How not to respond to a mildly negative review, part 3,000,807

How not to respond to a mildly negative review, part 3,000,807

Guy writes interactive novel about mystery-solving teddy bears in Venice, which is apparently not for children(?)

Reviewer gives it a mildly negative review.

Author loses his mind in comments.

This is from last May, and I’m not sure how I missed it. It’s the perfect example of the ABM, Author’s Big Mistake, in which an author takes great pains to try to school the reviewer in all their…

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Dark Fantasy StoryBundle is now live

Dark Fantasy StoryBundle is now live

Hey, you guys. You know what a StoryBundle is, don’t you? There are several novels all bundled together into one package, and you can pay whatever you like for them (with a $3 minimum). If you’re willing to pay above a certain dollar figure ($12), you get extra books.

Well, currently there’s a Dark Fantasy StoryBundle running for a limited time. You can spend three measly bucks and get five…

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My short fiction collection reviewed on Boing Boing!

My short fiction collection reviewed on Boing Boing!

And it’s a great one!

Don’t take my word for it. Read that guys’s take, and then read it yourself.

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Tags: internet words

City of Stairs, by Robert Jackson Bennett

City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett My rating: 5 of 5 stars Like any detective novel, …

City of Stairs, by Robert Jackson Bennett

City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett My rating: 5 of 5 stars Like any detective novel, …

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In which I invite another author to kiss my fat ass

In which I invite another author to kiss my fat ass

Usually, when I see a stupid thing on the internet, I laugh and maybe tweet about it. “Look! Someone spilled a pile of dumb on the internet!” Then we’ll all share a laugh together and I’d go back to blocking “Emergency Cat” accounts. If I think the source of this particular piece of blockheadery is a pernicious sort who is actively courting the attention, I won’t bother.

But some things are…

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That D&D audiobook read by Ice-T that was all over the news some time ago? It’s out right…

That D&D audiobook read by Ice-T that was all over the news some time ago? It’s out right now, and it’s FREE. Also included are stories read by Al Yankovic, David Duchovny, and many more. Check it out.

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Tags: people

Anonymous said: How much you wanna bet that a good majority of those 47%, spend most of their time playing Candy Crush or the latest Facebook game? They’re not the ones buying up the next Call of Duty or Halo or whatever AAA game is hot at the moment. So, I don’t see how it’s particularly relevant.

gailsimone:

Right,  but who gives a shit what you think?

Context 1: 47% of video game players are women. 

Context 2: Gail Simone is awesome. 

The awful stink of writer desperation

The awful stink of writer desperation

Last night my wife received an email from a fellow she sort of knows. He’s a fantasy writer, apparently, and after hearing that she’s married to me, he pressed her to take a copy of his novel (which comes with supplemental materials, it seems).

My next sentence will have even more commas.

There’s a lot of calling people “friends” and more than a few claims that Goodreads, et al, make certain…

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Amazon launches assault on Hachette’s interns

Amazon launches assault on Hachette’s interns

Okay. I’m going to deal with this quickly and I’ll be out of here.

Background: Last night Amazon sent an email to everyone who had published books through their Kindle Direct Program (KDP) and since I’m one of those authors (Buy My Books) it came to me, too. You can read the whole thing here.

It’s kind of weird. I mean, I do business with Amazon. I don’t do business with Hachette. However,…

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Want to see the Chris McGrath art for book 2?

Want to see the Chris McGrath art for book 2?

Sure you do!

I just sent this out in a Kickstarter update, so now I can share it with you. Chris McGrath’s art work for The Way Into Magic, book two of The Great Way.

The Way Into Magic, Book 2 of The Great Way Cover

The Way Into Magic, Book 2 of The Great Way

I know, right?

I’ve talked before about searching for a cover artist to portray Cazia (a fifteen-year-old girl and the co-protagonist), and how few galleries feature female characters…

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