Friday, August 28, 2009

Ebooks on the Airwaves with Frank Gromling

I'm appearing tomorrow, Saturday, at 11:30am Eastern on the "Cover to Cover" radio show with Frank Gromling, aired on WNZF radio and streamed on the Internet.

We'll talk about ebook publishing trends, ebook publishing opportunities for authors and publishers, and Smashwords. You can listen to the show as it airs by clicking the LISTEN LIVE! link on the this web page. If you live near northeast Florida, you can tune in live at 1550AM and 106.3FM. After the show airs, it'll be archived here.

We taped the show Wednesday. Before I met Frank, I didn't know there was a mainstream radio show dedicated to the business of publishing. Each week, Frank examines all aspects of the book publishing world -- from what titles are hot, to up-and-coming authors, to how books are produced and marketed. His guests come from every aspect of the book world, including publishers, authors, illustrators, buyers and reviewers.

Frank is a strong advocate for independent publishing. He's the founder and publisher of Ocean Publishing, a small press that specializes in nonfiction titles about nature, marine life, environment and conservation. He's also past-president of the Florida Publishers Association, board member of the Independent Book Publishers Association, and author of Frank's Whales. Ocean Publishing has 18 titles in print and publishes four to five books a year.

Soon, we hope to welcome Ocean Publishing to the growing ranks of independent publishers who distribute their books on Smashwords.

Frank tweets on Twitter at @oceanpub and blogs at http://oceanpub.wordpress.com.

2 comments:

David said...

You can also listen live to Frank worldwide live at wnzf.com Saturday 11:30am.

Jim LaRoche said...

Thanks for linking to the archived program.

I was unaware of Frank's "Cover to Cover" show and have now bookmarked it.

I am excited to learn from your statement on the show that Smashwords will soon accept uploads in other than .doc format.
This will allow us to upload our .epub books conveniently.