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Matthew Wayne Selznick
Works at MWS Media
Attended Capistrano Valley High School
Lives in Long Beach, California
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#Indie  creators and creative entrepreneurs: do your fans and customers really know you? What about your potential fans and customers? Click to read why you need a statement of ethics!
Author and creator Matthew Wayne Selznick explains why a statement of ethics is essential for independent creators who want to build a strong community and attract the best friends and fans.
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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 Spread it around (the podcast, not the cold)!
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I've just released my plan for creative endeavors in the coming year. DIY, indie authors and other creators: what's your plan? Click through to read, comment, and share! Thanks!
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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!
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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!
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It's not always about metahumans and kaiju! I write non-genre stuff, too! Interested? Pay what you want -- you set the price -- for FOUR STORIES.
Set your own price for Four Stories, author Matthew Wayne Selznick's first collection of literary short stories and accompanying essays.
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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?
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In 2014, I made $2,592.55 from my DIY, independent creative endeavors (fiction, non-fiction, audio, music, and related works). How about you? #transparencychallenge
Click through to read about a transparency challenge from author and creator Matthew Wayne Selznick to indie authors and creators: share your monthly income reports!
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#Indie  filmmaker Jonathan Schiefer on art, philosophy, and culture in a deep discussion on the latest #DIY  Endeavors Podcast. Please click through to listen, comment, and subscribe!
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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?

Your choices:

- "The World Revolves Around You" (
- "Cloak" (

Click the links to learn more about each, and vote with your comments! Thanks!
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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!
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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!

Listen to samples, learn more, and name your price right here:
"Anyman" is five songs acoustic rock songs written and performed by Matthew Wayne Selznick "in character" as John Smith from the novels of J. C. Hutchins!
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Author. Storyteller. Creative Consultant. Storyworld Designer. Marketer. WordPress Developer. Creator.
  • MWS Media
    Creator at Large, 2000 - present
    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.
  • Jetset Studios
    Producer, 2009 - 2011
    I helped develop, write, and manage interactive marketing campaigns for the biggest players in film and television.
  • Inc.
    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.
  • Tower Records
    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.
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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
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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.
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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)
  • Capistrano Valley High School
    1981 - 1985
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