Indie Author News – Multnomah Co. Library Wants to Read Your Book

I was tipped off to The Library Writers Project just this morning. The Multnomah Co. Library is looking for books by local authors: From October 11 to December 15, 2016, the library will accept submissions from local authors who would like to see their books added to the library’s e-book collection. The book needs to be … Continue reading Indie Author News – Multnomah Co. Library Wants to Read Your Book

Revenants Abroad – Chapter 14

I went ahead and posted chapter 14 today. It's a short one, just a couple pages. That's halfway, there are 28 chapters all told. I'm planning on posting chapter 15 this Wednesday. I seem to have several in a row that are quite short, so I don't want to go too long between posting them. … Continue reading Revenants Abroad – Chapter 14

Revenants Abroad – Chapter 13

In case you missed it, I posted chapter 13 on Christmas Eve, a little early. Follow along there, or buy the full novel on Smashwords, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, etc (see Smashwords for all options, including mobi format for Kindle). Go shoot pool or take a hand of cards with the guys. Andrej and Neko … Continue reading Revenants Abroad – Chapter 13

Are We in League With the Pirates?

In the Tarot world, as in the book world, there are small and large publishers. Some of the largest Tarot publishers include U.S. Games Systems, Inc., Lo Scarabeo and Llewellyn. Most of the decks they produce are done in large quantities, and as in any industry large volume reduces the final cost to the customer. … Continue reading Are We in League With the Pirates?

Arrrr, Matey! Book Piracy Has Set Sail

We all knew books were being illegally downloaded over the net as soon as they're digitized, but who knew the would-be captains of industry were off to such a felonious start? From EIN Press Release Network: According to file-tracking company Attributor, piracy has already cost the publishing industry almost $3 billion in lost sales. The … Continue reading Arrrr, Matey! Book Piracy Has Set Sail

Macmillan Lowers E-book Payments to Authors

More fuel for the fire. Macmillan is cutting royalties for authors on e-books to 20%, when the industry standard is more like 25%. John Sargent, CEO at Macmillan, sent out a letter to agents on Monday advising them of the change. Somehow the NYT got a copy of the new contract. Says Richard Curtis, a … Continue reading Macmillan Lowers E-book Payments to Authors

E-Books and Ads

And here we go. I knew it wouldn't take long before they started with this. To wit: Barnes & Noble's new e-book reader, the Nook: And look what we have across the bottom panel: Ads! Right now they're displaying books, but I'm sure that's easy enough to change. According to this article in Marketing Vox it's only … Continue reading E-Books and Ads