Marion on October 12, 2013

I gotta start checking my e-mail more. Just found out that Schrodinger’s Telephone has won this little badgy thing. I have no idea what this means, but desperate attention-whore that I am, I’ll take it, but frankly what really makes me feel that I am not screaming into an empty cave is when readers “get […]

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The quality or lack thereof in self-published e-books has been the topic of many a forum thread over at the Amazon sites, and many other places on the web. Customers have complained about lack of editing, and general shoddy quality, including bad formatting. When anyone can “publish” a “book” on Amazon’s free digital publishing platform, […]

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Part I – Nobody wants to read the great novel you wrote: Without going into a whole history of digital self-publishing, let’s just admit the current situation sucks. Sure there are now self-published e-books regularly featured in The New York Times Sunday Book Review combined e-book and paperback top 25 bestsellers. Yes, there was a […]

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Shit your friends say when you tell them you self-published: “Is it real published?” “It’s great to have a hobby!” “You earned what? Do you know how little money that is?” “No, haven’t got around to reading it yet.” “It’s not you. I haven’t read fiction in years” “It’s nice to have dreams, isn’t it?” […]

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Marion on January 9, 2013

Barack Obama                                                                                                11/6/2012 To Marion Stein Marion — I’m about to go speak to the crowd here in Chicago, but I wanted to thank you first. I want you to know that this wasn’t fate, and it wasn’t an accident. You made this happen. You organized yourselves block […]

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