Do Free Loss-Leaders Help Book Sales?

Posted by mcm0704 on October 14, 2013 |

That is a question that has been debated a lot in recent months. With literally millions of books in the KDP Select program that may be offered free at any given time, the competition is stiff to get your book noticed and get strong results. The first time I offered a book, One Small Victory, […]

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Book Review – Death Never Sleeps by David Grace

Posted by mcm0704 on October 13, 2013 |

Death Never SleepsDavid GraceFile Size: 609 KBPrint Length: 312 pagesPublisher: Wildside Press (June 20, 2013)Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.Language: EnglishASIN: B00DJ7JH6O This book opens with a real shocking scene when Homicide Detective James “Big Jim” Donegan and his partner, Chris Hunter, are called to a park where a body was found in a wood […]

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Book Review – The Dr Pepper Prophecies by Jennifer Gilby Roberts

Posted by mcm0704 on October 11, 2013 |

I know, it isn’t Sunday, it’s Friday, so I shouldn’t be posting a book review. However, my normal blogging routine has been shot to heck for a while, so why not keep the broken routine going? Plus, I feel all daring and unconventional after reading the Dr Pepper Prophecies by Jennifer Gilby Roberts. The central […]

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The Club That Never Was

Posted by mcm0704 on October 9, 2013 |

Slim Randles is back with some fun from his syndicated column, Home Country, which is now also a book. If you like what he shares here, you would enjoy his books. Check out his author page on Amazon if you have a moment. His books are a delight.  The Club didn’t last long. It wasn’t […]

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Book Reviews – Sensitive Subject

Posted by mcm0704 on October 7, 2013 |

Yesterday’s post on book reviews had an interesting response from D.G. Hudson, a writer who has very nice reviews on her blog Rainforest Writing.  Here is what she had to say: There is an ongoing discussion on what comprises a book review, on many blogs. Is it a review of the book itself, the story, […]

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Book Review – Sort Of

Posted by mcm0704 on October 6, 2013 |

Since I have no review ready and my friend Carl Brookins has not sent a review recently, I decided I would connect you to a few book review sites. I have always enjoyed the reviews in newspapers and was even known to write a few for a couple of Dallas newspapers. Of course, that was […]

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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on October 4, 2013 |

Which won’t be much this morning as there is nothing in the news that I care to talk about. The mess in Washington is just that, and nothing I can say will make those folks behave. So let’s just have some fun with some comic strips and forget about the news. This first one is […]

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Tough Choices

Posted by mcm0704 on October 2, 2013 |

Please welcome my friend, Slim Randles, as Wednesday’s Guest today. Enjoy his wit and wisdom from his popular Home Country syndicated column. Sure was good to see Jimmy back from the Middle East last week. He looks good in that uniform, too. He was running all over the place for a few days, visiting everyone […]

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