I am kicking the marketing and promotion machine into high gear. Or, at least, I’m trying to. This part of the process is all new to me and it is a challenge to know what to do and when and where.
So, I’ve been blogging and tweeting about Mik Murdoch, but it seemed to me that, since I have my own podcast about getting published, I should talk more about the book here. Yes, I know what you are thinking: Mike has already talked about the book on several episodes.
What I haven’t done is have someone else ask me the kinds of questions I normally ask my guests and so, the idea for this episode was born. I asked one of my writing partners, JR Murdock if he would mind interviewing me for the show. I didn’t give him any questions, but asked him to put a list of things he would like me to talk about.
We sat down a few nights later and JR interviewed me for Get Published. It was sort of surreal, but it was a lot of fun. I hope you don’t mind this little bit of self-promotion while I talk about my own experiences with getting a book published thus far.
As if that wasn’t enough, I also talk a little bit about Advanced Reader Copies and how you can help me out with reviews. If you would like an ARC for review, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject of “ARC”.
I hope you enjoy the show.
00:00 — Opening – Get Published Episode 84 – Mike Plested Talks Publishing & Promotion
Everything has to start somewhere and this is the start of “Get Published”
00:14 — Introduction – Get Published Episode 84 – Mike Plested Talks Publishing & Promotion
Welcome to the show.
03:40 -Tips and Typos
Mike talks about Advanced Reader Copies (ARCs). If you would like one of Mik Murdoch, Boy Superhero, please email: email@example.com and put “ARC” in the subject line. I really need all the reviews I can get (positive hopefully).
07:52 - Promo – Parsec Awards
8:28 — Get Published Episode 84 – Mike Plested Talks Publishing & Promotion (continued)
Mike is interviewed by JRMurdock and they talk about a number of things:
- The process of submitting and ultimately getting a publishing contract for Mik Murdoch, Boy Superhero
- Why Mike chose traditional publishing versus self-publishing
- What he has learned in the process
- Marketing plans for the book (including Advanced Reader Copies – ARC’s) – email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject of “ARC” and I will get you one sent for review.
48:42 - Promo - Flying Island Press
49:27 — Closing
Thank you for listening.
Websites mentioned in this episode:
Michell Plested – http://www.michellplested.com/
JRMurdock – http://jrmurdock.com/
A Method to The Madness: A Guide To The Super Evil - http://madscientistanthology.wordpress.com
Parsec Awards - http://www.parsecawards.com/
Flying Island Press - http://flyingislandpress.com/