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I Get By With A Little Help

I hope everyone got a chance to listen to the Geeks Out After Dark podcast where we talked about Mid-World Arts. I can’t say it enough. The best thing about Mid-World for me is all the help I get from my fellow writers. Without them, my prose would be pretty woeful.

It’s strange to say that the salad days of self-publishing are over. Especially since only a small percentage of the reading population has been turned on to indie books. But gone are the days when you could slap a book up on Smashwords and expect it to sell. The bar has been raised, and continues to go higher. There’s no tolerance for crap anymore. If you put out something with spelling and grammar errors, if you have no idea how to develop characters or stories, you’re never getting out of the gate. You’ll sink into the sea of others who didn’t take the time to make it better.

That’s where Mid-World Arts comes in. It’s a guarantee for readers that the writer did go the extra mile. Did get someone, several someones, to polish their work and make it shine. It’s a guarantee that even though you’re buying an indie book at indie prices, you’re still getting professional quality.

I’d love to tell you more about why I enjoyed Steve and Dick’s books, but I gotta go write. Why not take the time to read them yourself? Many of our titles are 99 cents, and as we get off the ground, many will be offered for free on certain days. Check back here regularly to find out when.

Speaking of which, My Babylon – Book One: Body, will be free on May 14th at Amazon. Just in time for the release of Book Two: Rose.

Thanks for reading.



Hello world!

Here in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America, North America, Western Hemisphere, Planet Earth, there’s this little moving company called Two Men and a Truck. Or at least it used to be a little moving company. It used to be actually two men and a truck. Now those two men have many trucks and many men. Sometimes, they even send three men and a truck. They can do this because they worked hard, did a good job for their customers, and looked to the future. That about explains the Mid-World Arts Publishing Studio. Right now, we’re a shaky experiment, two guys working to help each other get published. We help each other improve our work. We help each other with the esoteric, often complicated aspects of making publication happen. And we help each other sell product. That product may be books, or it may be serialized stories. It may be paper or it may be e-published material. But, we help each other produce and we help each other sell and distribute. Do we know what we’re doing? No, not really. But we’ll learn, hopefully, all those things it takes to make this venture a success. And we hope to add more men (and women) to our ranks, helping them to the same goal of profitable publication. Right now, we’re a small, dismissible outfit but, as that savvy businessman the Joker once said, “We’re a small outfit, but there’s a lot of potential for … aggressive expansion.” Yea!