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The Gabriel Trilogy in paperback makes a great gift! Well, at least I think so…

November 30, 2012 Leave a comment

Just in time for the holiday season*, paperback copies of all of the Gabriel trilogy books are available! And for a very limited time, I’ve got autographed copies. Autographed by me, not Stephen King or John Scalzi, sorry…

* To be honest, they’ve always been available – I’m just flogging them now because of some shopping craze going on this month…what’s that all about anyway?

All five volumes of the trilogy (hey, wait a minute…) are available from Amazon (with free Prime Shipping), or for outside the Amazon exclusion zone, direct from CreateSpace:

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And as a blatant nepotistic additional flogging, my son has his YA SciFi novelette Shifter available in paperback via Amazon or CreateSpace.

If you want an autographed copy of any of the above books, visit this super secret page.

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Autographed Copies of the Gabriel Trilogy Available for Limited Time

November 30, 2012 2 comments

For an absurdly limited time (since I waited too long to think to do this, to be honest), I’m offering autographed copies of all of the paperback versions of the Gabriel books (even the big honkin’ 700 page complete trilogy). Use the links below for PayPal or credit card purchases. You’ll be taken to the PayPal page to add to cart, and can also let me know there if you’d like anything specific listed in the book. And shipping is included in the USD prices listed.

If you want some combination of books, email me directly as I can combine a shipment and drop a few bucks off. For example, if you want books 1, 2, & 3, I can do that “package” for $60. If you want more than one copy of one of the books, again email me directly and I can work some pricing out.

Hugely important note #1: I can only sell/ship to US and Canada addresses, I apologize. If I had a better plan in place earlier, if I stayed in school longer, if I had just not tried licking the back of that toad in college, who knows…but unfortunately to all my non-NorthAmerican friends, I can only do it this way.

Hugely important note #2: If you want these delivered before December 24th, you have to order no later than December 17th or I won’t be able to get them out in time. Again my failings as a human being come through…if I had thought of this earlier…


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And as a blatant nepotistic additional flogging, my son has his YA SciFi novelette Shifter available in paperback he’ll autograph & ship for $20. PayPal link here.

Shop from home! Save gas! Support me!!


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Simon & Schuster Joins Forces With Author Solutions To Rip Off Writers

November 28, 2012 2 comments

David Gaughran’s got a great breakdown on a massive dick move by a major publisher, somewhat under the radar. Around $5k to publish, pennies on the dollar on royalties. Wow, such a deal. Writers beware…no seriously, if you’re looking to self-publish and considering a service to assist, PLEASE read his article first.

David Gaughran

Simon & Schuster has launched a self-publishing operation, Archway Publishing, contracting one of the most disreputable players in the business to run the show: Author Solutions.

We’ll get to that distasteful link-up in a second, but first let’s have a look at what Simon & Schuster are offering prospective customers (i.e. writers).

Fiction packages start at $1,999 and go up to $14,999. If you have written a business book, prices are saucier again: $2,999 to $24,999.

While the upper end of the pricing spectrum is obviously shocking, some of you might think that $1,999 isn’t too bad if you are getting a proper edit and a decent cover.

Not so fast.

That price tag doesn’t include any real editing, just an assessment which – according to their own website – is “not a replacement” for editorial services but “a preliminary diagnostic tool.”

But what if you need proper editing?…

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In Mexico on business. No really, I am. Swear.

November 13, 2012 6 comments

I just realized today I haven’t posted any new material here in over three weeks. I suck.

The reason (excuse, whatever you want to call it) is I’ve been spending a lot of time since early October working on some projects with partners (day job stuff), and this week all the partners will be meeting with suppliers/hoteliers in Cancun for a week. It’s been a crazy month getting things together.

I’ve also been slacking on the blog because I’ve been, you know, writing. That thing I’m supposed to do. While I’m not “formally” doing National Novel Writing Month* this year, meaning I’m signed up for it and I’m writing during it, but not doing the hashtag blasting of word counts/Facebook writing groups/NaNo forums/etc. Just writing. And I can proudly say that as of 10PM Sunday night, my 11 day total for word count this calendar month just cracked 40,000. Not bad, not bad at all.

* An aside – Gabriel’s Redemption, my first full length work, was done (first draft) in 26 days during NaNoWriMo 2010, and Gabriel’s Revenge (3rd in trilogy) was ‘completed’ during NaNoWriMo 2011. This year, nothing formal, but working on something for fun (secret, sorry) in addition to Liberation (scifi work in progress).

I’ll be online here and there during the week, so if you see fit to drop me a comment below – you know, if you feel bad that I’m stuck in Cancun in November at a five star luxury resort – I’d love to hear from you.





UPDATE: Hey, just for the halibut (and just because I need some sanity from my online friends while I’m slaving away in meetings and inspections), I’ll give away a free ebook copy of Gabriel’s Journey, the complete Gabriel scifi trilogy, via a Smashwords coupon to the person who leaves the MOST CREATIVE comment on this post by 9AM ET November 14th. Ready? GO.

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