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Big name David Mamet is going into self publishing.

I have heard and read that many people don't think that you are a real "author" because you self publish.  How do you tell that to a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and author?“Basically I am doing…Continue

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Started Apr 18, 2013

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I’m having a Left Brain – Right Brain moment. My first book is done which means that one side of my brain is jumping up and down.I have also uploaded it to Amazon and the other sites so my other side…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by HB Heinzer Dec 23, 2012.

 

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We have Paper!

That’s right you can now have a paper version the the Plague of Vampires. http://www.amazon.com/Plague-Vampires-Volume-Eric-Gerds/dp/1482628309See More
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Big name David Mamet is going into self publishing.

I have heard and read that many people don't think that you are a real "author" because you self publish.  How do you tell that to a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and author?“Basically I am doing this because I am a curmudgeon,” Mr. Mamet said in a telephone interview, “and because publishing is like Hollywood — nobody ever does the marketing they promise.” Read full article here. http://nyti.ms/111zZiw Should the…See More
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Like for Like is Useless, Link for Link is Priceless

In Google's eyes at least, follow for follow and like for like carry almost no weight. However, every site that links back to your page lends your site more weight, thats SEO. Blogrolls that link back to your page and vice versa, are what the Google bots pay attention to. Each blog that links to yours becomes part of a web that will push you up in page ranking on Google and increase your traffic.So, let's do it! If you think my website (a show of…See More
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"Don't you hate it when the real world keeps you busy and you can't write?"
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"Part 3 of where do you get your crazy ideas from is up for you to read. http://ning.it/14yTr6S"
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Where do you get your crazy ideas? Part 1

Warning there are some minor spoilers in this series of articles.  If you like to be totally surprised with the book then you might want to read the book first and then come back to this later.How did this get started?If you read the earlier blog post you will know that this novel comes from an audio drama concept.  During that time I was looking at all the sub-genre of popular science…See More
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Dealing with Smashwords.

I have been fighting with Smashwords conversion software which they call "the meat-grinder". I can see why it got that name. It's hard to match the formatting that I have done with InDesign.See More
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"Don't say our book did not warn you.... ;-) Real-Life 'Vampire' Addicted to Blood, Doctors Claim http://ning.it/Xj6kl2"
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Marketing Tidbits for Authors

This is the place to share and learn what marketing efforts are successful and how best to promote you and your book!  Please share information and sources you found to be helpful!
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Author's club

Finally, I've created a new site called Author's club. It's mainly for self-published authors, but all are welcome. Please, feel free to sign up and create sub-groups, upload book trailers etc on the site.
Feb 4, 2013

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Eric and Elizabeth Gerds joint account. Writers, teachers, Computer Geek, Digital video, Costumer.
We are co-writing a fantasy novel together.
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Plague of Vampires is now for sale!

Thanks to modern science you can now become a vampire.

Think, if you say yes you will never be sick again. You will also become stronger and faster than you were before. Because the transformation is due to a man made virus there are none of those nasty side effects of sunlight, holy water or crosses.

There are only a few minor catches the first is that vampires must get regular blood transfusions or the virus will eat the infected from the inside out. Another is that if you get the wrong strain of the virus you will not be transformed, instead you will will die a painful death. Finally a great number of people will no longer see you as human and will want you dead.

Now enter the action-adventure world of Plague of Vampires A world where fear and paranoia for both the clean and the infected has split the country. Where existing federal agencies have inadequate skills to contain the threat to public health. To deal with this threat Congress created The Centers for Disease Control Tactical Team, or CDCTT, to work with police across the country, helping separate fact from fiction when dealing with people who would exploit the disease for their own ends.

In this first stand alone adventure FBI Special Agent Andrew Taylor has pushed his way into the CDCTT but his teammates are not sure if he’s the right man for this job due to his due to his tragic history. The team must come together when a legal battle by divorced parents over infecting an eight year old to save him from terminal cancer becomes a flashpoint. To make the situation worst a madman, nicknamed ‘Zero’, the self appointed ‘King of the Vampires’ takes an interest in the trial. Is he there to disrupt the trial, or to advance his own dark agenda?

 

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We have Paper!

That’s right you can now have a paper version the the Plague of Vampires.


http://www.amazon.com/Plague-Vampires-Volume-Eric-Gerds/dp/1482628309

Posted on June 3, 2013 at 12:41am

Where do you get your crazy ideas? Part 1

Warning there are some minor spoilers in this series of articles.  If you like to be totally surprised with the book then you might want to read the book first and then come back to this later.

How did this get started?

If you read the earlier blog post you will know…

Continue

Posted on February 21, 2013 at 11:54pm

Dealing with Smashwords.

I have been fighting with Smashwords conversion software which they call "the meat-grinder". I can see why it got that name. It's hard to match the formatting that I have done with InDesign.

Posted on February 10, 2013 at 11:52pm

New author surreal moment.

I had a very surreal moment this past weekend and just had to share it with everyone.  My wife is a professional costumer and we both belong and help out with the Costumers Guild West organization (http://www.costumersguild.net )

 

There was a meeting this past weekend of the organization and as a new author I could not resist at the end of the meeting to announce to the group that my wife and I had written and published a novel. …

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Posted on February 4, 2013 at 12:44pm

Plague Of Vampires – video book trailer

Plague Of Vampires – video book trailer



We are coming closer to the release of the book, so prepare to be teased.…

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Posted on November 19, 2012 at 11:30pm

Status

Liz and I have both been sick for the past few weeks on and off which has put a major delay in getting the first book out.  We will see if we can get it out before the start of December.

We have gotten good feedback from the cover.

We may release the next book trailer before the…

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Posted on November 19, 2012 at 12:33am

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Hi!

Welcome to Book Blogs! I'm Kate, a young adult author. My debut novel Taste has just been released by Crescent Moon Press last April 30, 2012. 


At Barinkoff Academy, there's only one rule: no students on campus after curfew. Phoenix McKay soon finds out why when she is left behind at sunset. A group calling themselves night students threaten to taste her flesh until she is saved by a mysterious, alluring boy. With his pale skin, dark eyes, and mesmerizing voice, Demitri is both irresistible and impenetrable. He warns her to stay away from his dangerous world of flesh eaters. Unfortunately, the gorgeous and playful Luka has other plans.

When Phoenix is caught between her physical and her emotional attraction, she becomes the keeper of a deadly secret that will rock the foundations of an ancient civilization living beneath Barinkoff Academy. Phoenix doesn’t realize until it is too late that the closer she gets to both Demitri and Luka the more she is plunging them all into a centuries old feud.

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