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Suspense Magazine, Crimelandia Program, Love is Murder Program, etc. Ad

Advertisement for the 3 Crime novels in the Dan Marlowe/Hampton Beach series. 4th in the series will be out Memorial Day 2015, also in Trade Paper and Ebook. Looking for other venues to place this ad if anyone knows any.
Nov 9
Jed Power commented on Mike Dennis's blog post DETOUR
"Have I seen it? I can't count the times. Great noir film. It's on TCM Wed. Oct. 22 at 2:45 a.m. Good one to DVR. Even better is 1948's "They Live By Night," Nicholas Ray's first feature film. Farley Granger and Kathy…"
Oct 20
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Good News, Bad News

Good News--My PI novel, "The Combat Zone," about a PI who hangs his hat in 1970's Harvard Square and spends time in the Combat Zone, Boston's red-light district, made the final cut (5 novels) in the Minotaur/Private Eye Writers of America "Best First Private Eye Novel" competition.Bad New--it did not win. Although I was told that judge John Lutz favored it but was overruled by St. Martin.I guess I am still looking for an agent/publisher for this novel, which will hopefully be the first in a…See More
Oct 8
Jed Power posted a blog post

Hardboiled is No More

I've just had a story published in "Hardboiled."  Unfortunately it is their last issue after almost 25 years of publication.Some great stories by some great writers, many of whom went on to be very successful authors.  Gary Lovisi did an outstanding job as editor/publisher through the years.The magazine will be missed!See More
Sep 10
Jed Power commented on Dana King's blog post Writing as a Career
"I agree with most of what you say, Dana.  On the other hand, most of these writers are frustrated by continually dealing with small book publishers and non-paying or very little paying short story markets.  Why they continue to submit to…"
Aug 2
Jed Power commented on Stephen Seitz's blog post Another good year at Bookstock
"Congratulations!  Having only 3 copies left tells us nothing though.  Wonder if you had 100 to start or 10?  Also if you are with a traditional publisher, and what size is it, or Indie published.  That makes a huge difference.…"
Jul 28
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"Blood On Hampton Beach"

"Blood On Hampton Beach," the third crime novel in the Dan Marlowe/Hampton Beach series. It is now available in Trade Paper & e-versions everywhere. I'm working on the 4th in the series now.I also have a completed crime novel, "The Combat Zone,"…
May 22
Jed Power commented on Victoria Dougherty's blog post The By No Means Finished Ultimate (Cold) Reading List of Fiction For Men
"I don't get it, Victortia.  If this is somehow going to get men who don't read fiction, to do so--I think it will have the opposite effect.   I've been reading a novel literally every day of my life as far back as I can…"
Dec 31, 2013
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Book Signing

Used Book Superstore in Danvers, MA December 14, 2013 with my Dan Marlowe novels and "Stone Cold" Crime Anthology.
Dec 15, 2013
Dana King commented on Jed Power's blog post New Spinetingler Story
"Thanks for the heads up. Nice angle. Well done."
Dec 5, 2013
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New Spinetingler Story

I have a  new story up at Spinetingler that might interest some here.  It concerns a writer and how he handles rejection.See More
Dec 4, 2013
Jed Power commented on Victoria Dougherty's blog post Ten Reasons Men Must Start Reading Fiction Again
"Reminds me of my eighth grade English teacher telling me what fiction I should read.  The superior tone,  and boring suggestions (except for a couple that I never quite made it to because the first ones soured me badly) turned me off to…"
Nov 29, 2013
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"Stone Cold--Best New England Crime Stories" On Sale

The anthology, "Stone Cold--Best New England Crime Stories," is now on sale.I am proud to have one of my short stories, "Pipe Dream," included.See More
Nov 23, 2013

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Hometown:
Woburn, Ma
About Me:
My three crime novels in the Dan Marlowe/Hampton Beach crime series are all available in Trade Paper and as Ebooks. They are "The Boss of Hampton Beach," Hampton Beach Homicide," and "Blood On Hampton Beach." The fourth novel in the series will be published in paper and e-versions Memorial Day 2015.
My Hampton Beach, NH bartender protagonist in all the novels is named Dan Marlowe. The real Dan Marlowe was my Dad's best friend and wrote his crime masterpiece"The Name of the Game is Death" while living with my family. He named a character in the novel after me, so I have returned the honor.
I also have a completed novel, the first in a proposed series, called "The Combat Zone," about a PI who hangs his hat in 1970's Harvard Square and prowls the Combat Zone, Boston's
red-light district. I am looking for a publisher who offers a hefty advance and/or a serious publicity push or an agent who can obtain one. The second book in the series is almost completed.
I have had short stories published in Hardboiled, Spinetingler, Boys' Life, Over My Dead Body, The Rap Sheet, Stone Cold--Best New England Crime Stories, Plan B, Near To The Knuckle, Yellow Mama, Naked Kiss, Shotgun Honey, Bethlehem Writers Roundtable, Kings River Life, Twist of Noir, Plan B Anthology 3, Short Story Digest, Short Story.Me!, and others.
I also collect vintage Noir/Hardboiled paperbacks. Part of which is, I believe, the largest collection of Dan Marlowe novels, magazine stories and inscribed items.
I am an "Active" member of Mystery Writers of America.
I Am A:
Reader, Writer, Publisher
Website:
http://www.darkjettypublishing.com
Books And Authors I Like:
Dan Marlowe, Charles Willeford, Harry Whittington, Fredric Brown, David Goodis, Gil Brewer, Steve Fisher, James Cain, Marcel Montecino, Eugene Izzi, Wallace Stroby, etc.
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
ANY good Noir/Hardboiled movie. "Sopranos," "Breaking Bad," "Sons of Anarchy," in that order for TV.

