Sean Platt: Author, Entrepreneur
Sean is co-founder of the Collective Inkwell and Realm & Sands imprints, speaker, and author, with breakout indie hits such as Yesterday’s Gone, WhiteSpace, Unicorn Western and The Beam, as well as traditionally published titles Z 2134 and Monstrous.
Starting more than a year before Amazon launched “Amazon Serials,” Sean and creative partner David Wright launched four serials, plus a series of shorts, maintaining a weekly release schedule throughout 2012. Inspired as much by Stephen King’s serialized novel, “The Green Mile,” as they are scripted TV shows like LOST, Fringe, The Wire, Mad Men, The Walking Dead, and the Battlestar Galactica reboot, Sean and Dave wanted to create a fresh experience for Kindle and other e-reading devices.
Their first series, Yesterday’s Gone has received over 600 5-Star reviews, and has spent time on Amazon’s list of the Top 100 Best Reviewed Fiction Books. Like their favorite TV shows, each Collective Inkwell serial presents episodes that drive mythology forward, reveal more about the characters, and advances the story. And each episode ends with a WTF? cliffhanger designed to “open a wound” the reader can’t wait to close the following week.
On May 24, 2013 Sean launched Realm & Sands with Johnny B. Truant. Realm & Sands is home to Unicorn Western, The Beam, Robot Proletariate, and Namaste. Publishing everything from comedy and satire to action toandhard sci-fi, Realm & Sands is a playground for Sean and Johnny to play in, and for readers to enjoy.
In August of 2013, Sean launched a line of children’s titles with the pen name, Guy Incognito. Tales From the Terrible Scary, Penny to a Million, Syllable Soup and Dinosaur NOW will all be available by the end of 2013, with a full lineup for 2014.
Together with Dave and Johnny, Sean hosts the Self-Publishing and Better Off Dead podcasts. The Self-Publishing Podcast is totally NSFW but has great information on self-publishing delivered through friendly banter and conversation. Better Off Undead is of service to no one and a total waste of your time. You have been warned.
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