Tag Archives: reading
Two 4-day Passes to Gencon Free!

Two 4-day Passes to Gencon Free!

As I noted in my previous post, I have been traveling a lot. I’ve been away from home in July more than I’ve been here. Fact is, I love traveling and attending conventions. And, thanks to the folks at Gencon, you have a chance to travel, too. Gencon, the “Best Four Days in Gaming,” and [...]

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Abracadabra: Books are Magazines

Abracadabra: Books are Magazines

The Magician stands on stage and invites a volunteer from the audience to lend him something. Not a piece of jewelry, or a dollar bill, but a book. The volunteer—an author—hands him a copy of his latest tome. The Magician places it on a stand and waves a hand at it. “Behold, a book.” He [...]

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Why Digital Self-publishing Frightens Some Authors

Why Digital Self-publishing Frightens Some Authors

There are a lot of reasons that authors will offer for why they are afraid of digital self-publishing. Most of them are chaff tossed out to shield themselves from the truth. Digital self-publishing makes the world a very scary place. The real question becomes what are authors truly afraid of. One of the prime reasons [...]

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Protect Yourself: Sample ebooks before you buy!

Protect Yourself: Sample ebooks before you buy!

I spend a lot of time writing and talking about electronic publishing. One of the issues that comes up from both writers and readers is this: With everyone publishing out there, how do I know what is good? (The author version of that question is, “With everyone publishing out there, how can I make my [...]

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Consumer use guide to e-books and readers

Consumer use guide to e-books and readers

I get asked a lot of questions about e-books and e-book readers. There seems to be a lot of confusion about the different devices and what buying one will allow people to do. Depending upon which device you’re looking at, these can be very expensive gadgets. The following is an attempt to clarify what one [...]

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At the Queen’s Command Chapter Two

At the Queen’s Command Chapter Two

(For your reading pleasure, the second chapter of At The Queen’s Command) Chapter Two April 27, 1763 Temperance Bay, Mystria Owen Strake disembarked from the Coronet once the longboats had pulled it to the dock. His papers had been sent ahead with the Harbormaster, bound for Her Majesty’s Military headquarters. The Prince’s Life Guards had [...]

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Zombi Authors and the Death of Publishing

Zombi Authors and the Death of Publishing

I just visited Project Gutenberg looking for books from the American Colonial period and just beyond. The other day I’d found and downloaded an encyclopedia of “useful information” published in 1889, which had fascinating stuff in it. One article, for example, reflected the scientific thought of the day about the origin of oil—and did so [...]

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