James Longmore of HellBound Books meets with Mr. Deadman to talk about the Jack Ketchum anthology. HellBound Books, with the permission of Dallas Mayr’s agent and estate, are putting together an anthology of short stories inspired by and in loving homage to the late, great Jack Ketchum! This is a great opportunity and a lot of people are jealous. Green with envy is no good, people. Catch the show tonight at 9:30pm CST.
Russell has been writing for the majority of his life. Last year, he published a second edition of his freshman novel, The Tale of Old Man Fischer. Slipping into alternative universes allows Russell to enjoy the process of creativity from the novel’s conception to its final draft.
Clark Roberts meets with Mr. Deadman to talk about his work, horror, and conspiracies! This Saturday at 9:30PM CST
Catch the show live to win free print copies Deadman’s Tome The Conspiracy Issue! How do I win free print copies? Easy, either comment on the episode during the live show with why YOU should get one or call in during the live show.
To call in use Skype and search for Legato10@swbell.net
Clark Roberts writes mostly short stories in the genres of horror and fantasy. His fiction has appeared in over twenty publications including Dark Recesses Press, Anotherealm, Nocturnal Ooze, and even Deadman’s Tome.
Do you find yourself getting obsessed with rankings?
Do you use programs like KDSpy to compare yourself with others?
Maybe even take it further and really compare release by release, book by book, falling into a rabbit hole for what is essentially just a dick measuring contest?
While I enjoy competition and checking stats, I realize checking can become an unhealthy obsession of chasing. Comparing, analyzing, and even plotting. Why does this book do better than that one? Why is this book with this author doing poorly? What’s going one with this one release, why is it struggling despite great reviews?
As someone who grew up playing very competitive video games like Halo and Quake, I often find myself exploring these questions to then become obsessed. When I catch the obsession, I have to pull away and remind myself why I even do what is I do.
What about for you? Do you become obsessed with stats and Amazon rankings, chasing the stats in research for the perfect book to land that best-selling title?