Friday, December 30, 2011

Currently Reading

Tick Tock (Michael Bennett, #4)Tick Tock by James Patterson




I'm not quite halfway through the book. It seems a bit disjointed, and I'm not sure I like Bennett's involvement with his young nanny. More later when I've finished.



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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Happy New Year!

It's a beautiful day in the Saddleback Valley in southern California where I live. Sunny days inspire me to accomplish things, and I'm diligently trying to finish my second novel NO GOOD DEED. I hope the new year will bring an abundance of discipline to keep me on track. I also wish for all of you a year of good health, good writing, and especially publishing and sales. As always, your tips on writing, publishing, and promotion are always welcome. We can expect even more changes in the book selling world in the coming year. Let's be ready for them.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Kindle Competition

When Kindle was first launched it was innovative and grew in popularity to the extent that others soon followed. Now Kindle is getting competition from the Nook and other e-readers. Seeing their lead disappearing, they've come up with Kindle Select. Read all about it on the Amazon Kindle site. It sounds good to Kindle authors until you read the fine print. If you sign up for it, your book is loaned via Kindle, and the author receives royalties based on the number of loans per month. In order to sign on, you must agree to NOT sell your book in any other digital format!!! Your book may never be loaned, so no royalties. But, it also can't be bought on the Nook, Sony reader, or in my case, as an e-book from my website. Why lose potential sales for an opportunity that may never come. The only one benefitting is Amazon by keeping your book available only on their reader.

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