Kate and Kat chat about romance fiction in Australia. Part 1 of a series of vodcasts for Aussie Author Month 2012.
I’ve been thinking about doing vodcasts for a while, and sharing camera time with Kate seemed a lot more fun and a lot less talking-to-a-wall-ish than doing it on my own, so I’m chuffed that we’ve been able to do this.
In this video we touch on what it’s like the to read romance books in Australia, our experiences with local romance communities, the general awesomeness of Australian romance authors, romance in the broader literary community and, most important of all, what we’re currently reading.
It’s our first attempt, so please forgive the shady (ha!) lighting and dubbing problems. I would fix these if I could but, as you will come to realise from my over-enthusiastic use of iMovie themes, this was my first time. (Vodcast deflowering, yay!) Getting this up on YouTube almost broke me.
And now I have run out of stalling tactics, so here goes. Enjoy!
If you can’t see the video below, click here to view it directly on YouTube. It runs for just over eight minutes.
Our undying gratitude to Ben Reynolds, whose long weekend was rudely interrupted when we realised we needed another person to help record the thing. Big thanks also to Louise Sherwin-Stark, Merchandising Manager for e-books at Google, for helping us get a handle on Google Hangouts. It’s quite a nifty feature, and any video chat program that reminds you to check your hair before letting you join the conversation is just fab.
Next, we’ll be talking about buying romance books in Australia and how local publishers market romance. Watch out for it on Friday!