Dave Kuzminski – How to Spot a Predator

On March 20th, 2008, Irene Watson and Victor R. Volkman spoke with Dave Kuzminski, creator and manager of Predators and Editors, the infamous website where scammers and companies with a record of complaints are recorded. Dave helped us distinguish the dark side of book promotion, agents, and publishing by covering such thorny topics as: the [...]

Victor J. Banis – Writing and publishing gay and lesbian themed books

On Thursday, March 6th, 2008 Irene Watson and Victor R. Volkman spoke with pioneering gay author Victor J. Banis. In his 40+ year writing career, he has learned a lot and shared with us writing techniques for audiences and how they differ between gay and straight fiction, how the writing market has changed in the [...]

Debbie Herald – Writing, publishing, and selling erotica themed books

On Thursday, Feb. 21st, 2008 Victor R. Volkman and Tyler Tichelaar spoke with Deborah Herald, the 31-year-old managing editor of Amira Press. She is a published author and enjoys both the process of writing and editing. Debbie shared with us the secrets of writing erotica, the huge demand and advantage of selling erotica in the [...]

Brad Grochowski – Selling Books Successfully Online

On Feb. 7th, 2008 Victor R. Volkman and Irene Watson spoke with Brad Grochowski of AuthorsBookshop about what it takes to sell books online. Brad has been running his own online bookstore for several years and it provides many of the same features that Amazon does: blogs, reviews, forums, PDF previews, and complete control of [...]

Laura Waldman – Astrological Forecasting for Writers

On Thursday, January 17th, 2008 Victor R. Volkman and Irene Watson spoke with astrologer and teacher Laura Waldman.  Laura educated us on the impacts that your astrological sign has on what you should write, when you should write, and whom you can succesfully collaborate with. An Astrological birthchart is a complex and highly individualized method of [...]