Some of us authors have been talking a lot lately about sales- our ebook sales that is. One thing we’ve noticed is that overall sales are switching up a bit from our main publishers over to third party vendors. Some of my friends are not happy about this, but personally, I’m not bothered. In fact, I’ve been anticipating this very thing for the last three years since the introduction of Kindle by Amazon and now the Nook/Nook Color by Barnes and Noble. Most people who know me have heard me time and again push for our publishers to be proactive and involved in third party vendors that have active sales and are well known to readers. This Christmas has shown just how right I’ve been in pushing for this kind of partnership between publisher and third party vendors. More »
Today has been a major posting day. Sometimes, you get news hitting you on all sides, other days there’s nothing. But right now, I’m mad and I’m upset. More importantly, I’m furious at Sonoma County, California for what they’ve done. Many of you know about how Prop 8 is being fought at many levels in California. But at a ground level, it comes down to two elderly men in love, doing all the legal things they’re supposed to do– and being screwed over by the county officials because they didn’t want to deal with the truth. To read more– follow the link to ARe. Take a stand today. Tell people it’s not right to hurt anyone– young or old just because they love someone. It’s just not right.