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TTS, Episode Two of Season Two
November 26, 2016
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As you may have guessed, I watch the news…a lot. For inspiration, mainly, also to be informed, but that seems to require more and more work these days. The amount of potential ideas the political arena has spit out lately have come at a rate I can barely keep up with. Stranger than fiction has never been more true. The second season of The Twelve Shepherds is undergoing several changes as a result of all of this, and I apologize for this episode being late. […]
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So, some things have happened.
November 19, 2016
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Being a writer involves much more than writing. The daydreaming and doodling and creating part are the best. The actual writing part can be both fun and aggravating, but mostly fun. I enjoy it immensely, and with the help of Bill (my assistant) I can now do it more and not spend as much time on the parts of the job which I enjoy less. But the other parts cannot be ignored. Writing is also very much a business and with that in mind one […]
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The clicking….
July 17, 2016
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Do you hear it? My wife does. My kids do. Even the dog. Its why none of them are around me right now. It’s not my keyboard, they’re use to that. Its…my mouse. If you ever wondered what an author does the day after he releases a book to the public? It’s this. Mouse clicking. Lots of it. We open every sales tab we can and spend the day clicking back and forth waiting to see if anybody took a chance on our book. Its […]
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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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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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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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Lee Child and Measuring Success.
October 16, 2014
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                                                                                                                Via: Flickr A few weeks ago Lee Child was brave enough to stick his head into the lions mouth of the indie world. First he appeared on The Passive Voice. […]
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What’s up with Kobo?
March 18, 2014
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                                                                                                                                                 Via: Flickr I sell my books on Kobo. I like Kobo. >Why? Because I’m […]
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What kind of reader are you? Big Pub thinks they know.
March 3, 2014
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                                                                                                 Via: Flickr This past month we saw the birth of AuthorEarnings, a website created by best-selling author and self-publishing guru Hugh Howey, in trying to expose what kind of money authors, both trade and self published, are really making. […]