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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.



More News from the Studio!


We’re busy here in the studio. Lots of new work is ready or almost ready to come out, lots of good stuff has entered the pipe for your reading pleasure (or horror, as the case many be). And some announcements that we can’t even make just now are champing at their bits.


First, congrats to James for publishing his short story Matchmaker and the first installment of his serialized novel, My Babylon. Both are available on Kindle by following the links here, clicking the links on the publications page of the Mid-World Arts web site, or by searching either James L. Wilber or the story titles in the Amazon Kindle Store. See, we make it easy for you.


Second, congrats again to James. Matchmaker is kicking ass over there at the Kindle store, as we knew it would. It’s rated number one in free science fiction short stories, beating out some undeniably stellar company. If you don’t have your copy, get over there and get it pronto. It’s a treat. At the time you read this, it may not be free any longer, but at only 99 cents, what difference does it make?


More news. If you’ve been listening to the podcast Geeks Out After Dark, this isn’t exactly a surprise. We want to prematurely welcome Dick Thomas to the Mid-World fold. He writes some awesome character-driven apocalyptic urban fantasy. No bio yet, but that isn’t far in the future. Welcome, Dick!


More in the very near future, more books, more podcast news, more tidbits on who’s who and who’s doing what. Stay tuned!