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Episode 249: Lost in Translation by Afalstein Kloosterman. • Narrated by Alasdair Stuart • Audio production by Jeremy Carter • A Cast of Wonders original!

Episode 249: Lost in Translation by Afalstein Kloosterman

• Read along with the text of the story. • Discuss this story on our forum • For a list of all our stories, authors and narrators, visit our Wikia page • Come visit us on Facebook and Twitter Listen above or download here. Show Notes Afalstein JD Kloosterman is a sometime teacher, sometime writer, from the great state of Texas.

He mainly writes fantasy, but also dabbles in sci-fi and fanfiction, and is currently working on a steampunk novel due sometime this coming fall. When Alasdair Stuart is not hosting Pseudopod or running the fine company that bring you Cast of Wonders, he’s professionally enthusiastic about genre fiction on the Internet at places like and MCM Buzz. Theme music is “Appeal to Heavens” by Alexye Nov, available at Publishing ... and Other Forms of Insanity: Self-Publishing. Self-publishing is on the rise, and with its growing popularity comes an increase in information.

Publishing ... and Other Forms of Insanity: Self-Publishing

(Sometimes, there can even be too much information.) I've listed below my most helpful articles on self-publishing, including marketing and promotion (the bane of every self-published author's existence), advertising free days on KDP Select, getting reviews, tools such as ISBNs and free graphics programs, and contests. I've also posted self-publishing success stories. These are not only inspiring, but highly instructive. Nothing beats an author's first person account of how he or she achieved success. Here are the paid services that authors have reported are the most effective for promoting their books. 32 Facebook Groups for Authors These 32 Facebook groups provide a venue for announcing your new release, promoting your free days on Amazon, discussing topics related to publishing, and marketing and writing tips, and anything else related to books. How to Get Reviews for Your Self-Published Book. Publishing ... and Other Forms of Insanity: 17 US Children's Book Publishers Accepting Manuscripts Directly From Writers.

If you are a children's or young adult author, you have the option of submitting your work directly to a number of publishers without needing a middleman.

Publishing ... and Other Forms of Insanity: 17 US Children's Book Publishers Accepting Manuscripts Directly From Writers

While most of these are small to mid-range publishers, some are big names in the industry. As always, go to the publisher's website and read their list to see if your work would be a good fit. Read their submission requirements very carefully. If you don't follow their submission guidelines to the letter, they will not read your manuscript. Be forewarned that if you submit your work directly to a publisher, and are rejected, you can't backtrack later and submit it again through an agent. Albert Whitman & Company has been publishing award-winning children’s books since 1919.

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