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45 episodes

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BookTube Vidcast Episode 2.07: Will Augmented Reality require a new breed of readers? (0:08:09) November 18, 2012 | 2:25 pm
How will AR affect the future of reading? Will it reduce attention spans? Does the concept of “novel” need to adapt to a new kind of technological revolution? Check it out! Leave comments about literary topics you’d like to see co[...]
BookTube Vidcast Episode 2.06: NaNoWriMo Has Begun (0:12:27) November 16, 2012 | 10:50 pm
50,000 words in one month, GOOD or BAD? Who do we know that’s participating? Meeting other NaNoers in your area for a quick chat and a cup of tea? Check it out! Leave comments about literary topics you’d like to see covered in future ep[...]
BookTube Vidcast Episode 2.05: What we’re up to… (0:15:22) November 09, 2012 | 8:42 pm
Session two begins! Caleb will not be appearing this vidcast, but we’ve lassoed Sarah from mothereffingbooks as our fortnightly special guest. This episode we talk about the books we’re currently reading, books we’d like to read, [...]
BookTube DerpCast Episode 2.04: DRM? And is paperback more popular than E-book? (0:10:22) November 06, 2012 | 6:01 pm
People read on phones/tablets/computers more than e-readers? Is it because people don’t want to pay to read books on dedicated hardware? Why don’t people read e-books as much as paperback? Still in the early transitionary period? More en[...]
BookTube DerpCast Episode 2.03: How Do I Get Published? (0:20:25) October 30, 2012 | 8:13 pm
What’s the best way to get your novel published? Is self-publishing viable? Do Amazon reviews and algorithms help boost recognition? Check it out! Leave comments about literary topics you’d like to see covered in future episodes.
BookTube DerpCast Episode 2.02: Jellyfish Dreams review October 28, 2012 | 9:21 am
The group discusses the Kindle Single JellyfishDreams by M. Thomas Gammarino, 76 pages. Official book description: “Since losing his fiancée some years ago, atheist biologist Sam Rogers has blazed a trail in immortality studies. He’s learned an awful lot about life and death. But when he discovers a mysterious hole beneath his sofa one morning,   Read More ...
BookTube DerpCast Episode 2.01: Casual Vacancy hits 1 million sales (0:19:50) October 26, 2012 | 7:39 pm
What? Episode 2.01? What the hell happened to The Velvet Podcast? Well, that’s a great question. Over the many months of dormant-ness…dormacy…inactivity, we’ve decided that rather than let The Velvet Podcast die, we’d c[...]
Episode 018: Does Being a Writer Make Reading Unbearable? (0:58:32) February 03, 2012 | 11:30 pm
Up-front apologies for the sound quality for the first 10 minutes of this episode. Though, don’t let this apology deter you from listening; Pablo’s lovely voice (and Caleb’s less lovely voice) still shine through. After the 10 minu[...]
Episode 017: Flash fiction is not as sexy as it sounds (0:47:01) December 20, 2011 | 10:44 am
Fresh off of his announcement of a contest in which he will challenge any writer of crime flash fiction in a monetarily-prized writing battle, Pablo D’Stair explores with Caleb J. Ross the impetus to his denouncement of the abbreviated medium and wh[...]
Episode 016: Great Writers Edit. Bad Writers Discuss Editing On a Podcast (0:50:12) July 25, 2011 | 1:31 pm
All writers must edit. Most writers despise editing. Therefore, writers tend to look for ways to make the editing process, if not easier, at least more digestible. Authors Gavin Pate (The Way to Get Here), Gordon Highland (Major Inversions), Cale[...]
Episode 015: INTERVIEW with Alan Emmins (0:36:20) March 24, 2011 | 1:26 pm
Caleb J Ross interviews author Alan Emmins about his book Mop Men: Inside the World of Crime Scene Cleaners, for which the author spent time with a California crime scene cleaning company, scrubbing away the stains left by the dead. Mop Men could[...]
Episode 014: Impress Me with Your Live Skills, Author (0:36:36) March 11, 2011 | 12:23 pm
Fresh from their own live readings, Caleb J Ross (Stranger Will), Ben Tanzer (You Can Make Him Like You), Ryan W. Bradley (publisher, Artistically Declined Press), Nik Korpon (Stay God), and Brandon Tietz (Out of Touch) have a sit down at Bourbon in[...]
Episode 013: INTERVIEW with Jane Friedman (0:22:32) February 26, 2011 | 12:20 pm
Caleb J Ross and Nik Korpon sit with Jane Friedman during the AWP (Association of Writers and Writing Projects) conference in Washington DC to discuss the role of social media in the author’s life. Jane’s passion for the world of e-media is evident.[...]
Episode 012: The Art and Authenticity of Social Media: Using Online Tools to Grow a Community (1:14:49) February 14, 2011 | 12:15 pm
Caleb J Ross (thirstygerbil at The Velvet) was kindly invited to participate in a panel on social media during the 2011 AWP (Association of Writers and Writing Programs) conference in Washington DC. Joined by Tanya Egan Gibson, Dan Blank, Bethanne P[...]
The Velvet LIVE: Jesus Angel Garcia reads at The Velvet Lounge (0:10:28) February 03, 2011 | 12:12 pm
Jesus Angel Garcia (BadBadBad) reads at The Velvet Lounge, Washington D.C, 2/3/11
The Velvet LIVE: Jillian Weise reads at The Velvet Lounge (0:09:16) February 03, 2011 | 12:11 pm
Jillian Weise reads from her novel The Colony at The Velvet Lounge, Washington D.C, 2/3/11
The Velvet LIVE: Caleb J Ross reads at The Velvet Lounge (0:09:57) February 03, 2011 | 12:08 pm
Caleb J Ross reads from his forthcoming novel Stranger Will at The Velvet Lounge, Washington D.C, 2/3/11
The Velvet LIVE: Michael Sonbert reads at The Velvet Lounge (0:11:39) February 03, 2011 | 12:07 pm
Michael Sonbert reads from his forthcoming novel We Are Oblivion at The Velvet Lounge, Washington D.C, 2/3/11
The Velvet LIVE: Nik Korpon reads at The Velvet Lounge (0:11:39) February 03, 2011 | 12:04 pm
Nik Korpon reads from his novel Stay God at The Velvet Lounge, Washington D.C, 2/3/11
The Velvet LIVE: Brandon Tietz reads at The Velvet Lounge (0:11:31) February 03, 2011 | 11:58 am
Brandon Tietz reads a short story at The Velvet Lounge, Washington D.C, 2/3/11

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