DEAD MAN’S HAND: Guest Post by Author and Former Pro-Hockey Player Luke Murphy

Luke Murphy played six years of professional hockey before retiring in 2006. Since then, he’s held a number of jobs, from sports columnist to radio journalist, before turning to writing his debut novel, Dead Man`s Hand, a crime thriller that has been garnering excellent reviews. William Martin, the New York Times bestselling author of The Lincoln Letter warns, “You […]

How You Can Help An Author Who Inspires You

Have you ever experienced the excitement of discovering a new author who inspires you and wondered why you haven’t heard of him or her before? With thousands of novels published every month, it’s tough to find an audience. Ten years ago, a strong review in Publishers Weekly earned The Jinx a place on bookstore shelves, […]

Self-publisher Sells 1 Million Kindle Books–Now What?

Follow the link below to Mike Shatzkin’s blog about John  Locke’s options after being the first self-publisher to sell one million Kindle books. The debate in the commentary between Shatzkin and Joe Konrath, another astonishingly successful self-publisher of fiction, is worth a read by anyone interested in the future of the publishing industry. http://www.idealog.com/blog/would-million-ebook-selling-author-john-locke-be-better-off-with-a-publisher-i-think-he-very-well-might

King of Paine Publication Date

As chronicled here and on my website, I’ve been struggling with the decision to self-publish KING OF PAINE, my second novel, or slog through the process of finding an agent and then a commercial publisher. I half-heartedly sent out a few query letters earlier this year, and one agent requested the full manuscript to review […]

Kindle Library Lending Program

Demonstrating my incredible influence in the publishing industry, less than a week after I endorsed the Nook Color over the Kindle in part because of the Nook’s access to free library ebooks, Amazon has announced a library lending program for the Kindle. Here’s a link to the announcement: USA Today.

Free Ebook Reader!

No, this is not spam–although it’s not a free iPad, either. But it is an invitation to join the ebook revolution at zero cost, using your existing electronic equipment. Free software programs by reputable providers are available to turn your home computer, laptop, netbook or smartphone into an ebook reader, and they work beautifully. In […]

A Warm Welcome, a Mission Statement, and the Ebook Revolution

Welcome to my new blog, which I’m told is a must for all serious authors. Many writers use this venue to plug their books, and I’ll do some of that from time to time, but my intention is to use this space to address current issues in our rapidly changing world. My primary objective in […]