Amazon Giveaways • Are Ebooks Getting Shafted?

Or Why do Amazon Giveaways for Print Books Count Toward Bestseller Rankings But Ebooks Do Not? This is the second post in an ongoing analysis of Amazon Giveaways for books (Kindle, paperback, and hardback editions). In an earlier blog post, I shared some data on Amazon Giveaways for Kindle ebooks. My conclusion: If you don’t want … Read more

The Best Hookers

A couple of years ago I signed up for an Algonkian writer’s workshop.  I was interested in the workshop because I wanted to see how my writing stood up to the scrutiny of others, but also because I wanted to see what the competition looked like:  What were other first-time novelists writing about?  How captivating were … Read more

Writers Wreaking Havoc

Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before. Mae West said that, and she should know.   To a regular human, that sentiment may be a recipe for disaster, but to a writer, those words should be voluptuous pieces of seductive advice. One of the really cool things about writing is the … Read more