The Jury is Still Out

I’ve finished putting Boyscouts of the Apocalypse up on Wattpad and I’m still waiting and watching to see if  I get the full results I was hoping for. So far, I’ve had a good response to the story. Not stellar, mind you, but good. The exercise has helped me to solidify my own plans for the story. And just what are those plans, you might ask (or perhaps you might not)? Well, since I’ve now got two books published (Mik Murdoch, Boy Superhero and A Method to the Madness: A Guide to the Super Evil), I’ve been wanting to try a few cross-promotion ideas. The problem with the aforementioned books is, my publisher has a stake in their well-being and […]

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Get Published Episode 113 – Self Publishing with Scott Roche

http://media.blubrry.com/getpublished/p/www.michellplested.com/wp-content/uploads/GetPublished/GetPublished-Episode113.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSI have been thinking of self-publishing some of my books more and more the past few months. When I heard that friend and fellow author Scott Roche was releasing yet another book via self-publishing, I knew I had to pick his brain. And what better place to do that than on Get Published so I can share his wisdom with you? We had a terrific conversation that went much longer than my normal interviews. That being the case, I’ve decided to forgo the normal tips and typos section this episode. We talk about covers, editing, layout, distribution and promotion. It has only helped to fuel my desire to self-publish. […]

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Cross Promotion

The Internet is a wonderful tool if you know how to leverage it. It provides each of us with the opportunity to reach most of the world’s population. That is kind of a staggering thought. I could have BILLIONS of people reading my blog, hearing about my books and interacting with me on a daily basis. If I were to have billions (or even millions) of people following me, I’m pretty confident I could make writing and blogging my full-time job. Heck, I would probably have to hire staff to keep on top of everything. That is the potential audience. The reality is MUCH different. I don’t know about you, but my audience is currently in the thousands. It starts […]

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