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Written on Jan, 10, 2014 by in | 5 Comments.

I talked all last year about an audiobook version of Ocean of Dust, and it is finally in production! At left is the cover art, a little different to the book versions because audiobook covers are square. Below is a sample to whet your appetite, but first a little bit about the production. The narrator is the wonderful Becky Doughty. She and …

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Written on Apr, 29, 2013 by in , | 4 Comments.

There has been considerable press for years about what effect self-publishing and ebooks are having on our literary culture, be it bookstores and libraries or even literary masterpieces themselves. I’m sure you’ve all heard the rhetoric that allowing “normal” folk to publish whatever they want with no agent or publisher to act as a gatekeeper for quality, will result in …

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Written on Oct, 12, 2012 by in , | 2 Comments.

I’ve noticed a growing number of author Twitter profiles with the word bestseller or best-selling, even new authors. This made me think: Just what is a bestseller and are these folks being optimistic, or even misleading with their claims? Let’s start at the beginning: Leading dictionaries define bestseller as: “a book that is among those having the largest sales during …

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