Wait! Wait! No, I’m Not Dead Yet

Wait! Wait! No, I’m Not Dead Yet

As some of my blog readers might know, I write books from time to time. However, I have a deep, dark and secret past, which out of absolutely nowhere, raised its head in rather spectacular fashion today. To give you an idea of how totally surprising it was, I had to get out my calculator and double check. In truth, no, I didn’t really get out my calculator, as I haven’t had or seen one in years. The last one I recall I owned

Is Self Publishing Only For Americans?

Is Self Publishing Only For Americans?

Self published authors, who have the misfortune to reside outside the US know all too well of the handicaps and barriers that they have to accept, or break down along the route to getting their books self published and promoted. There are issues such as extremely high shipping costs, and excessively long delivery times for POD books and higher minimum royalty payments that are only payable by check to non US accounts, and not electronically as they are for US accounts. Even

A Head For Science Fiction

A Head For Science Fiction

When reality exits the pages of a book or falls from the silver screen, and lobs into the lap of reality, somehow the magic of science fiction is lost. Especially when it is over my breakfast. In a severe blow to fantasy, an Italian doctor from Turin, Sergio Canavero, is in the midst of making plans to conduct the world’s first head transplant within two years. As I read the article in The Guardian (of course), over my bowl of Fruit

Damning Self Published Authors Is Gutless

Damning Self Published Authors Is Gutless

I am an author! Me too, me too, me too and me too! It’s all seems to to going crazy, doesn’t it? Everyone it would appear is an author today. However, as an long time proponent and supporter of self publishing, I have to say that I love all this craziness. Yes, one can argue that there are too many books and not enough readers and that self publishing has stuffed up what was a very lucrative closed business for six, or is

A Bad Apple After Steve Jobs

A Bad Apple After Steve Jobs

It was a sad day for me, as it was for millions I suppose when Steve Jobs passed away. However, that was some years ago now, and I think I am well over my grieving. It may be connected, but think I am also over wantonly donating my credit card limit to Apple too. After years of being an Apple freak, Apple aficionado and Apple devotee, I have recently completed my first whole 365 day year, totally free of an Apple

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