Dakota Krout & James Hunter - Bibliomancer Interview (Video)

Dakota Krout and James Hunter did a Facebook Live stream this week to promote their co-authored book Bibliomancer, which is out now. Come watch them talk about the novel, the process of working together, and some of the plans they have for the series.

Ruins of Majesta 2 on PreOrder, Book 1 on sale till 09/27/19

Taj McCoy El was nice enough to write into the podcast and let us know that the second book of his popular series Ruins of Majesta is up for pre-order. He also let us know that book 1 will be on sale for $0.99 from 9/20-9/27 so that any one who hasn’t had a chance to read the 1st book will be able to.

MSE loses court case but starts selling his books

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Michael Scott Earle did not win his court case against Amazon so he will not be returning to that platform to publish. Instead, he’s decided to sell his novels directly to his fans and even start a kickstarter to fund future works with lots of great stretch goals.

 

In only a couple days, the response to MSE putting his works back up for sale have been astounding with many fans buying everything that’s available all at once.

 

You can purchase all MSE’s novels at with many 1st books in series being free: https://www.michaelscottearle.com/books-1 

 

You can follow what MSE says at his Facebook group:

Storyteller Michael-Scott Earle's cool club for cool people

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1562248853809471/

Michael Chatfield announces RPG game

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Michael Chatfield announced this week that he’s been working on not only new books for everyone but an actual RPG game. It’s still in the works it has a tentative release date of 2020. But definitely go check it out, it looks pretty interesting.

 

Dark Envoy is a non-linear RPG inspired by the likes of the Divinity series, XCOM and Dragon Age to offer free world exploration with an emphasis on tactical combat layered with lore and strategy.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/945770/Dark_Envoy/ 

DragonCon 2019 Panel and Cosplay (Videos)

The LitRPG Podcast was at DragonCon this year and we not only visited plenty of vendors and our fellow LitRPG author’s groups, but also some of the panels they were on. It was soo fun to meet so many great authors, narrators, and fans. We recorded some of the panels as well as our travels around the con and all the amazing cosplay including some by our own narrators and fans. 

Check out the LitRPG Podcast Facebook page and YouTube page to check out the videos.


Our Saturday Morning at DragonCon 2019

https://youtu.be/e0HPCzFyn_k


DragonCon 2019 Cosplay Highlights

https://youtu.be/pH8XM8kPkd4 


DragonCon 2019 - Visions of the Future: YA Sci-fi Worldbuild

https://youtu.be/jqSF_eAx46Q 


DragonCon 2019 - Delphic Oracle Clip

https://youtu.be/bAcJJQiJcB8 



DragonCon 2019 - Heists, Road Trips, & Horror

https://youtu.be/1MCNt4fQEmA 



DragonCon 2019 - All the Subs

https://youtu.be/BLCma4akWcY 



DragonCon 2019 - The World & the Game: Where the Games We Play Meet the Books We Read

https://youtu.be/DWNMgyO2gfE 



DragonCon 2019 - Giving the Book a Voice: Talking about Audiobooks

https://youtu.be/lpsABWPH-Gg 










DragonCon 2019 - LitRPG Author Panels and Booths

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The LitRPG Podcast will be doing some Facebook Live streams while at DragonCon or just hanging out with people. So, keep an eye out for those on the LitRPG Podcast Facebook page. But here is a list of locations, panels, and booths that we put together for LitRPG authors at DragonCon. You can also find most of the info on panels on the DragonCon App.

Dave Wilmarth

Meet-n-greet 

Private room at the Commerce Club on Friday 30th from 3pm-6pm. A block south of the con at 191 Peachtree, 49th floor

He will be signing books, but will not be selling any. So bring your own books.

-I know that there will likely be several other LitRPG authors hanging out there too, including myself, R.A. Mejia. So if you want me to sign a book you bring, that’ll be the place.

Apollos Thorne

(Unknown at this time)

He’s attending the con as a speaker this year and is supposed to be on some panels, but he hasn’t had a schedule handed to him as of this recording. We’ll update you when we know more but hopefully the DragonCon App will update too.


Jeffrey Falcon Logue

Booth: 1st Floor?? He didn't have a specific booth number at the time of recording but said he’d be with Tairen’s Lair.



