The latest episode of my #DIY Endeavors #Podcast, number 77, is live! Featuring listener voicemails and a host with a headcold! Listen, subscribe, comment, and support at http://www.diyendeavors.org. Spread it around (the podcast, not the cold)!
In my latest blog post, I announce my new patron program... and I write about how neopatronage fits into the DIY ethic and answers my own mission. There are also feels. I hope you read it... and I invite you to be a patron, too! There are perks!
I'm seeing a bunch of "Black Friday" Pay-What-You-Want promotions all over the web. Well, pshah. EVERY DAY is Pay-What-You-Want for my books, short stories, non-fiction, music, and more!
And speaking of which -- if you want to give autographed paperback editions of my novels "Brave Men Run" and "Pilgrimage" (The Charters Duology in the Sovereign Era Cycle) as holiday gifts, you MUST order BEFORE Monday, December 1st, 2014. YOU set the price! https://www.mattselznick.com/shop/
I recently asked my email newsletter community a few questions. I learned a lot about them, and about what they think about my work. Indie creators: how well do you know your community of friends and fans?
Hey, gang! I'm recording another short story audiobook on Wednesday night (GMT -8). As with "Reggie Vs. Kaiju Storm Chimera Wolf," you'll be able to set your own price! My question for you is: What story should I record?
Feels kind of nice to get an email from Kindle Direct Publishing about all the VAT-related price increases coming in January and think, "Eh, whatever. Most of my revenue comes from people buying directly from me, not through Amazon."
That's all thanks to the patrons in my community. Thank you!
In 2009, I released a five-song musical collaboration with author +J.C. Hutchins. Now you can PAY WHAT YOU WANT for the better-than-ever "unmastered" digital edition of ANYMAN -- each song comes in OGG, FLAC, and MP3 formats, and PDF lyrics sheets are included, too!
I bring creative endeavors to fruition, to market, and to an audience, both for myself and for a variety of clients, including independent authors, musicians, and actors, small businesses, non-profits, municipalities, and the entertainment industry.
Producer, 2009 - 2011
I helped develop, write, and manage interactive marketing campaigns for the biggest players in film and television.
Freelancers Manager / User Advocate, 2007 - 2008
During the first phase of this Internet business, I conceived, helped architect, and managed a worldwide pool of hundreds of freelance writers. I also served as user advocate.
Borders Group Inc.
Assorted Management Positions, 1995 - 2005
I held every management position including interim General Manager for several multi-million dollar book and entertainment retail locations. I was also trainer-of-trainers for Southern California and assisted in opening and training the staff of five new stores.
Blank Video Tape Buyer, 1985 - 1987
My first job was in the video department of the El Toro, California Tower Records. It changed the course of my life.
Long Beach, California
Orange County, Southern California - McKeesport, Pennsylvania - Alberquerque, New Mexico - Glendora, California - Mission Viejo, California - Lake Forest, California - San Clemente, California - Costa Mesa, California - Irvine, California - Long Beach, California - Huntington Beach, California - San Pedro, California - Hesperia, California
I make things with words, music, pictures and people.
I'm an author, creator, and creative services provider living in Long Beach, California with the best girl in the world and too many pets. Visit my website, where you can get a free 22,000-word sampler of my works and pay what you want for anything I make.
Among the first: Online Storyworld Creators (Sovereign Serials, 1998) | Podcasters (The MWS Media Radio Show, 2004) | Podcast Novelists (Brave Men Run, 2005) | Pay-What-You-Want Authors (2014)