Who Said Money Cannot Buy Happiness

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At TUEBL we decided we were going to launch a “Smile and Win” contest to get people smiling next to their favourite books. The hope was to get a bunch of pictures shared on instagram, and maybe introduce some new people to our website. Within the first few days of the contest, I saw a… Read more »

Why the Pitchforks and Torches?

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Last week we answered the question once and for all, Is TUEBL legal? with a decisive YES! But on Friday, we heard from a pro-copyright author who still thinks we’re all dirty rotton thieves. The fact remains that, despite efforts to serve both the writer and reader communities, our little library attracts the occasional hysterical mob…. Read more »

Mission: To the Shelves!

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My latest mission – and really, my ultimate mission since returning to this hemisphere – is to get my work from digital space onto shelf space.  As attached as I am to the digital realm myself, I do believe there is life for books in the spaces outside this amorphous, connected blob of info we… Read more »


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LAST Update April 28, 2013: Yeah……uh, haha just kidding about the ONE THREAD thing! Since CheapassFiction is now the ONE TUEBL BLOG to rule them all, I’ll just be updating everything TUEBL-related as regular posts! Update Jan 20, 2013 2:20PM: Yes, new TUEBL is limping along for the day as a result of scheduled server/maintenance/mumblemumbleinsertcomputervocabularyhere work. Tomorrow… Read more »

Free As In Freedom – For Fiction? (Part I.)

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Two weeks ago, a guest post appeared on one of my favorite (and oft-cited) blogs.  The author was a mysterious web developer and Arizonian named Jack Zeal, and the post, entitled To Be Esteemed, Be Useful, detailed the cumbersome nature of licenses, even those designed to promote free use.  Mr. Zeal concluded that the best alternative was to “embrace… Read more »

Promises, promises. Sorry.

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I have not been keeping up my resolve to hold myself accountable during NaNoWriMo–hitherto, only one update made it to Smashwords.  Apologies! My problem is that I have trouble writing linearly.   Normally, this is not a problem.  It’s just how I work–I am much more efficient focusing on things for short bursts, then coming… Read more »

Rules 7, 8, 9 for NaNoWriMo

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Looking for rules 1, 2, and 3?  Or 4, 5, and 6? RULE SEVEN Count up, not down. There’s a reason why numbers go from 1 to 2 to 3 to… Looking at the days left until the end of November or the words left to write is depressing. Look at what you’ve already done.  Remember, if… Read more »

Welcome to the Flattrverse, TUEBL!

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 The Ultimate E-Book Library, or TUEBL, is now Flattrable! This is exciting news for those of us who want to support our local internet library.  Until recently, there were the usual options available for those who wanted to chuck a few dollars their way.  However, recently  TUEBL has faced the financial blockade that’s becoming an… Read more »

A Cheap Ass Book Club

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Yes, I know I already have a “Current Reading” sticky up.  Thing is, my full current reading list is pretty damn long. So I wanted to make a post for the books I’m particularly excited about.  And because reading alone is fun but sitting and having no one to talk to about reading is sad… Read more »