Readers will recall that I’ve been promising a new book of short stories for a while now. Well, in truth, I’ve not only been working on it, I’ve been struggling with it. My plan from the beginning has been to write short stories sometimes, then to occasionally collect them into books. Now, though, I haveContinue reading “A New Model for Books of Short Stories”
The Hipster Lit Flowchart at Goodreads is pretty cool. I need to read Infinite Jest and The Gone-Away World to start with, and then most of the others. I’d like to be more active on Goodreads, too. One thing at a time…
There are many authors finding success with e-books and self-publishing, but some names get mentioned more than others. A new article provides interesting profiles of Joe Konrath, Amanda Hocking, Barry Eisler, and John Locke, who it calls the A-List Authors of E-Book Self-Publishing.
As part of my new push to publication, I have reconsidered and realigned my pricing strategy, and the result is that the prices of my books are now lower. Winter Kills and First Lies are now $9.99 for the print versions and $1.99 for PDF E-book versions, and The Desert King is now $14.99 forContinue reading “New Lower Prices”
I gave a speech tonight at my Toastmasters club about the revolution in reading. One thing that I’ve realized lately is how much the physicality of real books has kept me from buying and reading more. Even though it’s in keeping with the minimalism tenet that the things you own end up owning you, andContinue reading “Physical Books Weigh Down Reading”
Sensational Thrill Ride Joe Konrath has become quite an Internet sensation, so I was interested in his work, but kind of leery of what I might find. After all, Joe seems like a great guy, but it’s relatively easy (and somewhat random) to get famous on the Internet, and very hard (and quite unrelated) toContinue reading “The List by J.A. Konrath”