And of course it is about Amazon. The other day I noticed that my book prices had increased for 2 of my books: The first book should be $2.99 and is shown as $3.00, while the second went from $3.99 to $4.07. After several emails with KDP (Amazon’s publishing platform) and getting nowhere (of course),Continue reading “Weekend Wrap-up March 25: Can I rant? Of course I can (and will).”
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Weird Wednesday March 22: It’s a sh*#y spring, and Cartoons
Is it Spring yet? Doesn’t feel like it other than the sun’s rays have a bit more oomph. The last few days the temperature dipped to -17 C. Still a chill in the air. I suppose the first sign of spring is when you see how many irresponsible and lazy dog owners their are byContinue reading “Weird Wednesday March 22: It’s a sh*#y spring, and Cartoons”
Weekend Wrap-up March 18: Less is more
I really have nothing to say this morning… -Leon This week on my blog: Free Book Friday March 17: No Conversation but a free short story!Weird Wednesday March 15: CartoonTuesday Tirade: In Praise of Amazon. Wait, What?! Music Monday: Distant Cousins Start at the beginning: The View from Here -Leon
Tuesday Tirade: In Praise of Amazon. Wait, What?! (Made you look. Now how about a cartoon a day early?)
No, I’m not going to go that far, but the Prime Reading situation has been rectified and The View from Here is now included in the amazon.com Prime Reading catalogue. Sure, it’s on the last page, but you have to start somewhere. What caused the issue? No explanation was given. Pi goes on forever, whichContinue reading “Tuesday Tirade: In Praise of Amazon. Wait, What?! (Made you look. Now how about a cartoon a day early?)”
Weekend Wrap-up March 11: It started with a … another Amazon fiasco.
“We are excited to inform you the following title(s) is included in the Prime Reading program on Amazon.com from 1-Mar-2023 to 31-May-2023. No action is required on your part. Title: The View from Here: A Science Fiction Novella(ASIN: B09PC3N678)” Great. So, on March 1st, I searched my book, but there was no indication that myContinue reading “Weekend Wrap-up March 11: It started with a … another Amazon fiasco.”
Thursday Thoughts: The Cost of Profit (Book ads)
The last time I put my book on sale (99 cents), I paid various companies (Reign of Reads, AuthorsXP, Book Barbarian, Crave Books, DigitalBookSpot) for inclusion in their emails. The result? I paid $130 and made $30 on 35 sales, so it cost me $100. I have had a couple of book 2 purchases inContinue reading “Thursday Thoughts: The Cost of Profit (Book ads)”
Tuesday Tirade: Amazon Prime Reading
Amazon Prime Reading. As I understand it, it’s the kinda the same as Kindle Unlimited but different. Kindle Unlimited is a paid monthly subscription where you can read as many (hence the ‘unlimited’ moniker) books as you want, the catch being that the books need to be enrolled in the KU program, which is dominatedContinue reading “Tuesday Tirade: Amazon Prime Reading”
Thursday Thoughts: Originality
Last week I wrote about starting a new writing project only to discover a book that had a similar theme. Since then, I have come across two more. And I wasn’t even looking for them. So. Now what? Keep writing? Drop it? Come up with a truly original idea? Now, wouldn’t that be something?
Thursday Thoughts: To read or not to read.
I read. Not a lot, but I read. While looking for a new science fiction book, I came across one that sounded familiar. Did I read it before? Nope. I was writing it. I had decided on a premise for my next book, started outlining the plot, wrote some intros and interesting dialogue, and now?Continue reading “Thursday Thoughts: To read or not to read.”
Thursday Thoughts: Tropes
I have to (want to) write a new book. There is only one problem: What’s an original trope?Umm, what the heck is a trope?A trope is the general theme of the plot. There are 7 plots/tropes: Overcoming the Monster, Rags to Riches, The Quest, Voyage and Return, Comedy, Tragedy, Rebirth. Obviously each plot can beContinue reading “Thursday Thoughts: Tropes”