After a somewhat longer than intended break, Live and Sassy is back! In the first episode of Season 2, we talk all things Kickstarter.
Links to some of the projects we discussed:
We hope you enjoy the podcast, and hope to take much less time to get the next episode out to you all.
With the holiday season nearly upon us, the newly decaffeinated Alisa and the recently returned Jonathan sat down to chat about online magazine publishing, the value of attending conventions, and our experiences at World Fantasy. Alisa didn't mention she'd just won the World Fantasy Award, so Jonathan did. We hope you enjoy the podcast and will join us in the New Year. We might even be back in a cafe somewhere, though Alisa might be drinking hot chocolate...
NB: During the discussion on the merger of Lightspeed and Fantasy magazines Jonathan had a brain fade and forgot that half of the fiction published there is reprinted. This obviously means that, while the magazine remains important, it is not quite as dominant in terms of quantity of original fiction published. Alisa also misremembered the source of this conversation about the erasure of women writers in SF and fantasy during the podcast. It comes from coffeeandink's LJ, and not from Emma Bull's.
At the recent World Fantasy Convention in San Diego, we sat down with Alan Beatts from San Francisco's Borderlands Books to discuss his article Amazon is Nobody's Friend. What followed was a fascinating and disturbing conversation about the future of books and bookstores, and the value of every reader's vote.
We'd like to thank Alan, and hope you enjoy the podcast. We also promise to try to get a little closer to a regular schedule, now we're both back from the US (where Alisa won a World Fantasy Award!).
Welcome to a new podcasting project by Jonathan from the Coode St Podcast and Alisa from Galactic Suburbia!
Once a month we aim to catch up at our favourite (or not) coffee shop, grab a coffee and chat about all things in the SF&F publishing world.
We recorded our first episode a while ago now and in it we talk about the Borders bankruptcy, all things ebooks, the SF Gateway project and make wild predictions about the future of publishing.
This is the website for the new science fiction and fantasy publishing-focussed podcast from Alisa Krasnostein and Jonathan Strahan.