Thursday, February 28, 2013

My Twitter Strategy

Yesterday someone complimented my 'Twitter strategy'. Up until then, I didn't suppose anyone even knew I had one. But yes, I do, and here it is.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Friday, November 23, 2012

There are a Thousand Stories in the Naked City

...and apparently, they're all coming out as e-books.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Goodbye 'social marketing' – Hello 'social integration'!

If you're marketing an indie book, this post (the first in a series) is a must-read.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Interview with Rick O'Shields (audio)

I did an audio interview last night, in which I learned (among other things) that I really need to buy a proper headset if I'm going to do Skype podcast interviews. (Seriously!)

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

If paid reviews are 'bad', what's good?

The resilient meme re John Locke's now-infamous purchased Amazon reviews has stirred a big pot of author resentment. But is there another way?

Friday, October 5, 2012

Friday, September 21, 2012

New Patriots of Mars Synopsis Page Online

I recently set up this Patriots of Mars About.Me page, featuring what an old-school marketer would call a 'hero shot' of the book, along with a plot synopsis.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Social Media as a Factor in an Author's Success

Worthwhile post, with a comment by yours truly, here. (The comment is, apparently, being held in abeyance as I type this. I hope, anyway, it's coming online.)

Friday, August 31, 2012

The Amazon Bounce

For many (most?) indie authors, the Amazon thrill is gone. But a select few still have that spring in their step. So, what kind of Sales Viagra are these guys on?

Thursday, August 23, 2012

The e-Book Bubble Pops

The e-book is dead! Log live the e-book!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Ten Things Indie Writers Should NOT Do

By Dean Wesley Smith. (But I don't agree.)

Writing, entrepreneurship, and rejection

"I just failed and failed and failed and failed.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Friday, August 10, 2012

On the Process of Creation

The late, great Marvin Hamlisch's insight on creating an original, polished work (video).

How the Brain Works

This is the sort of research I did while developing the simulated intelligence of MOM. It's a hot field of study these days.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The Interactive Author

The reading experience is no longer a one-way communication.

Saturday, July 28, 2012