Episode 101: Looking Back and Looking Forward
Last year, Josh and Dietrich kicked off 2012 with a discussion of different things they expected to see from the book industry and publishing. This year, they look back at how astonishingly wrong they were, and decided to double down with a series of predictions for 2013. From revolutions in self-publishing to the introduction of a new bestselling phenomenon, they lay out what they expect to see for the next year, and brace themselves for the ludicrous head-shaking. In addition, Dietrich embarks on a massive entry to a fantasy series, and Josh discusses the new John Connolly book. They conclude the episode with a wistful discussion of the end of Fringe, a show that, despite many warts, made them both happy just by existing. You can send questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What We've Been Reading
0:00 to 33:18
My Dead Friend Sarah by Peter Rosch
The Wrath of Angels by John Connolly
The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
Looking Back and Looking Forward
33:18 to 1:15:21
Josh and Dietrich look back on some of their predictions for 2012, be they mostly wrong (JK Rowling releases a new Harry Potter book) or completely wrong (free Kindle for Prime subscribers). Having demonstrated their lack of bonafides as prophets, they proceed to make predictions for 2013, included the collapse of half the Big 6 publishers, the next massive phenomenon, and a major author abandoning publishing to embrace self-publishing.
Off The Bookshelf
1:15:21 to 1:36:12