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Ever once in a while I have to examine what is working and what is not. I had published this book with a darker cover, which turned out to be too dark. So now I am going into the depths of the plotline, and flame was the best I could do. A man on fire, discovering his heritage and his purpose in life.
"Change is the only constant in the universe." A tale of martial arts adventure, science fiction and vampire romance. In 1984, a reporter's assignment to cover the war between the…Continue
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Can we talk? Conversation with Linda Ballou about her new book
The Cowgirl Jumped Over the Moon…Continue
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SILENT INVASION - Currently #1 ON AMAZON
As most authors now know Amazon is going to start paying authors for the amount of pages read and not for each complete book. I’m not certain how I feel about this. On the plus side, it could free readers up to explore more books if they are only going to pay for it if they like it. On the negative, most casual readers never finish a book or do it over a long period of time. And how about if readers skip a section? What will it do to royalties?
Of course, there are other…Continue
Added by Neil Ostroff on June 25, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments
It’s been a long while since I last posted and a lot of changes have happened in my life, but now I’m back! I’m oiling up the promotion machine and getting my books out there. First, I totally re-edited and re-wrote my entire middle grade sci-fi series THE GALACTIC WARRIOR series. Three books brimming with action, adventure, and wild aliens. I’m giving away the first book in the series, SILENT INVASION from June 25-29 on Amazon, so if you haven’t read a copy now’s your chance to see what the…Continue
Added by Neil Ostroff on June 20, 2015 at 9:00pm — No Comments
Jay Dubya now has 5 of the 6 top hardcover fantasy books sold at Buy.com (Rakuten). The five titles are:
Enchanta, Pieces of Eight, Pieces of Eight Part II, Space Bugs Earth Invasion and Pot of Gold.
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Added by Jay Dubya on June 10, 2015 at 3:52am — No Comments
The day finally arrived for me to leave Winterberg and see what lies beyond this small community I had spent the past few years in. In September 1956, I left the quiet town of Winterberg and headed to Mannheim to study to be a nurse. I was eighteen and I had just graduated from high school. It was an exciting time in my life.
My mother had decided to take me to Mannheim in person. We could see my father, who lived there, but my thoughts were about my new beginning in a new city.…
Added by Anneros Valensi on June 10, 2015 at 2:05am — No Comments
That is the question. As I consider the likelihood that my books will never be read in my lifetime, I can find no incentive to write further. I have already suffered the slings and arrows of trolls and idiots; I have already been through the publishing and marketing wringer. I have spent thousands of dollars of hard earned cash to produce the best works I can, yet no one wants to read them. One of the expectations I have seen from readers is that my work be cheap enough to afford. I…Continue
Added by Theresa M. Moore on June 7, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Just a quick update to my followers on what I’ve been up to lately. After a long four months of constant re-writing, editing, and evaluation, my middle grade sci/fi-fantasy series The Galactic Warrior Series is finally complete and for sale on Amazon. The stories are tight, exciting, and I believe; totally and completely original. Check them out.
Also, I’ve spent several weeks re-doing my descriptions on Amazon for my other books. Instead of merely summarizing the story my…Continue
Added by Neil Ostroff on April 27, 2015 at 12:38pm — No Comments
Sometimes changes are inevitable. I have spent the last two weeks updating book covers, updating my site and relevent subsites, and in other ways revamping my presence on the internet. Some things were unavoidable, like discovering that when my books were transferred over to Ingram Spark, they neglected to tell me that distribution was not worldwide. I had to go in and manually fix that, after waiting patiently for 6 months for LSI and IS to get back into operation due to the…Continue
Breaking the common trend on what society has established us to do in terms of educating our children is not that easy. More often than not, parents having the fear that their effort is not enough on providing the necessary knowledge that their kid needs. That would make them feel unmotivated. Parents shouldn't let that happened. Don't let the fear take precedence over your goal which was to educate your child. Surely, teaching your kids at home is practical…Continue
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It has finally happened. I knew it would. It destroyed the music industry why wouldn’t the publishing industry be next? What am I talking about? Piracy!
My wonderful online writers group has just informed me that almost all of my books are being pirated by “legal” websites. This means that with enough research nearly anyone can download my books for free. This being a relatively new menace, I doubt most people know of these sites but it is only a matter of time before all…Continue
Added by Neil Ostroff on April 16, 2015 at 2:13pm — No Comments
Well, here I am again finally having time to post what I’ve been up to. As I’ve mentioned before I’ve been busy re-writing my three-book middle-grade sci-fi/fantasy series. This series should be available by the beginning of summer which is perfect timing for the summer reading/vacation season. I’ve also begun to outline a new literary/fantasy/spiritual novel tentatively titled, NEVER BORN. This title accurately describes the gist of the novel. Should be a fun write… if I can get to…Continue
Added by Neil Ostroff on April 3, 2015 at 11:45am — No Comments
It was an honor to interview Galactic Mage science fiction and series author John Daulton. There is more at his Daulton Books website at: http://daultonbooks.com and also on Amazon author page. For now, enjoy the interview…Continue
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Jay Dubya's Pieces of Eight, Part III is now the top hardcover in Literary Criticism, Children's Books at Buy.com Rakuten out of 4,891 titles listed.
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Welcome to BTR's featured World of Ink Network. Today, Wed. March 25th (6pm Eastern - 5pm Central - 4pm Mountain - 3pm Pacific) on The Families Matter show, the hosts will be chatting with author Ingrid Bencosme, a former schoolteacher, about…Continue
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