Publish my books

Here is another thing that happened:

I gave a public reading from my soon-to-be-published novel, and the first question asked by the audience was which major publisher I had signed on with.

The publisher Geek Thoughts, aka me. Big-5 quality, but self-publishing flexibility.…

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Buy my books

Here is a thing that happened:

Someone bought one of my books. Without my immediate knowledge or participation. From an independent bookseller. And later found me and requested an autograph.

Milestone unlocked! -m


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The Spectre of technological Meltdown

I’d come up with the premise for my latest novel a full year before it (partially) became reality.

In my novel, one day in the future all computers just stop working–except for those designed in the 1980s or earlier. Nostalgic adventure ensues.…

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5-star reads of 2017

Goodreads tracks yearling reading, so that makes right now a good time to review my top-marked books. According to the stats page, I read only 44 books in 2017, which seems low. I’m sure I did a poorer job than usual of keeping things updated.…

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Book Marketing

Here’s what’s on my mind (or at least my browser tabs) these days. Book Marketing.

This Reddit post recounts how one author quadrupled his sales. I’m mainly putting it here so I can find it later, but if you find this interesting, let me know in the comments below.…

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The Enduring Legacy of Zork

Of all places, the MIT Technology Review has this article up:
The Enduring Legacy of Zork

If you’re a fan, seriously go check out this article. It’s got old maps, artwork, and even line-printed source code (in ZIL) of the original 1977 game, which went on to sell over 800,000 copies.…

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Micah Joel

Purveyor of things geeky