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They’re Alive, Jim!

Pleased as punch to announce that both of my new books are now LIVE on Amazon. Where y’all can buy them if so inclined. Paperback or e-book. While Caesar Sang of Hercules is a mystery set in ancient Rome. Amateur … Continue reading

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Cover Reveal II!

The scribblin’ elves at the Aikin Magic Factory have been busy. Two books published within a week of one another! Truth is, both of these projects have been in the works for years. The short story collection is already live … Continue reading

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Digital Dodging

So you’ve written something using Scrivener, and now you’re ready to publish it to Amazon as an e-book. Scrivener will output the .mobi format that Amazon Kindle uses, so you just click a couple of times and you’re good to … Continue reading

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Cover Reveal!

Over the years a few of my stories have been published various places — in Asimov’s, in Fantasy & Science Fiction, and so on. Yeah, paying markets. I don’t tend to submit to amateur zines. I also have a few … Continue reading

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It’s What’s Up Front That Counts

I have a completed novel that’s ready to roll out, but I don’t yet have a cover for it. This is immensely frustrating. I’ve had a couple of different artists work on covers (and paid them for their efforts, to … Continue reading

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They’re Here!

Christmas came a week early this year. Today, on the porch, I found a tidy little carton from Amazon containing the first-ever print copies of my epic adventure. Okay, you can see the cover images in the banner up there … Continue reading

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Wrap-Up

The fat lady is warming up just offstage. Barring unforeseen glitches that need fixing, the Leafstone saga (or quartet, or series, or epic — pick your noun) is now complete. Tonight I uploaded the final files for the paperback editions … Continue reading

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Further Reflections

As I reflect further on yesterday’s dispiriting observations (cover reveals, blog tours, social media strategies, video book trailers, and so forth), I’m coming to feel that trying to do anything at all with my fiction would be both difficult and … Continue reading

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Who Are You?

Author branding — it’s a thing. You want your faithful readers to be able to find your work, but that’s the least of it. Readers will identify your name as promising a certain type of entertainment product. They will have … Continue reading

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It’s Endless

After looking into several different options, I’ve decided to go ahead and do the interior layout and design of my paperback editions myself. I’m pretty comfortable with software, so the initial process of learning InDesign and getting the final text … Continue reading

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