Monthly Archives: August 2014

The Making of a Best Seller . . . and Other Myths

Re: Iowa Bookseller Pumps Up Sales for Author’s Memoir A best seller? Seriously? If I understand the math correctly, June Melby’s memoir, My Family and Other Hazards, became a New York Times best seller (sports) through the sale of the … Continue reading

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Amazon vs. the Cartel

Carolyn Kellogg makes several excellent observations [What Amazon’s e-book numbers are and aren’t telling you, Los Angeles Times, Aug. 4, 2014] regarding a recent blog post from Amazon. Yes, Amazon leans toward hyperbole. However, there is substance to the underlying … Continue reading

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Thank You, Te Mana Cafe, for Fun Evening with Books

I and two other authors — David Ward and Douglas Grant — had a good evening talking about our books at the Te Mana Cafe in San Diego’s Ocean Beach neighborhood. Good food, good books, good fun. Thank you, Marguerite. … Continue reading

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