WHAT THE HELL

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Hmmm… How to categorize women’s fiction on Amazon for maximum punch?

It’s getting near that time for Occasional Soulmates… You know, all you indie publishers: the moment when you select the all-important subject categories for your soon-to-be-born masterpiece. Pick wrong, and … Continue reading

August 28, 2014 · 16 Comments

Bad ideas in publishing (contd.)

When I read this article in the Times, I couldn’t decide whether to shit my pants or pluck all the hair off my entire body. Or, indeed, both. The synopsis: … Continue reading

August 13, 2014 · 27 Comments

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That’s what’s known in the biz as a come-on. As in, Come on! But as I sit down to write this come-on, in keeping with the advice of all the … Continue reading

August 7, 2014 · 5 Comments

Quick, when was California Bookstore Day?

Gosh, not sure how I missed this back in May. Honest, I didn’t hear a word about it: California Bookstore Day. I’m not exactly sure what I was doing on … Continue reading

August 5, 2014 · 4 Comments

Amazon strikes…again

Well, no sooner do I decide to put my forthcoming novel, Occasional Soulmates, in the KDP Select program — selling the ebook strictly through Amazon — than Amazon goes and … Continue reading

July 21, 2014 · 30 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

Shark attack: Amazon is chewing up Hachette

#455414777 / gettyimages.com Yesterday I reblogged a post by novelist Cinthia Ritchie, in which she talks about the effect of the Amazon/Hachette feud on her career as a writer. To … Continue reading

May 19, 2014 · 9 Comments

We’re gonna need a bigger VOTE!

I learned last night that Yesterday Road is one of the twelve finalists in the literary category of Indie Author Land’s contest: The 50 Self-Published Books Worth Reading (2013/14). Now … Continue reading

April 14, 2014 · 10 Comments

Pricing updates: a freebie!

From now on (or at least for the foreseeable future), Our Children Are Not Our Children will be free at all the non-Amazon outlets. I’d make it free at Amazon … Continue reading

April 10, 2014 · 5 Comments

Last 2 days to save 2 bucks!

Just a quick reminder that my $1.99 promotion on Yesterday Road ends tomorrow night. If you haven’t bought it yet, why not save a deuce and pick up your copy … Continue reading

April 6, 2014 · Leave a comment