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Dan Marlowe/Hampton Beach Series

Posted on November 9, 2014 at 1:11pm

Good News, Bad News

Good News--My PI novel, "The Combat Zone," about a PI who hangs his hat in 1970's Harvard Square and spends time in the Combat Zone, Boston's red-light district, made the final cut (5 novels) in the Minotaur/Private Eye Writers of America "Best First Private Eye Novel" competition.

Bad New--it did not win. Although I was told that judge John Lutz favored it but was overruled by St. Martin.

I guess I am still looking for an agent/publisher for this novel, which will hopefully be…

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Posted on October 8, 2014 at 12:55am

Hardboiled is No More

I've just had a story published in "Hardboiled."  Unfortunately it is their last issue after almost 25 years of publication.

Some great stories by some great writers, many of whom went on to be very successful authors.  Gary Lovisi did an outstanding job as editor/publisher through the years.

The magazine will be missed!

Posted on September 10, 2014 at 8:55am

New Spinetingler Story

I have a  new story up at Spinetingler that might interest some here.  It concerns a writer and how he handles rejection.

Posted on December 4, 2013 at 8:42am — 1 Comment

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At 3:40am on September 15, 2013, dan petrosini said…

Thanks for the warm welcome Jed.

At 12:11am on March 17, 2012, Dale Phillips said…

Jed,

First things first-- congratulations! You've got a book to publish.

Second, you are making important decisions with long-term consequences. In this new world of publishing, you're correct (and smart) to get control.

You need to be well-informed. Can't say this enough.

Get the following, and thoroughly digest them:

The Newbie's Guide to Publishing, by JA Konrath. http://www.jakonrath.com/writers.htm

Dean Wesley Smith books:
Think Like a Publisher
http://www.deanwesleysmith.com/?page_id=3736

Killing the Sacred Cows of Publishing
http://www.deanwesleysmith.com/?page_id=860

New World of Publishing
http://www.deanwesleysmith.com/?page_id=2168


Dan Poynter's Guide to Self-Publishing.
http://www.amazon.com/Dan-Poynters-Self-Publishing-Manual-Write/dp/1568601425

The website of Kristine Kathryn Rusch.
http://kriswrites.com/
Because being your own publisher is a business, so it pays to know the business you're getting into.

That company who offered for your book is not really a publisher, they're providing one-time services and a website listing.

 
These are easy things to outsource, and you don't give up profits on your book forever. Do you still want to giving up a percentage of your book 5 years down the road? 10? Longer? As they say, "forever is a long time."

Okay-- has your book been professionally edited? It's going out as your brand- is it a professional product? Because it's going to establish your reputation.

It is vital that your book cover look professional as well. Your son may do a great job-- if so, that's terrific.
Better, though, for this task is experience and a proven track record-- and right now, you can get the bargain of a lifetime-- top-notch cover designer at a steal!
http://indieauthorservices.com/2012/03/01/march-madness-cover-sale/

For formatting, there are people who will do it for a small fee. Compare rates and see what else they've done. We're talking at best, a couple of hours work, so price accordingly.

Yes, put out the ebook on Smashwords first. Because your ebook is instantly available in ALL e-reader formats. And you can get instant notification on each sale, can do coupons for free for reviewers, and it's 1-2-3 easy.
They have a free, easy-to-follow guide. You say you aren't technically savvy-- can you follow directions? Take a look at it, and work through it.

It's a pain point to have to learn this stuff, but you'll be doing it over and over for a long while, as each book is ready. You can do this yourself, or continue to pay others to do it for you-- your choice.

And for print, go to CreateSpace. They have templates, and it's a doable process for you. I've put out 5 books of short stories since December! They look great. A couple are already listed on Amazon, and I'll get the others up.

If you're going to be in this business, it's something vital to learn, or you're giving away a huge share of profits for simple stuff. We're talking a few hours and a bit of learning curve, but well worth it as a career move.

Jed, hope this helps. Hate to see people work so hard on the writing and then hand over the money to someone else for a bit of work.

At 11:06am on March 1, 2012, Dale Phillips said…

Thanks, Jed, and let me know when your books are up. I think you'll like the Zack Taylor series. I've got a 5-story collection in print and up on Smashwords, too: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/113991

All can be sampled first, so you can see if you'll like the writing!

At 1:41am on February 21, 2012, David DeLee said…

Hey Jed. I'm in the Manchester area. Hampton Beach is great. I don't get over that way nearly enough.

At 12:54am on January 8, 2012, Charles Kelly said…

Hi, Jed.  I'm writing a biography of Dan Marlowe and I'd love to interview you. I'm on Crimespace: Charles Kelly, Scottsdale, AZ, email pulpnoir22@aol.com, phone 480-205-5982.  Thanks.

At 5:11pm on May 22, 2011, Robert Christopher said…
Welcome. ;-)
 
 
 

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