Kickstarting Your Novel

March 2, 2017 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.   Writing a novel is hard. Making money on a novel is even harder. If your book doesn’t find an audience, it may never happen. One way to minimize risk and accelerate the […]

Congrats to Paul for winning the Aye, Robot 10-book bundle!

March 1, 2017 Rob 0

Thanks, everybody who entered the Aye, Robot giveaway! The winner this time around is Paul Alan Piatt. Paul wins a bundle of Kindle sci-fi titles, including all four titles in the Starship Grifters universe (which I’m pretty sure he already has, but whatever). I’ll be doing another giveaway soon. To make sure you don’t miss out on a chance to win more awesome sci-fi books, make sure you are signed up for my interest list. I’ll give you some free […]

Announcing: editing services!

February 28, 2017 Rob 0

Are you working on a book? Do you know someone who is? I am now offering editing services for fiction and non-fiction works. I offer developmental editing, copy editing and line editing/proofreading, as well as assistance with formatting books for publication in both ebook and paperback formats. I have written fifteen novels in addition to a non-fiction guide to self-publishing, and have also edited several books. If you are looking for an editor for your project, please contact me at rob […]

Enter to win 10 sci-fi titles, include Starship Grifters and Aye, Robot!

February 22, 2017 Rob 1

To celebrate the upcoming release of my new novel, Aye, Robot, I’m giving away TEN science fiction titles on Kindle, including the entire Starship Grifters series! Not only that, but I’ll give you copies of “The Chicolini Incident” and The Yanthus Prime Job just for entering! To enter, just click here. Aye, Robot is the sequel to my critically acclaimed space opera comedy Starship Grifters. Hugh Howey, NYT bestselling author of Wool, called Starship Grifters his “favorite read of 2014.” […]

Back from Costa Rica

February 21, 2017 Rob 4

By popular demand! A post on my recent stay in Costa Rica! I got back from Costa Rica a little over a week ago. I had planned to stay a little longer, but my laptop started acting up and I didn’t want to take a chance on not being able to get parts to fix it (It seems fine now). I was there for a little over a month. As I did last year, I stayed at Norma’s Villas in La […]

Holy shit, I’ve got a lot of books coming out

February 3, 2017 Rob 1

I know, I know, I owe you a post about my experiences in Costa Rica (short version: I’m still here, feeling good, getting a lot of sun, embarrassing myself with my spotty grasp of Spanish). But first, a quick update on my books: I just put “The Chicolini Incident“, my short story prequel to Starship Grifters, back up on Amazon for the ridiculously low price of $.99. So go get it. Like, now. In case you missed it, The Yanthus […]

Stay in the know about Kindle scifi book deals!

January 19, 2017 Rob 0

Many of you may not know that I maintain a special email list just for letting people know about deals I’ve found on scifi books on Kindle. For example, right now Nick Cole’s Dragon Award-winning novel Ctrl Alt Revolt is only $.99 on Kindle. In the past, I’ve featured deals on books by Neil Stephenson, Kurt Vonnegut, Blake Crouch, Octavia Butler and many more. I also often include at least one book by a less well known author, like Nick […]

Using Amazon’s KDP ads to sell your book

January 3, 2017 Rob 0

I’ve got a guest post up today on Jane Friedman’s blog about using KDP ads to sell books on Amazon. If you are a self-published author or aspiring author, you should definitely check it out. The post is excerpted from the completely revised version of my book Self-Publish Your Novel. The new version should be available on Amazon in a few weeks. If you’d like to be alerted when Self-Publish Your Novel is available, please go here and enter your […]

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 […]

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