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Sterling & Stone is the creative home to Sean Platt, David Wright, and Johnny B. Truant. We write horror and sci-fi at Collective inkwell, everything at Realm & Sands and stuff for our children under the pen name Guy Incognito.

The Self Publishing Podcast

SPP207 Why Readers Buy the Books They Buy

[audio mp3="http://sterlingandstone.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/SPP207WhyReadersBuytheBooksTheyBuy.mp3"][/audio] Right-click here to download the MP3 Click here to subscribe via iTunes This is a little different than just writing to market; understanding why readers buy the books they buy digs deeper into strategy. Today, the guys talk about that underlying thought process readers go through, how to…

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The Self Publishing Podcast

SPP206 Have a Tribe and Love Your Tribe

[audio mp3="http://sterlingandstone.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/SPP206HaveaTribeandLoveYourTribe.mp3"][/audio] Right-click here to download the MP3 Click here to subscribe via iTunes Today the guys recap their experiences and lessons from the Smarter Artist Summit, and what YOU can take away from what they learned. Something cool: Dave got a hand-made teddybear with one of his famous quotes;…

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The Self Publishing Podcast

SPP205 Creating Audio Dramas with Michael Coorlim

[audio mp3="http://sterlingandstone.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/SPP205CreatingAudioDramaswithMichaelCoorlim.mp3"][/audio] Right-click here to download the MP3 Click here to subscribe via iTunes Today’s guest is Michael Coorlim, who is doing something exciting with storytelling and audio, with his podcast, Synesthesia Theatre. He was disillusioned with what ACX is doing with intellectual property, and he decided to do his…

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Sterling & Stone FM

Led by Sean Platt, David W. Wright, and Johnny B. Truant, the S&S FM network covers such topics as creativity, the craft of writing, and groundbreaking information on how to run your business as an independent author. Sterling & Stone FM is the one-stop podcast destination for readers of smart indie fiction and serious indie authorpreneurs.

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SA154 Kickstarter for Book Ideas

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Right-click here to download the MP3 The Smarter Artist – Sterling & Stone Sterling and Stone has run a few very successful Kickstarter campaigns, and even then, their opinions have varied on its effectiveness. This is especially true for trying to get a book funded. Today, Dave talks about the obstacles you might face, as […]

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Welcome to Sterling & Stone, home to Johnny, Sean and Dave—knows around these parts as "the architect," "the artist," and "the alchemist."