Apropos of nothing, here’s a guy who posts a 25-page Kindle SF novel under the name “Stephen King” and he has more reviews than my own recent work. Of course, most of his are one-star recriminations, but I’m not sure if Amazon is comfortable forwarding his share of the sales.
Maybe I should publish as George RR Martini. ::clinks glass::
h/t @EvilWylie on Twitter.
One of the trends the media has been enjoying for *years* is making fun of so-called helicopter parents–parents who constantly hover around their kids, standing guard over everything they do. What worry-worts, right?
And yet, what happens when a parent lets their kid play outside in the park without a helicopter? They get arrested.
Is there any other developed country that hates its working poor as much at the U.S.A.?
There are a bunch of (DRM-free, multi-format) sf/f ebooks available right now (for maybe another week) through the latest Humble Bundle. What’s more, as per other Humble Bundles in the past, more books will be added as the timer counts down.
This “bundle” benefits the SFWA medical emergency fund and First Book, a program that puts new books in schools full of underprivileged kids, because god forbid we should ever fund education properly.
Check it out. Even if you are only interested in half the books, you’d be getting a good deal and helping worthy causes.
Authors who are way more successful than me talk about how difficult publishing can be.
The original tweet is directed to male-identified authors because the discussion sprang from another one about the difficulties female-identified authors have getting reviews, tours, etc.
What this tells me is that I should be working on my book, not going online to have my blissful ignorance shattered.
[Also, this is my first post with my new blog theme. I’m still getting used to it.]