The Millionaire Authors Who Went Against Amazon in Support of the Giant Publishers Are a 1% Elite Hurting the Little Guy– Me and Other Mid-List Authors

As anyone who has been reading my HuffPost blogs knows I'm "of the left." So I understand the impulse to regard corporations as bad and giant companies as downright evil. Enter the Amazon takeover of the world and destruction of all that is right and holy in publishing. Only there is another side to all this that I -- as a mid-level author of more than a dozen books and several best-sellers -- would like to offer. I love Amazon and here's why.Many years ago when Laura Bush read a paragraph … [Read more...]

In The Next 3 Days I’ll be Announcing My New Book Title — Pub Date May 15

It's nonfiction, short, to the point and I'll be telling you all about it and asking your advice on all aspects of it from title to the cover, the back cover, the subtitle, and content, as well as pricing. This back and forth will be happening on my Facebook page.I'll be asking you all if you like the title, asking you if you will please pick my cover art out a selection I'll offer and the cover photo. I'll also send a free advance copy as a E-file to anyone in return for comments and an … [Read more...]

My Self-published Breakthrough Book is Proving the Mainstream Media Emperor is Naked

  My self-published breakthrough book  And God Said, "Billy!" exploring the roots of American religious delusion, and offering another way to approach true spirituality, is getting the best reader reviews of any of my dozen books--79 Amazon reviews so far, 100s of emails...But...because it's self-published (a first for me I'm trying as an experiment) it isn't getting any mainstream reviews, notwithstanding I've had NY Times bestsellers, been reviewed everywhere, … [Read more...]

Colbert and Me

Let me brag on Sarah and Hal and the people sending in reviews to Amazon for helping to make my new book And God Said, "Billy!" the Number 1 Political Humor book on Kindle/Amazon this morning. As you can see on the Amazon chart below, Stephen Colbert is Number 2. Let me thank Hal and Sarah and my kind readers who are sending in the many Amazon reviews for giving a few good minutes this morning. The feeling of temporary immortality will fade fast as writer-rejection fear sets back in, but I'll … [Read more...]

Why Do I Feel So Bloody Liberated Self-Publishing

I’m self-publishing my new novel AND GOD SAID, “BILLY!”  Where's my advance? What will I live on? The New York Times won't review a self-published book! Libraries won't know about it! I'm screwed! This is my funniest, darkest and most spiritually reaffirming book. Have I wasted the 17 years I worked on it? If so, then why am I so happy with my insane plunge into the unknown? Why do I feel so bloody liberated in equal measure with my look-over-a-cliff panic?AND GOD SAID, “BILLY!”  is the close … [Read more...]


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