Barely Legitimate
writing

Barely Legitimate

Commentary on a certain author’s claims about Amazon damaging his sales… “Lets look at this for a minute – Amazon, a retailer, is discouraging sales. Being of some small journalistic training, I went to Amazon, and found Douglas Preston. Wait, if Amazon is discouraging sales, wouldn’t they not have any material for him on their … Continue reading

Writing Roundup
Publishing

Writing Roundup

All right, I’m sitting here with a brain full of recipes and a novella to complete. You probably had enough of the recipes yesterday, and anyway, these I haven’t made yet. So I’m running around the blogosphere collecting quotes and articles I recommend to you as authors/inde publishers/ what-have-you. See you tomorrow! Dean Wesley Smith … Continue reading

I am Indie
Promotion

I am Indie

Hugh Howey, an author, businessman, and major advocate for independent publishing, published not a work of fiction, but a very important survey yesterday. You can find it here, and although lengthy, if you are looking into becoming published, it is well worth the read. The graphics, if nothing else, tell the story vividly. Indie authors … Continue reading

Pressing Restart
fiction / writing

Pressing Restart

I’m trying to get my writing restarted after the move. This morning I had an amusing moment when I opened my email and found that Amazon was recommending Vulcan’s Kittens to me as something I might enjoying buying. I went on to read Sarah Hoyt’s ongoing series about a novel in 13 weeks, which if … Continue reading