A curated list of authors selected works and put them on sale, just for readers like you. If you’ve been waiting for the next fun read, or for a reason to Read Indie, this is that time. All the books are priced between $2.99 and $0.99, affordable ways to explore new worlds. You will find… Read More 2nd Annual Indie Author Labor Day Sale
First of all, thank you to everyone who commented or shared as I worked on this contest. It was a bit spur-of-the-moment, the next one I will plan out more. However! there were more than one hundred entries, which was pretty amazing. I’m tickled pink at the responses. So here’s what I did. I kept… Read More We Have Winners!
Mirror-posted from the Otherwhere Gazette: It’s difficult to pick out just one John Ringo book to recommend with this recipe. I’ve been reading his books for as long as I’ve been a Baen Barfly, and that’s coming up on fifteen years now. Given the nature of the dish itself, I have to say that reading… Read More ETWYRT: John Ringo
James Young is guest posting at the Mad Genius Club today, writing about what is entailed in being an author-vendor at a con-of-size. The first thing a person should do in order to prepare for any event is do some research. For instance, if you look through previous news clippings, you’ll find that KC Planet… Read More An Author at a Con
First, look at the cover. It might look like a child’s rendition, but this doesn’t mean the content is bad. I’ve seen some pretty bad writing under that pretty wrapper. What the cover ought to tell you is a little about what to expect. Not a faithful rendition of a scene, more a feeling for… Read More Tips and Tricks for Book Shopping
A friend (actually, more than one, come to think of it) pointed me at a ranty post made by another writer this last week. I looked at it, shook my head, and went back to homework. But it stayed with me. Not the first part of the rant, which was… well, it didn’t make sense,… Read More Playing with the Big Boys
When was the last time you could pick up a novel for only three dollars? Much less nearly one hundred of them? Oh, I don’t expect that you will buy ALL of the ones on the list, but it’s the first annual Labor Day Independents Book Sale! For a full list of titles and authors,… Read More Books on Sale, Cheap!
I muse at length on the new Amazon offering over at Mad Genius Club. I’m reminded of the old admonishment, be careful what you wish for. You might get it. The Genie in Scheherazade’s tales of Arabian Nights was a most literal being. So are computers, come to think of it. Unless you define your… Read More Kindle Unlimited
With this being the cause du jour for many, the only link I’m seeing with any regularity is an opinion piece from NYTimes. First, most of the links you will see about this are going to be opinion pieces. Mine, over at Mad Genius Club today, is mostly pointing out the underlying psychology of business/publisher/author… Read More Perspective on Amazon
I don’t have a snippet today. For almost a year, is it? No, can’t be that long! Maybe six months, there has been a snippet of my fiction here in the Sunday blog post. Today, I don’t have one. I’m not ready to snippet The God’s Wolfling, although I have a few thousand words of… Read More Snippetless
I was accused the other day on FB of having a scarcity mentality, while the other person proudly proclaimed they had an abundance mentality. After I got through face-palming over the ridiculousness of it, I decided it was a good point to bring up here. You see, this person was reacting to my having asked… Read More Promoting and Marketing
“Probably other bathroom fixture issues, too.” (the First Reader) There is a difference, my friends, between independently or self publishing, and vanity publishing. For that matter, micro presses and small presses aren’t always that safe, either. This post isn’t about the sharks swimming in the legacy publisher’s pool, so we will leave them unchummed for… Read More Writers have Vanity Issues