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Deena is back with Peter this week. For a short show, there was plenty discussed…book length classifications, Google+ as well as Facebook Pages and Twitter, past lives,  book fairs and expos, just to name a few.  Deena tells about her experience thus far with publishing her own book and gives plugs to herself and Peter has to cut the show short since he develops a craving for Jägermeister. (Hence the intro and exit song by Tattooed Mother Fuckers)

Episode 38 Plus Platforms and Past Lives  or streaming 

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Episode 30 sees Deena and Mark Rice return from hiatus.  They discuss drinking, Amazon’s asinine terms and conditions for reviews, and the idiots who ‘review’ books they haven’t read. Don’t believe the rumours; Deena was not in rehab.  Whether or not she should have been is another issue.

Episode 30 Alcohol Amazon and A-Holes or streaming 

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In episode 29 Deena & Mark Rice are joined by the 3 young’uns: Bubba, Wee Bossy Baby and Alphonso to talk childrens books and young adult literature.  A name is decided on Alphonso’s autobiography title, when the time comes.

Episode 29 Bubba Bossy Baby and Bios or streaming 

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Janet Wrenn – B, B and B Podcast regular – interviewed Nicole Flockton as part of her Aspire & Inspire series. Janet asked Nicole how she develops her characters, how she edits and how she got signed with Crimson Romance.  Read this funny and off-beat interview here.

From a Reader’s Perspective:

Many people have the opinion that self-published books are usually of lower quality than books from established publishing houses.  Yet most voracious readers have ploughed through mainstream-published books that aim for mass appeal, but contain little or no originality. Both self-published books and those from large publishers are often peppered with grammatical errors and misspelled words. We don’t believe in creating a war between authors, just as we don’t believe in literary snobbery; quality literature is quality literature, regardless of its mode of production. We want to hear your opinions (complimentary and/or constructively critical) of self-published books you’ve read. Have you perceived differences in quality between self-published and mainstream-published books? If so, what are these differences? Please avoid sweeping statements and wide-ranging generalisations; we’re looking for specifics.

Leave a comment below or send your response to bluebonnets.bagpipes.and.books@gmail.com. We may mention some responses in a future podcast.

Janet Wrenn – B,B and B Podcast regular – did for her series Aspire & Inspire, she spoke with Charity Parkerson, author of The Sinners Series, the Sexy Witches Series, and soon-to-be-released A Splash of Hope. Janet asked Charity such hard-hitting questions as whether she would she choose handcuffs or cat o’nine tails, how she got started with podcasts, and which of her characters is her favorite.  Read this funny and off-beat interview here.

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