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Why The Indie Author Fear of Skype?

June 11, 2013

What if we had a magic way to speak to someone who is hundreds or thousands of miles away? We do. It’s called the telephone. Now what if we had a magic way to speak to that person, but with sound so crisp and clear it was like that person was sitting right here in the same room? We do. It’s called Skype. So why do some indie authors fight it? Virtually all of the…

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Why I’m So Enthusiastic About the Indie Authors I Interview

April 13, 2013

I got a curious question the other day. “Why do you gush over your authors?” a visitor to The Bookcast wanted to know. I hadn’t really thought of it in those terms. When I’m doing an interview it doesn’t feel like I’m “gushing,” although now I suppose I’ll be more self-aware. To my ear I’m simply praising the authors I interview for the fine work they’ve produced, and telling them – and you – what…

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Three Things I Don’t Understand About the Indie Author World

March 22, 2013

In the year and a half that The Bookcast has been online, finding and bringing you some of the best indie author books, I’ve learned many things about the indie author life, but there are a few things I just can’t figure out, things that are illogical, counterintuitive, and sometimes downright self-injurious. 1. I don’t understand why some authors don’t have blogs. Or, in some cases, even a basic website. I get that it’s hard,…

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Big News Coming

February 23, 2013

I’ve got some big news to tell you. But not yet. How was that for a teaser? In just a few days I will be sharing with you two announcements about The Bookcast Each, in its own way, is a reflection of the progress The Bookcast has made in the year and a half or so since we launched. Our passion, since the beginning, has been to introduce outstanding indie author talent to the readers…

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Should I Have Agreed to This Interview?

August 2, 2012

My goal in creating and launching The Bookcast has always been to introduce you, the reader, to quality indie authors and their work. I am working hard to earn your trust, by presenting books I think you will find worth reading. A disclosure: I rarely get to read an entire book before I interview the author about it. This is one reason I do not represent the output of The Bookcast as a “review” of…

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How to Get Me to Like Your Book

July 31, 2012
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I get excited when I read indie author writing that is really good. So good I have to tell somebody. Hillary, my wife, is most commonly the recipient, willing or otherwise, of my run-on sentences of enthusiasm, but just as often it’s a co-worker, one of my daughters, or my Facebook friends. In fact, it has become one of my most valuable tools in helping me decide whom to interview for The Bookcast, and whose…

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