The Martian – A serial Success Story!

A while back I posted a short story on my Facebook page written by a relatively unknown writer named Andy Weir. The story is called The Egg, and I absolutely love it. It’s the story of a recently deceased man who encounters God and God teaches him the meaning of life. If you haven’t read it, read it now.

Oh, you’re back. Good, let’s continue. Andy Weir also wrote a little book that everyone has heard of, unless you’ve been living under a rock. His book, The Martian, has been made into a movie starring a relatively unknown actor bonafide A-lister named Matt Damon!

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The incredible thing is that his book wasn’t even conventionally published. He’d written this wonderful novel and couldn’t break into the industry because its super-hard. So, he self published, releasing it one chapter at a time, and as an ebook on Amazon. Sound familiar?

Enter Podium Publishing. Podium Publishing is a newcomer to the publishing world, focusing solely on producing audio books. They saw something great in The Martian and the rest is history. The audiobook was a bestseller, a movie was made, and finally a book deal was offered. It’s not the conventional path most writers take to get published, but it shows that a great indie book can find an audience, and that serial fiction isn’t completely crazy!

I haven’t decided yet, but I’m thinking about putting A Juniper Through The Cracks out as serial fiction. It may give me a bigger base over at Jukepop, and help push readership of my other ongoing titles. What do you think?

On the topic of serial fiction, here’s the next chapter in The Medal. This chapter deals with the fallout after Lorne was brutally assaulted, and Alex finally is cornered by Genie. Running The Gauntlet introduces us to the last two contestants, Carter and Wiggles as the group settles into their dorms. Read them both and don’t forget to vote!

Wayne!

 

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