Category Archives: books

Shades of Marketing

The art of grabbing the attention of agents and publishers to try to get your book published is not easy, and while a large part of me still wishes that I’d been able to get The Prostitutes of Lake Wiishkoban published “traditionally,” I can’t say that I miss  the rigmarole of emailing agencies and publishing houses all that much. In addition to dealing with a shrinking number of opportunities for traditional publication, trying to market a book to literary agencies and publishers is a process full of…

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That Kind of Writer

Did you know that earlier this month I published my novel The Prostitutes of Lake Wiishkoban, and it’s now available in both paperback and Kindle editions? Well, be prepared to hear an awful lot about it in the coming months. As the popular kids say these days, sorry not sorry. Thinking back to my earlier years, I can still remember the gleeful joy that I felt when I first discovered the amazing power to put shocked expressions on old people’s faces by shouting the wonderful four-letter words…

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.musecast Episode 12: Reading Confessions

I’ve made oblique references to book series outside of my normal reading preferences in my Twitter these past few months. I figured it was time to come out with what those series were, what I got out of them, and my problems with them. The things I do to help me market my novel … .musecast Episode 12: Reading Confessions Link list for Episode 12: My Olander Park photos from 2013.05.16 My GoodReads profile My Amazon.com wishlist (I still need that Flip camera)

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.musecast Episode 11: Reboot

After a hiatus of more than six months, I’ve decided to reboot the .musecast. I have some small(ish) news on The Prostitutes of Lake Wobegon in this episode, but I also talk about what caused the hiatus and my thoughts about the future of the .musecast. Any feedback from all of you would be appreciated. .musecast Episode 11: Reboot Link list for Episode 11: My Olander Park photos from 2013.05.16 The Olander Park System (official site) My Amazon.com wishlist (I still need that Flip camera)

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It All Begins Again

About a month ago I got word that my unpublished novel The Prostitutes of Lake Wobegon had made the second round of this year’s Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award in the General Fiction category. This was certainly nice, but given how many steps there are in the Amazon contest, I didn’t make too big of a deal out of it at the time. I posted about it on my Twitter and Facebook, but I wanted to see if I got through to the quarterfinals before I made a…

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