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”
Sometimes simplicity is complicated. For a long time, I’ve been trying to simplify my affairs, including my writing process. Somewhere along the way, it seemed that the simplest route for my writing was for me to do all the things I could, which meant the writing of course, and also creating covers, creating the ebooks,Continue reading “Embracing Radical Simplicity”
This sure has been an eventful year for me. After years in various apartments, we finally moved into a tiny house. This year, we stayed in Phoenix, Tsaile, Winslow, Chinle, Lukachukai, and Tempe in Arizona, as well as Gallup, New Mexico. We stayed in Lukachukai for almost a month in the summer, and we sawContinue reading “It’s A Great Time To Be Me”
Bestselling author Dean Wesley Smith has raised an interesting warning about how agents might be turning on authors and bring to publishing the kind of record company accounting that has long been the bane of musicians. His advice for avoiding this minefield: Do it yourself. Yes, you might have to learn a few new things,Continue reading “Record Company Accounting Coming To Publishing”
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”
Wow. I took time away from writing to do some contract work and have a baby, and it feels like the whole world of publishing has shifted under my feet. E-books have become the dominant form of books, and e-readers have opened a vast new continent of opportunity just waiting to be had. I feelContinue reading “It’s Go Time”
So there I was, working away on Taxi Adventure and The Broken Jack and Second Wind, coming to the end of what I had planned to be my year of adventure in full-time writing, when my wife discovered something life-changing: she was pregnant. I don’t know what that might be an EBOR to, but, wow.Continue reading “Goodbye 2010”