Monthly Archives: May 2014

Why Is The Media Ignoring Author Exploitation By Publishers?

Originally posted on David Gaughran:
The Amazon-Hachette dispute has caught the media’s attention. But what about the story the media refuses to cover? The media is more concerned with one-sided accounts of Amazon’s perceived actions – when no one really knows the exact…

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UCSB Murders: Victims Overlooked in Sensational News Coverage?

The Los Angeles Times ran a story today that relates how UCSB students say the focus on the Isla Vista killer is detracting from remembering the 6 dead victims. And well these students should raise a hue and cry. The … Continue reading

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Congratulations to San Diego Books Awards Finalists

Congratulations to the finalists in the 2014 San Diego Book Awards, among them some writer friends, as well as two books I edited. Books I edited . . . Accidental Immigrants by David Ward — Unpublished Memoir Water Shock by … Continue reading

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Hanging Out With Tobias Wolff on Amazon

One of my favorite books is the memoir This Boy’s Life by Tobias Wolff. The book chronicles Wolff’s teen years while living in Concrete, Washington. I can relate to that, having grown up not far from there, but that’s not … Continue reading

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‘Dare I Call It Murder?’ Demonstrates Resiliency as Amazon Best Seller

Dare I Call It Murder?: A Memoir of Violent Loss demonstrates remarkable resiliency in the marketplace since its launch in July, thanks to the great feedback and recommendations of the readers, whom I cannot thank enough. Every time I think … Continue reading

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Finding Meaning in Life Following Violent Loss

Some days I worm my way out of bed thinking, why bother? Ultimately, we die. Everyone. We’re all dead. So what’s the point? Why don’t we humans do Planet Earth a gigantic favor and take ourselves out? All of us. … Continue reading

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