Friday Review: Release Strategies: Plan Your Self-Publishing Schedule for Maximum Benefit by Craig Martelle and Michael Anderle

My rating: 3 of 5 starsCraig Martelle knows the indie publishing world. He has made a decent career for himself with publishing his own books, as well as his series on how to be a successful indie author. While there are bits of information in this book that are valuable to anyone considering publishing independently, … Continue reading Friday Review: Release Strategies: Plan Your Self-Publishing Schedule for Maximum Benefit by Craig Martelle and Michael Anderle

Wednesday Writer: Is Reading Fiction Bad?

I know- it says reading, not writing. But, as writers, we should also be readers, and I saw a thing recently on the internet (of all places!) that made me think a little. The person posting said (and I am paraphrasing here) that if you are reading a lot of fiction, you are wasting precious … Continue reading Wednesday Writer: Is Reading Fiction Bad?

Friday Reveiw: Throne of the Crescent Moon (Crescent Moon Kingdom #1) by Saladin Ahmed

My rating: 4 of 5 starsThe Crescent Moon kingdom is at a crossroads. The ruling Kalif is being challenged by the Falcon Prince, an enigmatic thief. Dr. Makhslood is the last of the real ghul hunters, and is tired and getting to the point of retiring from his demanding profession. His assistant, Raseed bas Raseed … Continue reading Friday Reveiw: Throne of the Crescent Moon (Crescent Moon Kingdom #1) by Saladin Ahmed

Wednesday Writer: 7 Reasons Why Reviews Are Important

You have all seen, heard, and gotten the emails. "You recently purchased XXX. Would you like to write a review?" Reviews are becoming increasingly important to sellers of all types in these days of online research for everything. Authors also depend on reviews to help get word out about their work. You have seen me … Continue reading Wednesday Writer: 7 Reasons Why Reviews Are Important

Canon? Or Cannon?

One of the trending discussions that cropped up among the genre social media feeds during the past month revolved around the idea of canon. Specifically, the perceived loss of reverence for what the complaining folks considered the classics of science fiction literature. They complain that "these kids today" have no idea what great scifi is … Continue reading Canon? Or Cannon?