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 […]

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 […]

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