Tag Archives: Kindle

I Have A Book Issue… Maybe… Sort Of… Nah

The first step to fixing a problem is admitting there is one in the first place. I have a book issue. I can’t stop buying them. My house is filled with them. I have cases and cases of autographed books. I have probably a hundred books on my Kindle waiting to be read. Everytime a […]

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DRM or How To Punish Your Honest Customers

DRM (Digital Rights Management) does nothing. It stops no one from stealing your book, music, movie, comics. People who are going to break a copyright and post work on a pirate sight are going to do it no matter what. Companies who want to stop piracy (something akin to plugging your finger in the giant […]

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Kindle In The Classroom

I recently read an article in the New York Times about teachers in Idaho resisting their states push of technology into their classrooms. A lot of the article made it seem like once again teachers were afraid of being replaced by a computer and/or losing money to technology which could have been spent on salaries. […]

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The Anti-Collector

All my life I have been a collector. It started when I was in third grade with comic books. It moved onto Star Wars action figures and eventually added my biggest collection, autographed books. I have always liked the feeling of having complete sets of things or rare books others wished they had. Like right […]

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Smashwords Pain

Technology is a wonderful thing, it really is. I am typing this blog on my iPad in a hotel room in San Francisco. I just set Sheri’s iPad up so she could use her 3G chip this month while we are traveling around. In a few moments we are going to be heading towards downtown […]

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Self-Publishing Learning Curve

This week was used almost entirely educating myself on marketing. I spent a lot of time on book blogs trying to find places to send out my book to get it reviewed. I was surprised to find a lot of blogs which refused to accept novels from self-published writers. I wonder how long before this […]

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To Publish or Not To Publish?

I have been thinking a lot about what level of success I am looking for on my books. What is the magic number that makes continuing to publish my own work a feasible plan? After much pounding of numbers I have no answers. Mostly because there is not a great up front cost right now. […]

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Delusions: A Love Story

Okay, I have published two books. I am editing a third one to get it published by August. Another will follow in December and another in February. By then I should also have another book well on the way to being finished. At a minimum I will have 5 books out by this time next […]

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E-book 101

I feel like I have been giving myself my own graduate class on how to publish your own books. I am going to have to grade myself on a curve because as of right now I am still feeling a little clueless. It was a hard decision to go the self-publishing route. I won’t repeat […]

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Brave New World of Publishing

I was gone for a whole two days. Did you miss me? Don’t lie I know you probably didn’t even notice I took a few days off. I couldn’t have picked a better day to not write my first blog in two years because I came home, ate my dinner, and fell asleep. I think […]

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