For our November OC Podcasters meeting we have a speaker lined up, Matthew Wayne Selznick. We’re asking that you PLEASE RSVP so we can get a headcount for how many will be attending. If we exceed our facilities capacity we may have to relocate to another location for this meeting. Too many people is always a good problem to have. We’ll keep you up to date via this mailing list or our website.
Matthew Wayne Selznick is an author, podcaster, musician and evangelist for the DIY (Do it Yourself) ethic. He launched his first podcast on October 15, 2004, The MWS Media Radio Show Podcast (later the DIY Endeavors Podcast) and was one of the first podcasters to feature non-RIAA music exclusively. Since that time, he has produced four different podcasts and appeared as a guest or reader on many others. He works as a consultant helping small companies create their own podcasts, speaks at conferences and conventions about podcasting and new media, and is quoted in “Tricks of the Podcasting Masters” and other books. Matt’s current podcast is a personal “ego-cast,” Sonitotum.
Matthew made a strong run up the Amazon Charts with his first book, “Brave Men Run — A Novel of the Sovereign Era,” reaching #3 in Action & Adventure and #53 overall. “Brave Men Run” is also available for free in audio form at Podiobooks.com and several e-book editions including Amazon Kindle, iPhone / iPod Touch and DRM-free formats. Following his DIY ethic, most of his music is released with a Creative Commons Music Sharing license and is available for podcasters to use in their shows.
Matthew will speak about the huge marketing, promotional and most importantly community value creating a podcast edition of a book can bring an author. While his experience is primarily with fiction, he will also touch on how non-fiction authors can use podcasting. His success with “Brave Men Run” is comparable and in some cases far exceeded by other podcast novelists — Matthew will relate their stories and take questions. Copies of the Swarm Press paperback edition of “Brave Men Run — A Novel of the Sovereign Era” will be available for purchase from the author after his talk.
You can find more info and where to RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/ocpodcasters/calendar/8927454/
OC Podcasters is planning to stream via uStream during the event. http://www.ocpodcasters.com/live