Marion on November 20, 2013

Recently, Amazon added another promotional perk to its Kindle Select program – Kindle Countdown Deals. Authors and publishers can lower the price of their e-books for a short promotional period, and still retain the 70% royalty rate. Amazon helps “promote” books by listing the specially priced books on a special webpage. Consumers see the “regular” […]

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It’s that time again. What time? Happy nice time, that’s what time it is, people. And you should mosey on over and to where the nice people post my recaps of  Homeland, so you can read it, or maybe even just watch the show because it got a whole lot better than it’s been in […]

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Marion on November 18, 2013

Hi All, My novel, Loisaida is now back at its regular $3.99 Kindle Price. Anyone who wrote in prior to 3:00 am EST (12:00 PST) and sent a screensaver proof of purchase will get the promised rebate. Thanks for playing. I’ll have an update by Wednesday on how this little experiment worked.

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Ross Douthat, I get it. You’re kind of like The New York Times’ answer to Ann Coulter — a “conservative” who entertains the less conservative with your idiotic antics. The difference is Coulter’s more like Sarah Silverman or even Andy Kaufman, edgier, willing to go really far into bad taste territory to stay in character. […]

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Marion on November 12, 2013

So the Guardian UK has been doing this serious series on self-publishing, including talking to actual self-published authors and not just to make fun of them. A few weeks ago, they featured an awesome column written by Year Zero founder, award-winning spoken-word artist, publishing superhero, and geriatric-rat rescuer, Dan Holloway.  Today, the series features an interview […]

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