Writing to Amazon, Re: Free Books

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This week, in the quest to get my books free on Amazon, I wrote to them asking if they could speed up the process. For anyone curious about the behind-the-scenes process, here are the letters. This will be updated as (/if) I get more responses. (Also, if you still want to help me by telling Amazon… Read more »

I Need Your Help: Get Amazon to Free Skyland!

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As many of you already know, earlier this year my book Skyland Book I: Abominations came to rest quietly on the digital shelves. Now, it needs your help. I need your help. After some… uh… disagreements over distribution in the Smashwords catalogue – which distributes to all the major online ebook retailers – Skyland was published separately to Amazon, which accepts public domain… Read more »

I’m Not Crazy! Others Break Into The Public Domain

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When I first used CC0, the public domain “license”, on Stories About Things in 2011, I’d only ever seen it in two places: Falkvinge.net (the blog of the Pirate Party founder – no surprise there!) and Your Face is a Saxophone (yeah, that’s as awesome as it sounds.) No basic googling turned up any big time indie writers using it. Not even… Read more »

New Stories: “Ask” & “Richard”

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Hey there! After a brief – and very productive – time without internet, I’m finally settled back in Buffalo, and more importantly in the digital realms. I’m delighted to say that some of the fruit of this break from the internet is two new short stories: Ask is a look at an online romance in a world… Read more »

Cover Art

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This is the Moon. The pockmarked thing in the foreground, that is.  The white thing in the sky is Earth.  Specifically, the first picture of Earth from the moon.  Seemed appropriate for a collection entitled WORLD.  Even more appropriate about the new and often-perceived-as alien landscapes of the digital generation. If it looks familiar, and… Read more »

New Things and Monkey Wrenches: Gumroad

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With Netkups sheltering my digital files, the jealous paperbacks are looking for a second home for themselves, too. Not that their current home in the Amazon isn’t lovely!  Amazon is convenient, trusted, visible.  And in fact Stories About Things is still up on Amazon – both the ebook and the paperback. (did YOU get your free… Read more »