New Release – Aurora Equinox (Salmon Run – Book 6)

With the equinox come the aurora and the itch of spring… Good moods are scarce in Salmon Run these days. Zach Callahan’s lingering foul mood even manages to drive off Sasha. His concerned father insist on a check-up visit to the local spaceship just as Zach discovers a threat worthy of true worry: The return of a threat from the south. Welcome to Salmon Run, Alaska! A place of wild animals, wild land, and wild inhabitants…oh, and native legends come alive and an inter-planetary alien conflict at their backdoor. Available at the following retailers: Amazon | Apple | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Smashwords *** Yes, another Salmon Run book! Zach, Sasha, and Hawk are off on another grand …

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Publishing 2012 – A Year in Review

I debated posting this. Strange as it seems, I’ve had pushback from sharing some of the details of my publishing journey. The reasons are many, and I won’t bore you with them. And yet, when I first started out, I really appreciated other writers sharing information. It helped me make informed decisions. To see what was happening out there. It took the fear of the unknown away. So, in the end, I decided to share. Sorry, new readers of my fiction, but you may want to skip this one. For all you fellow writers, by all means read on. I now have full tracking spreadsheets of 2011 and 2012. These spreadsheets bring together reports from all the retailers, organize that …

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Changes In Progress

This is a quick update to let everyone know that I’m still alive and kicking. I have a few new releases, but I’ll officially announce them here once I get something else out of the way… Which is the website itself. I haven’t been completely happy with it for a while, but I think I finally know what I want to do with it. The issue is figuring out how to make it happen. So, please forgive the dust as I work on it. Things might look a little odd once in a while as I try things out. Meanwhile, enjoy a free download of “Night of the Aurora” ebook until January 1st, 2013. At that point the price will go …

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Clarifying Smashwords File Formats and Distribution Channels

I’ve seen a question and assumption on an author loop several times, and I thought I would post about it here just in case anyone reading my blog is confused. The issue? Some believe that if they allow Smashwords to create a .mobi file that it automatically distributes to Amazon, and they want to do that themselves. So, they uncheck the option. Or that if they allow Smashwords to create a .epub file that it automatically distributes to Barnes and Noble and they want to do that themselves. So, they uncheck the option. Uh, no. That is a wrong assumption. Smashwords File Formats and Distribution Channels To be clear, the two things mentioned above do not have anything to do …

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Creating A New Pen Name for Already-Published Work

This post is inspired by a comment I made to Dean Wesley Smith’s reprinting of his “The New World of Publishing: Pen Names” blog article. In the comments someone asked if they should rebrand work to a new pen name that they have already published. That’s a hard question to answer. First, decide why you would want a different pen name for the works in question. Go read Dean’s post on the subject and then think it over. Make the decision based on business reasons, not emotion. My suggestion is to make the decision now and not put it off to later. Then stick with that decision, whichever way you choose to go. Okay, you’ve done that and you are …

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