The Digital Gold Rush

Thoughts on Digital Self-Publishing (DSP), Series NineHey, remember the California Gold Rush?Hundreds of thousands of people relocated to Califorinia between 1848 and 1855 from all over the world. Many came seeking gold, finding billions of today's dollars' worth within the first five years. Many others came and set up shops, selling supplies and services to …

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Her Unwelcome Inheritance Audio Book

Her Unwelcome Inheritance (Fayborn, #1) is now available in audio book format!The production features lovely reading by Summer Jasmine Brown and is just under 6.5 hours long. It is available for $17 from iTunes and Amazon, or FREE with an Audible.com trial membership.Here are the links:Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LU1NLJU/iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/audiobook/her-unwelcome-inheritance/id899281168Audible: http://www.audible.com/pd/Sci-Fi-Fantasy/B00LSW52I4A limited number of complimentary copies are available for reviewers. If …

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Ordinary

by Sørina Higginsmy overcoat is a pelicanmy umbrella is a storkthe flowers I plant havegrown down into the soiltheir roots are enjoying the sunand everything I have to saypours back inside my lungs.my garden is a laundry binmy kitchen a game of chessthe dishes I feed you weregleaned from a railroada transcontinental surpriseand every last …

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A Hasty Hypothesis of Curacy

(In 7 Tweets)1/7 Ideas are humanity's only true wealth.2/7 When constrained by language or locality, Ideas give rise ecosystematically to Culture.3/7 Globalization forces Ideas and Cultures to compete for survival...4/7 ...resulting in both “invasive exotic” and “endangered native” ideas just like we see with plants and animals.5/7 Globalization therefore reduces cultural diversity, promotes homogenized thought, …

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All Exposure is Good Exposure

Thoughts on Digital Self-Publishing (DSP), Series EightWootton's First Principle of Digital Self-Publishing – First Build Reputation, Then Earn Revenue – has some corollaries. There are all kinds of ways to build reputation, after all, and all kinds of reputation you could have. When it comes to author reputation, these concepts help us understand what is and is not worth …

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Advice from Edith Wharton

Another unsettling element in modern art is that common symptom of immaturity, the dread of doing what has been done before; for though one of the instincts of youth is imitation, another, equally imperious, is that of fiercely guarding against it. In this respect, the novelist of the present day is in danger of being caught …

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