Get Published, Episode 2 – Barriers to Publication

Episode 2 is finally here.  I wanted to get an episode out every month for the first few until I get into the groove.  I almost made it.

I’m using a new microphone which worked pretty well although I did run into an annoying hum partway through the recording.  I’ve still got some work to do.

I encourage you to send me your thoughts and feedback on this episode so I can make it better.

Get Published, Episode 2 – Barriers to Publication


Show Notes

00:00 — Opening – Get Published, Episode 2

  • Everything has to start somewhere and this is the start of “Get Published”

0:14 — Introduction – Show #2: Barriers to Publication

  • Who is Michell Plested?
  • Bunch of thank you’s  

02:46 — Promos: Weatherchild

03:38 — Show #2: Barriers to Publication (continued)

  • Feedback, Questions and Answers Segment
  • Topic to discuss:  Should an author get an agent first or contact the publisher directly?  Email podcast at michellplested dot com with your comments

05:06 — Promos: Dragon Moon Press

05:37 — Show #2: Barriers to Publication (continued)

  • Sorry for the audio problems
  • What could the barriers be?
  • The biggest barrier to publication is you, the author (no shot intended)
  • Procrastination is not your friend
  • Don’t be impatient
  • Avoid fear
  • Don’t try to be perfect
  • Know your market
  • Believe in yourself.  Be determined!
  • Know what the publisher wants
  • Have a plan

18:48 — Promos: Survival Guide to Writing Fantasy

20:06 — Closing



  1. You should try at K7 too. They are free and easy to use.

    Don’t be hard on your self about scripting you shows. Your on point. I ramble alot on my show.

    As far as feed back goes don’t ever count on it. Leave the door open but just keep making your show. NBC and FOX won’t take you off of iTunes for not having enough listens. 🙂

    for your Question. I say podcast your writing. You might get feed back but you will also get listeners.

    I don’t think the publisher for podcasting but you will have a fan base to help you promo when you do get publish.

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