Gweek 098: Win Hugh Howey's Paperwhite Kindle!

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This time, I talked to:

Hugh Howey, the author of the award-winning Molly Fyde Saga and the New York Times bestselling Wool series. The Wool Omnibus won Kindle Book Review's 2012 Indie Book of the Year Award.

Dean Putney, Boing Boing’s development wizard and everyone's favorite Manic Pixie Dream Coder.

Giveaway! Hugh kindly offered to give away a brand new Kindle Paperwhite with his signature on it! To be considered for the giveaway, follow @GweekPodcast on Twitter. We'll pick the winner at random on June 25 at Noon PT.

Here's what we talked about:

Hugh discusses his unique independent publishing model and why he turned down a seven-figure book advance to retain ownership of e-book rights.

Oculus Rift virtual reality goggles.

Exec, Lyft and the informal economy.

7 Minutes Workout Mark: "I checked out six different free iPhone apps based on research into High Intensity Interval Training. The best one is called 7 Minutes Workout."

Kingdom Rush Frontiers Mark: "I loved the the first Kingdom Rush, a tower defense game with nice cartoony graphics. This follow up is great fun, too."

Why Knot?: How to Tie More Than Sixty Ingenious, Useful, Beautiful, Lifesaving, and Secure Knots, by Philippe Petit. Mark: "The Man on Wire guy who illegally walked across the World Trade Center in 1974 has written and illustrated a great book about tying knots."

And a whole lot more!

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