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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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Second Lines

Mac Laidlaw now famously quipped that any story could be improved by changing the second line to “And then the murders began.”

I thought it would be fun to test that theory with some short stories from my FREE anthology, Minds and Machines:

Moving the empty containers was far more work than carrying the full ones would be.

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Managing Scrivener projects in the cloud with symlinks

Here’s a small tip that might prove helpful to folks trying out the new Scrivener for iOS.

Background:

Scrivener now allows syncing between the desktop and Mobile versions. To do this you need a Dropbox account shared across the devices, and in particular, you need to designate one particular folder for sharing projects.…

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Guest Post: Jake Kerr on achieving greatness

Readers have been asking for writing advice, so today I have a guest posting from the amazing Jake Kerr. I’ll put links at the end to his new book on revising. I just finished it, and it’s fantastic. Take it away, Jake…


 

One afternoon twenty years ago I was driving through Los Angeles listening to the late George Carlin being interviewed on a radio station.…

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Ada Lovelace Time Travel Geek-out teaser

Hollywood movies have “teaser” trailers, so why not books? Read on for a limited-time offer to get your hands on it before everyone else.

Not long after Steve Jobs passed, someone said (and if you find a citation for this, please comment below) that Steve Jobs would soon be filling the same role in fiction that Nikola Tesla had long occupied.…

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Micah Joel

Purveyor of things geeky