Experimenting

I’ve been doing some experimenting with my writing the past while. Not the mad scientist experimenting (that happened when Jeff Hite and I brought out A Method to the Madness: A Guide to the Super Evil), but trying out new things to see what might work out for me. In this case, the experimenting has been around marketing and promotion, two things I tend to be very bad at for my own work. I can talk up other people and their work until the cows come home, but I always seem to have difficulty talking myself up. But I digress. Lately I have been reaching out more to agencies that can shelve my books (the latest was the local public […]

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eBook Cards Could be a Game Changer

Ever since I attended my first convention as a published author, I’ve wanted eBook cards. I’ve known that, as an author talking to my readers directly, eBook cards will allow me to sell more books. But, what is an eBook card, you may ask. Simply put, an eBook card is a physical means to sell eBooks in various formats. The first cards I came across were the size of a postcard, had the book’s cover art on the front, the book blurb on the back with a one-time code to use on a provided website. The one-time code and website would allow the purchaser to download the book in whatever format(s) was/were provided. The most recent ones are the size […]

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Get Published Episode 99 – eBooks and Enthrill Distribution

http://media.blubrry.com/getpublished/p/www.michellplested.com/wp-content/uploads/GetPublished/GetPublished-Episode99.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSHappy Holidays, everyone! I hope you are all getting a break from the workaday and are spending some quality time doing what you enjoy. In today’s episode I am happy to have President of Enthrill Distribution, Kevin Franco talking about Enthrill’s excellent eBook gift card product. I first came across it at When Words Collide and then again at World Fantasy Convention. I think it is a fantastic way to market and sell eBooks and I’m very glad he agreed to come on the show. I’ve also had more success with promotion through the simplest means possible: talking to people. I discuss this in more detail during the tips […]

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