How to Follow the Authors At Midwest Journal Press
This isn’t an easy thing to do. But here’s the useful links (see below for the reason why…)
Follow These Links
- Wattpad (weekly short stories and non-fiction posts.)
- Medium (weekly short stories.)
- Flipboard (curating good articles daily. Subdivided into four magazines by general subjects.)
Email Notices You Can Receive
- Short Stories (weekly, usually just sections of short stories – unless they are really short)
- New Book Releases (every week, what has been published that week.)
- Advance Reader Club (PDF downloads of my most recent books still in pre-order)
Warning: this is a lot of data coming in weekly. A lot. Not for the faint of heart.
An Explanation By the Chief Editor
It’s a little difficult to find where we interact on “social media”. Since I’ve been telling people for years that social media is a waste of good writing and publishing time.
Unlikely, though, I found out that we do use a tiny handful of “social media” (besides this blog.) And it was worth laying this out for people as a menu bar option.
Why Social Media Isn’t Worth Your Time
By reports and tests (notably Tim Grahl and Reedsy) social media sells hardly any books, if at all. It can’t even get them given away. Seriously.
Meanwhile, you have to spend hours “interacting” with people to “maintain your presence”. You have to ask yourself, “How many words could I have written? Or could a get some revising done, or proofing, or publish to some additional sales outlets?”
So we don’t “interact” on Twitter, or Instagram, or Pinterest. Facebook and Google only want your private information to sell their ads. LinkedIn is for business people who can do that at work (instead of…) We do have a “presence” on most of these. It’s all syndicated content.
(If you want real human interaction, leave a comment or email.)
And I also don’t recommend you spend time getting “followers”. And when people mention “influencers” I know they have no clue about real life. (Somewhere over 50% of all followers are bots.)
What I do recommend is for you to find and follow useful sources of information and entertainment that you can use to improve your life.
If you’ve found the information here valuable, then the above links are where you can get this information funneled to you.
So you can improve your life with useful data or enjoyable entertainment.
The slowest flood of data there is probably on BitTorrent Now. I’ll be pushing all my books there as I can. Meaning there will be a lot of them up there shortly…
But you can keep up with all of these by their apps on your smartphone (if you want.)
Just don’t expect any cute cat pictures or trollish comments about politicians (as much as I’m tempted.)