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Interview
May 10, 2016
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Hey everyone, You’ll perhaps enjoy to learn that I’ve done an interview to thisiswriting.com. It has great content and interviews, so I felt incredibly honored when they asked me for an interview. You can read the interview here. Feel free to use the comment section of this blog post to ask any questions that I may have not answered!

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Infographic: The benefits of reading
April 20, 2016
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If you are reading this, you surely have a passion for reading books (and maybe even write them)! So, you certainly have your own reasons to love books. Scientists of many fields, including Psychology and Neuroscience, recommends daily reading for your own health (and pleasure). I saw this infographic, and I immediately felt like I needed to share it with my readers. I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I did     So many books, so little time to read (and write them)!

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New Kindle: Oasis
April 19, 2016
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Hey everyone, Have you heard the great news?! Amazon has just released a new Kindle! Amazon named it Kindle Oasis. It’s the company’s next big step toward its goal of thinnest paper. It’s the thinnest and lightest e-reader ever made, yet it has a 9-week reading battery, ergonomic grip, and page-turn buttons.   What’s more, the display provides 60% more light.  It’s also sold with a high-quality case, which attaches magnetically to be back of Kindle Oasis. The case allows you to charge your Kindle

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Self Publishing
Facebook is servicing me and my readers.
April 9, 2016
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Today, after a lazy morning of not writing, I got on Facebook to see what was happening in the world. Nothing new really, the race for the presidency is still a cluster, the world is still getting hotter, and the Kardashians are still famous for no reason what-so-ever. Then I saw this headline: Facebook is hiding your messages again, here’s how to uncover them! Wa..What!? See the full article here. Evidently, Facebook has taken it upon themselves to filter what messages you get. They did

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Fear of hiring (and trust in) an Author Assistant
April 4, 2016
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Hello! This is Bill Vaz – Randall Wood’s author assistant – as previously announced by Randall. I’m back from climbing the Mont Everest. It was freezing – in fact, I still have some ice between my fingers as I type this. This will be a follow-up of my previous post, where I talked about how you can feel overwhelmed with all the important tasks you have to, besides writing. This post, however, will be about a nasty word we all know too well: fears. We

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Now that I have an assistant, what do I do with them?
April 1, 2016
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Most authors, myself included, need some help sooner or later. It might be with cover-art, or marketing, sales tracking, formatting, the list goes on and on. Some of these things you may not understand well, some you may lack the talent for, some may just take too much time, and some you just simply hate doing. To accomplish these things you may end up hiring one person or several. Eventually you reach a point of doing more maintenance than you do creation. That’s when you

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Presenting Bill Vaz – Randall Wood’s Author Assistant
March 10, 2016
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Hello, I’m Bill Vaz, the one and only who speaks fourteen languages fluently, climbs Everest every year just because he cans, and many other things I’m too humble to mention. Well, let’s not get over our heads. That’s not completely true. I’m Bill Vaz, Randall Wood’s Author Assistant, and I’m from a little country called Portugal. If you are into politics, I can answer you that yes, Germany is currently not our best friend! I hope you guys will enjoy my posts as much as

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Self-published author assistants, do you need one?
March 2, 2016
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I have an assistant now. No, it’s not the girl in the picture from the previous post (not that I didn’t search for her). Well, not this Bill either. His name is Bill Vaz and he’s from a magical land known as Portugal. He speaks fourteen languages, climbs Everest every year, and cuts his own hair. The only picture I have of him is a silhouette that looks remarkably like Keanu Reeves in a space suit. Okay, that’s not totally true, but since you don’t

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Amazon. Big monopoly or several million small ones?
January 30, 2016
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Every time I think this issue is over it finds its way back into the news. Once again the Authors Guild and their Big 5 masters are screaming a word they just don’t seem to understand. Monopoly. They throw the word around with abandon. Monopoly: mo•nop•o•ly the exclusive possession or control of the supply or trade in a commodity or service. Via: Flickr (license) These articles always manage to work in the word Antitrust, yet they seem to have a hard time with its definition as

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Happy New Year
January 1, 2016
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  Whatever For those who are wondering, these are my New Years resolutions: 1. Stop making lists for everything; B. Be somewhat more consistent; 8. Learn to count; 12. Finish the next book.

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