Benjamin Sobieck's Blog – March 2011 Archive (8)

Read "Trap Zombie" crime flash non-fiction on "Fingerprints"

"Fingerprints," the online journal of crime flash non-fiction, has its very first submission. It's called "Trap Zombie," and it's by a police officer from the UK. As with everything "Fingerprints" publishes, it's 100% true. Read it here.

Added by Benjamin Sobieck on March 27, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Submissions Still Open for "Fingerprints" Crime Flash Non-Fiction E-Zine

"Fingerprints" is looking for the kinds of stories you've told a million times to a million people. Those crazy, messed up stories that skirt the edges of the law. Fingerprints calls it "crime flash non-fiction." You might call it, "That time we…

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Added by Benjamin Sobieck on March 26, 2011 at 8:08am — 1 Comment

Smashwords Endorses Anti-DRM Group

http://blog.smashwords.com/2011/03/readers-authors-and-librarians-against.html

 

My opinion on this is "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em." Consumers expect technology to work seamlessly between mediums. Adding another layer to access content will drive them to piracy sites.

 

What do you think?

Added by Benjamin Sobieck on March 20, 2011 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

eBook Sales Increase 115% in January 2011

http://www.bgr.com/2011/03/19/ebook-sales-jump-115-in-january/

 

The market just doubled. Did your sales? Mine didn't.

Added by Benjamin Sobieck on March 20, 2011 at 1:53am — 1 Comment

Looking for Submissions for New "Fingerprints" E-Zine



A while back here on CrimeSpace, I wrote about having trouble placing a piece of "crime flash non-fiction." It just didn't fit into any of the e-zines out there. Too crime-y for the flash non-fiction…

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Added by Benjamin Sobieck on March 13, 2011 at 5:16pm — 2 Comments

International Read an eBook Week Ends Today (March 12)

It's all over when the sun goes down and the ghouls eat the people who didn't read an eBook this week.

 

If you're interested, this is the last day Smashwords will offer my eBook for free. Get it here: http://bit.ly/a9dXSN

 

There are also a ton of other deals right now on eBooks at Smashwords. Check 'em out!

Added by Benjamin Sobieck on March 13, 2011 at 6:03am — 1 Comment

How's International Read an eBook Week Going for You?

The hallowed holiday ends March 12. So how are things going? Sold any eBooks? Discovered any new authors? Decided yet if you'll write it "e-book," "ebook" or "eBook?"

 

I found a pile of new authors I want to read, many of them exclusively publishing electronically.

 

Which brings to light the other conundrum of this week. I don't own an e-reader. I'm still addicted to print.

 

Isn't there a cheap gateway drug to e-readers out there? I just can't see…

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Added by Benjamin Sobieck on March 11, 2011 at 6:03am — 1 Comment

March 6-12 is International Read an eBook Week

Break out the Shameless Self-Promotion Hat and Blatant Tooting Horns, International Read an eBook Week is blessedly upon us.

 

I'm celebrating in style. Smashwords is once again hosting a site-wide promotion. Authors opt in their works for special discounts. My eBook of flash fiction happens to be free during this time (get it here).

 

What are you doing? Any special deals?

Added by Benjamin Sobieck on March 5, 2011 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

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