Get Published Episode 157 – Chris Hite and Dimensional Abscesses

http://media.blubrry.com/getpublished/p/www.michellplested.com/wp-content/uploads/GetPublished/GetPublished-Episode157.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS  Here we are. The final episode before summer hiatus. Today’s show will be different from every show before in that the interview is solely conducted by my publishing partner and Get Published associate producer, Jeffrey Hite. Jeff talks to his son, Chris Hite, who was one of the contributors to the Dimensional Abscesses anthology. They talk about why Chris wrote what he wrote and how. It’s an interesting, albeit short conversation that I think you will enjoy. I also wanted to thank you all for continuing to listen to Get Published. There have been those dark moments in the middle of the night when I wonder if continuing […]

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eBook Cards Re-evaluated

It has been almost two years since I received my first ebook card to sell. I remember how eager I was then to have the cards and get out to conventions to sell them. A lot has changed since then. Mostly, my eyes have been opened to how ebook cards are viewed by the purchasing public. Unfortunately, my early optimism has not panned out as I expected. That isn’t for lack of effort on my part, however. The problem is, most people who own an eReader of one kind or another are not terribly technical. They like going onto Kobobooks.com or Amazon Kindle and pushing a button to have the book ordered, paid for and automatically delivered to their device. […]

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Getting Published is an Emotional Roller-coaster

There are times when I completely understand why some writers quit after their first book. They sweat and fret and stress over the book until it is perfect. They are excited about sharing their book or short story or whatever and wait anxiously for the publishing date to arrive. They talk it up and on that glorious day…nothing happens. Maybe their mom and a few others who know the writer pick up a copy (pity purchase?) but beyond that the book sits unwanted. Dreams of glory and riches are crushed and the writer throws down (writing instrument of choice) and proclaims they will never write again. Dreams can build you up and they can tear you down. The thing is, […]

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