Free Book Friday March 17: No Conversation but a free short story!

April is going to be a busy month. Not only is it National Poetry Month, but the last books of my science fiction trilogy, The Final View, is coming out on April 17. In hindsight, I should have released it later, but there is a reason for the date I chose. On the Prime Reading front,Continue reading “Free Book Friday March 17: No Conversation but a free short story!”

Free Book Friday March 10: Freeders vs. Readers

A few months ago, I wrote about the marketing approach that many authors use to get readers to give their book(s) a chance: Free books, as opposed to discounted books, always get more downloads, although I have heard that many of those free books go unread or are forgotten. An indie author’s mailing list isContinue reading “Free Book Friday March 10: Freeders vs. Readers”

Weekend Wrap-up March 4

My best one yet? I have conducted many interviews over the last two years with different authors, and I have always tried to put a humorous spin on them. Not having all the same questions makes each interview unique as well. I started the interview feature by interviewing myself, first as a reader, then asContinue reading “Weekend Wrap-up March 4”

Weekend Wrap-up Feb 25: Great Expectations

The book? No. Just my hopes. I knew being a self-publish author was going to be difficult. There is so much competition out there, and readers can only read so many books. There was always the hope that the right person reads your book and gives an endorsement, what Canadian author, David Chilton, coined “TheContinue reading “Weekend Wrap-up Feb 25: Great Expectations”

Free Book Friday Feb 10: In Conversation with M.K. Weaving

M.K. Weaving was born and raised in Finland in a very small village with no street lights. She now lives in Florida with her husband. She collects seashells and takes photos of the tropical beaches in Southern Florida. M.K. loves sci-fi and classic films, and has always loved writing and all things creative. Many ofContinue reading “Free Book Friday Feb 10: In Conversation with M.K. Weaving”

Free Book Friday Feb 3: Brrr…

Depending on where you are, you might think it’s cold, and depending where you are, you might be wrong … or right. What people can tolerate is relative to what they are used to, which is why when it hits the freezing point, out come the winter coats or the t-shirts. The first time itContinue reading “Free Book Friday Feb 3: Brrr…”

Free Book Friday Jan 27: Review copies are free books, right?

Why are there no new promos this week? If you are a reader, you might be asking that. Well, not that there is any reason behind it, but most month long promos start on, well, the beginning of the month, so, yeah, I guess that it a good reason. Easy to keep track of andContinue reading “Free Book Friday Jan 27: Review copies are free books, right?”

Terse Verse Tuesday: Poems and Tirades

I like the convenience of eBooks, but they sure do mess up poetry, especially if you want to place pictures along with them. Formatting poetry is difficult enough in a word document. Often each page needs to be made into a new section if you want the text to be in a different configuration, butContinue reading “Terse Verse Tuesday: Poems and Tirades”

Free Book Friday Jan 20: Free Books and Supermarket Samples

If an author gives you a free book, what are the chances you will purchase another from them? Well, if you don’t like it because of the story, excessive use of profanity, content, poor (or no) editing, or it’s not your preferred genre, then the chances are zero. It’s like those free samples at theContinue reading “Free Book Friday Jan 20: Free Books and Supermarket Samples”