Absolute Liability around the Web

Absolute Liability has been available on ebook for 8 days. Watching a young book toddle on its own into the world is both exciting and scary, and my feelings have alternated between pride and horror. As I’ve said before, it isn’t every occupation that allows literally anyone in the world to review the work done […]

June Book News

This is my blog, so I get to put my big news first. Absolute Liability is having its final cold reads, and ARCs have gone out to reviewers! The copyright application is in progress, and I’m about to start interior formatting and cover finalization. I plan to have it on the market by July 1. […]

Learning from Other Media: Digital Music

I was going to write a nice post about how music can teach writers to add pauses to their manuscripts, thereby adding tension and drama. But I’ve decided to go a completely different direction because I believe the most important thing the music industry can teach writers is about digital content piracy and DRM. I’m […]

Riding the Learning Curve

There is a lot to learn about the business of book publishing, and my experience has proven to be no exception. I started this blog to help others who may be in my position by posting honestly about my successes and my mistakes. So here’s one thing I didn’t do perfectly. When I began this journey […]

Smashwords Revisited: It’s a Go

If you’ve been following my blog, you’ll know that I’ve been on the fence about Smashwords. See my posts about it here and here. My primary concern was that certain retailers–Kobo/Borders–were discounting books without the author’s consent, which started a price war among all retailers. This meant that my book would be discounted universally without […]