Episode 72 of Speculate! — Hybrid Author Discussion with Michael Sullivan


A few episodes back, in Episode 68, we spoke with Matt Forbeck and Lee Moyer on Kickstarters. In this episode, we dig deeper into the “hybrid author,” someone who publishes both traditionally and via self-publishing. Michael Sullivan, the author of the Riyria Chronicles and the Riyria Revelations, is joined by his wife, Robin Sullivan, the “architect of Michael’s career,” and they talk to us about the ins and outs of being a hybrid author. Michael also has a Kickstarter running right now for his Hollow World novel, a standalone novel that, as you’ll hear in our episode, didn’t quite fit the traditional publishing model.

And speaking of Kickstarters, be sure to check out Brad’s Kickstarter for The Flames of Shadam Khoreh, the concluding volume in his Lays of Anuskaya trilogy.



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2 Responses to “Episode 72 of Speculate! — Hybrid Author Discussion with Michael Sullivan”

  1. Charles Anderson April 4, 2013 at 10:58 pm #


    It was a good interview but there were no questions to the Sullivans about the problems with their publishing company, Ridan.

    • Brad April 7, 2013 at 8:36 am #

      Thanks, Charles. Regarding Ridan, I’ve heard of some of their issues, but that really wasn’t the focus of our interview. We were trying to pass along tidbits for today’s writers who are considering a hybrid approach, and wanted to stay focused on that.

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