Get Published Episode 112 – Life in Stories & Next Steps in Evil

http://media.blubrry.com/getpublished/p/www.michellplested.com/wp-content/uploads/GetPublished/GetPublished-Episode112.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSI try to take events and mentally catalog them for use in future books. That’s one of the reasons I like to sit and watch people. It helps me to make the interactions in my stories more realistic. In this episode, I will be talking about taking life and translating it into stories in the tips and typos section. I am also pleased to have my co-editor, Jeff Hite on the show. We talk about A Method to the Madness: A Guide to the Super Evil and some of the things we have been and will be doing to promote it. We also talk about some related, planned projects […]

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Get Published Episode 97 – Mark Leslie, Book Nerd with Many Hats

http://media.blubrry.com/getpublished/p/www.michellplested.com/wp-content/uploads/GetPublished/GetPublished-Episode97.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSFor those of you who have the joy of Black Friday, I hope you survived the mayhem unscathed.  Rather than going shopping, I went out with my Scouts to do our Survival Shelter Camp. There was lots of snow and lots of hunters around, but I’m pleased to report that everyone who went came back intact. Still, I’m undecided whether the camp or Black Friday shopping would have been the easier choice. On today’s show I speak to Mark Leslie Lefebvre. Mark is a writer, editor and he recently became the Director of Self-Publishing & Author Relations at Kobo. Mark is also President of the Canadian Booksellers Association. We […]

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Building an Author’s Signing Survival Kit

Let me begin by saying, the ideas that follow are not wholly mine. The idea of the survival kit was given to me during the “When Words Collide” writing conference. A very nice lady came to talk to me while I was manning the publisher booth and she asked me if I had a kit put together. She then explained what it was and some of the items that should go in it. Essentially, the purpose of the Signing Survival Kit (SSK) is to give the author the best flexibility and preparedness for any possible signing opportunity. It should be constructed in such a way that it is easy to carry, and store. So, here is the SSK in its […]

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