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by hektorkarl
April 28th, 2011, 10:57 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writers and Being Lonely
Replies: 30
Views: 3285

Re: Writers and Being Lonely

Some degree of solitude is necessary for creativity. But it can be hard to balance. I think it's one of those things arrived at mostly through trial and error.
by hektorkarl
April 28th, 2011, 9:59 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writers and Being Lonely
Replies: 30
Views: 3285

Re: Writers and Being Lonely

Good advice, Sommer.

Justine Musk has a good recent post on her blog about pushing through the temptation to quit (http://www.tribalwriter.com/2011/04/25/ ... f-awesome/).
by hektorkarl
April 27th, 2011, 7:28 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: New Kindle Ad
Replies: 1
Views: 573

Re: New Kindle Ad

Interesting link, Mira. To me, this seems more aimed at Apple than strictly pro e-book (since it focuses on the "glare," a problem iPad/iPhone/iTouches have, but not something I've heard many paper readers mention). The things I've found that quickly turn e-book skeptics into e-reader fans are trave...
by hektorkarl
April 27th, 2011, 5:27 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writers and Being Lonely
Replies: 30
Views: 3285

Re: Writers and Being Lonely

You're welcome to stop by my blog at any time, Wren.

You might also want to put your blog address in your signature so people can easily find you.
by hektorkarl
April 27th, 2011, 12:09 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 395322

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

What is the best age for writing? Is this changing with the changing times?

http://bit.ly/hBo2GQ
by hektorkarl
April 27th, 2011, 10:11 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: I have a blog. Now what do I do with it?
Replies: 33
Views: 12170

Re: I have a blog. Now what do I do with it?

Blogger posts usually have a 'Subscribe by Email' link in the lower right corner. Followup responses will be sent by email.
by hektorkarl
April 25th, 2011, 12:19 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 395322

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

In honor of Shakespeare's birth and death day:

How Shakespeare and Joss Whedon made me doubt assigned reading:

http://bit.ly/el80ut
by hektorkarl
April 22nd, 2011, 12:18 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: The European E-book Market
Replies: 13
Views: 1873

Re: The European E-book Market

Dave, I agree with most of what you say, but the casual pirates I've known insist there are pirated versions that are pretty much indistinguishable from the retail versions, especially when it comes to newer bestsellers. I believe they take the retail Amazon file and just strip the DRM. It doesn't c...
by hektorkarl
April 19th, 2011, 10:57 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Comparing e-books and the music industry
Replies: 7
Views: 1248

Re: Comparing e-books and the music industry

Itunes sells movies and episodes of TV shows for more than .99, and both of those seem like better comparisons to books. I doubt that writers with established audiences will resort to .99 standard pricing.
by hektorkarl
April 16th, 2011, 5:20 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: I'm moving out!
Replies: 26
Views: 5136

Re: I'm moving out!

Moving advice I give to everyone, but it applies double for people on a book forum:

Pack books (or anything heavy, really) in small boxes that are easy to carry. It will save your back and make the moving much less unpleasant (even if it takes a few more trips up the stairs to unload).