Monthly Archives: December 2011

Responding to Comment spam

Like most blogs, I get my share of spam in the Comments section of each post. My spam blocker does a good job of eliminating most of it before I even see it, but some comments make it through the … Continue reading

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The little comet that could

Check out this video of Comet Lovejoy flying through the Sun’s corona — and surviving! Watch for the white streak in the middle, it’s quick. NASA scientists thought it would disintegrate, but turns out that 660-foot-wide chunk of ice was … Continue reading

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Higgs? You in there?

Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) aren’t quite claiming they’ve found the elusive Higgs boson “God particle,” but they say the latest proton collisions show “tantalizing hints” at its existence. Finding Higgs means finding the particle that gives everything … Continue reading

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Book Review: Oathbreaker, Book 1: The Knight’s Tale by Colin McComb

Oathbreaker, Book 1: The Knight’s Tale by Colin McComb, is a riveting debut fantasy from an author who knows what fantasy fans love (he wrote adventures for TSR, after all) – visceral prose; logically sound and creative world-building; and fascinating … Continue reading

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Impact of ebooks…in pictures!

Via the Content Wrangler, an interesting info-graphic regarding ebook sales and the impact they’re having on publishers. It’s based on data from 1,300 book publishers in the semi-annual Aptara Survey of Publishing Professionals.

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Thinking of KDP Select? Read the fine print…

Amazon just gave a big fat middle-finger to all the other ebook stores out there with the announcement of their KDP Select program. It sounds great: KDP Select gives you access to a whole new source of royalties and readers … Continue reading

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Operation eBook Drop

I just donated my two books to Operation eBook Drop, an organization that sends free eBooks to American service members around the world. Considering today is Pearl Harbor Day, my donations seem like such a small way to say thanks … Continue reading

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Book Review: Creepers by Bryan Dunn

My review of Creepers by Bryan Dunn is up at the New Podler Review of Books. Fans of B horror movies will love this one: Creepers follows the same pattern as my beloved SyFy movies – cut-out characters, dubious science, … Continue reading

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The positives of negative reviews

I review small-press and self-published books at the New Podler Review of Books, and I’ve unfortunately read my share of, shall we say, “challenging” books. I hate writing bad reviews. I’m an author, too, so I know how much blood, … Continue reading

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