WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BOOK PIRACY
By: Claire Ryan
Okay, we all know about this. Piracy, the great and terrifying force that’s destroying authors’ means to make a living on one hand, and getting their work in front of thousands of new readers on the other. There’s plenty of conflicting infor... Read more of this blog post »
I never used to believe in “writer’s block.” Part of me still doesn’t want to think it exists, that its something we writers have to power through. There have been times in the past where a story has been difficult for me, where I didn’t know what happened next. I rarely had a deadline or readers...Read more of this blog post »
In the mood for a sweet love story between a Sadist and an accidental masochist? Need to read something that will not only give you a happy sigh at the end, but also leave you wiggling in your seat? If so, boy have I got a book for you! Clicky de Linky below to see a snippet of Chapter 1 and buy... Read more of this blog post »
This poem, “The Sick Muse” by Charles Baudelaire:
“My impoverished muse, alas! What have you for me this morning?
Your empty eyes are stocked with nocturnal visions,
In your cheek’s cold and taciturn reflection,
I see insanity and horror forming.
The green succubus and the red urchin,
Have they poured...
التقيت به .. و كان قبيح ، اسود و شاحب اللون ،
يحمل منجلا ..
صرخت .. لا يارب .. لا يارب
سما .. في يدك .. سما .. طفلتك
امي تبكي .. ،
ابو الطفلة و امها يبكيان ..
بالقرب من مدينة اشباح
كلاب تسير .. باحثة عن لحوم .. باقية
و عظام تلعقها
من اتى... Read more of this blog post »
There are a lot of perks to raising kids in a small Southern town like Greenwood, MS. But if you asked my kids what the best part of living here is, they’d all list in their top three things they love— the mailman. In an age of e-mail, text messages, and instant messages, here in Greenwood, rea...Read more of this blog post »
Buy at: http://www.amazon.com/When-Smiles-Fade-Paige-Dearth/dp/1475096925/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_2
http://www.paigedearth.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuil... Read more of this blog post »
Yesterday I flew into San Francisco in the early morn. I was picked up by yet another incredibly hilarious media escort, a professional musician named David Golia. His wife–he gave me one of her CDs–is a bodybuilding, accordion-playing, seismologist who performs under the name Big Lou.
I must mee...Read more of this blog post »
FIX THE PAST…SAVE THE FUTURE
In the fall of 2011, I got a phone call from Scholastic, asking if I was interested in a book series they were putting together. “History is broken,” they said, “and these breaks are leading to a coming Cataclysm in which the world will be destroyed. Three kids travel...Read more of this blog post »
Let me first start this post by saying I know a little about book packaging, but purely from the outside in--through knowing authors who've done it as work-for-hire and people who worked at packaging houses and as a general "watcher of the industry" and articles that get written about it. None of...Read more of this blog post »
Apparently, the creator of the gif says that the term is pronounced like the peanut butter brand, Jif. I can’t see how this can be true because, as Salvador Rodriguez points out in his article: “But why “jif” and not “gif?” I mean, its a “graphical” interface format, not a “jraphical” one, right?...Read more of this blog post »
Two years ago, this month, I indie published Rock and a Hard Place. So many wonderful things have happened since then, including three more books. Readers found Rock and a Hard Place and made it a best seller. Today I am awaiting the book’s re-release by HarperCollins Teen. It will be officially...Read more of this blog post »
Readin’ on a Jet Plane
Some recommended reads for those long flights.
Chick Lit is Dead, Long Live Farm Lit
The grown genre known as “Farm Lit” from the Atlantic.
Report’s of the Bookstore’s Death Are Greatly Exaggerated
Contrary to popular, small, independent bookstores are not going the way of the...
