During the first week THE LOOKOUT AND OTHER STORIES went on sale, some readers — myself included — purchased the e-book only to learn that the cover did not show up on our Kindle devices. This was an error on Amazon’s end that [...]
Last June, I produced the first Hollywood Novelist word cloud using Wordle.net — mostly out of curiosity, partially to check the status of the content I’d been posting. After a year, I’m pleased to see the blog’s growth reflected in this picture.
First, I removed [...]
If you subscribe to as many blogs as I do, you likely receive the multitude of posts via email or RSS. Having content delivered directly to your inbox or reader is so much easier than trolling 15 or 20 different websites for updates. Keep doing what you’re doing.
However, if you haven’t visited [...]
July 3, 4, and 5, marked the first Kindle giveaway for my debut collection THE LOOKOUT AND OTHER STORIES. Every 90 days a book is enrolled in the KDP Select program, five days are permitted as freebies, which is a great opportunity to find new readers.
As part of the marketing for THE LOOKOUT AND OTHER STORIES, I started a Google AdWords campaign to give the book further exposure. When people search specific keywords, my ad may appear in their browser’s sidebar. This has occurred almost 20,000 times in the past 10 days, according [...]
It’s official: readers have given me money in exchange for my fiction.
I have been waiting a long time to say that very sentence so I may unequivocally call myself a professional writer. I’d been hoping that on this day I would be able to frame my first dollar or a [...]
In a fruitful round of self-Googling, I came across the website for the literary anthology Book by Authors, which published two short stories of mine back in 2006. The 300-word pieces of flash fiction were “Birds” (about a boy who learns a valuable life lesson after shooting one such creature) and “Today’s the Day” (about a [...]
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