WHAT THE HELL

Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

Off the grid

Taking a few days off to recharge the old Atomic Mojo Machine. Back next Tuesday. Meanwhile, why not poke around in the archives and find some older stuff you might … Continue reading

May 30, 2014 · 10 Comments

Free ebook formatting: do it yourself?

Originally posted on WHAT THE HELL:
Ebook formatting. Huh? Believe it or not, it never occurred to me that you can’t just upload your pretty .doc file onto Smashwords or…

May 29, 2014 · 5 Comments

In defense of lit-fic

#451820983 / gettyimages.com Your brain on literary fiction   Over the weekend, in addition to losing that contest that shall never be named again, I stumbled on a column about … Continue reading

May 28, 2014 · 15 Comments

Amazon v Hachette: Don’t Believe The Spin

The flip side of the Amazon/Hachette conflict, outlining some of the complex issues at play. Even if you’re inclined to hate on AMZN, give it a read to fully understand … Continue reading

May 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Always look on the bright side of life

Something crappy happened yesterday, on the professional level (writing-wise, that is). The only thing I know to do to battle it is give a little whistle and… Always look on … Continue reading

May 27, 2014 · 10 Comments

I wouldn’t want to belong to any club that would have me as a member

Maybe if this had been my cover, Yesterday Road would have been one of The 50 Self-Published Books Worth Reading. (Judging by the covers of the winners, that is.) Alas.

May 25, 2014 · 28 Comments

…is Literature just a load of crepuscular?… great Guest Post from Author Kevin Brennan… #TBSU…

Originally posted on Seumas Gallacher:
…here’s a ‘thinking’ piece Guest Post from my pal, Author Kevin Brennan… thanks for coming aboard, that man… Yes, literature is elitist… thank God! A…

May 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Masters @ work

Three of my favorites in one gig: Kenny Burrell on guitar, Stanley Turrentine on sax, and Jimmy Smith on organ (I’m not familiar with the drummer, but he’s clearly up … Continue reading

May 24, 2014 · 3 Comments

Follow the yellow brick road to self-publishing success!

Originally posted on WHAT THE HELL:
Right on the heels of my introduction of Yesterday Road to the WordPress universe comes this item, via Cory Doctorow at Boing Boing. (I…

May 23, 2014 · 3 Comments

Amazon and Salon’s Laura Miller: BFFs no more

#488657485 / gettyimages.com The shark may have jumped the shark. Vis-a-vis my post the other day about Cinthia Ritchie (and other Hachette authors) as the collateral damage in Amazon’s shakedown … Continue reading

May 22, 2014 · 4 Comments