“Currently Unavailable” As I previously announced, Immortal is switching publishers in 2011.  This is almost all entirely good news, especially since it means Hellenic Immortal will be arriving shortly. But in order to list the new edition of Immortal the old edition has to go away first.  In a perfect world not ruled by computers and automation and…

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Second in a series Here is a second Internet advertisement for Immortal for your viewing and sharing pleasure. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9l42q0YT7nA]   and in case you missed it, here’s the first ad: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LU2Xzin1FTc]

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Three quick notes First off, if you have not picked up a copy of Immortal as an ebook, now is a good time to do it, because it’s available at Smashwords for 25% off until the end of July.  Smashwords, if you are unfamiliar with the site, offers ebooks in ANY format.  So don’t worry, it’ll…

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Technical problem solved by getting rid of device A few days ago I asked my readers for advice and/or help solving a strange problem.  I had just bought a new Panasonic Blu-Ray, and couldn’t access Netflix from it, even though it had a nice little Netflix menu, and even though I could get every other…

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Tech mystery As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, we picked up a new HD television and a Blu-Ray player.  The reason for the Blu-Ray, other than that it plays HD movies, is that the television doesn’t have a wireless hookup and the Blu-Ray player does.  And the reason we wanted a wireless hookup…

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EBook empire expands I was greeted this new year by the discovery that Immortal is officially available directly from iBooks.  Or rather “…directly from iBooks!!!” because that IS exciting news.  (Forgive me; I’m fighting the flu right now.  The plus side is, I can manage deadpan humor without trying AT ALL, but the downside is…

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Leading horses to water Promoting a novel can be extremely challenging, and in ways that are different from promoting a website or a toy or a machine that goes *ping* at regular intervals.  Novels are subjectively enjoyable, frequently disappointing, and an unavoidable commitment. Nobody wants to get stuck reading a bad one, or worse, having…

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What is a writer? I have been known to spend some time in the occasional Twitter chat with other writers to discuss/debate one subject or another, and about half the time I come out of those chats with a mild concussion from slapping my head on my desk. Why?  Because writers are generally pretty smart…

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Outrage You have, I am sure, heard at least a portion of the story: Amazon.com allowed an e-book that instructed pedophiles on how to be better pedophiles (I’m guessing) to go on sale through their vast retail empire.  When the book was discovered– and I’m sort of interested in figuring out what search parameters led…

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Death of the “local” customer As I have discussed before, the e-book revolution sort of took me by surprise.  I still like paper books, but I’m coming to realize that every day I cling to them is another day for me to look like a guy on horseback on a freeway. And I’m still trying…

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