Unprintable: The LitReactor Podcast Episode 27 - Book Tours & Live Readings (Guest: Johnny Shaw)

Every episode, Unprintable will take an irreverent look at books, the publishing industry, reading, writing, and more; featuring the know-it-all geekery of LitReactor Review Editor Cath Murphy, Education Director Rob Hart, Managing Editor Joshua Chaplinsky, Class Facilitator Renee Asher Pickup, and Columnist Brandon Tietz.


Episode 27 - Book Tours & Live Readings (Guest: Johnny Shaw)

Book tours: Are they necessary? Do the benefits outweigh the staggering costs? What's better, bookstore readings or other venues? 

Speaking of readings: Should you read from your book, or a short story? How do you win over an audience? What does Chelsea Cain think? 

You'll find the answers to all this—and more—in the latest episode of Unprintable. I recently returned from the West Coast tour for my second novel, City of Rose, and along the way saw a lot of Johnny Shaw, who was promoting his new book, Floodgate. We're joined by Unprintable co-host Brandon Tietz to talk a bit about the process of touring and reading—as well as the worldbuilding of Johnny's new book. 

Any questions? Comments? Criticisms? Suggestions? Help us help you. Email them to podcast@litreactor.com.


Your Hosts This Episode:

Rob Hart is the class director for LitReactor. He's also the author of New Yorked, City of Rose, and the upcoming South Village. His short stories have appeared in publications like Thuglit, Needle, Joyland, and Helix Literary Magazine. Find more at www.robwhart.com

Brandon Tietz is a columnist for LitReactor, and the author of Out of Touch and Good Sex, Great Prayers. His short stories have been widely published, appearing in such anthologies as Warmed and Bound, Spark, and Burnt Tongues, which was co-edited by Chuck Palahniuk and Richard Thomas. Visit him at www.brandontietz.com.


Special thanks to Gordon Highland for the intro and musical cues. Visit him at gordonhighland.com.

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mybookdoesnotsuck April 8, 2016 - 12:10pm

This was great... I'm a fan now.