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Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Posted: June 15th, 2011, 5:46 pm
by Watcher55
Coming to grips with the synopsis

Don't Make Me Kill My Baby

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Posted: June 16th, 2011, 8:09 am
by dgaughran
Indie authors Mark Edwards and Louise Voss are making history in the UK.

Their second book Catch Your Death has been at the top of the Kindle charts (for all books) for over a week. To top it all off, their first novel Killing Cupid - which has been slowly creeping up behind – is now at #3!

For those unaware of their background, neither of them have a history in trade publishing (like many indie authors, they couldn’t crack the system). They only self-published for the first time in February, and Catch Your Death was released in April.

Overall, they have now sold 20,000 e-books, 17,500 of those in the month of June alone. Staggering.

Full story here:
http://davidgaughran.wordpress.com/2011 ... in-the-uk/

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Posted: June 16th, 2011, 8:11 am
by Sommer Leigh
Responses to the "Dark" WSJ Article http://sommerleigh.com/archives/3498

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Posted: June 16th, 2011, 11:36 am
by longknife
Did two things to my blog yesterday:
Renamed it from "Where to?" to "A Soldier's Stories" - I think that's far more apt for the contents.
And, I posted the Army's Daily Dozen Calisthenics anyone can use anywhere at any time. No special equipment. And, if you want to add a little more muscle, use some light hand weights.

All comments appreciated.

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Posted: June 16th, 2011, 12:15 pm
by hektorkarl
Is Ulysses a Pretentious POS? Poison or Paradise for the Aspiring Writer?

June 16 is Bloomsday, named after Leopold Blood, the main character in James Joyce's Ulysses. Modern Library listed the book as the greatest novel of the 20th century. It's probably also the most mocked book -- right up there with Twilight, though for ostensibly different reasons.

Is it worth our time? Do you have strong feelings either way? I perform an act of strip mining...

http://www.hektorkarl.com/2011/06/is-ul ... -will.html

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Posted: June 16th, 2011, 6:13 pm
by Claudie
Three links today! Because apart from blog posts, I dropped off the face of the internet. One of the faces, anyway (also, I'm rambling a lot today)

Science Coolness: Henrietta Lacks' Immortal Cells: http://claudiea.blogspot.com/2011/06/he ... cells.html

Transfection Winners: Last week I had a guest post from David Gaughran, and announced I'd give away 5 copies of Transfection. Check out who won: http://claudiea.blogspot.com/2011/06/tr ... nners.html

Wicked & Tricksy: A post on creating complex emotional landscapes for characters: http://www.wickedtricksy.com/?p=701

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Posted: June 17th, 2011, 12:42 am
by Claudie
Back with HeLa Cells! and the Cold War: http://claudiea.blogspot.com/2011/06/he ... d-war.html

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Posted: June 17th, 2011, 8:51 am
by Nicole R
The Writer's Travelogue: I'm back from my Smoky Mountains trip with world-building tips and pictures!

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Posted: June 17th, 2011, 9:03 am
by Sommer Leigh

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Posted: June 17th, 2011, 9:22 am
by dgaughran
Today I have an extra-special guest post from blogger extraordinaire Margo Lerwill – one of the brains behind Wicked & Tricksy, and author of the feisty, Norse-themed urban fantasy short Dis.

http://davidgaughran.wordpress.com/2011 ... or-of-dis/

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Posted: June 17th, 2011, 11:01 am
by Margo
And at Wicked & Tricksy, we have David Gaughran guesting for us...along with a chance to win one of five copies of Dave's 2-story collection If You Go Into The Woods.

http://www.wickedtricksy.com/?p=707

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Posted: June 17th, 2011, 12:39 pm
by hektorkarl
Which Secrets Do Your Bookshelves Spill?

http://www.hektorkarl.com/2011/06/which ... spill.html

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Posted: June 17th, 2011, 5:34 pm
by Thomas Burchfield
"Bay Area author Matt Stewart has turned loose a bright, peppery, infectious, debut novel, The French Revolution, an irreverent literacy farce that entertains for most of its cheerfully eccentric path. It’s fresh, funny, and bright, qualities seldom found in our overly earnest literature, when low-rent genre novels like Twilight are written with earnestness more applicable to John Steinbeck and Eugene O’Neill."

More of this at:

http://tbdeluxe.blogspot.com/2011/06/si ... ution.html

Thanks for coming by!

Thomas Burchfield

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Posted: June 18th, 2011, 11:30 am
by dgaughran
There are a lot of myths surrounding self-publishing, and part of the mission of this blog is to try and dispel them.

One of the most common myths is that if you self-publish you will never make any money. Today, I show that if you examine the assumptions behind this, it all falls apart.

Self-Publishing Myth #1: You Will Never Make Any Money

http://davidgaughran.wordpress.com/2011 ... any-money/

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Posted: June 18th, 2011, 12:12 pm
by hektorkarl
What does the Shore mean to you?

The Backstreets of Invincible Summer (Springsteen and Hannah Moskowitz)

http://www.hektorkarl.com/2011/06/backs ... ummer.html