Posts from the Alchemist, Sean Platt

About Sean Platt

Sean Platt is an author entrepreneur, founder of Sterling & Stone, and co-founder of the Collective Inkwell and Realm & Sands imprints. Follow him on Twitter, Google+, or Facebook.

Robot Proletariat Part 37

Click here to see all Robot Proletariat Parts up to now. SEASON 1 :: EPISODE 6 :: CHAPTER 7 When Naomi came back into the house, she predictably went upstairs, to Chantal’s room, to check on Spencer. Miri had sneaked upstairs while the guests were leaving and had tidied up, while simultaneously making the room […]

Robot Proletariat Part 36

Click here to see all Robot Proletariat Parts up to now. SEASON 1 :: EPISODE 6 :: CHAPTER 6 As predicted, Mars found Alfred at the same table where they’d sat earlier. Cromwell was with him, as was Sephora. “Mars!” said Alfred. Mars was about to sit, but before he could, something strange happened. Sephora […]

Robot Proletariat Part 35

Click here to see all Robot Proletariat Parts up to now. SEASON 1 :: EPISODE 6 :: CHAPTER 5 The minister was human. Naomi had insisted. They all stood around the grave, the polished wooden casket suspended by small straps that fed through pulleys housed in silver rails around the draped hole. Mourners were seated, […]

Robot Proletariat Part 34

Click here to see all Robot Proletariat Parts up to now. SEASON 1 :: EPISODE 6 :: CHAPTER 4 Mars rushed ahead of Naomi, breaching protocol and nearly knocking her down. He looked back, gave her a small, apologetic look, and continued down the stairs at the front of the procession. He found Alexa at […]

Robot Proletariat Part 33

Click here to see all Robot Proletariat Parts up to now. SEASON 1 :: EPISODE 6 :: CHAPTER 3 “Hurry.” “His watch. Get his watch.” Mars looked where Cromwell was pointing, saw Spencer’s gold watch, and snatched it. He already had Spencer’s tie, pants, and shirt. Cromwell was running around, peeking to look under the […]

Robot Proletariat Part 32

Click here to see all Robot Proletariat Parts up to now. SEASON 1 :: EPISODE 6 :: CHAPTER 2 Miri was afraid. This time, she felt sure of her feelings. She’d felt uncertain plenty, and she’d felt a sensation she called “nervous,” along with several other things that were “uncomfortable” or “uneasy.” During the past […]

Author Optimization 101: Our Covers So Far

Last year we iterated, and this year we’re optimizing. So far, so good. We just finished with the year’s first quarter, and things have been amazing so far. We’re working on new categories, keywords, product descriptions, and covers for nearly all of our titles, from slight tweaks to full overhauls — in addition to moving […]

Robot Proletariat Part 31

Click here to see all Robot Proletariat Parts up to now. SEASON 1 :: EPISODE 6 :: CHAPTER 1 Mars shoved Chantal back into the shed, then closed the door. She stumbled backward, still holding the saw, then stepped into the spreading pool of Spencer’s blood. Mars looked down, unable to believe his robot eyes. […]

Robot Proletariat Part 30

Click here to see all Robot Proletariat Parts up to now. SEASON 1 :: EPISODE 5 :: CHAPTER 6 Spencer wasn’t in the living room, the dining room, or the parlor. Mars had Miri look first, then looked himself, then recruited Salas, Andromedus, and Bolt to comb through the humans. Salas was discreet. Andromedus and […]

Authorpreneur’s Almanac #34

Sterling & Stone’s love hate relationship is well documented by now. We’re in a hard spot. We absolutely see the need for a strong social media presence, but it’s impossible for us to grow, let alone maintain what’s already there without serious sacrifice to something else. It’s top of mind as we continue to grow, […]