Drabbleclassics & B-sides not in iTunes store!

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Drabbleclassics & B-sides not in iTunes store!

Postby Algernon Sydney is Dead » Sun Jun 22, 2014 10:45 pm

I went to add Drabbleclassics to my iTunes subscriptions and hit a problem...

Drabbleclassics and Drabblecast B-sides are not showing in the iTunes store!

When I search for "Drabblecast", iTunes returns: The Drabblecast Audio Fiction Podcast and The Dribblecast and 3 other unrelated things (iTunes sucks).

No Drabblecast B-sides, No Drabbleclassics.

These search terms all also fail:
  • Drabbleclassics
  • Drabble classics
  • B-sides
  • B sides

We're missing a big opportunity for discovery here! People searching iTunes should see our secondary feeds too. Even if one is pay-for-play.

In fact, we could also sell B-sides right in the store at, say, $1.99 per episode for non-subscribers.

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Re: Drabbleclassics & B-sides not in iTunes store!

Postby tbaker2500 » Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:51 am

Yep.
Drabbleclassics hasn't been submitted yet. I had to wait until an episode was in the feed, then I kinda forgot about it. I'll do that now.

iTunes is completely incapable of dealing with a pay-per-play feed. A password protected feed is just a dead feed to iTunes. The only option is to make it possible to purchase "songs", of each episode of the b-sides. I'm not sure if they'll accept weekly submissions or not?
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Re: Drabbleclassics & B-sides not in iTunes store!

Postby Algernon Sydney is Dead » Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:56 am

Nope, pretty sure iTunes doesn't accept weekly/monthly pricing.

Coulda swore that one of my pay-per-play shows was in the store. Doublecheck shows only a free radio rebroadcast now...

Still, a pay-per-episode B-sides in iTunes might be an easy way to expand the audience.

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Re: Drabbleclassics & B-sides not in iTunes store!

Postby Algernon Sydney is Dead » Mon Jun 23, 2014 2:00 am

PS: I get all of my password and paid shows via iTunes, including B-sides. iTunes lists and updates episodes just fine (except for that B-sides glitch of a few weeks back) after I provide my password.

The shows just might not be in the store?.?

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Re: Drabbleclassics & B-sides not in iTunes store!

Postby tbaker2500 » Mon Jun 23, 2014 2:14 am

Yea, I meant the store. They specifically exclude protected feeds in the store.
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