Improving our audio

On Episode 44 of the Appendix N Book Club, we have Fiona Maeve Geist on the show. After finishing our awesome conversation, we discovered that her audio was distractiongly crackly. We edited it as best we could, and posted the episode to our Patreon feed a few weeks before the offical drop date (tomorrow).

Today we invested some of the money we raised from our first month on Patreon in audio repair software (Isotope RX7 Standard) and because of this we were able to VASTLY improve her track… the day before it goes public. If you listened to it on the Patreon feed, the one being released tomorrow sounds so much better.

Please listen to the attached BEFORE and AFTER audio to hear for yourself.

Becuase of your support, our past and future episodes are going to sound even better. As time permits, we plan to go back and fix the audio on some of our previous episodes (we had the same issue with Episode 32 – Philip José Farmer’s “The Gates of Creation”).

We couldn’t have done this without your support!

If you aren’t a patron but would like to be, you can read more about it here:

Episode 42 – Robert E. Howard, L. Sprague de Camp, & Lin Carter’s “Conan the Wanderer” with special guest Jon from the Cromcast

Hoi and Jeff discuss Robert E. Howard, L. Sprague de Camp, & Lin Carter’s “Conan the Wanderer” with special guest Jon from the Cromcast.


We are launching our Patreon!

On Aug 14, 2016 I hosted the first meeting of our in-person Appendix N book club at a small coffee shop in Brooklyn, NY. I was the only one in attendance but I wasn’t discouraged. “If you build it, they will come.” Eventually people started coming and by far the most enthusiastic and dedicated member of the group was Hoi.

Hoi and I talked about ways we could share our literary journey with a larger audience and less than a year later on July 4, 2017, we released the first episode of the Appendix N Book Club podcast.

Now we’re asking ourselves: What’s next? How can we make this show even better? And engage with even more people? …and that’s where Patreon and our patrons come in!

In addition to offsetting existing costs, our goals include:
– Improving audio quality: Investing in better mics, hardware, software, etc.
– Growing audience: Using boosted Facebook posts, sponsored Twitter posts, etc. to spread the word
– Increasing listener engagement: Hosting a virtual book club where we can discuss the books with our patrons before we record each episode

Our show will always be free, but with your support it will get better and reach an even larger audience! In return we will be give patrons early access to episodes, give patron shout-outs on the show, and offer a virtual book club with at least one of us before each recording.

Thank you for your considered patronage and until then…

See you in the stacks! Read on!