Archive for September, 2011

GUEST BLOG: Randy Rawls

September 4, 2011 4 comments
The Mirage of Self-Epublishing
Randy Rawls
We have entered an era when anyone (and I do mean anyone) can publish a book.  Learn the simple technique of epublishing, and viola, you’re an author.  But, are you?
By my minimum definition, an author is one who writes a readable book.  Too many of the epub’d “books” today do not live up to even that simple definition.  That’s not to say there is not a viable plot, or even interesting characters.  It simply means the writing is so amateurish—grammatical errors, typos, poor sentence structure, etc.—that it cannot be read.  I do not have the time to waste on bad writing.
To those considering self-epub’ing, I beg of you, take the time to write it right.  You only have one chance at making a fan.  Don’t blow it with a presentation which is not ready to leave your hard drive.  

For anyone taking on my latest release, THORNS ON ROSES, in either its paper version or its E-version, rest assured it has been scrubbed, edited, re-scrubbed, and re-edited many times.  And, of course, I hope you enjoy. 

Randy Rawls

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Kindle Lets Reader Interact With Author

September 1, 2011 2 comments

Amazon’s Kindle has an interesting feature in beta -as you are reading a book, you can direct a question to the author using @author so long as you have a twitter account. You could do this directly from Twitter, of course, but this way you can ask questions as they occur to you. The question could be answered by anyone who’s bought something from Amazon, but if you get lucky, it could be the author himself/herself.