The 3 P’s of Publishing

Patience, perseverance and preparation are three words that tend to repeat a lot as my personal mantra. They are important to my writing life, my personal life and my work life too. They are a lot more than just words to me. They are the fundamentals to getting published. That may seem like an odd thing to say. After all, isn’t getting published all about writing the best book possible? I don’t deny the best book trumps all else, but if you have written a good book but give up after the first rejection, you will never live to see it published.  The same holds true if you aren’t willing to wait for the book to work its way through […]

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The Secret is (finally) Out

I’ve been hinting at a secret project for several weeks/months that I finally announced during Episode 53 of Get Published. For those of you who either don’t listen to the show or haven’t yet heard, spoiler alert. You may want to avoid reading further until after you have listened to the show. For the rest of you, read on. The secret project is actually my first collaborative writing project. I am working with author, podcaster and social media personality, JR Murdock who currently has two books up on Podiobooks.com. We are writing a Steampunk, YA, Superhero mashup. What is making it fun for both of us is the way we are writing the story. JR is writing the part of […]

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Get Published Episode 53 – JR Murdock Self Publishes Astel

http://media.blubrry.com/getpublished/p/www.michellplested.com/wp-content/uploads/GetPublished/GetPublished-Episode53.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSA Twitterfriend of my mine, JR Murdock, is self-publishing his YA Fantasy novel Astel. He tells me it is partially prompted by this show and the growing interest and success of self-publishing. Especially for eBooks. Naturally, I had to get him on the show to learn more about his endeavour and what he has learned by doing it himself. He has become quite the resource for DIY publishing. He has also kindly provided a rebate code for his book in case you would like to purchase a copy of your own. For the print edition –  https://www.createspace.com/3551482 and use the discount code HCKBWXRB to get $2 off For the ebook […]

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