You know it’s going to be a weird day when you wake up, guzzle some java, and find the owner of Jelly Belly Candies is channeling his inner Wonka and giving away a candy factory. If owning a candy factory is something you’ve always dreamed of, click the link and have fun.
Whether or not you have an insatiable sweet tooth I know that, as a regular reader of these emails, you’re secretly a Chinese sex ninja (NSFW) who likes dinosaur clones and drinking beer. Or not. Either way, I know you’re a person of impeccable taste.
Last week, I asked you to subscribe to my YouTube channel so I could get to the minimum number of subscribers required for me to customize the channel address. Many of you did and I’m close to attaining my goal.
Basically, I am trying to get it to conform to everything else I have and make it YouTube.com/BillMcSciFi. If you go to my website, and you should – it’s really nice and I put a lot of work into designing it, you’ll see that I have managed to brand all my social media links using @BillMcSciFi.
Now, I’ll admit, I’ve ignored my YouTube channel for years. I got one so I could subscribe to stuff that interested me, like Tasting History – yes, I’m a geek, but not to promote anything. However, during this pandemic, I’ve noticed that authors with active YouTube channels get considerably more traction than those without. Since traction equals sales, and sales pay my rent, this fact was not lost on me.
My goal is to upload one short video, every Thursday, of me reading a selection from one of my published works. There’s a lot of them so that should keep me going for a while. As of right now there’s video of me reading from The Brittle Riders and KORZAC: NORDICON OF DERN. There’s also some other stuff that doesn’t require you to suffer my voice or pandemic hair.
On an unrelated tangent, allow me to share a pic of a young man who accepted his prize for winning his school’s learning challenge, for his grade level, while wearing a Bill McSciFi face mask. That just seems cool as heck to me.
We are entering week three of having a publicist for SPLICE: HIT BIT TECHNOLOGY. As someone who’s worked in the entertainment industry most of my life, I’m well aware it takes, at least, eight weeks to get the world’s attention. People aren’t leaping to the internet every day screaming “I NEED MY FREAKING McSCIFI!!“
Someday, hopefully, but not yet.
That said, I am well pleased with the results thus far. Sales are starting to climb, humans are starting to add me on social media, my mailing list is growing, complete strangers who work for social media platforms have reached out to me to help me professionalize my delivery, at no charge, and things are inching ever upward.
Can’t really bitch about that.
Also, based on the pic we got from one fan, the SPLICE gear looks amazing.
Paperback – Kindle – Gear
Just a little bit more.
Finally, a quick reminder. You can join the ranks of celebrities like John Fugelsang, Kid Bode, and Rosario Dawson, as well as regular Joes and Janes, who’ve gotten themselves autographed copies of Bill McSciFi’s literary masterpieces. All you have to do is CLICK HERE and have fun.
Until next week, stay safe, sane, and inside.