Something Bad to $.99
She Found Them to $.99
act now before I (my wife) changes my mind Read more of this blog post »
Pretty close to being done with #3! Just a few more days of formatting and polishing things up, and Work of Art will be ready for launch. In the meantime, I have a sneak peek for you and a very big favor to ask. I am unsatisfied with the blurb. Despite loads of encouragement and help from my pal,...Read more of this blog post »
It consists of 10 fascinating questions with 10 witty and interesting answers, if I do say so myself...
Check it out here: http://authorryanschneider.blogspot.c... Read more of this blog post »
I’ve been so busy with SOUL OF SWORDS that I forgot to post ebook sales for April 2013! Let’s rectify that:
This is down from the 7,084 of March 2013, but up from the 3,521 of April 2012. I suspect the drop came for three reasons. First, I haven’t released anything new since March. Second, Ap...Read more of this blog post »
Amazon recently unveiled Amazon Worlds, a platform through which they intend to monetize fanfiction. Intellectual Property owners license their franchises to Amazon Worlds, who in turn allows fanfic authors to write derivative works.
A few things about the press release caught my attention.
Amazon... Read more of this blog post »
Hey everybody, the first trailer is now up for my new movie, Don Jon! I’m so curious to hear what you think of it :o)
WATCH THE TRAILER HERE!
So, you may remember me revealing the Cover for Girl With Guitar last week (in which I also shared a fun snippet). Well, now the book is LIVE, and it also happens to the author's birthday, so I'm all kinds of happy over here.
Caisey Quinn is a complete doll and I couldn't be more happy for her. He...Read more of this blog post »
Published: August 28, 2012
Page Count: 345 pages
Series: The Elementals, #2
This review is entirely spoiler free, even if you haven't read book one,Storm.
I can't even begin to fathom how awesome Spark was! The drea... Read more of this blog post »
Cole’s family had always meant everything to him. His father and brothers, along with Shaun, had been the only people he’d loved. Well, he’d loved his mother, but she’d passed when he was still too young to have many memories of her. But in th... Read more of this blog post »
This cat = me trying to actually get work done.
This weasel = my brain trying to destroy me:
Me: I have work to do.
Weasel: You should check the internet because remember yesterday when that one person on the internet was wrong and it made you so mad, but not actually mad enough to register to leave...Read more of this blog post »
IndieReview Behind The Scenes goal is to be your source of the HOTTEST in INDIETAINMENT news and features! Check out today’s Mid-Week Mix w/ Michelle Cornwell-Jordan. Music by: Trel Mack, X-Phaze, Cecile Monique, Telekinesis, YeaSayers, Juliette Dreams, Pisees ft Leanne Louise, and much...Read more of this blog post »
Granted, they are somewhat related, but still, you can buy them separately so it counts! :p
First up: The Rise of Rae (An Ovialell Series Companion)
Raeanne is a common girl with an uncommon problem. Gro... Read more of this blog post »
That’s a totally legit greeting, by the way. Feel free to use it.
This week, I recommend another book that I haven’t finished reading yet. I’m not supposed to do this! But I’m going to do it anyway, because it’s interesting.
Oh, but before I do that, I should say that if you missed… Read more of this blog post »
Big Sky Dead has been entered into the Goodreads Book Giveaway and two paperback copies will be given away to lucky winners. Sign up starting June 1, through June 15, 2013 to win at Goodreads. Click here
Mark your calender to make sure you don’t miss out.
Here’s a little teaser: Charlie Draper ta...Read more of this blog post »
As for seeing it in print, I read almost exclusively ebooks... Read more of this blog post »
I love cons, from the dressing up to the super-specialized panels and workshops (the courtship rituals of space aliens, anyone?), the cult films and filk music. However, attending as an author instead of... Read more of this blog post »
Fundaţia Comunitară Iaşi îşi propune să aducă împreună oamenii buni care mişcă lucrurile şi lucrurile care merită mişcate, spre beneficiul întregii comunităţi, pentru transformarea Iaşului într-un oraş în care să fim mândri că locuim.
Ne dorim construirea într-o manieră durabilă a unui viitor mai...Read more of this blog post »