Literary agent Nathan Bransford has an article on his blog, E-Book Pricing and Publication Debate Erupts, and the points that I take away from his piece are; 1) pricing e-books over $9.99 is a bad idea; 2) Simultaneous publication is … Continue reading
Monthly Archives: July 2009
Novelr has an article, On Criticism and Online Fiction, and I find myself in agreement with the points made. Getting criticism for fiction is hard on your own sites, and a lot of this has to do with the sense … Continue reading
This is the one question that plagues me whenever I sit down to write: how do I build a community of readers who are also avid fans?
One possibility that I’ve considered is Tuckerization. Maybe I could interest readers in coming forward to ask for parts in my upcoming dark fantasy stories. This would make them more involved in the serials, even if it’s just to say, “Nooooo! I can’t believe you killed me!” Continue reading
There’s been a few recent author meltdowns online that have people gasping about how unprofessional it is to snap at a bad review, or to act belligerent in an online discussion. The most recent meltdown happened on Twitter, during which … Continue reading
She promised the immortal power of fame for Toby’s writing. The seductive voice had no name and wore no form, but to a struggling writer desperate for ideas, she seemed to be everything he needed.
He listened and wrote what she gave him, and she was right. Her stories were exquisite. Continue reading
This is one experiment I’ve concluded quickly. I’d read about a Harper Collins book promotion site, Authonomy, and I thought the premise was interesting. I upload my books to the site, and people can read them and decide whether or … Continue reading
Here’s a funny thought for you. You spend a whole weekend cleaning your bathroom, right? You have to make sure you clean it up, because you might leave germs or bacteria. You mop your floors, vacuum the carpets to get … Continue reading
If you’ve ever looked over the names I tweet on #followfriday and wondered why I make the choices I do, I can sum it up easily. These people talk. They aren’t marketers or entrepreneurs tweeting the same scams every day, … Continue reading
Up until this point, there’s one thing that I’ve not yet had to deal with as a writer, a negative public review. Oh, I’ve gotten bad reviews via e-mail, as with the reviewer of Haunting Sins who said that I … Continue reading
Yay! It’s my second published story! And the paycheck has already cleared, even! ^_^ Well, it’s an incredible honor to have been accepted for the second issue of The New Bedlam Project. I’ve already read about half of the entries, … Continue reading