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TirzahLaughs Book Covers

For NaNoWriMo writers: TirzahLaughs is doing book cover roughs for NaNoWriMo participants — no charge. I won’t be able to use this cover she did for me as a final for my book — although it will be loosely based … Continue reading

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An Author’s Amazon Wish List

Via the top-shelf blogger Passive Guy, here’s a top-shelf post by Mike Stackpole about Amazon and the book biz. One of the points Stackpole makes is that as an online/digitally savvy company, Amazon has real time access to data about … Continue reading

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WWW Wednesdays :-)

Via Should Be Reading, another game, w00t! To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions… • What are you currently reading? • What did you recently finish reading? • What do you think you’ll read next? My answers … Continue reading

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“When Libby . . .” A romance novel. Sort of.

Like many of us writers, I’ve finished more than one novel — if by “finished” you mean there are files on my hard drive with lots of words in them. I’ve also done what “they” advise writers to do: after … Continue reading

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How to Rate a Kindle Book

Earlier this year I posted about a capability Amazon added to Kindle, that allows readers to rate Kindle books. At the time I imagined that the new functionality would be fairly straightforward — i.e. there would be a little button … Continue reading

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She self-pubbed, got a Harper Collins contract . . . and now is self-pubbing again

That sound you hear is another old taboo exploding. It used to be that authors with book contracts pretty much had to do what publishers told them to do. Right? If you got big enough you might be able to … Continue reading

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quote of the day

[T]he writer’s imagination, that magical entity from which ideas arise, has other principles besides ars gratia artis. It’s more apt to come up with ideas if there’s a use for them. —Lawrence Block. In a post about short story as … Continue reading

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Can Job and New York’s Gay Marriage Bill

So this cracks me up. One of my characters in Can Job — the heroine’s best friend — is gay, and in one of the first scenes in the book Taylor joins her at a protest related to a gay … Continue reading

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Can Job is now on Smashwords, Amazon, Barnes and Noble

Slowly, slowly making progress!!! I’ve now uploaded my first indie-published novel, Can Job, to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and now Smashwords. Cost is $2.99. It’s only available as an ebook now, but soon I’ll have a print edition out as … Continue reading

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my novel on sale, friends & family price

I’ve pubbed my novel on Kindle, and set an initial price of 99 cents. Can Job It’s a plate of humorous satire with a side helping of romance. Here’s the description: Rocco Pinnoccho’s career is on the corporate fast track. … Continue reading

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