Michael Chatfield

Visions of the Future: YA Sci-Fi Worldbuilding

Time: Fri 01:00 pm Location: A707 - Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)

Fantasy Gather

Time: Fri 08:00 pm Location: Hyatt Hanover C-E (Length: 4 hours)

The World & the Game: Where the Games We Play Meet the Books We Read 

Time: Sat 05:30 pm Location: Embassy EF - Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)

Fighting in Space: Planning a Space Battle

Time: Sat 07:00 pm Location: Embassy AB - Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)


Luke Chmilenko 

Heists, Road Trips, & Horror

Time: Sun 01:00 pm Location: Hyatt Embassy EF (Length: 1 Hour)

Novel Gaming: Books Based on Games

Time: Mon 11: 30 am Location: Hyatt Embassy AB (Length: 1 Hour)


Dakota Krout

Booth: Americas Mart Building 2  - 2nd Floor booth 2826-2727 

-There will be a book signing schedule there for the authors of Mountaindale Press including: Jay Boyce, Christopher Johns, and Dakota Krout 

Giving the Book a Voice: Talking about Audiobooks

Time: Sat 02:30 pm  Location: Hyatt Embassy EF

Sanderson’s Laws of Magic

Time: Sat 10:00 pm Location: Marriott L401-L403



James A. Hunter

Booth: Americas Mart Building 2  - 2nd Floor booth 2820-2822 

Who, or What, Did It: Solving Crime in Urban Fantasy

Fri 01:00 pm Location: Westin Chastain 1-2

Finding the Groove: Music in UF

Fri 02:30 pm Location: Westin Chastain 1-2

Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite

Fri 05:30 pm Location: Marriott M302-M303

Fantasy Gather

Time: Fri 08:00 pm Location: Hyatt Hanover C-E (Length: 4 hours)

Dead Beat: Dark Fantasy Detectives

Sun 07:00 pm Location: Westin Chastain I-J

All the Subs

Mon 01:00 pm Location: Hyatt Embassy EF



Aleron Kong

Booth:  Americas Mart Building 2  - 2nd Floor booth 2824

The business of doing business

Fri 11:30 AM Location: Hyatt Inman (1 hour)

The Heroes of High Fantasy

Fri 01:00 PM Location: Hyatt Regency VI-VII 

Fantasy Gather

Time: Fri 08:00 pm Location: Hyatt Hanover C-E (Length: 4 hours)

Writing for Games & Steam Panel

Sat 02:30 pm Location: Hyatt Inman

Creators Panel: How to manage it all?

Sat 07:00 pm Location: Hyatt Inman

LitRPG Gala

Sidebar 12-2 pm

Sanderson’s Laws of Magic

Time: Sat 10:00 pm Location: Marriott L401-L403 (1 hour)

Writing in the TransMedia Age

Mon 11:30 am Location: Hyatt Inman (1 Hour)

The Magical Realm: Fantasy

Mon 01:00 pm  Location: Marriott A707 (1 Hour)


The Barrow series on sale and big Giveaway contest

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C.M. Carney, author of The Realms series was nice enough to let us know that The Forsaken God - The Realms Book Five goes live on Friday 8/16/19 and that he was putting the series on sale (1:FREE, 2/3: $1.99). He’ll also have a Gleam contest starting the 15th with prizes including: a signed physical set of the series books, audiobooks, and ebooks.

Contest: https://gleam.io/0UkTO/the-forsaken-god-launch

Series books: https://amzn.to/2yQKaQ9

Project Alpha: Book 2 Audiobook Trailer

Project Alpha: Book 2 came out as an audiobook a few days ago. I’m really proud of how well it turned out and made a little trailer. Here you go. Enjoy the first few minutes of the story.

Project Alpha Book 2 Audiobook - https://amzn.to/2H3oqVQ

James Hunter and Dakota Krout talk about Bibliomancer

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This week Dakota Krout and James Hunter did a facebook live stream video talking about their joint project Bibliomancer, a story set in the Completionist Chronicles universe. Check it out if you missed the live stream.

https://www.facebook.com/TheDivineDungeon/videos/476106853168718/

Project Alpha Book 2 Pre-Order Up, Book 1 FREE till 7/1

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FREE Book Give Away

The release date for Project Alpha: Book 2 is just around the corner (July 1st) and to help anyone that hasn’t had a chance to start the series, I’ll be giving away book 1. From June 27th to July 1st, Project Alpha: Book 1 will be FREE.

Pre-Order Project Alpha: Book 2 07/1/2019

USA https://www.amazon.com/Project-Alpha-Book-ebook/dp/B07TBSKRQF/

Canada https://www.amazon.ca/Project-Alpha-Book-ebook/dp/B07TBSKRQF/

UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/Project-Alpha-Book-ebook/dp/B07TBSKRQF/

Project Alpha Book 1 FREE!!

