I saw a cool post at The Legion of Lethargic Super Geeks blog that focused on JC Hutchins and I, but also talked about our contemporaries in the podcast fiction space. The post is familiar info to most of you Junkies, but what got me was the picture at left.
All of those books were free podcast novels. Mur Lafferty, Matt Wallace, Matthew Wayne Selznick, Hutchins and Sigler. And the picture doesn't include books by key figures like Phil Rossi, Pippa Ballantine, Tee Morris and more. And, the picture doesn't include THE ROOKIE.
My point? All of the authors at left and the ones I mentioned above were pre-tested in the marketplace. We gave shit away, for free, then measured audience interest, and if that interest was high enough, we published a print book. This is the wave of the future, Dear Reader, a land where you have all the power to decide what gets made and what does not. Soak it up -- you are the boss of bosses.