Interview

Episode 250 – Typewriters, Nature, and Fatherhood with E.S. Curry

Mark interviews E.S. Curry, an insatiable renaissance man who loves writing outside the data stream on a Royal typewriter, listening to classical music on vinyl, and imagining bedtime stories with his son ├ůsmund. Prior to the main content, Mark shares a personal update and a word about this episode's sponsor. You can learn more about… Continue reading Episode 250 – Typewriters, Nature, and Fatherhood with E.S. Curry

Reflective Round Table

Episode 245 – Reflective Round Table March 2022

Mark chats with patrons Matty Dalrymple and Roland Denzel from the March 2022 "Reflective Round-Table." Prior to the main content, Mark shares a personal update (that includes the release of the co-authored book Accounting for Authors) and a word from this episode's sponsor. This episode is sponsored by the patrons of the Stark Reflections Podcast… Continue reading Episode 245 – Reflective Round Table March 2022

Solo

Episode 228 – Goals & Achievements Retrospective for 2021

In this episode, Mark looks back at his 2021 goals and achievements, outlining the successes, the failures, and the unexpected. Prior to the main content, Mark shares comments from recent episodes and also shares a word about this episode's sponsor. You can learn more about how you can get your work distributed to retailers and… Continue reading Episode 228 – Goals & Achievements Retrospective for 2021

Solo

Episode 227 – Publishing Trends and Reflections for 2022

Mark reads from a 2000 word article he wrote when asked to discuss publishing trends for 2022. Prior to the main content, Mark, using an AI voice double (Overdub) from Descript to speak the words he has typed, explains why he is using a voice double for the interstitial parts of the podcast, and also… Continue reading Episode 227 – Publishing Trends and Reflections for 2022

Clips/Highlights

Episode 221 – Highlights from 20BooksVegas 2021

Mark shares three short audio excerpts from the November 2021 20BooksVegas conference. 20Books Vegas 2021 is by far the biggest and best of the 20Books shows (there have been ten so far). It is the biggest show in the world focused on self-publishing although there is something for every author, traditional or indie. The 20Books… Continue reading Episode 221 – Highlights from 20BooksVegas 2021