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Stark Reflections on Writing and Publishing

Feb 22, 2019

In this solo episode, Mark plays clips from a couple of other podcasts, shares some personal updates related to his own audiobook products, and goes neck deep into his thoughts about audiobooks for authors.

The episode is sponsored by Findaway Voices.. . . you can learn more about how you can get your work distributed to retailers and library systems around the world at

Some of the topics Mark covers in this episode include:

  • How much he still loves the 1987 song "Somewhere Down The Crazy River" by Robbie Robertson
  • A FreeBooksy promo he recently ran on an erotic horror title called SOMETHING WICKED (Nocturnal Screams 7)
  • A BookBub promo he ran with his pal Sean Costello for the book HERE AFTER
  • A new computer synth version of his book The 7 P's of Publishing Success that is now available and why he is pricing this version at 99 cents

  • A sample from his new VocoCraft computer synth version of the book, as well as the same sample from the human self-narrated version of the book
  • The recent Public Lending Right Program check he received for the appearance of his books in Canadian libraries and why authors in Canada, the UK, Australia and other countries that have a PLR program should take advantage of that
  • His recent guest appearance on The Sell More Books Show with Jim Kukral (Mark stepped in at the last minute to replace co-host Bryan Cohen who was ill)
  • A short clip from Episode 255 of The Sell More Books Show talking about a new "choose your own audio" project from Amazon
  • A couple of clips from The Creative Penn podcast episode 417, where Joanna interviewed Will Dages from Findaway Voices
  • The reveal of the new Voices Share program from Findaway Voices

Mark also welcomes new Patron Sherilyn Decter and thanks all patrons who support the show and have access to additional audio content (Stark Reflections on Other Podcasts) and other material at

He also thanks those who commented on Episode 62 and draws the name of two winners for the Mythulu creation cards.


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The music for this podcast (“Laser Groove”) was composed and produced by Kevin MacLeod of and is Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0