A Micropress, a Vlog Campaign, a Contest

It’s been a busy week in Worderella World. I haven’t done much writing because I’ve been busy setting up my micropress, which I finally named Bright Bird Press. I like it; it feels good. I set up the website the other night with WordPress and threw up a fairly nice theme to hold me over until I have time to design one or find something better.

Vlog Campaign

I’m also starting a mini-vlog campaign series a la The Vlog Brothers, Meggin Cabot, and Zoe Winters. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for years, but with grad school taking up so much time, I didn’t have the resources. Now I have the resources, and I feel like a total copycat because Zoe released her videos a week ago. She made the great point that we’ll have different topics and styles, so I shouldn’t feel like a copycat, but I do anyway.

This weekend I’m going to make my first one-minute video, so look forward to that. It should be pretty fun. I’m having one of my friends help me out with the script and stuff because when I try to be funny, I’m so very not funny, and when I say whatever pops into my head, I’m hilarious, apparently.

An experiment

I tried out a free press release website to announce the re-branding/second edition of my first book, Catching the Rose. If you’d like to win a free copy, comment on this entry about who you are and why you’re following my blog in particular.

I will pick two winners to receive a coupon code to receive Catching the Rose for free. Everyone else who comments will receive a coupon code to receive the book for a dollar, if you so choose. So make sure you submit a valid email address!

So this weekend will be dedicated to working on the video, as well as writing the next couple of chapters to make up for the lack of writing this week. I’m pretty excited. Things are definitely ramping up.

9 thoughts on “A Micropress, a Vlog Campaign, a Contest

  1. Hi Belinda,
    I came to this blog via your recent comment on Write To Done about self-publishing. It looks like your blog might help me a lot with advice for my own self-publishing venture. I’m just starting out – have a novel which I’m currently putting up chapter by chapter as a blog, wondering how to get readers, and the next step… ‘Micropress’, ‘vlog’ – these words are wondrous concepts to me, and as yet I have no idea what they mean! I look forward to following your progress and picking your brains and maybe being part of your writing community.

    My novel is at: http://www.wombatblues.wordpress.com

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    1. Fran, welcome! Definitely check out my archives. I've put up my topics list, as I didn't realize I had taken them down. This will help you navigate the topics you're interested in, like self-publishing, etc.

      Micropress: a publishing company that releases under 10 books a year. I kind of pulled that number out of my nose, but you get the idea.

      Vlog: a video blog. Think the Vlog Brothers for a perfect example.

      I'm glad to have you here!

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  2. Hi Belinda,
    I came to this blog via your recent comment on Write To Done about self-publishing. It looks like your blog might help me a lot with advice for my own self-publishing venture. I’m just starting out – have a novel which I’m currently putting up chapter by chapter as a blog, wondering how to get readers, and the next step… ‘Micropress’, ‘vlog’ – these words are wondrous concepts to me, and as yet I have no idea what they mean! I look forward to following your progress and picking your brains and maybe being part of your writing community.

    My novel is at: http://www.wombatblues.wordpress.com

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    1. Fran, welcome! Definitely check out my archives. I’ve put up my topics list, as I didn’t realize I had taken them down. This will help you navigate the topics you’re interested in, like self-publishing, etc.

      Micropress: a publishing company that releases under 10 books a year. I kind of pulled that number out of my nose, but you get the idea.

      Vlog: a video blog. Think the Vlog Brothers for a perfect example.

      I’m glad to have you here!

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  3. I am enjoying what I have read so far on your blog while trying to figure out which questions I should ask you….

    I don't want to ask the lame questions

    What do you write with?

    Do you write at a desk or out and about on a laptop?

    duh…No I want thoughtful questions that will make you either think for a little bit before answering or tell me to myodb….

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    1. Go for it. Ask the hard questions or any questions the you feel I may have to answer in the future as I continue my self-publishing journey. 🙂

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  4. I am enjoying what I have read so far on your blog while trying to figure out which questions I should ask you….

    I don’t want to ask the lame questions

    What do you write with?
    Do you write at a desk or out and about on a laptop?

    duh…No I want thoughtful questions that will make you either think for a little bit before answering or tell me to myodb….

    Like

    1. Go for it. Ask the hard questions or any questions the you feel I may have to answer in the future as I continue my self-publishing journey. 🙂

      Like

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