The Earth in Daimones – An Apocalyptic Travel

            “Even with the best of intentions, cruelty is just around the corner.“ The Daimones Trilogy deals with many themes, from survival and the rebirth of the race of man after an alien apocalypse, to love and romance in a dying world, and the rise of new ethics and morals.  Why […]

Are you an Amazon KDP Select Advocate?

I recently saw and commented an article (linked below) from Derek Haines on KDP Select (publishing only and exclusively on Amazon) as THE way to go for self-publishing authors. From the article: “Unlike myself, my old friend Derek Haines (and a few other writers I know) constantly hop in and out of bed with whichever […]

A Spellbinding Thriller – Shatter Point

Shatter Point by Jeff Altabef is on sale from 12/8-12/12 for only $0.99! Pick up a copy of this spellbinding thriller. You can also enter the giveaway at the end of this post with no more than a click of the mouse for a chance to win a $75 Amazon or B&N gift card! Extra […]

The Indie Minimum Wage and the ebook Minimum Price

If you remember, Apple Inc. lost a legal battle over ebook price, started in 2012. They are appealing, now. For a long background see CNET’s extensive overview from mid-2013, but the battle over ebook price has an impact on everyone, those who read—and write—ebooks. When Apple lost the case, the  result was that Amazon was able to keep […]

Once Humans | Another Universe

Once Humans (Daimones Trilogy) by Massimo Marino Posted in Science Fiction & Fantasy by editor – December 30, 2013 Amazon, $4.50, 314 pages The second in the Daimones Trilogy from Massimo Marino, does a great job of clueing in the reader about the first book with a detailed prologue, making the reading of the first volume not necessary. Once Humans continues […]

Still Conflicted about Amazon – Rachelle Gardner

Posted on Nov 19th, 2013 | by Rachelle Gardner I’ve just finished reading Brad Stone’s The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon. I’m still processing what I learned, and checking other sources for differing perspectives, but my initial reaction is that this is an eye-opening, clarifying, sobering yet illuminating resource for anyone […]

To FREE or not to FREE

Some time ago I took side on an online discussion  (published in November ’13) on the value of FREE with ebooks, especially from Indie writers. Someone cited: Why buy the cow if you can get the milk for free?  One might think milk has nothing to do with writing… but if you read it with your […]

The Great Free Book Discussion

This is the first in a two-part series by Alexandra Butcher.   Indie authors are given an almost overwhelming amount of advice about promoting and marketing their book, a great deal of which is contradictory. It has to be said there is NO single path to take which works for every author. One person may […]

Do Amazon and Createspace rip off Indie publishers with failure to correctly report sales? | jeanettevaughan

Do Amazon and Createspace rip off Indie publishers with failure to correctly report sales? Guest post by John. R. Clark, Managing Editor at AgeView Press When AgeView Press Indie pubbed the book FLYING SOLO in May of 2012, the author, Jeanette Vaughan  immediately began tracking sales.   She heard from excited friends and family who immediately emailed […]

Amazon’s new Kindle Paperwhite ramps engagement with Goodreads integration (ZDNet)

Amazon’s new Kindle Paperwhite ramps engagement with Goodreads integration Summary: Amazon has revamped the guts of the Kindle Paperwhite, but the real win may be Goodreads integration and a gamified Freetime to prod your kids to read. By Larry Dignan for Between the Lines | September 3, 2013 — 17:43 GMT (19:43 CEST) Amazon on […]

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