Posts from the Button-Monkey, JP Howle

“Better Off Undead #95 – Live Profane Brainstorming with Ray”

Right-click here to download the MP3 Click here to subscribe vis iTunes Today the guys had Ray back on with more fun. True to form, they started with microphone difficulties from Ray, the professional sound guy. Once the Universal Translator kicked in, we got down to business. A listener wrote in, complaining about how we […]

Direct Sales and the Subscription Model: SPP #119

Right-click here to download the MP3 Click here to subscribe via iTunes This week, the guys talked about Direct Sales and why Rainmaker is helping us make SterlingandStone.Net the best author website on the internet. They (well, mostly Sean) ramble quite a lot about the subject at first, but they end up saying some really […]

Better Off Undead 94 – Johnny’s High School Reunion

Right-click here to download the MP3 Click here to subscribe vis iTunes This week, we went back to yesteryear, reliving the good old days of high school. Johnny went to his high school reunion this last weekend, which he surprisingly enjoyed. Turns out, his experience of high school was very different from Sean’s and Dave’s. […]

Voice Training for Audio Books (with David Lawrence): SPP #118

Right-click here to download the MP3 Click here to subscribe via iTunes This week the SPP crew had on special guest David Lawrence. They talked about ACX and audio books, especially about how to choose between recording your own audio and hiring someone to narrate your books for you. The S&S Website Monster The guys […]

Better Off Undead 93 – Dave vs. Dishwashing

Click here to download the MP3 Click here to subscribe vis iTunes Another day, another disaster. Today’s epic rant began with a simple and seemingly innocent question: how many cups do you use a day? From there, insanity erupted. Here are a few of the topics touched on: Dave and dish washing Does Dave’s OCD […]

How to Crack the Romance Market (with Mimi Strong): SPP #117

Click here to download the MP3 Click here to subscribe via iTunes This week we had Mimi Strong on the show, and boy was she a fantastic guest. She’s found success in more than a couple of genres (which is why she calls herself a Genre Hobo) and she shared some of her secrets with […]

Why This Community Rocks — and Why the Forums Will, Too

When Fiction Unboxed started, I wasn’t yet working for Sterling & Stone, at least not directly. I was transcribing, and that’s about it. But as an indie author and diehard SPP fan, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to join in on the Fiction Unboxed fun. As the Kickstarter campaign drew to a close, and […]

Better Off Undead 92 – Dave Meets His Soul Mate at Target

If you’re not familiar with BOU, you’re lucky! The show started as a horror podcast, with the SPP guys riffing on The Walking Dead and awful “monster” movies like Birdemic. But in two years the show has slowly decayed into one of the world’s most shocking atrocities (still perfect for fans of explicit, dark, ranty humor, and Dave’s beard). Click here to download the MP3 Click […]