Help me produce audio versions of four of my novels!

September 27, 2016 Rob 0

Most of my books are available in audio, but I’ve been putting off producing audio versions of a few of my self-published books because of the time and expense involved. I’m hoping to raise $2,000 with a Kickstarter to get over that hump and get audio versions of four books produced. As your reward for supporting the Kickstarter, you’ll receive advance copies of the audiobooks in question. Assuming the Kickstarter is funded, I will be producing audiobooks for Schrodinger’s Gat, Mercury […]

Less than 48 hours left! Get your pledge in now for the SGU!

September 7, 2016 Rob 0

We’ve met our stretch goal of $6,000, but there’s still time to get in on The Starship Grifters Universe Kickstarter if you haven’t pledged yet. In case you don’t know, Starship Grifters is a comedic space opera novel I published two years ago. It’s gotten rave reviews and has become something of a cult favorite. I’m going to expand the Starship Grifters universe with a full-length sequel, a novella, and a revised version of my short story, “The Chicolini Incident.” My […]

Missing some Mercury?

August 29, 2016 Rob 0

Are you missing a Mercury book or five? For today only, all five books in the Mercury series are on sale for $1.99 each on Kindle. Buy them individually or get the whole series for $9.95. Follow the irrepressible angel Mercury as he saves the world from a rogue’s gallery of demons and supervillains–and keeps himself entertained along the way. From the Booklist review of Mercury Falls:  The Apocalypse is nigh in this whimsical, riotous debut. Christine Temetri, a freelancer for […]

The Starship Grifters Universe is expanding!

August 25, 2016 Rob 0

The Starship Grifters Universe Kickstarter is fully funded! We’ve raised over $5,000 for more books in the Starship Grifters universe. That means a novel-length sequel, a novella, and a revised version of “The Chicolini Incident.” We’ve still got 14 days to go, so I’ve decided to add a few stretch goal awards to encourage people to pledge (or increase their pledge!). If we reach $6,000 in the next 2 weeks, I will send posters with the cover art for The Yanthus […]

WorldCon goes full CHORF, bans panelist for wrongthink

August 23, 2016 Rob 17

The CHORFs running WorldCon have really outdone themselves this time. I’m not going to get into the whole Sad Puppies/Rabid Puppies/Hugo Awards thing, but suffice it to say that there’s been a long-running controversy in the “scifi community” (I use quotes because it’s really more a clique composed of elitists in the industry and their hangers-on) about the deleterious effect of political correctness on the Hugo Awards and on the quality of science fiction in general. One man who has strong […]

Help me make Space even bigger!

August 16, 2016 Rob 0

Most of you probably know this already, but I figured I should do a blog post to make it official: I’m hoping to vastly expand the universe of my 2014 novel Starship Grifters. In particular, I’m going to: Revise and re-release “The Chicolini Incident” (prequel short story) Publish a prequel novella called The Yanthus Prime Job, starring Pepper Melange Publish a full-length sequel to Starship Grifters called Aye, Robot Starship Grifters was a blast to write so I’m really looking […]

Want some cheap Kindle scifi books?

July 22, 2016 Rob 1

I love to read. I also love to get books for super-cheap. As a result, I’m always on the lookout for deals on Kindle books. Sometimes I share these deals on Twitter and Facebook, and since I’m an Amazon affiliate, I make a few bucks here and there when somebody buys something using my links. Because of the capricious, ephemeral nature of these social networks, however, not many people actually see these posts. So, since I’m doing the work of […]

Self Publish Your Novel Part 8: Cover Design

July 15, 2016 Rob 0

This is the fourth in a series of posts about self-publishing. I’m revising my book Self Publish Your Novel and posting the chapters as I finish them. Part one is here.  Part two is here. Part three is here. Part four is here. Part five is here. Part six is here. Part seven is here. You can probably do most of the work of self-publishing your book yourself. One task for which you will probably want to seek outside help, however, is cover […]

A sale… and a sequel?

July 5, 2016 Rob 3

Recently I wrote about some of the struggles I’ve been through over the past few years, and how those struggles culminated in the writing of my latest novel, The Big Sheep. Pivotal to that course of events was another book I wrote called Starship Grifters. Starship Grifters still holds a special place in my heart. I think it’s my funniest book, and was definitely the most fun to write. Readers seem to like it too; currently it has 134 reviews […]

Self Publish Your Novel Part 7: Paperbacks

July 2, 2016 Rob 0

This is the seventh in a series of posts about self-publishing. I’m revising my book Self Publish Your Novel and posting the chapters as I finish them. Part one is here.  Part two is here. Part three is here. Part four is here. Part five is here. Part six is here.   Why Hard Copy? Most successful self-published authors sell far more ebooks than paperbacks. At present, over 90% of the sales of my self-published books are ebooks. Given the fact that […]

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