The more they stay the same. Which is another way of saying always read the fine print, be prepared to zig when you really want to zag, and always do your research. In other words, today's post is going to be a bit of a hodge-podge of topics that I came across last night and... Continue Reading →
How Do You Read Your Books?
I'm going to be honest. I don't have time to do a post this morning and I forgot about doing it last night. In a couple of hours, I'm heading off to the North Dallas area (never fun. Traffic is never good there) to take Mom for a procedure on her back. It should be... Continue Reading →
Adding X-ray content to Kindle books: a guide for the impatient
(This is a guest post by author Nitay Arbel) One of the nicer features of reading an ebook on a Kindle (or in the Kindle app on a smartphone or tablet) is that you can press and hold on a word and see its definition, or on a place name and see a brief description.... Continue Reading →
Watch where you step
Yesterday, I went browsing through sites like Publishers Weekly and The Passive Voice, looking for inspiration for today's post. I'm not too proud to admit my brain is still in that post-publication funk, a funk aided by the fact my work computer (a really nice Asus ROG less than 7 months old) had to be... Continue Reading →
Why not let a little reality into the room?
Let me start by saying I have not successfully carried out a coup here at MGC and taken over. Nor did I draw the short straw and get stuck with filling in for everyone. Brad did me a favor last week by switching days with me. That left me posting Sunday, his usual day, and... Continue Reading →
Amazon strikes again — or did it?
I've been laid low this past week by a bug that was both nasty and persistent. It's been a very long time since something has knocked me out the way this did. What I didn't realize was how long it had been working up to the final knock-out blow. Now, as I start feeling human... Continue Reading →
Don’t You Just Love . . .
. . . how folks are so quick to jump on the "Amazon is evil bandwagon" without knowing all the facts? In case you don't know what I'm talking about, the internet was alive yesterday with a story about how evil Amazon had wiped a woman's kindle without warning or explanation. How dare they! The... Continue Reading →
And the winner of the “What the bleep are they thinking?” award is…
After struggling over the last week or so to find something to write about for this blog, today finds me in the position of trying to pare down topics into something manageable. So, with coffee mug in hand, here I go. . . . First up: for those who have been waiting for dedicated e-readers... Continue Reading →
The Road to Digital Publication – Part 3
by Amanda S. Green We've talked about formatting your manuscript, titles and some of the programs you might want to have on hand. Before we get into detail about the programs, let's spend a few minutes talking about where you can self-publish your e-book. Yes, I know that sounds like I'm putting the cart before... Continue Reading →
Tipping Point or Quitting Point?
by Amanda S. Green This week has been a typical week in the industry. There's been good news, bad news and news no one is quite sure how to interpret. All of it does, in my opinion, show the state of flux in publishing and just points out that no one knows -- yet --... Continue Reading →