This week, Sarah interviews Carly Phillips about her decision to self publish, why she decided to make that move, and what role her readers played in her decision.
Sarah and Jane answer a letter from Sue who asked how we grade a book when the book is awesome right up until the ending, and then the ending is terrible. Plus, we discuss what books we're currently reading.
Jane and Sarah take a topic suggestion from Angie James and discuss reader expectation and author obligations or responsibilities - if there are any. We also talk about reader reaction to certain books (and we avoid spoilers outright so do not fear!) and possible reasons why those reactions happen.
This week's podcast is a mix of topics. We talk about when we quit reading a book and why, and we discuss the price points of books and whether that influences our quitting - and our buying. We discuss New Adult as a permanent genre, and the similarities it shares
Reader mail! Mail bag! Jane and I answer and discuss listener mail about first person storytelling, books that everyone else loves but you, and more. Plus we talk about what we're reading right now.
A quiz! Sarah quizzes Jane on books, titles, and synopses. Please be warned, this is a rather inappropriate quiz. We also have some reader mail to share, plus a question from Twitter.
Sarah and Jane are back, this time talking about buying reviews and gaming the book recommendation and sales system. Plus we discuss two books we're really excited about.
Sarah interviews Justine Larbalestier, Scott Westerfeld, Graeme Simsion, and Anna Campbell from the Brisbane Writers' Festival Green Room in Brisbane, Australia.