Archive for July, 2014

An Interview with Benjamin Card

Posted: 30th July 2014 by Jason Kristopher in Authors
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My buddy and fellow Grey Gecko Press author Benjamin Card got an interview over at “Authors Interviews.”

Help Make My First Book Free on Kindle

Posted: 24th July 2014 by Jason Kristopher in My Work
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There’s a problem with having my book available in so many places on the web – it reduces the control I have over some of the factors that go into selling the book. Chief among those is the price. To wit: I can’t make my book free on Kindle. At least, not without some help. […]

*cough* Sorry, channeled Tony the Tiger there for a second. For those of you who haven’t heard of it, the Hemingway App is a wonderful little tool for analyzing your writing. The web version and the desktop version both have the same core functionality: telling you where your writing could use a little work. The main […]

Cheever Books

Posted: 21st July 2014 by Jason Kristopher in Everything Else

My friend A. K. Klemm is the author of a great novella, “The Bookshop Hotel,” which had me wanting to build the bookstore she describes just so I could live/work there. Seriously, it’s great, and you should totally buy it (online from a local bookstore, naturally). In the meantime, check out her review (first in […]

5 Stars: “The Walker Chronicles” by… Me!

Posted: 18th July 2014 by Jason Kristopher in My Work, Zombies
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The first official review is in for my short story / ‘deleted scenes’ collection, and it’s a doozy! 74 Wave writes: Background Indeed I’ve read both Dying of the Light books and was thrilled with each. The Walker Chronicles add to an already excellent series of books by this talented author. I would suggest and […]

5 Stars: “The Last Man on Earth Club” by Paul Hardy

Posted: 16th July 2014 by Jason Kristopher in Books
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From Amazon.com: Six people are gathered for a therapy group deep in the countryside. Six people who share a unique and terrible trauma: each one is the last survivor of an apocalypse. Each of them was rescued from a parallel universe where humanity was wiped out. They’ve survived nuclear war, machine uprisings, mass suicide, the […]

Amanda Palmer, musician, artist, internet pioneer and wife of the nerd-god Neil Gaiman, has had some choice words for her labels and detractors over the years. In this TED talk, she explains why she advocates piracy and the “pay what you want” model. This presents an interesting idea for publishing, too, or really any sort […]

5 Stars: “Seed” by Ania Ahlborn

Posted: 12th July 2014 by Jason Kristopher in Books

From Amazon.com: With nothing but the clothes on his back—and something horrific snapping at his heels—Jack Winter fled his rural Georgia home when he was still just a boy. Watching the world he knew vanish in a trucker’s rearview mirror, he thought he was leaving an unspeakable nightmare behind forever. But years later, the bright […]

YouTube: “The Dancing Dead”

Posted: 9th July 2014 by Jason Kristopher in Zombies
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As a zombie writer, I get a lot of stuff sent to me, or I’m tagged on Facebook, or a myriad of other ways find out about it. Most of it is, as you’d expect, pretty standard fare. Let’s face it, there’s a LOT of zombie stuff out there. Every once in a while, though, […]

Hugh Howey: “Media Bias Against Self-Publishing”

Posted: 9th July 2014 by Jason Kristopher in Publishing
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Hugh hits it out of the park again with his coverage of the ALCS report on author earnings: The ALCS just released a survey on authors’ earnings, and the news is bleak. The ALCS surveyed 2,454 participants, some of whom considered themselves professional writers. The number of these professional writers who make a full-time wage from […]