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Michael James Ploof

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Michael was born during a blizzard in the late 70's. He grew up in the Northern NY Boonies. Luckily he had no cable TV, but he did possess the power to turn an ordinary stick into anything imaginable. He spent his first decade of life fighting monsters, aliens, and Sith lords. Having been unsuccessfully taught how to sit down, shut up, get in line, and raise his hand to pee, he quit school the first day of his senior year of high school. Along with his band members and girlfriend, Michael took a greyhound bus to California, something he had always dreamed of doing. After nine months and many crazy experiences and soup kitchens later, he and his girlfriend returned to NY with a baby on the way. Joining the workforce with blue hair and no edu ...more


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Michael James Ploof My children's books, The Sock Gnome Chronicles are for that age group. My Legends of Agora books are 13+ in my opinion. Compared to an average night…moreMy children's books, The Sock Gnome Chronicles are for that age group. My Legends of Agora books are 13+ in my opinion. Compared to an average night of cable TV or today's video games they are nothing. Glad you liked the book!(less)
Michael James Ploof This is the million dollar question, and unfortunately there is no sure fire way to do it. When I was trying to get my first book out there I came…moreThis is the million dollar question, and unfortunately there is no sure fire way to do it. When I was trying to get my first book out there I came across the best answer: Write more books! Bookbub is hands down the best book marketing site out there. If you can get them to feature you it will make a big difference. I checked out your book and noticed that you have no reviews. This is a must. Choosy bookworm might be able to help you with this. When I put my book out in the summer of 2012 I sold 30 copies in a month, then, for some reason I have yet to determine, I sold nearly a thousand the next month.
Being an indie author is hard, and there are tens of thousands of books in the Kindle graveyard. Having a stand alone book sell enough to make a living at this is nearly impossible. I highly recommend writing a series.

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Michael Ploof John wrote: "Wow loved the book when is book two coming out?"

I am currently working on Book 2 and am roughly 55% done, I am shooting for a summer 2013 release.


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John Wow loved the book when is book two coming out?


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