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Update, May 9, 2020: Breaking the Mental Freeze Over COVID-19

May 9, 2020 11:04 am By 4 Comments

Breaking the Mental Freeze Over Covid-19 - Some things could become even more dangerous for Americans than COVID-19. The other monster is blind fear...When we turn on a few lights, some nightmares loosen their grip. What we all now desperately need is rational thought, clear perspectives, and a boatload of solace.

Is Amazon Kindle Cheating Self-Published Authors?

September 1, 2018 9:00 am By 1 Comment

So, you are about to self-publish a book in e-book or print-on-demand format. It seems like a no-brainer to sign an exclusive contract with Amazon Kindle and up goes your book to Amazon’s vast online audience. After all, presumably they own 60 or 70% of the e-book market. This super-rich company has overall product revenues of more than $107 billion and more than 304 million active customer accounts worldwide.  But are they playing fair with the average author dreaming of selling a million copies of his or her e-book?