USA https://www.amazon.com/Project-Alpha-Book-R-Mejia-ebook/dp/B077YV7S2W/

Canada https://www.amazon.ca/Project-Alpha-Book-R-Mejia-ebook/dp/B077YV7S2W/

UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/Project-Alpha-Book-R-Mejia-ebook/dp/B077YV7S2W/


LitRPG Podcast moderates LitRPG/GameLit Panel

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The LitRPG Podcast will be at the HereHow Festival in Kansas City. We’ll be moderating a panel on GameLit/LitRPG with some amazing authors and narrators:  Jeff Hays and Andrea Parsneau, members of Soundbooth Theater, along with authors Dakota Krout, Charles Dean, Dave Willmarth, and Harmon Cooper.

SATURDAY, JUNE 8th 11:00am - 12:15pm at the Kansas City Public Library's Park Plaza Truman Auditorium. So if you’re in the area, come on by and say hello. If you can’t make it, we’ll try to Live Stream the panel for everyone.

If you want to help out, please leave questions for participants in the comments section. We have a whole hour to talk so your questions will be super useful!


Live Broadcast of Independent Audiobook Awards

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The Independent Audiobook Awards will be live broadcast June 7th, 2019 at 8:30pm,(CST). You can watch at the link below. There is a whole GameLit Category for the audiobook awards, and Dakota Krout will be presenting that award.

https://spectrumaudiobooks.com/live-independent-audiobook-awards/


M.A. Carlson and Anneliese Rennie on the Anchor Podcast

Author M.A. Carlson and narrator Anneliese Rennie were guests on the Anchor podcast talking about World Tree Online: The Curse of Hurlig Ridge 1st Drive. They talk about what gamelit is and what it’s like to narrate it. Go check it out.

Massive 38 Audiobook Giveaway Contest

A big group of LitRPG and GameLit authors to put together a massive audiobook giveaway contest, organized by Richard Hummel. The group’s intent is to promote their pages: Facebook, Twitter, Newsletters, Websites, etc. while giving people a chance to win 38 audiobooks. There will be a total of 10 winners who each win ALL the audiobooks, 5 in the US, and 5 in the UK.

Call for System Apocalypse Short Story Submissions

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Tao Wong, author of System Apocalypse, is taking open submissions for a short story anthology set in that universe.

 

Setting: Earth, the System Apocalypse before book 3 ends (within the 1st year of the System).

Length: 10,000-20,000 words

Deadline: June 30, 2019

Payment: $0.06 per word

 

Full details are on Tao Wongs website at the link below.

http://www.mylifemytao.com/652-2/

Disgardium Cover Art change

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Magic Dome books announced this week that they would be changing the cover art for Disgardium book 1. I guess a few people noted that it wasn’t very engaging.

https://www.facebook.com/magicdomebooks/photos/a.1224844880864213/2758017807546905/?type=3&theater

Apocalypse Gate sale till May 14th

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Daniel Schinhofen let us know that he is publishing the 4th book in the Apocalypse Gate series on May 15th and to help promote that, he plans to put all the earlier novels on sale. The sales will be staggered a little with the biggest discounts happening early starting at $0.99 per book and then gradually rising till its the normal price. So, buy early folks.

 

Book 1 - Sale from May 6th-8th

Book 2 - Sale from May 9th-11th

Book 3 - Sale from May 12th-14th

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07KYWG9M1?ref=series_rw_dp_labf

Audible sitewide sale till Mother's Day

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Site wide sale on all audio books on Audible for active members. Take advantage. Thank you Sound Boothe Theater for letting us know. We of course recommend getting all the R. A. Mejia audiobooks you can for your mom. She’ll enjoy them.

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This Mother's Day, why not give your mom the gift of your happiness by showering yourself with discounted Soundbooth Theater audiobooks? The link below will take you to the details.

 

Given the magnitude of these discounts, we felt the need to propagate the news that Audible is hosting a sitewide sale through Mother's Day. ALL titles will be 50-70% off. If you aren't already an Audible member, you'll have to register; but that seems like a small price to pay for some discounted SBT goodness. And hey, maybe your mom is more edgy than you know...

 

Give your moms a hug for us!

The SBT Family

https://www.audible.com/ep/Mothers-Day-2019