Tuesday Tirade: Flash Sales and Extra Punctuation

I’m not mad at Amazon for putting my paperback on sale, I just wish they would tell me, so I can inform readers. They’d make more sales that way, right? Want to read the first story? It is one of my shortest and gave me the title for the book. The Knot at the EndContinue reading “Tuesday Tirade: Flash Sales and Extra Punctuation”

Thursday Thoughts: About time for another Amazon rant?

What’s a week (or month) without a head-scratching, eye-rolling, why-did-you-make-it-like-that-it-makes-no-sense opinion piece. Categories. When you publish on Amazon, you get to choose two categories for your book to be hidden in (Sarcastic? Yes.) for readers to find. Some are short and simple: Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy Although, is itContinue reading “Thursday Thoughts: About time for another Amazon rant?”

Thursday Thoughts: Unconventional Marketing Strategies

As an indie author, we are afforded the flexibility to market however we want. As a writer/blogger, I feel it is my duty to entertain readers as much as possible. I also get annoyed when I purchase something and then it goes on sale. If you buy from a store, usually they will refund theContinue reading “Thursday Thoughts: Unconventional Marketing Strategies”

Tuesday Thoughts: Unofficial Reviews

There could be many reasons for this reader to have stopped reading my book, and if they are reading this, thanks for giving me something to write about today, and I sincerely hope that you were interrupted just as you were ready to dive in to my first sci-fi novella. I was told that aboutContinue reading “Tuesday Thoughts: Unofficial Reviews”

Tuesday Tirade: Cycling?

There are many reasons someone might purchase an electric-assist bike. Better for the environment than driving. less sweaty on your morning commute, avoiding the hassle of traffic or public transportation, extending your commutable range, or for health reasons or physical limitations. But . . . If you travel on an active transportation path without beingContinue reading “Tuesday Tirade: Cycling?”

Tuesday Tirade: Avocado Woe

There are worse things in life than a bland avocado, but when you are looking forward to an avocado and tomato sandwich, and the avocado is pale and has no taste, the enjoyment of breakfast has been thwarted. With the transportation of fruits and vegetables from all over the world, eating fresh is a lotContinue reading “Tuesday Tirade: Avocado Woe”

Tuesday Tidbits: Not so seriously, folks.

I discovered that sometimes Amazon will print paperback copies and if they don’t sell them, they’ll want to get rid of them. So, their miscalculation of the popularity of my book, The View from Here, is your gain. Unfortunately it is only available to order on the US site, but at $4.36, it’s a prettyContinue reading “Tuesday Tidbits: Not so seriously, folks.”

Tuesday Tidbits: Author Interviews

When are you going to do another interview?Why do you ask?Umm . . . in order to find out. Well, I have a few lined up starting next week. Are you interviewing or being interviewed?Those ones will be me conducting the interview, but I just did one for The Bookshelf Cafe News.The Bookshelf Cafe News?Continue reading “Tuesday Tidbits: Author Interviews”