Welcome to the Horror Roundtable
Get yourself a drink and pull up a seat. Put your feet up. Welcome to the Roundtable, a public discussion about all things writing. A monthly virtual horror panel, if you will.
Date: August 6 – 11, 2012
Start Time: 3pm Pacific Daylight Time (check the Time Zone Converter)
There can be so much author promotion now that we almost don’t see what’s being advertised or pay any attention to it anymore. We will explore how a writer should (or could) go about successfully promoting themselves and their work, and how much promotion is too much. We will also look at what the best platforms are for promotion, and how much a publisher does, or should do. Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about promoting yourself, we’ll discuss it.
Guests for Roundtable 3
Jonathan Maberry is a NY Times bestselling author, multiple Bram Stoker Award winner, and freelancer for Marvel Comics. His novels include ASSASSIN’S CODE, FLESH & BONE, GHOST ROAD BLUES, ROT & RUIN, DUST & DECAY, PATIENT ZERO, THE WOLFMAN, and many others. Nonfiction books include ULTIMATE JUJUTSU, THE CRYPTOPEDIA, ZOMBIE CSU, WANTED UNDEAD OR ALIVE, and others. He’s the editor/co-author of V-WARS, a vampire-themed anthology; and was a featured expert on The History Channel special ZOMBIES: A LIVING HISTORY. Since 1978 he’s sold more than 1200 magazine feature articles, 3000 columns, two plays, greeting cards, song lyrics, and poetry. His comics include CAPTAIN AMERICA: HAIL HYDRA, DOOMWAR, MARVEL ZOMBIES RETURN and MARVEL UNIVERSE VS THE AVENGERS. He teaches the Experimental Writing for Teens class, is the founder of the Writers Coffeehouse, and co-founder of The Liars Club. Jonathan lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania with his wife, Sara and their dog, Rosie.
Scott Sigler – New York Times best-selling novelist Scott Sigler is the author of NOCTURNAL, ANCESTOR, INFECTED and CONTAGIOUS, hardcover thrillers from Crown Publishing, and the co-founder of Dark Øverlord Media, which publishes his Galactic Football League series (THE ROOKIE, THE STARTER, THE ALL-PRO, and THE MVP).
Before he was published, Scott built a large online following by giving away his self-recorded audiobooks as free, serialized podcasts. His loyal fans, who named themselves “Junkies,” have downloaded over fifteen million individual episodes of his stories and interact daily with Scott and each other in the social media space.
Roy Robbins is a full time bookseller and publisher, selling for 30+ years, and publishing for 7. A graduate of Cal State Fullerton with a degree in Cultural Anthropology, Roy was an engineer at Hughes Aircraft Company for 15 years. His love for books prompted him to leave Hughes and open two brick and mortar bookstores. Their home is now at www.badmoonbooks.com. Bad Moon Books has published 70+ books including titles by Clive Barker, Gene O’Neill, Jeffrey Thomas, John R. Little, Lisa Morton, and many more. When not reading email or manuscripts Roy enjoys reading the Bible and a nice mix of the scary and the spiritual. He lives a stone’s throw from Disneyland with his wife of 35 years, daughter Heather and grandchildren Kira and Christian. His son Nathan, his wife Nicole and his other three grandchildren; Taylen, Julia, and Evan also live nearby. Can now add published author to his resume as his flash fiction story“Paper or Plastic?” was published this year in the anthology titled “Slices of Flesh”.
Theresa DeLucci is the Advertising and Promotions Manager for Tor Books, where she has worked for over a decade. Her focus is on digital media marketing and franchise development. A 2008 Clarion West Writers’ Workshop alum, she covers Game of Thrones, True Blood, book and video game reviews on Tor.com and has also covered pop culture on Geektress.com, Action Flick Chick, and Wired.com’s Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy podcast.
The discussion will be open to comments from the general public after the first hour, and will remain open until 3pm Pacific Daylight Time, Sunday the 11th of August, so please feel free to add to the discussion.