Daily Archives: December 4, 2012

The Transporting Poetry of Spam Coding

I found this in my spam queue. I found it oddly poetic. *** {I have|I’ve} been {surfing|browsing} online more than {three|3|2|4} hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours. {It’s|It is} pretty worth enough for me. {In my opinion|Personally|In my view}, if all {webmasters|site owners|website owners|web owners} and bloggers made good content […]

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Meet the Folks at Jay and Mary’s Book Center

You know when you call Jay and Mary’s Book Center to get signed, personalized books from me for the holidays? These are the fine folks who pick up the phone — indeed, that’s Jay right there in the middle. It’s easy to say “support local business” and think of it in the abstract, but in […]

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Announcing the “Rip-Off!” Audio Anthology: You Pick the Cover

I’m not sure I mentioned this here before, but I am one of the authors featured in a new audio anthology called Rip-Off! that’s coming from Audible this December 18th. The idea behind the anthology is kind of cool: noted science fiction and fantasy authors take the first line of a well-known work of literature […]

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The Big Idea: Robert Boyczuk

Author Robert Boyczuk decided that if one is going to “borrow” themes and ideas for one’s book, then one should “borrow” from the biggest and best. So from whom did Boyczuk borrow from for The Book of Thomas? He explains below. ROBERT BOYCZUK: How a small-minded guy like me came up with a Big Idea […]

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Whatever Holiday Shopping Guide 2012, Day Two: Non-Traditionally Published Books

Today is Day Two of the Whatever Shopping Guide 2012, and today the focus is on Non-Traditionally Published Books: Self-published works, electronically-exclusive books, books from micro presses, books released outside the usual environs of the publishing world, and so on. Hey, I put my first novel up on this very Web site more than a dozen years ago […]

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