Contemporary social satire isn’t usually my preferred read, but “Fight The Rooster” really won me over and ended up being one of the best books I’ve read this year.
Til Death is a supernatural detective story in a 50’s setting, written by Jason Anspach — and it is excellent. Click through to read my review.
If you’re interested in superheroes, Christopher Valin is one author who gets it right. Bottom Line: Worth checking out.
Marvel TV announced they are moving “Agents of Shield” to a later time slot so it can be — and I quote — “darker and edgier”. I’m not a fan of this decision or this direction. Here’s why.
An alarming article is circulating on the web about B&N and Nook. Here are my thoughts on the matter. And, I’m not just talking about nook — but about kindle and an overall retail strategy for authors. We used to think that moving from retailer to retailer was giving authors “control” of their books. The reality is not quite so simple, and, if we’re not careful, authors will be learning that the hard way.
Social media can be a very powerful tool in promoting and selling your books. This post talks about how to devise a social media strategy that is easy to implement but gets you the most return on your efforts.
When I retired, I decided to take a little time “off” from working out. My back hurt, my shoulder hurt, and, quite frankly, I was just tired. After 20 years in the military, I figured I had earned my rest. Naturally, a little time turned into a few months which turned into a year. I […]
“How do I grow my newsletter?” This is an extremely common question among authors. They read about the importance of newsletters on various book marketing blogs or other author websites — I’ve written about it myself. And, by the time they get signed up for a newsletter service (Mail Chimp being the most popular) and […]
In this first part of a five part series on book marketing in 2016, I present an analysis of the book market from 2011 to the present to see how breakout authors were successful and what lessons can be applied to promoting books in the current market.
After San Bernardino, many are talking about our gun laws. And they should be. We had a major incident, and whenever that happens — be it guns or otherwise — we should be looking at our policy and seeing if it’s still effective. For the record, I don’t believe in “gun control” per se. This […]