What Exactly is an Amazon Rush?

I’ve talked about Amazon Rushes a few times, both on this blog and with various people. Quite often the first response I get is a blank stare. People know what Amazon is and they know what a rush is but put those two words together and you get confusion. So what is an Amazon Rush anyway? In its simplest terms, an Amazon Rush is an event held by an author where readers are encouraged to buy a copy or copies of a specific book on a specific day at a specific time (or during a period of time). It should also be mentioned that an Amazon Rush is a social media tool. From that brief description several questions arise. The […]

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You’ve Finished the Manuscript. Now What?

So you’ve managed to finish your manuscript. You’ve read and reread it fixing everything that is wrong with it. Now what? Now would be a great time to back it up somewhere off your computer. Better yet, back it up to several somewheres. I can’t think of anything worse than to have your work finished only to watch it go away in a puff of smoke (maybe literally) if something goes wrong with your computer. You have several choices, not the least of which is to print out a hard copy of the work. There are also USB flash drives available for little money, online backups through services like Google docs or Symantec backup and you can burn the story […]

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Get Published, Episode 9 – Special Episode

http://media.blubrry.com/getpublished/p/www.michellplested.com/wp-content/uploads/GetPublished/GetPublished-Episode9.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Hello Everyone. It is with a certain amount of nervousness that I present this episode. You see, I’m away on holidays but I didn’t want to leave you hanging. What to do? I decided that maybe it was high time I put a piece of my fiction up. The story is one that I wrote about 10 years ago. It was originally done to “study” the world I was creating for my first novel. I wanted to get an understanding of how the culture worked, gods and so on. It seemed pretty good when I finished it and I ultimately sent it out to a magazine. Thus […]

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