Monthly Archives: May 2012

Rabbit Season? 10 Cinematic Bunnies

 So, this post was meant to come out at Easter, but of course, I had a million other things going on and forgot to load it, so you get it as a start of summer post.  Anyway, it seemed appropriate that in celebration of Easter – which officially endsedlent and meant I could finally go back on the cookies and jelly beans –  we take a few moments to honor the Easter Bunny by recognizing 10 cinematic bunny’s.  (Also, once this post ends, don’t be afraid to take a minute and honor me by popping over here and buying one of my books.  If you get one for the Kindle, you’re only out $1.99, at most, which is a really good deal, if you ask me.)

 

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Kindle Direct Publishing Results (Updated)

So, not that long ago I made one of my books – While You Were Here – free for the Kindle for a limited time and wrote a post about it here.   In that post I totled up 369 freebies given away through Amazon US, and 15 given away through Amazon UK.

Imagine my surprise, then, to pop over to check out my reports and I find I’ve now given away 384 through Amazon US and 17 through Amazon UK.  Just curious how it’s possible to sell more of something outside of it’s time period.

Oh well, don’t be afraid to jump on board and get your copy now – it’s not free anymore, but at $0.99 it might as well be.

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Another New Cover

So, in my ongoing efforts to bring some life to the covers of my books I’ve been working on new ones and have finally reached the end of my journey, with a new cover for my YA novel, it’s not a chick flick.  You can check it out at right.

The new cover is immediatly available on the Kindle, but there will be some delay for the paperback copy.  Nevertheless, don’t be afraid to buy it now – I’m not.

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The Best Picture Project – Rain Man (1988)

Directed by Barry Levinson

Written by Rob Bass and Barry Morrow

Starring Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise and Valeria Golino

The year 1988 saw a juggernaut of a film walk away with the Best Picture Oscar.  Popular at the box office and popular with the critics, it was fait accompli that Rain Man would win Best Picture and when it did, it didn’t seem like much of a surprise.  One would have to believe it’s stiffest competition was with Working Girl, the Mike Nichol’s comedy, or possibly from Dangerous Liaisons, a very good costume drama that featured Keanu Reeves with a British accent, and the first appearance on film of Uma Thurman’s boobs.  Despite the competition, Rain Man took the Oscar and went on to be a cultural phenomenon, propelling it’s opening song, “Iko Iko” to #14 on the American pop chart and was referenced in a whole host of movies, including The Hangover. Continue reading

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Kindle Direct Publishing Results

So, you all should know that last week I gave away Kindle copies of my book, While You Were Here, for free.  I had previously done the same thing a little over a month ago for my YA novel, Girl Band – this was before the cover changed.  Anyway, thought everybody would like to know that during that time I managed to give away a total of 386 copies through the following stores:

Amazon US – 369

Amazon UK – 15

Amazon DE – 2 Continue reading

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Free Book For You

So, I know you think this is another boring ‘buy my book’ post, but this time, I assure you, it’s not.  Instead, it’s a ‘Free Book For You’ post.

Here’s how it works – from May 9 – May 12, those of you who have a Kindle (and I suppose those of you who have a Kindle reader on your computer or other device) can download my book, While You Were Here, for free.  Since you read this blog without paying, I have a feeling people won’t be shy about taking this book for free and they have my blessing.  All I ask is you review it when you’re done.

And always, be kind.

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Another New Cover

Well, three of four covers are complete, the newest is at left for my novel While You Were Here.

It’s hard to summarize what the book is about but basically it’s about a couple in an already-bad marriage that is made worse when tragedy strikes.  The book follows their lives for 25 yeas after the tragedy, showing how each deals with it and how there are two ways you can go when presented with death: you can either give in and let it be a weight on you that drags you down, or you can realize life is fragile and use your time wisely.  On the one hand, I know the book sounds depressing, but on the other, I know it’s really not.

Anyway, you can get it on Amazon here for the Kindle or in paperback, but if you’re going to get it in paperback, buy it through Createspace, because I make more money from those, even though they are the exact same book.  In any event, don’t be afraid to get th ebook, it’s less than a $1, which isn’t all bad.

Also, I promise that a real post is forthcoming.

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