You’re not the boss of me…

An open letter to Ruth Graham, I was scrolling through FaceBook this morning as I waited for my coffee to be ready, and a marginally irritating bit of idiocy passed before my field of vision. I’m not going to link directly to her article, because I don’t want to give her the SEO. Feel free … Read more…

Why Kobo is Light-years Better

If you’re an independent or small publisher, or an independent author, then you really should read this. I’m both of those, and I have a pretty good idea of what I’m talking about here. I’ve been doing this whole indie thing for a number of years, and I’ve worked with Amazon, CreateSpace, Kindle Direct, Barnes … Read more…

Indies Are Leaving Money on the Table

This morning I realized something that is both shocking and disappointing. Most independent publishers of novels, anthologies, and magazines are leaving a great deal of money on the table. Here’s what happened. I’m spending this morning preparing for MileHiCon where I’ll be attending panels, carousing, comingling, and generally keeping in touch with fans, peers, and hopefully an … Read more…

The Phase Shift of Media Distribution

If you are a storytelling “creative,” regardless of distribution channel, you need to watch this. I would recommend that Agents, Editors, Publishers, and producers of any sort of media pay very close attention to what Kevin Spacey has to say here. The key term is “Content,” and the old rules about what people buy or … Read more…

Mile Marker Forty-Five

I started the “author’s journey” a scant three years ago. In that time I produced a half-dozen anthologies, been a finalist in a local manuscript competition, self-published one novel, and had a number of short stories published by other editors and eZines. I also managed to make at least a small name for myself in … Read more…

Steampunk Games and the Gender Crisis

There have been countless words written in recent weeks regarding the gender crisis surrounding SFWA Bulletins 200, 201, and 202, and the two sides seem to be preparing for armed combat. Similarly, those very same camps have dug trenches along the Microsoft “no female protagonist in their games” SNAFU, and that battle is raging as … Read more…

Another Step Forward in the Master Plan

I got my hard-copies from WordFire Press today.  Both The Pandora Sequence and Five by Five arrived today.  For those of you who didn’t know, I’ve been doing some production work for WordFire, including eBook conversions and interior book design / layouts.  Thus far I’ve worked on titles written or including work by Kevin Anderson, Rebecca … Read more…

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