Today I am joined by Chris Pourteau, Jason Anspach, and Rhett Bruno from Sci-Fi Bridge join me to talk about marketing for indies and trad pub authors in the current bookselling environment. We talk about each of their paths to publishing and what’s new with them, this unique partnership, how authors can get their works in front of readers, what seems to be working now as opposed to what worked a few years ago, and much more.
Sci-Fi Bridge is the brainchild of founders Rhett Bruno, Chris Pourteau and Jason Anspach. One day we came up with the idea to bring together Sci-Fi authors from every background — traditionally published and independent writers, as well as bestselling and emerging authors. Our mission: to bring readers quality content from the genre they all love directly to their inbox. Every week, subscribers to the Sci-Fi Bridge newsletter will receive an email spotlighting deals and new releases from carefully selected Sci-Fi authors. We hope to bring you new works from your favorite authors and help you discover new ones.
By night he is an author for Random House Hydra. By day he is a Syracuse graduate working at an architecture firm in Connecticut. He’s also recently earned a certificate in screenwriting from the New School in NYC, in the hopes of one day writing for TV or video games.
Rhett resides in Stamford, Connecticut, with his fiancee and their dog, Raven.
You can listen to him as the barbarian, Barabosa, on the hilarious podcast, Sci-Fi Writers Playing Old School D&D.
Jason resides in Washington state with one wife, six kids, and the dog, Charlotte.
Chris Pourteau is the author of Shadows Burned In, winner of the 2015 eLit Book Award Gold Medal for Literary Fiction; the Legacy Fleet novel Avenger; and The Serenity Strain novels, among other works.
He’s also edited collections of short stories by various authors, including the anthology Tails of the Apocalypse, a Top Ten Finisher in the Preditors and Editors Poll for Best Anthology of 2015. He’s also a producer and player for the podcast Sci-Fi Writers Playing Old School D&D, as well as producer and co-host of the podcast Geeks of a Certain Age.
Chris resides in College Station, Texas, with his wife, son, and two dogs.
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