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Stark Reflections on Writing and Publishing

Aug 23, 2019

In this episode, Mark interviews Stacey Kondla about her life as a book lover and about the recent transition into the role of literary agent.

Prior to the interview, Mark announces the winners of David Wind's book The Indie Writer's Handbook via a random draw for comments on Episode 88.

He also reads and reacts to...


Aug 16, 2019

Mark interviews bestselling science-fiction author Craig Martelle about his journey into and through writing, the 20Booksto50K group and conferences, and his new book Successful Indie Author Release Strategies.

Prior to the interview, Mark shares a personal update about his recent visit to Calgary, Alberta for the...


Aug 9, 2019

In this solo episode Mark explains why you can't have Mass Market POD books; how the very definition of the term makes it impossible.

Prior to the main content, Mark shares a comment from Linda from the previous episode, with a reminder that there's a still a chance for those who comment on Episode 88 to win a copy of...


Aug 3, 2019

Mark interviews David Wind about his forthcoming book THE INDIE WRITER'S HANDBOOK, which is coming in September 2019.

Prior to the interview Mark shares a comment from Episode 81 from Jules who shared why he finds it important to write every single day. He also shares a comment that came in via email from Caro who...


Jul 26, 2019

In this solo episode, Mark offers a perspective on bookstores, booksellers, and bookselling, and shares ideas on how authors can best get their books into bookstores.

Prior to the topic, Mark shares a personal update about the move back upstairs to his renovated office, discusses a comment on a previous episode, reminds...