Self Publish Your Novel Part 9: Ebooks

October 21, 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. Creating an e-book is actually quite a bit simpler than creating a physical book. The two main e-book formats are MOBI (.mobi) and ePub (.epub). Amazon’s Kindle (.azw) is a variation of […]

We need to talk about the godawful writing in Luke Cage (minor spoilers)

October 20, 2016 Rob 2

The critical consensus seems to be that Luke Cage is the superhero show we’ve all been waiting for. It’s urban, it’s gritty, it’s powerful. Unfortunately, it also has some of the worst writing I’ve seen since I accidentally watched an episode of CSI: Miami a few years ago. For the sake of those who haven’t watched the whole thing yet, I’m not going to focus too much on the weird dramatic structure, erratic pacing, lack of dramatic tension, or painful […]

Come hang out with me in Costa Rica this winter

October 17, 2016 Rob 1

After moving away from California, I spent the winter of 2015 in Michigan, which was enough to remind me why I never wanted to spend another winter in Michigan. So last year I decided to take a break from the cold and gray for a while. I had long wanted to visit Costa Rica, and I found a listing on AirBnB for a small resort near Alajuela called Norma’s Villas. The price seemed reasonable, the pictures were gorgeous, and the […]

For a very limited time: signed posters!

October 13, 2016 Rob 0

By popular demand, I have added posters to my online store. The store will only be open until 10/20 (that’s one week from today), so if you’ve dreamed of having the beautiful artwork from Starship Grifters or Aye, Robot on your wall (or the gorgeous map of the Land of Dis), don’t dawdle! This is probably the last time I’ll be offering these posters for sale.                   Seriously, I’m not screwing around here. […]

Autographed paperback sale!

October 11, 2016 Rob 0

Great news! For a limited time, I am offering autographed hard copies of all of my books at a special discounted rate. If you’re missing a few of my books or want to give them as a gift (Christmas is coming up, you know), this is the time. I will even personalize the inscription in the book if you like. If you are giving the books as a gift, you can have them sent to you or directly to the recipient. […]

Last chance to get in on my audiobook library Kickstarter!

October 7, 2016 Rob 0

My audiobook library Kickstarter is currently 80% funded, and the Kickstarter ends on Monday. Looks like this one is going to come down to the wire! If you enjoy listening to audiobooks or know someone who does, please consider pledging. More details on the Kickstarter page. I will be producing audiobooks for Schrodinger’s Gat, Mercury Shrugs, City of Sand and Aye, Robot (the not-yet-released sequel to Starship Grifters). You can choose to receive any or all of the books. Great […]

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 […]

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