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Trying New Things Can Hurt Sometimes

So, around Thanksgiving ‘Space Rogues‘ was ending it’s 90 day run on KDP Select. I was hemming and hawing whether I should just re-up or take a break. As it happened there was a bookfunnel.com giveaway set up for Sci-Fi books that started 2 days after my KDP enrollment ended. Since I’m still hovering below 10 reviews (Have you read ‘Space Rogues’ and not left a review?) I decided to join the giveaway. Why not?   Famous last words, right? It’s hard to draw any actual conclusions, from this stuff, but here are some numbers. Giveaway wise, I feel like it was a success. 371 total downloads seems good. Hopefully, 5-10% of them will leave a review, which is all I can hope for since my bookfunnel account doesn’t capture…

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Check it out! Grab some great free ebooks!

Giveaway Alert! Hey hey! I’m taking part in a group giveaway! Check it out! You can get 15 (well 14, since I assume you have ‘Space Rogues‘ already!) free ebooks! This is a limited time offer, so go get them now! The giveaway ends Dec. 3rd It’s easy: Grab ’em! Read ’em! Review ’em! (This is the biggest part, make sure you do this part!)   That’s it! Enjoy a great collection of free books for your holiday season!

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Writing wherever you are

I’ve had some form of writing app installed on my mac or iPad pretty much forever (which isn’t as long for the iPad of course). Whether that was Word, Scrivener, Ulysses, copywrite, Storyist, Pages, or any other app that someone released to ‘revolutionize writing.’ Back when I was first working at Spire Digital I had an old white MacBook that I used for an online writing class I was taking, and worked on various short stories. I’ve Always had an eye out for the latest and greatest but also the most useful. Finding something that fits isn’t easy. For me, the big things are these; ease of use, portability, reliability. Easy of Use It’s all too common for app developers to start throwing feature after feature into an app. “Hey…

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Learning a new business (writing) is fun… ish

Ah learning new things. Always fun. The other night I was sitting in my chair, reading about being a writer and realized that just as I was thinking ‘Space Rogues‘ was done, locked in, I’d made a huge mistake. Most ebooks, at least those I read have a page at the end, after the “The End,” that thanks the reader, asks nicely for a review and offers up ways for readers to connect with the author; Facebook, website, etc. I had nothing. D’oh! So I opened Scrivener real quick like, whipped up a cute little ‘thank you’ final page and recompiled the book. A few minutes later the updated file was uploaded to Amazon, and by the time I got up the next morning, the updated book was live. Thankfully…

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