WHAT THE HELL

Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

Blue bird blues — I hate my Twitter feed!

All right. I confess. I can’t abide my own Twitter feed. To watch it for any length of time is to walk down a long corridor of blaring billboards, a … Continue reading

February 24, 2014 · 11 Comments

Book promotions starting mañana

I have two promotional features happening this week. Tomorrow, 2/12, Yesterday Road will be featured at BargainBooksy, where for a fee, mind you, I’ll get exposure through their daily email … Continue reading

February 11, 2014 · 6 Comments

If self-publishing is like building a house, what are Amazon rankings?

Vis-a-vis the shot in the arm that Ereader News Today provided yesterday (carrying into today), I find it peculiar that selling sixty-odd books in 24 hours is enough to catapult … Continue reading

January 24, 2014 · 10 Comments

Twitter hacking alert

We watched Ed Wood last night, so the words, “Bevare, bevare!” are fresh in my mind. My Twitter account got hacked this morning by one of those “get more followers” … Continue reading

January 10, 2014 · 15 Comments

Where should you post your book reviews? Amazon.com, of course!

Self-published authors are unbelievably grateful for reviews. Trust me. I am one, and my cup runneth over with gratitude every time I discover a new review of Yesterday Road. That … Continue reading

December 16, 2013 · 20 Comments

That Part Where is live — check it out!

My feature at That Part Where is live now, and looks great! To reiterate, at this site you get to highlight a scene from your book — any scene at … Continue reading

December 7, 2013 · 17 Comments

Do androids dream of electric tweets? The Tetris effect is back!

  It’s happening. I’m dreaming about Twitter. About tweeting. I’m tweeting in my dreams and hoping for retweets and mentions and followers and clicks. I’m seeing the constant scroll of … Continue reading

December 4, 2013 · 7 Comments

A new place to promote your self-published book: That Part Where

  Looking for a new way to promote your book? Yeah, me too. That’s why I was glad I ran into That Part Where, the brainchild of the good people … Continue reading

November 25, 2013 · 25 Comments

Kinda makes you think — Laurie Anderson speaks

I thought I’d skip the musical interlude this week, or come at it sideways, by posting this provocative little morsel from Laurie Anderson. Maybe you saw her letter to The … Continue reading

November 2, 2013 · 7 Comments

Social media and common sense: no tweeting while walking!

“There’s this new neediness — it pervades everything.” These are the words of a character in Dave Eggers’ new novel, The Circle, which seems to be about a monolithic information/social … Continue reading

October 8, 2013 · 2 Comments