The blogging solution

Well, it appears that after all these months of trying to figure out what to do with this blog, I have decided: I’m sticking around.

I’m going to have my author blog for my writing. I will doubtlessly mention my writing here (probably cross-post as well), and I will continue to blog here about Israel, Jewish issues, my cats, and anything else I feel like writing about.

The more I think about it, the less I can shut down what I’ve been doing these past eleven years. I am what I am, and my Google cache is what it is.

I would very much like my long-time readers (and middle-time and short-time readers!) to help me out by passing along the links to my book. Remember I’ve had no advertising and stopped accepting contributions years ago, so all of this is on my own dime. And I was downsized to part-time in August, so the finances are getting a bit tight. The income from my book can make a difference, once the word gets out there.

If you liked Harry Potter, or have friends or relatives that did, you will probably like Darkness Rising: Book One of The Catmage Chronicles. (And trust me, you’re going to get no sicker of reading that than I am of typing it. Good thing I type 100 wpm or more.) Also, the sooner it starts getting a steady stream of sales, the sooner I stop posting that link and just leave it on the sidebar and in the page where it belongs.

Also, I may be posting this cover image from time to time. Because Julie Dillon is an amazing artist, and she’s up for a World Fantasy Award next month. Also because, well, it’s my book cover. And how cool is that?

Darkness Rising: Book One of The Catmage Chronicles

This cool.

As of this post, I have achieved chai (18) in book sales. Woo! I’m rich! I’m a happy miser!

And I’m here to stay. And post more often than once a day or so. And on more topics.

There. Now everyone should be happy.

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6 Responses to The blogging solution

  1. Russ says:

    I have no idea whether I am atypical these days, but I don’t have a Kindle and I generally don’t buy trade paperbacks – I much prefer the smaller and less expensive mass-market ones (I even have a bookcase made for them and too short for the larger ones). That’s what’s really keeping me from adding to your sales.

    I suppose the publishers know something I don’t, though. I’m finding a number of books that are not being made available in my preferred format – books that I would otherwise buy in a heartbeat.

  2. Russ, it’s self-published. There is no hardcover and no mass-market paperback. Trade paperback is the only one there is. So if you’re waiting for the mass-market, well….

  3. Rahel says:

    I’m glad you’re sticking around. I have a tiny little blog, but let me know how I can help.

  4. velvel in sandy springs says:

    Thanks for deciding that we continue to need a well-written anti-cutsie blog.

  5. Herschel says:

    Good news, thank you for continuing to expose the SOB’s!

  6. ahad haamoratsim says:

    Great to see you back. Give em hell.

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