Tag Archives: Business

We’re coming back…

So, I’ve been having fun on my other blog… creating days like Chocolate Milk Tuesday and Pink Floyd Wednesday, but I still want to talk about writing… I have to because I’m a writer. And over there, things get a … Continue reading

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Stephen King, tacos, and running your own business.

The talk of self-publishing taking over.   *sigh*   *yawm*   I’m over it.  You should be too.  Anyone who spends more than thirty seconds reading this particular post or any post on why indie’s will take over or how … Continue reading

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Amazon allows Kindle lending…

Before we go crazy, let’s talk…   Amazon is now lending Kindle books.   Holy crap, that sucks.  Right?  It’s over now, again.  We’re dead in the water.  Time to pack it up, polish off the resume, and hit the … Continue reading

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eBook sales rise, duh. Paperback… not sure

I love paper.  I love paperback books.  I hold them.  I cuddle them.  I smell their pages… don’t lie, you do too. But the ebook format has swept in and is not going away.  With it comes a new rush … Continue reading

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Looking beyond Amazon

You all know how much I enjoy Amazon… as a company, as an innovator, the whole package.  I enjoy them and what they’ve done – and it’s not all related to publishing.    While Amazon is the biggest kid on … Continue reading

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Two points to make.

I had a rant planned, but I gave up on it.  I prefer to stay calm, here in the now, and enjoy life.  So I’m going to make two honest points here and let you all be.  I hope you … Continue reading

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eTLC feature The Devil’s Weekend!

This is a cool, new site.  And for my authors out there, they are offering their listings free for the moment.  So get on it. Taken from their site: Use eTLC to discover the work of independent (indie) authors. The … Continue reading

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Guest post today.

Today I’m over on Coming Down the Mountain talking about marketing. Big thanks to Karen for approaching me.  We had talked for the past month or so about guest posting, so I’m happy to see this post live! http://karenjonesgowen.blogspot.com/2011/10/marketing-for-insecure-writers.html?spref=tw

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A great way to start the week.

When I type right here, right now, on this blog, I’m staring at a screen.  It’s hard to imagine any of you out there reading this… but I know you do because the stats tell me, as do the subscriptions. … Continue reading

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Amazon Fire, new Kindles, life is great.

The game is on. Amazon not only came out and released their Kindle Fire to sort-of compete with the iPad but they also released a new line of Kindles.  And that line begins with a $79 Kindle.  Yes, that’s right, … Continue reading

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