So apparently Jeff Bezos is not content with taking over the entire retail world on Earth. He's expanding his reach to the stars. I'm not sure I really want the same guy who sells me my discount historical novels to be dallying with everything from on demand TV to space flight. I fear it distracts him … Continue reading Amazon In Space
I like Taylor Swift and I'm not ashamed to say it. I don't, in fact, think she writes bad music. I like her tunes, I rock out to them all the time, and her Bad Blood video was everything, dahling, just everything. Does she sometimes come across as the branded version of every good American … Continue reading Taylor Swift Is Alright With Me
Really, Amazon, really? This is what we've come to? I won't even bother to talk about the absurdity of trying to rope indie and self-publishers into your argument with a publisher they have NOTHING TO DO WITH. Smarter people than I have already done that. And this is a reader's perspective on this. If you … Continue reading Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is, Amazon
This is your writer speaking. And what indie writer Ninie Hammon has to say is what EVERY writer--famous our not--would love to say if they weren't worried about coming off as pushy, demanding, ungrateful or off-putting. In today's world, your open and vocal support has become something we cannot do without. Once upon a time, … Continue reading What Everyone Who Loves Books Needs to Know
This is a pretty balanced take on all sides of the dispute. Particularly liked hearing from an Amazon writer who is happy with his publisher. For me, this is very simple. Both sides in this are capable of carrying out some pretty crappy moves. Both sides, on occasion, have done just that. That's how businesses … Continue reading It’s Just Business – Hachette and Amazon
Welcome back from the weekend! I hope you had a good one. I certainly did. I saw Godzilla on Saturday and X-Men on Sunday and I feel fine!While I was gone, a friend of mine posted an interview with one of my main characters on her website. So if you want to have a little … Continue reading LEX TALIONIS – Today I Interviewed One of My Characters!
Get your Amazon on, people! My debut space opera mystery, LEX TALIONIS, is now available on Kindle! And for those of you who purchased the paperback, we have a special offer. You can get the Kindle edition for just $3.00! That's $4.00 less than the retail price. A little thank you to those who were … Continue reading LEX TALIONIS Is Now On Kindle!!
So I was so excited yesterday, I forgot to point out that if you want to read part of Chapter 1 of my debut novel, LEX TALIONIS, you can head on over to Tara Maya's blog at bestfantasynovel.com. Just scroll past all the interviewy stuff and you'll find the excerpt waiting to sit you down, … Continue reading The “I Pinch Myself Every Day Now” Roundup
*Runs around in circles squeeing* Peeps! My novel, LEX TALIONIS, is now up on Amazon.com! I even have a review already! It's just the paperback for now. The Kindle edition will be out on May 30th, and until then, you can get all the formats from Dragonwell Publishing's website. I cannot believe I have a … Continue reading LEX TALIONIS Is Now on Amazon!
I thought this was another valid and interesting follow up to George Packer's piece in the New Yorker. It doesn't bode well that open discourse about the publishing industry and Amazon's place in it is practically impossible. I think it leads to a lot of guesswork and assumptions on both sides. It also makes it … Continue reading Amazon and Publishing – A Postscript