Online Piracy and Defending The Novel in the Digital Age (ft. Lloyd Shepherd, author of The English Monster)

The English MonsterWhen novelist and author Lloyd Shepherd published his first novel The English Monster through Simon and Schuster he soon discovered his historical tale of piracy and detection had made its way onto internet file-sharing site Mobilism. Perhaps an inevitability of the modern age, Lloyd’s next steps were less predictable and his parlay with the pirates began… Lloyd joins Off The Wall Post to tell of his experience debating intellectual property and ethics with pirates, and shares his thoughts on publishing and the changes and challenges facing the novel (and novelist) in the digital age.

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Lloyd recommends Camper Van Beethoven’s David Lowery’s presentation on the record industry – Meet the new boss, worse than the old boss? We reference ‘Oatmealing’ – The Oatmeal Game of Thrones cartoon. And we mention Unbound – the crowdfunding site for books.

Then, having spoken about new models of funding creativity, Barry gets excited (along with the rest of the Kickstarter community), about The Pebble – a watch that’s raised $5M from public pledge. Meanwhile, more there’s more cash crowdsourcing, as Kat finds Kickstarter has rekindled the creativity of an old favourite Ze Frank to bring back his show to YouTube. We play some of the first episode Ze Frank – a show – an invocation for beginners in the podcast to encourage more people to visit and enjoy his new stuff – annoyingly it just won’t embed into this blog.

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