Welcome to Episode 109 of Speculate! The Podcast for Writers, Readers and Fans. In this episode we chat with Kickstarter Publishing Community Manager and publishing veteran (and star of the Wall Street Traitors roller derby team) Margot Atwell and speculative fiction author Michael J. Sullivan about Kickstarter and what the crowdfunding explosion means for authors and publishers in the long term. We also get some details about what makes a successful publishing Kickstarter–and what can cause one to fail. This was an interesting discussion with a lot of great insights from Margot and Michael, and we hope you enjoy it as much as we did. If so, don’t forget to check back next week when we’ll have the last of our “month of roundtables” with speculative fiction authors Erik Scott de Bie and Marie Bilodeau, this one focusing on small presses.
Additional Note: As a part of this interview we also recorded our first Good, Bad and Ugly segment, a five minute discussion with insider stories from the publishing world, available to our Patreon backers of $3 or more a month. We’re really excited to share these extra bits of knowledge and experience with you, and we can if you’re willing to support us at less than $1 per show. So please head over and become a patron–and thanks!