Benjamin Sobieck's Blog – April 2010 Archive (3)

First Upload Sample Chapters to Scribd, then Commence Horn Tooting

Now I'm not one to toot his own horn – or one who starts doing something by denying that I frequently do it – but some horn tooting is in order. The first three chapters of "Cleansing Eden" went up over at Scribd. In less than 12 non-prime time reading hours, 110 people had read the chapters.

That may or may not knock your socks off, but I'm sure as heck happy about it. You can add to the read count by clicking… Continue

Added by Benjamin Sobieck on April 17, 2010 at 1:08am — No Comments

How 'bout I Cough in Your Cup and Charge You a Coffee?

How does this proposal sound?

1) You give me $1,500.

2) You write a 1,200-word story and give it to me. It doesn't matter if you've ever written anything beyond a grocery list. I don't care. Just put 1,200 words into a Word document and send it to me. My "editing services" will handle the rest.

3) I put your story into a compilation and "publish" it. I send you copies to sell.

4) You gain instant credibility as an author. This will help you promote your… Continue

Added by Benjamin Sobieck on April 14, 2010 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Review: "Ffolkes' Medicine" by B.R. Stateham

Pirate detective.

As absurd as it sounds, you have to give author B.R. Stateham points for creating a new subgenre of crime fiction with his novel, "Ffolkes' Medicine" (2010, Fireside Mysteries). The main character, Geoffrey Armitage Ffolkes, is a 17th Century pirate detective. But don't laugh. It works.…


Added by Benjamin Sobieck on April 8, 2010 at 1:00pm — 4 Comments

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