Books

Settling Down to Business

It has been nine months since I posted on my writing blog, and I’ve been missing in action on other social networks as well—2018 was incredibly busy for me. I drove to Texas from California…
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E-Book Sales Up 2.4% This Summer

Good news for writers—sales of e-books improved this summer for the first time in two years! Publisher’s Weekly reports that e-book sales from trade publishers rose 2.4% in May 2017, led by a 3.2% gain…
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B&N Terminates Erotica Authors

Amazon has long had policies that prohibit various kinds of erotica (stories that sensationalize incest, rape, pedophilia, etc.), but some other online booksellers have been lax. Today, many erotica authors published on Nook found their…
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Up to #3 on Amazon’s Bestseller List

Ooohh, look! My remix of Elements of Style (Classic Edition) has climbed to #2,724 in books (paperbacks, not just e-books) and #3 on the Grammar bestseller list! Thanks to the college professors recommending my version…
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Back to #10 Bestseller!

My modern remix of Elements of Style (Classic Edition) by William Strunk is back to #10 on the Amazon bestseller list for Grammar, and it broke into the Top 5000 in books (paperbacks, not e-books)….
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My Books Sold 52 Copies Today!

Amazon sold 52 copies of these two grammar books today, making it the best day I’ve had so far! Thanks to my friends on Twitter and Facebook for supporting me and buying my books. This…
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A Quick Look at a First Novel by Mathew R. J. Parkes

It’s not a good idea to ask an editor to look at your work unless you are ready for an honest opinion that you might not like. Today, I received a request on Twitter from…
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