“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 three 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 […]
In June 2015, Google Music updated from being a music player to being a streaming service that also has a music player. And it Sucks. My correspondence with Google customer service to get control of my music back.
Strange how life gets stressful around the holidays. A time when we should be coming together and supporting one another, instead we feel more stressed. Sometimes, life starts to stop being fun and starts becoming overwhelming. But, we don’t have to face it alone.
Eric Tozzi’s “Phoenix Lights” is pretty darn good – click through for the full review.
I love sword fighting. Seriously — doesn’t matter if it’s steel, lightsabers, or plasteel. As a lifelong fencer, former soldier, and connoisseur of literary combat, here are my my top five sword fights in recent fiction.
As the head of the publishing venture Apocalypse Weird, and the founder of the author support service ThirdScribe, I pay A LOT of attention to the production cost and sales pricing of books. I would hazard to say that at this point there are very few people on the planet more familiar with the costs of book production than me. Here are my thoughts on how and why they are priced as they are, how to promote them, and how readers can get them for cheap.
Is it just a Jedi mind trick, or can lightsabers actually bring a family closer together? One sci-fi loving fencer dad gives it a shot.
Hank Garner and I spend an hour talking about ThirdScribe, the writing industry, how authors can promote their books, and how new authors can get started. It was a blast. Click through and give it a listen!