Self Publish Your Novel Part 4: Where Self-Publishing is Going

May 27, 2016 Rob 0

This post is part of a series of posts about self-publishing. I’m revising my book Self Publish Your Novel and posting the chapters as I finish them. If you’d like to be alerted when the new version of Self Publish Your Novel is available, please click here. In my last post, I proved a bullet point chronology of developments in self-publishing and e-publishing. Here are some takeaways from that chronology and from my own experience in publishing over the past seven […]

Self-Publish Your Novel Part 3: A Brief History of E-Books

May 20, 2016 Rob 0

    This post is part of a series of posts about self-publishing. I’m revising my book Self Publish Your Novel and posting the chapters as I finish them. If you’d like to be alerted when the new version of Self Publish Your Novel is available, please click here.   When I wrote the original version of this book in 2011, I erred on the side of offering specific, technical advice rather than vague generalities. The result of this was […]

Introducing the Kroese Starter Library – FREE!

May 18, 2016 Rob 2

For a while now I’ve been playing around with giving away some of my books as a teaser to introduce new readers to my stuff. The problem is that I write so many different sorts of books that no single book is really representative of my style (This is another reason I’m a Bad Novelist: I’m kind of a nightmare from a marketing perspective. Pick a genre, damn it!). The solution to this problem, I’ve decided, is to give away […]

Last chance to win a Kindle fire loaded with great scifi books!

May 16, 2016 Rob 0

So here’s something exciting: I’m giving away a Kindle Fire loaded with ten awesome scifi books. That’s right, one lucky winner is going to get a brand new Amazon Kindle Fire, plus a whole bunch of awesome reading material, absolutely free. No catches or gimmicks, just an awesome prize. But don’t delay, because the giveaway ends tomorrow afternoon. Enter now by clicking here now! This is your chance to win books by Marcus Sakey, Blake Crouch, Robert Kroese (that’s me) […]

Self Publish Your Novel Part 2: Who the Hell Do I Think I Am?

May 13, 2016 Rob 0

    This post is part of a series of posts about self-publishing. I’m revising my book Self Publish Your Novel and posting the chapters as I finish them. If you’d like to be alerted when the new version of Self Publish Your Novel is available, please click here.   In October 2010, I self-published a collection of humorous essays titled The Force is Middling in this One. As part of the marketing process, I combed through Amazon.com looking for […]

Progressivism is a virus

May 12, 2016 Rob 17

I had an epiphany recently. Someone on Twitter asked, “Is there any actual evidence that _______ is racist?” I don’t remember what _______ was; it doesn’t really matter. Some progressive social justice warrior douchebags had accused someone of being racist, and these people never let the lack of evidence deter them from making accusations. I replied to the tweet, “At this point, racist/sexist/homophobic/etc. are just progressive marketing catch phrases with no actual content.” This was just an off-the-cuff comment, but the […]

Self Publish Your Novel!

May 10, 2016 Rob 1

    This post is part of a series of posts about self-publishing. I’m revising my book Self Publish Your Novel and posting the chapters as I finish them. If you’d like to be alerted when the new version of Self Publish Your Novel is available, please click here.   In 2011 I published a little ebook called Self-Publish Your Novel. By that time I had self-published two other books, one of which–Mercury Falls–was picked up by Amazon’s publishing venture, […]

Get City of Sand free!

May 6, 2016 Rob 0

For a limited time, I’m offering my novel City of Sand free in the ebook format of your choice! Simply click here to get your free book! It’s the year 2000 and the Silicon Valley city of Sunnyview is abuzz with the possibilities of vast fortunes to be made in the Dot Com boom. But to retired cop Benjamin Stone, who has come to Sunnyview to find his estranged daughter, Jessica, the promise of Sunnyview rings hollow. Benjamin grew up […]

Unloaded: Crime writers pushing an agenda

May 5, 2016 Rob 24

A couple weeks ago, one of my crime writer friends on Facebook shared a post about a collaboration of crime fiction Eric Beetner was working on with several other moderate- to big-name authors. It was called Unloaded: Crime Writers Writing Without Guns. The description of the book reads:  For the first time, more than two dozen crime and mystery authors have joined together to use the strongest weapon at their disposal — words — in a call for reasonable gun control in the […]

Pre-order your signed copy of The Big Sheep!

May 3, 2016 Rob 0

Can I tell you guys how excited I am about the release of The Big Sheep? The Big Sheep is my first hardcover book, my first book with a “Big Five” publisher, and probably my most mainstream novel to date. (Don’t worry, it still has plenty of weirdness. It just has fewer footnotes about quantum physics and obscure philosophical principles than my other books.) I’m also doing something else new this time around: I’m offering signed hardcovers in conjunction with Schuler […]

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