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Author Involvement Central to New Publishing Models

Digital technologies have made it easier than ever to produce, distribute, and market a book. The person best able to advocate for a book is the one who wrote it. That means that if a publisher has to choose between two books of equal quality and the difference lies in the willingness of one author to get out their and hawk their book, that’s the one they’re going to go for. Pinning your hopes on finding a publisher that is going to do all the work for you, happily satisfied that they found a quality manuscript, is increasingly just that: a hope.

Chronos and Old Facts by Anthony Horvath

Chronos and Old Facts by Anthony Horvath

  • Chronos and Old Facts by Anthony Horvath
  • Kindle Edition | Smashwords
  • ISBN: 9781311028204
  • Word Count: 4,720
  • Genre: Satire, history
  • Download Links: EPUB | MOBI | PDF

Chronos and Old Facts by Anthony Horvath————

A budding scholar gets sent to a hidden building on the campus to meet Chronos, the keeper (and destroyer) of old facts. What he learns from Chronos will make him re-think everything he thinks he knows.

Is it chronological snobbery, or is it just good scholarship?

VOICES FROM THE DEAD ON YOUR CELL PHONE

When people die, it is tragic.  Sometimes there are events that happen after a loved one dies that almost seem as hard as the original pain of loss.   My newest short story features that kind of event–the ripping away of the scab that has barely begun to heal.  It is available right now for only 99 cents at Amazon and comes in at about 4000 words.  Click the icon below to purchase (I would love you forever if you did!) it for your Kindle reader at Amazon. … Register or log in to access full content

The Last Message by Jamie Greening

The Last Message by Jamie Greening

  • The Last Message by Jamie Greening
  • Kindle Edition | Smashwords
  • ISBN: 9781311846679
  • Word Count: 4,140
  • Genre: Fiction, Christian, Short Story, Paranormal
  • Download Links: EPUB | MOBI | PDF

The Last Message by Jamie Greening————

Lois can’t stop listening to the last voicemail her daughter left before she was killed by a drunk driver. A technological blunder drives her into deeper despair until something unbelievable happens. Six months ago Lois and Rick’s daughter, Stephanie, was killed in a tragic car accident. The voicemail she sent to her mother the night of the accident is a treasured gift from their daughter’s brief life. Lois listens to the message far too often, and it has caused her emotional paralysis. Her husband Rick and sister Tina both encourage her, but she can’t let go. To her dismay, she loses that treasured message, the last message, forever when the phone company makes software upgrades. Lois is inconsolable, until something truly wonderful and divine occurs.

I am Notoriously Unreliable

Hello everyone.  It’s been a while, and I am trying to decide what to write next, and also if the pen name of OJ Wolfsmasher should continue to write things or be taken out back and disposed of like yesterday’s donut box.

Maybe it’s the long cold winter.  Maybe it’s my run-on sentences.  Maybe it’s my determination to try and be happy.  I don’t know what’s preventing me from deciding on a direction.  … Register or log in to access full content

Goodreads Giveaways

I’m trying a giveaway through Goodreads, which I believe is where “avid” readers go to review books.  Amazon is wonderful too, no doubt, but I think it’s a little bit more for the casual reader…or even non-readers.  My point is….with this giveaway, I hope to produce some great reviews, build a following, and more importantly–be added to readers “to-read” list.  I’m told from a lot of Goodreads users that they add books to their to-read list even if they don’t win the giveaway. … Register or log in to access full content

Some stains shouldn’t be washed off

There’s no second chance at first impressions, they say. So what to write in a first blog?

I’m currently sitting here with a bowl of berries, so maybe I’ll mention my childhood because it was often spent climbing my parent’s mulberry tree. It was huge. My friends and I would lay on its branches and gorge ourselves. When we’d go home we could never hide what we’d been doing because our clothes, our mouths, our whole faces would be purple with fruit stains.… Register or log in to access full content

A Better Answer to Apathy

After introducing the problem of apathy in our culture, one so rife that our age could be called, The Age of Apathy, I presented what I believed was a pretty good answer to the question of our national malaise. And while I still think it is a good answer, containing many necessary elements in combating complacency in our culture and our hearts, I also realize it is an incomplete answer.

I know this because the apathy I am most intimately acquainted with is my own.… Register or log in to access full content

Happy to have joined the Bard and Book community

Folks,

I certainly identify with Robert Milton’s recent post:  it’s a great pleasure and honor for me to join the B&B group as well.  I am benefiting, being entertained, and being challenged by reading through your stories.  I look forward to, and welcome, receiving your comments and insights about the stories I offer.  As to my background, I have a loving wife and three active and creative children and live and work in the Dallas area. … Register or log in to access full content

Humbled and Proud at the Same Time

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I’d like to take a quick second to introduce myself and thank you a million times over for granting me time and space in this community.  Allow me the pleasure of an introduction…my name is Robert Milton.  I’m 32 years old, married for almost seven years to a beautifully feisty gal named Lorrie Beth, and live in Birmingham, Alabama.  I’m incredibly humbled to be a small part of this world of authors. … Register or log in to access full content

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