Everything you need to know about self-publishing a book

December 28, 2016 Rob 0

Are you planning on self-publishing a novel or other book? Then I’ve got just the thing for you! I am currently working on a completely revised version of my book Self-Publish Your Novel. I originally published Self-Publish Your Novel in 2011, back when ebooks and self-publishing were in their infancy. At the time, that book covered everything I knew about publishing. Since then, I’ve published a bunch more books, and a lot has changed in the industry. I’ve rewritten about […]

A Christmas Book Sale!

December 21, 2016 Rob 0

Looking for some cheap reading over the holidays? I’ve got just the thing. I’m having a special Christmas giveaway/sale! From now until Christmas, you can get my short story “Mercury Begins” absolutely free on Kindle. Additionally, my quantum physics noir thriller Schrodinger’s Gat and my historical fantasy The Outcast are on sale for $.99 each! Travel to ancient Troy with the irrepressible angel Mercury as he masterminds the most unnecessarily complicated sneak attack in history! Never read any of the Mercury […]

An update on The Yanthus Prime Job and other stuff in the works

December 13, 2016 Rob 4

A quick update about what I’m working on: My Pepper Melange novella, The Yanthus Prime Job, is now available on Kindle. At 59 pages, it’s a steal at $.99. Find out how buxom bounty hunter Pepper Melange, first introduced in Starship Grifters, got her start! Pepper Melange, a bartender on the backwater planet Yanthus Prime, has sworn she’d never go back to her life of crime. But when she finds herself in debt to the Ursa Minor Mafia, she decides […]

Be in the know about Kindle scifi deals

December 3, 2016 Rob 0

Did you know that I have a special secret email list that I use for telling people I really like about awesome scifi book deals on Kindle? It’s true! And for a limited time* I am allowing random, unimportant individual such as yourself to sign up for it! In the past, I’ve featured deals on books by Kurt Vonnegut, George R.R. Martin, Douglas Adams, Richard Matheson and many more. All the books are available for Kindle and usually they are on […]

You can pre-order The Last Iota (sequel to The Big Sheep) now!

November 17, 2016 Rob 0

Hey, look what’s available for pre-order! The year is 2039, and Los Angeles is poised between order and chaos. After the Collapse of 2028, a vast section of LA, now known as the Disincorporated Zone, was disowned by the civil authorities and became essentially a third world country within the borders of the city. Navigating the boundaries between DZ and LA proper is a tricky task, and there’s no one better suited than eccentric private investigator Erasmus Keane. So when […]

As promised, I’m leaving the country

November 13, 2016 Rob 4

A lot of celebrities have already broken their promises to leave the country if Donald Trump is elected President. I want to reassure you, however, that I still fully intend to keep my promise. I will be leaving for Costa Rica on January 12, 2017–a week before Trump’s inauguration. Granted, I was going to do this if Hillary won too, and I will most likely be returning to the U.S. in March, but the important thing is that I’m keeping […]

Some reassurance, encouragement and advice for my liberal friends

November 9, 2016 Rob 2

I don’t imagine there are a whole lot of people waiting with bated breath to hear my thoughts on the election, but since I feel a little silly having my “Impeach Hillary” post as the latest post on my blog, here we go: 1. I’m seeing a lot of people saying things like “Wow, I guess America is a lot more sexist/racist/homophobic/whatever than I thought.” This strikes me as a strange sentiment, on one hand admitting you were completely wrong […]

Impeach Hillary Clinton

November 5, 2016 Rob 2

Although it seems somewhat less certain now that the FBI has reopened their investigation into her emails, I’m assuming that Hillary Clinton is going to win the election on November 8. That’s the bad news. The good news is that it might then be possible to criticize Hillary without being accused of being a Trump supporter. I was so excited about that prospect that I decided to get a jump on things by outlining the reasons Hillary should be impeached the moment […]

Get Starship Grifters for only $1.99 right now!

November 2, 2016 Rob 2

“Oh, man,” said Rex. “DNA scrambling is the worst. Last time I had an ear growing between my shoulder blades. People acted like they didn’t notice it, but I could hear them talking behind my back.” My madcap space adventure Starship Grifters is on sale on Kindle for only $1.99 right now. That’s 60% off the regular price! Now I may be slightly biased, but I’m fairly certain Starship Grifters is the greatest book ever. Hell, it’s worth $1.99 just to […]

The Curious Case of Chelsea Cain, Part 2: Narrative Trumps Facts

October 28, 2016 Rob 5

Who needs facts? We’ve got a narrative to push! On Wednesday I published a post about the circumstances surrounding writer Chelsea Cain’s departure from Twitter. The prevailing narrative at that time was that Cain had been chased off Twitter by harassment from an army of misogynistic trolls. I dug into the matter a bit and found no evidence of any sort of harassment or abuse. Since then, there have been a few developments. First, someone finally managed to produce a […]

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