Moving Images, Found Authors, and a Lost Remote [Podcast]

On today’s edition of mediabistro’s daily podcast, Morning Media Menu, GalleyCat editor Jason Boog and I discussed Amazon’s foray into social gaming, our newly-acquired blog “Lost Remote,” and a crowdsourced promotional platform for authors.

We explored “Living Classics,” Amazon’s new Facebook game that animates classic novels. SocialTimes managing editor Neil Vidyarthi has already praised the moving image game’s high production quality.

We also talked about the emerging space of social TV. I’ve enjoyed reading the chatter surrounding major televised events on social networks and am looking forward to more in-depth coverage through Lost Remote, which is now part of our blog network.

Boog also shared a new tool called Togather, which helps authors find their readers in order to set up tour stops in their neighborhoods. With so many brick-and-mortar bookstores shutting down, he explained, readers and authors need alternative ways of finding each other.

Press play below to listen. The show was hosted by GalleyCat editor Jason Boog. Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. Image by prapass via Shutterstock. Music by Kevin MacLeod.

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