As the head of the publishing venture Apocalypse Weird, and the founder of the author support service ThirdScribe, I pay A LOT of attention to the production cost and sales pricing of books. I would hazard to say that at this point there are very few people on the planet more familiar with the costs of book production than me. Here are my thoughts on how and why they are priced as they are, how to promote them, and how readers can get them for cheap.
Is it just a Jedi mind trick, or can lightsabers actually bring a family closer together? One sci-fi loving fencer dad gives it a shot.
Hank Garner and I spend an hour talking about ThirdScribe, the writing industry, how authors can promote their books, and how new authors can get started. It was a blast. Click through and give it a listen!
What It’s Like This is a promo made by the Navy to promote Navy Diving. While it’s not always like this, when it is, it really is… Photo Presentation Some diving photos Leaving Surface When it’s time to go to work, Navy divers dip beneath the waves… Swimming to Work Sometimes you see some […]
Took some time to look at my own blog last night and realized I hadn’t made a post in a couple of months. Between new house, new job, swimming, writing, helping RunWiki, and my own little project, my poor blog has been neglected. Let me show you what I’ve been up to. To lay a […]
I’ve always been comfortable in the water. From a very young age, regardless of what I was doing, or how hairy it got, if I was near water I knew I would be OK. I’m not sure when I started swiming, but a majority of my baby picutres seem to involve water in some […]
Learn More News Feed K’Hor System K’Hor is the 3rd planet in orbit around their system’s star. It supports carbon based life at 0.98 standard g. The planet has a stable weather pattern, is largely temperate with a small equatorial band. The K’Horians […]
With the Olympics in London, it’s got me thinking of British rock bands, so this week’s Music Monday is brought to you by The Kooks! The Kooks were formed in 2004, and their flavor of rock is definitely a return to the Brit Invasion years with a touch of punk thrown in for good measure. […]
My Chemical Romance was formed a week after the September 11th attack when Gerard Way, a writer and Cartoon Network intern, decided he wanted to do more with his life. He formed a band with some friends, took the name from an Irvine Welsh novel, and the rest is history. The band did well, but […]
Heard this song on XM Radio and downloaded it right away. Great tune by a great band. Young the Giant is another great band out of California — Irvine, to be specific. They started out as a band called “The Jakes”, but in 2009 changed their name and put aside school to focus on music. […]