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meddling—but in a good way

Do you like book reviews? As a reader, I’m sometimes ambivalent about them, especially for fiction. I don’t want my impression of a work to be polluted by the thoughts of someone else who has already read it. Reading is … Continue reading

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the writer-publisher on the flying trapeze

I’m reading a biography right now: Pursued by Furies: A Life of Malcolm Lowry by Gordon Bowker. I’m learning a lot about this troubled, alcoholic genius, who spent the best years of his life, by his own reckoning, living in … Continue reading

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Smashwords SSR?

I’m in the process of publishing my short story A Tourist Visa as an e-book. It has been successfully published to Amazon, and can be seen and bought in any Amazon store. Yippee! That was easy. For publishing to non-Amazon … Continue reading

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on the multiplication of labor

Golly, it’s been almost 2 months since my last post. What can I possibly offer as an excuse? The standard one would be “I didn’t have time”—but I don’t believe in that excuse. For we all have the same amount … Continue reading

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au revoir, print publishing

My project has changed. What was going to be a large epic in one volume I am breaking down into smaller pieces—”episodes”—that I can publish faster. And since I am the publisher, it is my call to make. Welcome to … Continue reading

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hey Google—want my money? come and get it!

Some years ago I made Google News my browser’s home page, feeling fed up with CNN, which had been my home page before that. I was excited by the idea of receiving news stories from many different sources, and by … Continue reading

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