WHAT THE HELL

Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

A new nonfiction project comin’ down the pike!

Coming soon, my new nonfiction project, Close to Perfect: How to Write and Publish Your Novel. Here’s the gist: Thank goodness novelist Kevin Brennan (Parts Unknown, Yesterday Road, Eternity Began … Continue reading

February 20, 2020 · 6 Comments

Never give a Finch

I won’t be reading Harper Lee’s, Go Set A Watchman. Why? Because “Atticus Finch” is gone. Atticus Finch, sans quotation marks, survives in the new novel as a KKK-sampling elderly … Continue reading

July 27, 2015 · 42 Comments

Self-publishing wake-up call No. 2472

Back on the first of May I ran a Kindle Select promotion for Occasional Soulmates: three days of freebies. To pump up the volume, I listed the promo on a … Continue reading

July 13, 2015 · 26 Comments

Final day for the Occasional Soulmates 99 cent countdown deal!

That’s right. If you’ve been fence-sitting on this thing, today’s the day you have to act. Occasional Soulmates is 99 cents until midnight PST. It’s been a successful promotion, but … Continue reading

November 21, 2014 · 10 Comments

A big deal: Amazon and Hachette are going steady

By now just about everyone in the business — and by the business I mean the industry — has heard that Amazon and Hachette have found common ground and inked … Continue reading

November 19, 2014 · 16 Comments

To Bezos or not to Bezos…that is the question

So yesterday I wrote this whole long thing about Amazon (again) — prompted by Paul Krugman’s column declaring that Amazon’s business strategy is “hurting America.” This morning I realized: I … Continue reading

October 21, 2014 · 13 Comments

More news from the shark tank

#455414777 / gettyimages.com Joe Nocera of The Times has an interesting take on the evilness of Amazon in today’s paper. Refreshingly, he’s a Hachette author who admits that he’s not … Continue reading

October 14, 2014 · 10 Comments

A stack of wholesome goodness

Guess what showed up in the afternoon post yesterday. Books, babies! A lovely stack of books! This is my first batch of author copies of Occasional Soulmates, which I’m planning … Continue reading

September 30, 2014 · 7 Comments

One week to Occasional Soulmates

September 16, 2014 · 4 Comments

How much should you spend on self-publishing? How much ya got?

Yes, self-publishing is here to stay, and it offers writers a convenient and credible way to get their work out into the world. But to do it right, according to … Continue reading

September 9, 2014 · 15 Comments