Monthly Archives: December 2012

From Me To You

Looking for a last-minute stocking stuffer?  Someone you know getting an eReader for Christmas?

Welcome to Newtonberg is still available for free download from (now through January 3rd).  To make it even easier to let your friends and family know about it, I’m providing a little “coupon.”

Simply click on the picture below, print it, cut it out, and place it in the their stocking on Christmas Eve.  Santa will thank you, and so will they.

Free Book Coupon

Merry Christmas from my family, and from everyone in Newtonberg!

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“I Read the News Today…” (part deaux)

As I mentioned on my official Facebook page, another article about the book appeared in today’s Cherokeean Herald.

Since the article can’t be read online without a subscription, here’s the scan I promised:

Cherokeean Herald article, 12/19/2012

Just a reminder that the eBook of Welcome to Newtonberg is free for download at through January 2, 2013.  Simply enter coupon code LA27B at the checkout.

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Can’t Buy Me Love

Tomorrow’s my birthday and Christmas is in 9 days, so here’s an early present for you all: until January 2, 2013, the eBook of Welcome to Newtonberg is FREE on SmashWords.  Simply enter coupon code LA27B at the checkout.

If you like the book, feel free to buy a print copy from Amazon, CreateSpace or Barnes & Noble.

Please share this post and help spread the word!

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Everybody’s Got Something to Hide… (redux)

Add these people to the “Stork Media” bandwagon.  “Used” copies of my book at Barnes & Noble.

Used copies at B&N
Really, people? At least the vultures over at Amazon are only charging $29-$38 for “used” copies.  If you want to get screwed over, buy it from there.  It will hurt less.


Available new for $9.99. Just sayin’.

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“I Read the News Today, Oh Boy…”

Well, the press releases paid off on at least one front. An article about Welcome to Newtonberg and self-publishing made the front page of the Jacksonville Daily Progress, our local newspaper.

Jacksonville Daily Progress (12/8/2012)

I still haven’t received a response (or a printing) of the press releases I sent to the other three local papers. I’ll give it another week and then send it again, just in case it was caught by their Spam filter or something. (At least, that’s what I’m telling myself.)

Still, I’m quite happy with the article. There are a couple of details that aren’t quite right (for example, I intended to publish a book of twelve stories, not publish one story a month; likewise I ended up with a book of six stories — I’m not publishing a story every other month); but all in all, it’s getting the word out there about the book so I’m happy.

I’m still looking into getting copies of the eBook out to book review blogs. Does anyone have suggestions about that? I could just go looking for review blogs and e-mail the people in charge, but is that how it’s supposed to be done? Is there a main Website that lists books available that reviewers read and select books they want to review?





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