My name is Michelle, and I was born and raised in Colorado. As a kid I loved to read, write, and draw, but as a teenager I was pushed towards STEM... because there's no money in art, right? I did that for years, and actually am a Merchant Marine working in the engine room. It wasn't until recently I started revisiting my artistic side. Man do I love it.
Day 8: It’s Officially Summer!
With the wonderful weather we've been having, it's felt like summer for weeks but now it's official. Summer is here! This will be a unique summer for us because we are staying with my parents while our new house is being built. That means we have a little less to do, a little less to worry about, and a lot more time to enjoy the season. Some of our favorite things to do in the summer include:
Making the Switch From KDP to Ingram Spark
I think I am finally making the switch after six years of selling exclusively to Amazon with my eBooks through KDP. I was always reluctant to change because I made most of my money through the Kindle Unlimited program on my pages read, but I think that has run its course. I'm ready to start selling more books to more people, ready to reach a new audience, and I think Ingram Spark is the perfect platform for this! Plus, I would really love to see my books in hardcover!
The Re-branding of Alex Apostol
As I go through my marketing basics class in my MBA Business Admin and Marketing, I am trying to apply what I learn to my authorship so I can get my books into more hands. I love each and every one of my stories and would love to share them with the world, but getting a book seen and noticed in a sea of millions is tough. I decided to start with re-branding (or branding) myself and my authorship. I created a logo which I have replaced all my social media profile pictures with. I think it's cute and fun and expresses me as an individual. This was my first step in my branding process.
Happy Birthday JK Rowling & Harry Potter!
I know, I'm a dork, but I can't help it! My name is Alex Apostol, I'm 31 years old, and I'm still obsessed with Harry Potter! I'm sure I'm not the only one, right? Anyway, today is not only the Chosen One's birthday, but also his creator's birthday!