
What may hold true is that if many published writers get into
podiobooks it make make it harder for a novice to get noticed. But
there's still the notion amongst many that they won't work for free.
They want to be paid for their work. So I don't see a lot of
bestseller writers getting into it. However, it will draw interest to
many mid-list writers who are looking to make a name for themselves.
There are a lot of good books that don't get published for the wrong
reasons. They may not be 100,000 words long (currently the standard
length) or they may not fit the type of book that the increasingly
diminishing publishers are looking for. I started Podcast Ping (or at
least started using it) as a way to get my poetry out since there is
almost no market for poetry and what little exists is often looking
for stuff that the average person couldn't stand.
I gave up with my first attempt at podiobooks, partially since I was
working on an unfinished work. But I have a couple finished ones in
mind to do and should get to one of them this year.
- On Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 3:34 PM, writerpatrick <writerpatrick@...> wrote:
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Kevin Bachelder <kbachelder@...>Of course! As a tech writer I'm a closet sci-fi writer and as soon as
>> Podcasting Your Novel: Publishing's Next Wave?
> Great. Now everybody will be doing it. :)
my opus magnum is finished I'll podcast the hell out of it. You can
count on it :)
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