It’s gratifying to do what we love to do, and do it every day. Ghostwriting was fun, but once the Kindle opened the doors, I realized I’d never write for hire again.
Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) October 10, 2012
Having been writing online for more than four years, Sean Platt has finally stepped away from his lucrative ghostwriting business to do what he loves most, and what readers insist he does best. Together with his writing partner, David Wright, the two have fueled their boutique publishing imprint, The Collective Inkwell, with five serialized fiction series, this year alone.
Platt said, “It’s gratifying to do what we love to do, and do it every day. Ghostwriting was fun, but once the Kindle opened the doors, I realized I’d never write for hire again.”
Though Collective Inkwell has published five serialized fiction titles, their longest running, and most critically acclaimed, is the post-apocalyptic smash hit Yesterday’s Gone, a title which has earned more than 200 5-star reviews over the course of its three seasons on Amazon. And so far, the juggernaut shows no sings of slowing.
Platt and Wright are grateful to find such success doing what they love most, and feel compelled to offer some of the help that wasn’t around when they were trying to figure it out for themselves, so the pair regularly share the secrets of their success with thousands of eager listeners, free each week during their Self Publishing Podcast.
Along with Johnny B. Truant, author of Bialy Pimps, the three writers take an irreverent look at the publishing industry and what self-publishing authors must do to produce quality work that will earn them the attention, and the great living they’re trying so hard to earn.
The podcast has already received more than 40 5-star reviews, despite their Howard Stern style, often off-topic approach. The goal of the podcast isn’t simply to teach, it is also to entertain and connect with their listeners on a personal level, “while giving their fingers a break,” as Platt often says.
The Self Publishing Podcast is one hour where three guys are being guys, even while hossting some of the biggest names in self-publishing, such as Joanna Penn, Ed Robertson, Hugh Howey, and Paul Wolfe. For a show that’s still so young to produce such quality information and high-caliber guests means the audience is guaranteed to walk away each episode with fresh knowledge to ignite their writing careers.
Platt, Wright, and Truant are excited about the opportunity to share what they learn, as they learn it, passing their business acumen to those writers still struggling to figure it out.
The podcast is available via iTunes every Thursday, and can be watched live as its broadcast on YouTube during the recording (or viewed any time after it’s finished).