"Interesting comment. That's the reason I never use my name on my books - only initials!
I do think a past is important though. It's the past that defines the present - that makes us who we are now. I read something recently - I really do…"
"Personally I really hate the mystery/detective and paranormal crossover that everybody adores these days. Just reading a back cover and finding that the detective is a shapeshifter, or there's a demon involved somewhere makes me chuck the book…"
"You can pick it up off a customised report. It doesn't tell you where it sold, but it does distinguish between an amazon sale and an expanded distribution sale - although that may be because all my amazon sales are from the UK site. No idea on…"
"Read Iain Rowan's One of Us for what I thought was a near-perfect portrayal of illegal immigrant Anna. Rowan has just the right voice, the lack of idioms and contractions and he doesn't let it slip for the entire novel. I was so impressed…"
"I hate them. I hate reading an ebook and I'm only at 90%, turn the page and it's the end. What? I feel cheated. If I want to read something else by that author, I'm quite capable of googling. A simple url is all that is needed at the…"
"I find when authors vent on social media about their 1* reviews, all their well-meaning friends rush over and "vote-down" the review (and sometimes comment that the reviewer is wrong!). Result: the original reviewer may never leave…"
"I have a street-kid character. It took me ages to understand that he was talking with my words and not his. When I started restricting the range of his vocabulary and letting him swear, he started coming to life. A lack of education means he…"
"I love my kindle. I read indie and trad books in e-form and print. As Cammy said, I can judge a book by its sample, so I rarely download any turkeys. But what makes ebooks win out for me is the convenience. My nearest bookstore is half an hour away…"
"I'm about to get Apple's legal team involved to delist my books that are still showing with my old distributor. And I have no idea what to do with B&N. Any sales I am making via my old distributor are lining his pockets and not mine…"