Category Archives: technology

NaNoPubMo: The Sandbox

For a few days, I thought I was going to use draft2digital to upload my novel(s) in ebook format to all of the leading online retailers. No up-front fees, I can use my own ISBN, and they do the file … Continue reading

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A Site for Sore Eyes

Every indie author would love to make oodles of money. Put your books up on Amazon and wait for the dough to roll in! And wait, and wait, and wait…. Marketing is not something most authors are proficient in, and … Continue reading

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The Trouble with Browsers

If you want to sell books, you need a website. I get that. I’ve had a personal website for close to 20 years now. It’s hand-coded and quirky, but that’s all right, because nobody ever visits it unless they’re looking … Continue reading

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Those Pesky Details

Writing a decent murder mystery has to be a huge challenge. There are so many details you have to get right! The other day I picked up Breakdown by Jonathan Kellerman at the library. My first impression was that it’s … Continue reading

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Scrivening

Had a look last night and today at a program for writers called Scrivener. It offers some real advantages in letting you construct and rearrange a long document such as a novel. (Script-writing formats are also supported.) You can take … Continue reading

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We Are the Knights Who Say “e!”

Far be it from me to knock e-books. They’re not just trendy, they have some real benefits. And then there’s the dark side… If you’re serious about writing fiction, whether you’re self-publishing, with a small press, or with one of … Continue reading

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Modulation Done Right

In implementation, thinking through the details of how your users will want to use a feature can make a huge difference. Today’s details will be of interest to nobody but musicians who use Propellerhead Reason. One of Propellerhead’s optional add-on … Continue reading

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