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Podcast: Interview with Scott Roche and Zachary Ricks of Flying Island Press by J.C. Hutchins


Today, J.C. speaks with Scott Roche and Zachary Ricks, two of the founding members of Flying Island Press, a digital publishing company that releases compelling genre fiction in electronic formats. Scott and Zachary chat at length about their company's business model and philosophy, the entrepreneurial spirit, and how they distribute anthology-style fiction magazines in formats for the Kindle, the iPad and iPhone, and other electronic readers -- and in audio format.

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New Sci-Fi e-Zine Now Available For Sale! by J.C. Hutchins

My buddies Scott Roche and Zach Ricks -- two incredible podcast storytellers -- have cooked up something mighty cool for sci-fi fans. Learn all about it in this press release!

Enjoy Your Sci-fi and Fantasy How and Where You Want

Beginning July 4th, science fiction and fantasy fans will be given a new place where they can discover authors and stories they’ll be able to enjoy wherever they go.  Flagship, the new e-zine by publisher Flying Island Press, will soon be releasing these stories in formats for the Kindle, the iPad and iPhone, and other electronic readers.

Flying Island Press also recognizes the increasing popularity of podcasts and other forms of audio fiction.  So, in addition to the e-zine, an audio version will be available to listen to on any MP3 player.  Stories they release will be available both in text and in audio, allowing the consumer to choose their preferred version.

Zach Ricks, managing editor for Flagship, had this to say.  "I wanted to hearken back to what some have called the Golden Age of Science Fiction."  It's his hope that "FlagShip will be a place for optimistic, entertaining fiction."

Each issue will cost $1.99 for the text version or the audio version or get both for just $2.99.

Issues are now available at!