The treadmill to nowhere keeps moving and there is no choice but to keep pace until the effort causes the body to become frail, the mind to falter, and the soul to flail.
The links below are to article reporting on the various shortlists for the 2020 Queensland Literary Awards. For more visit:– https://www.booksandpublishing.com.au/articles/2020/08/05/154726/queensland-literary-awards-2020-shortlists-announced/– https://www.booksandpublishing.com.au/articles/2020/07/24/154184/queensland-literary-awards-2020-peoples-choice-shortlist-announced/
Moby-Dick is my favorite novel of all time, and what I love about it the most is that it feels true on so many different levels. The experience of reading it really does feel like the Pequod’s long, insane voyage to the ends of the Earth. It’s a huge novel like the leviathans they’re chasing.…
Quintilian, Inst. Orat. 10.1.24-26 “Let the reader not be persuaded as a matter of course that everything the best authors said is perfect. For they slip at times, they give in to their burdens, and they delight in the pleasure of their own abilities. They do not always pay attention; and they often grow tired. Demosthenes […]
I recently read Lizzie’s Dream by Beverly J Tucker. The novel is an historical fiction that follows the life of young girl working in a mill and falling in love during WWI. It pains me that I am unable to give this book a raving a review because usually I enjoy most books that I […]
Great content is often fascinating because it seems effortless. It appears to be the collective effect of inspiration, genius, and eureka moments. There’s an old Italian word for this, sprezzatura, which Seth Godin describes as, “a combination of elan and grace and class.” It is addictive, in part, because it seems to be the embodiment […]
The new print edition of A Tale of Hell and Other Works of Horror is out at a much reduced price of $14.95.
The original print edition of A Tale of Hell and Other Works of Horror has been prohibitively expensive from the start. I recently decided to change that. Producing a new edition also gives me a chance to come out with an improved cover design. I was new at publishing with Amazon when I first published ATOH and my cover design came out as less than exciting.
One of the mistakes I made with the original print edition was that I chose the option for full color printing thinking this applied to the cover. Full color printing is always expensive, so I wasn’t surprised when the price came out at $53.99 and didn’t know any better. However, as I came to find out later, that option was for color interior pages. Amazon bases the printing cost on number of interior pages and whether the interior is in color or black and white. I found out that the cover can be color without affecting the printing cost so long as the interior pages are B/W. For example, when I published Click in print, its cover was in color, but the price was very reasonable (and still is).
I have been working on a second edition to bring down the price to something reasonable. Republishing it also gives me an opportunity to expand the distribution to brick and mortar stores by using Amazon’s expanded distribution, which I did not take advantage of initially. However, the important changes for the reader are that the price will be reduced considerably: down to $14.95 from $53.99 and finding a print edition should be easier. Note that A Tale of Hell… is about 300 pages long, so $14.95 is not unreasonable for a book of that length.
The new cover is similar to the Kindle edition (as I just love that painting by Adolphe Bougereau) but is modified slightly to conform to the limited formats available for Amazon print books.
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