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Facebook Has Made Mistakes

After days of deafening silence, Facebook recently apologized for the release of the personal data of tens of millions of users, the majority of which had no idea this was happening. A TOP SEKRIT source has leaked an early draft of the apology letter, which I reproduce here.…

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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

 

My new novel launches in days. Check out 8bitnovel.com

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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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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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Micah Joel

Purveyor of things geeky