Authorcast- For Readers and Writers
Authorcast is a podcast about all things related to reading, writing, and publishing in genre fiction. Join hosts Alan Baxter and David Wood for discussions on the craft of writing, publishing news, reviews, interviews with top authors, and more!

What do you do when your manuscript is too long? How do you identify areas to cut?

Direct download: 133-_Its_Too_Long.mp3
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Dave and Al catch up on writing news, respond to listener email, and discuss myths surrounding Amazon algorithms.

Direct download: 132_-_Algorithm_Voodoo.mp3
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Dave and Al discuss what makes a good book cover and what decisions an indie author makes during the cover design process.

Direct download: 131-_All_About_Book_Covers.mp3
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Interview with NYT bestselling author Boyd Morrison, plus Dark Tower re-read part 2 and Stupid Author Tricks!

Direct download: 130-_Iron_Chef_Writing_with_Boyd_Morrison.mp3
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Blood Codex release, Thrillerfest report, and part one of our Dark Tower reread.

Direct download: 129-_Thrillerfest_Report_and_Dark_Tower_Reread.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:58pm EDT

Dave and Al discuss the pros and cons of discounted books, perma-free, and borrowing programs.

Direct download: 128_The_Cost_of_Cheap.mp3
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Dave and Al discuss the state of the market and issues surrounding publishing novels and short fiction.

Direct download: 127-_Does_Anyone_Want_to_Publish_My_Work_Anymore.mp3
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Dave and Al discuss and analyze twenty great quotes on writing.

Direct download: 126-_20_Great_Quotes_on_Writing.mp3
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Dave and Al share some good news, then pat ourselves on the back for predicting the trend toward novellas.

Direct download: 125-_Novella_Rising.mp3
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Dave and Al discuss the problem of untested but accepted conventional wisdom in indie publishing and social media.

Direct download: 124-_Algorithms_Anectodes_and_Accepted_Wisdom.mp3
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