There’s been a lot of discussion about EBooks and Paper books. A lot of the arguments have been anecdotal. Let’s look at some numbers.
A bunch of us have been discussing book ratings…
With great joy, I want to announce the re-release of Shirley Meier’s book, Sparks in the Wind.
I had a lot of fun editing the book. I also came to love the characters. Shirley has written a book which is exciting, uplifting, and well, incredible. But rather than believing me, why don’t you read it yourself?
Sparks is currently available as an ebook from:
We are working on getting Sparks into the Sony and Diesel stores as well, and if there is enough requests, we’ll look at going to a print run.
Now I’m editing The Clarion by Michael Badillo. A long with writing a half dozen more short stories 🙂
Owner, Argilla Tabula Publishing
Friday September 20, 2013
Promoting a book is a lot of work, even if your story is only one of many. There’s a lot of things to do, talk about the book, attend conventions (useful for certain genres), blog, tweet, facebook…
Kim Dotcom is a maniac. But a smart maniac. He’s just offered every creative person on the planet 50 Gigabytes of free cloud storage!
Think about it. You’re a writer. You’ve got a thousand text/document files that maybe take up a gigabyte at worst. Lose them, and you are out of business. Yes, you can back them up. What if your house burns down taking out your computer and backup drive?
Having an additional encrypted backup on the Cloud, that is accessible anywhere, anytime, is a fantastic option. And as long as you keep under 50 Gigabytes, it’s free.
Last but not least, the interface is usable. I’ve seen file management systems that look like they were designed by Satan. This one is good. Also I’ve heard rumours of people building automatic backup systems for Mac OSX, Linux, and Windows systems…
For that matter Indie Publishers should consider it. Backup, backup, backup.
I’m signed up. Are you?
Monday January 21, 2013
The Publishing Perspectives website is running a book “consumption” survey. Right, so they think we are eating the books…
Seriously though, there’s not enough information on how reading habits have shifted in the first half of 2012. Please pass this link around, and ask your friends to pass it around too. The more people who take part in the survey, the more accurate it will be.
Wednesday May 9, 2012
Amazon isn’t evil. Amazon isn’t good. Amazon is a company, and morality isn’t something that a company can partake of. The individuals who work for the company, yes. The company itself, no.
This article is aimed at Small Press publishers, and Self Published writers, but the general terms will fit any industry where there is one dominant company.
Dean Wesley Smith has been writing an excellent series of articles titled The New World of Publishing. I highly recommend them. The only problem is that Dean knows his subject so well, that sometimes his presentation isn’t clear. I came at this from Sales, and while I was considered lousy at presentations, I think I can do a little something to make his one article, which consists of a horde of numbers, a bit easier to understand. Let’s look at The New World of Publishing: The Big Hurry in a different way.
Kleo and I have been working on a novel. Actually Sam and I started it before he died, and Kleo has helped me work on it since.
Here’s something that should have horror fans shivering in their boots. John Manning is editing an anthology titled “What Scares the Boogeyman” for Perseid Publishing!
Since John is a friend of mine, I prevailed upon him to send me some of the stories he has accepted for publication. Folks, you are in for a treat!
What Scares the Boogeyman will be published in the Autumn of 2012. Halloween may never be the same. Some of the stories John has accepted and issued contracts for are:
- The Fear of the Lord – Robert M. Price
- The Road to Afghanistan – David Conyers
- Failure to Comply – Michael H. Hanson
- The Testament of Tuff – C. Dean Andersson
I also know about some of the ones that haven’t had contracts signed yet. All I can say about those is that you will be blown away, totally and utterly blown away. I mean what can you do with Bad Mustard?
Wednesday December 7, 2011