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Kindle Pre-Orders Are Live!

Falstaff Books have put the first four volumes of The Withrow Chronicles up on Amazon for digital pre-order. These are, Amazon-wise, completely different books from the versions I published myself, meaning if you already have the books they will not automatically update to these editions. PERISHABLES is up for a pre-order price of 99 cents. It’s … Continue reading »

Back in the Saddle: Advertising, Brands, & Bookselling

Back in the Saddle Wow, it’s kind of been a while since I really did the whole blogging thing, hasn’t it? It’s kind of been a stressful year. A lot of work stress is gone now, happily. I was on a major project that wrapped up a few weeks ago, giving me just enough time … Continue reading »

OK, Maybe There’s Something to Kindle Select After All (Er, Try Two)

For nearly two years I have stuck to my guns and insisted I would make my books available via as many platforms as possible rather than let any one online source have total control. I am just naturally the sort of person who rejects monopolies and the notion of letting a company control my choices. … Continue reading »

Just Like That

With the push of a button, Tooth & Nail is officially published. There’s a lot of “you should have a launch event” out there online but I don’t even get how one has a launch event for an ebook. I’m sure one of the local businesses where I’m a regular would be willing to host … Continue reading »

In the Merry, Merry Month of… April?

I’ve had my head buried in grad school this month but I also have some super-fun news: the editing and cover design for  are done and I’m waiting on Smashwords and Amazon to look them over. If everything is successfully vetted then I’ll officially make it available this weekend and it will get pushed out to Nook/iBooks/etc. … Continue reading »

Stealth Launch: For Science!

I’ve published a new short story called “Complications”. It was inspired by Machine of Death and I obtained the explicit permission of the editors of that fine volume before making it available. It’s free on Smashwords or 99c on Kindle. Its publication is a quiet experiment and I’m letting you in on the secret as a way to … Continue reading »

Starting 2013 at a Sprint

December was occupied almost entirely with an extensive rewrite of Tooth & Nail, the sequel to Perishables. I had to make any of a number of changes and expansions and those bumped it up from being ~55,000 words to over 80,000! Yowza! That’s, like, real-novel-length there! (Also, check out the shiny new sharing buttons down … Continue reading »

Recommendations Matter Most

The last couple of weeks have been further experiments in pricing, with enlightening and slightly annoying results. The short version of this is that pricing doesn’t seem to matter; it’s all getting out there and selling it after all and I hate selling things. I do, however, have specific plans for making that a little … Continue reading »

New Experiences Big & Small

I’ve now sold 30 copies of Perishables! Most of those are to people who are not strangers but many of them are to total strangers. How crazy is that? Last week I had what is easily one of the strangest experiences of my life: being invited to join a Google+ hangout for members of a … Continue reading »

Bargain Bin?

One of the most interesting things about putting something out there with a price tag on it is hearing people’s opinions on that price. I went for $2.99 explicitly because that’s the lowest price point at which an author gets Amazon’s best cut of each sale. At the time my pricing research consisted only of … Continue reading »

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