Monthly Archives: June 2015

Fractured Identities

I was around lots of writerly types this weekend so there was lots of thinking and discussing going on.  And one of the ideas that came up as sort of tangential to one of those conversations was this thought that … Continue reading

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How Times Change

I’m going to a conference this weekend and I’m thinking I won’t take my computer with me.  The mere thought makes my fingers twitch even though I’ll still have my iPhone with me and probably be able to access the … Continue reading

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I Should’ve Read That Book A Year Ago (Not That It Would’ve Mattered)

I’ve had a copy of Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman on my to-be-read pile for a while now.  Long enough that it’s already out in paperback and I have the hard cover.  Well, I finally started reading it … Continue reading

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Do You Still Read Blogs?

This was asked on one of the forums I read today and I thought, yes, of course. And then I started to think about it some more.  I DO read blogs every morning, but they all tend to have a … Continue reading

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Back In KU

So I bit the bullet and added most of my short stories back into Kindle Unlimited. (If you have a subscription and nothing else to read, feel free to pick one of ’em up. US. UK.  I didn’t put the … Continue reading

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The Last 35,000 Is The Hardest

According to my tracking spreadsheet, I have 33,327 words left to hit the one-million-word mark and that doesn’t include the 2,200 I’ve written already today.  But, man, is it hard to get those last 35,000 words or so down. I … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk Amazon Reports and Excel Pivot Tables

I just saw an author that makes $40,000+ a month and is exclusive to Amazon talk about how hard it is for them to differentiate sales between their two pen names.  And I thought, really? Then I remembered that there … Continue reading

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A Few Thoughts on the Latest Change to KU

So for those of you who missed the announcement yesterday, Amazon is changing up their Kindle Unlimited program, the program that lets readers pay $10 a month and borrow as many of the enrolled books as they want. For the … Continue reading

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You Can’t Assume Rationality

One of the hardest lessons I’ve had to learn is that not everyone sees the world the way I do.  Things that seem perfectly obvious to me aren’t to other people.  Does that make me right?  Or better?  No, not … Continue reading

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Go Wide Or Leverage Amazon’s Select Program?

One of the biggest challenges most self-publishers face is deciding where to distribute their books (and what to price them at).  Do you go wide, put the book everywhere, and see how it does?  Or focus on the big gorilla … Continue reading

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