AudioTim 33: Indie Publishing with Hugh Howey and Robin Sullivan

Welcome back to our marathon podcast with Hugh Howey. On this episode, Robin Sullivan joins the discussion as both she and Hugh share their success stories going from indie publishing to best-seller success. If you haven’t caught the first episode (AudioTim 32), that is where we discussed Hugh’s best-seller, Wool Omnibus, as well as started a t-shirt giveaway to the most creative Wool fan. There are no spoilers until the end (which I warn you about), so if you haven’t read Wool yet, you can still listen to the first part of that episode.

About our guests:

Robin Sullivan is the President of Ridan Publishing. As you’ll hear in this episode, she has created a top-notch, author-friendly publishing model at Ridan, and is one of my favorite people to talk publishing with. This is her fourth interview on my show, and I’m amazed at how each one keeps getting better. Her husband, Michael J. Sullivan, is the author of the best-selling Fantasy series Riyria Revelations. The first book, Theft of Swords is one of my favorite books.

Hugh… well, having him on the show with Robin combines two of my favorite people I’ve met podcasting. He is a terrific writer, and one of the few that I’ll read everything they write. He has a fascinating life experience sailing in two hurricanes, which played a part in the next book of his I plan to read, The Hurricane. Hugh is a tremendous, humble guy, who has generously offered two giveaways for my show. AudioTim 32 was a t-shirt giveaway (deadline May 21st to enter), and for this episode, he is giving away a signed copy of Wool Omnibus.

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How to Enter Signed Wool Omnibus Giveaway

* Stephanie H. from the UK won the Omnibus. Congrats, Stephanie, and thanks to all who participated! Thanks as well to Hugh for his generosity in offering a signed version! Way cool!

You can tweet a link to this podcast along with my twitter handle @timothycward (for tracking purposes)

You can go to my Facebook Author Page and share the post I made (as opposed to making your own post because I can’t track those easily)

Or, if you don’t use Facebook or Twitter, you can email me at tim [at] timothycward [dot] com, use Signed Wool as subject line. You’ll receive one entry (please don’t email me a hundred times 😉 ), whereas the Twitter and Facebook options can be done more often and earns an entry each time you do.

Normally, I use Rafflecopter, but they’re having problems right now, so we’re going manual-style.

Deadline: All entries before 00:00 PST on 5/9. I will choose the winner at random, and announce it in this post on 5/9 as well as via the way they entered (facebook, twitter, email). If I don’t hear back within 48 hours, though, I’ll move on to another entrant.

Worldwide option (Hugh has graciously offered to mail this book outside the US and Canada.)

About Timothy C. Ward

Timothy C. Ward is a former executive producer and Hugo Nominee of Adventures in SciFi Publishing. He has been broke and lost on the other side of the world and now dreams of greater adventures from his keyboard in Des Moines, Iowa. This summer, he released his second Sand Divers book, Scavenger: A.I., where two parents use an ancient technology to fight a reproducing A.I. while trying to resurrect their deceased infant, and a new series that begins with Godsknife: Revolt, an apocalyptic battle for godhood in the rift between Iowa and the Abyss. Sign up for his newsletter for news, sales, giveaways and more: