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3 Tools for Reaching the Mobile Global Marketplace

3 Tools for Reaching the Mobile Global Marketplace

Mobile technology is the new ecosystem of the authority business entrepreneur. With smartphones and tablets connecting us no matter where we are, the reach of a business in our information economy is wider than it has ever been at any other time in history. Startups are already popping up to leverage this reach, and the results are world-changing.


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Slinger News for 18 February 2015

Slinger News for 18 February 2015

February has been an interesting month, with all the contacts made and the projects that have come my way. I've met some incredibly fascinating people—many of whom I've had the absolute honor to interview for the Wordslinger Podcast. Here are some episodes that are coming up over the next few weeks—


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John Scalzi, New Collaboration, and Author Coaching!

John Scalzi, New Collaboration, and Author Coaching!

So last night I was hanging out with John Scalzi ...

Ok, hanging out might be a little strong. I was at his first stop on a book signing tour for for Lock In. So there was much reading, and much signing, and everyone rejoiced. 


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[NEWS] Sawyer Jackson is in paperback! Plus a special giveaway.

[NEWS] Sawyer Jackson is in paperback! Plus a special giveaway.

I've been waiting for this! 

As of today, Sawyer Jackson and the Long Land is available for the very first time in PAPERBACK! And if you're an Amazon Prime member, it has the very nifty-cool price of $12.34. It's like an obsessive-compulsives dream come true! And it's YOUR chance to get a little something extra. Details in just a second.


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An open letter to Hachette

This morning I received an email from Amazon, with details about the dispute with Hachette. It was a call to action, asking readers and authors to write to Hachette CEO, Michael Pietsch (Michael.Pietsch@hbgusa.com) and to CC Amazon (readers-united@amazon.com), asking that Hachette accept one of Amazon's offers to remove authors from the middle of the debate. It also made the case for lowering ebook prices and increasing the royalty paid to authors. I support both of these ideas, for multiple reasons. 

You can find the Amazon letter at www.readersunited.com.

I would encourage all readers and authors to read the letter and write emails of their own. This is a watershed moment in publishing. We can create something new and amazing here. So please, take action.

My email to Michael Pietsch appears below. 


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[NEW RELEASE] Citadel: Children of Light - Available June 1!

[NEW RELEASE] Citadel: Children of Light - Available June 1!

I've been sitting on this for days. Partly because I wanted to get a few things in order before making an "official" announcement, but more because I can hardly believe it.

Citadel: Children of Light is DONE!

It's long overdue, and it's at the heart of so many sleepless nights for me that I can't even start to tell you. But as of this past weekend all writing and all edits are finished! 

Bonus news, I have the new cover galley! In case you didn't notice it when you came in.

So what lies ahead? 


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Pimping the Podcast Answer Man

Pimping the Podcast Answer Man

I've considered putting together a podcast, and my first instinct was to run it the way I produced Tom King's CompuTalk back in the late 90s. Not bad, format-wise. But as things have changed quite a bit since those wee early hours of the Internet, I'm doing some research to find tips, tricks, and tools for pulling this together. Enter Cliff J. Ravenscraft, the "Podcast Answer Man.


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Steven  Gould, SFWA - books for charity

Steven Gould, SFWA - books for charity

Steven Gould (author of Jumper and current President of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America) just posted a link to handful of great science fiction that you can purchase to support a couple of worthy charities.


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New ebook — Teresa's Monster

New ebook — Teresa's Monster

Today, I'm thrilled to announce a new Happy Pants Books "Short Pants" (synonyms such as Kindle Single and Novella may apply) has hit digital bookshelves. Teresa's Monster is packaged and ready for you to download and enjoy!


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My cyborg heart, Citadel updates, and why 5% is good

My cyborg heart, Citadel updates, and why 5% is good

Yesterday I had my annual cardiology appointment — a general "pacemaker tuneup" kind of thing. This can be a little grueling, with people stabbing me, stealing my blood, forcing me to run on a treadmill, and making me wait around without my beloved technology to keep me company.


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We have bullet lists - News & Updates

We have bullet lists - News & Updates

News & updates! Citadel and non-Citadel alike. Also, we have bullet lists. Fav!


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Citadel coming to Audible!

Citadel: First Colony is currently being recorded, in preparation for debuting on Audible! 


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Blog changes in bloggity fasion

As 2013 started winding down, I started to get wound up. I have a lot of interests, just like real people, and I've done my best to explore them, and right thoroughly. With three blogs, i was able to divide things up, just like the books tell ya. I was able to separate my Christian lifestyle design philosophy from my marketing whiz-bangitude, and keep those separate yet again from the quirky, sans-pants stuff that I was writing just for fun. And I was happy to do it. It was fun, in a way, to put on a different Wordslinger hat each day of the week.

But then I'd have days when I wanted to write about a topic twice in a row, or I wanted to write something that could technically fit on all three blogs, and so it was tough to figure out where it most belonged. That's a wonderful kind of headache for a writer to have, actually — where do I want my work to show up today?

So I'm cycling out two of my blogs. I'm not tossing them away. They're still there, available to read in the blogchives. But unless it's a special occasion, I'm probably not going to update them much anymore.

I'm posting this on all three blogs, so that anyone who is a regular reader will see it. But here's the breakdown:

life is marketing — My marketing blog was where I would share what I was learning as I read and as I grew as a marketing smartypants. If I ever have a purely marketing article, something that I think deserves its own space, I'll still post it there. It's part of my professional portfolio, in its way. And it can be fun. 

intended life — I've more or less said everything I wanted to say about Christian faith as it pertains to lifestyle design. That was fun. I loved that blog, and still do. And again, if I have an idea for something that deserves its own space, I'll post there. But I think it's played its role, for me and for those who read it.

pants under there — This will become my primary blog. It's quirky and fun and totally focused on the things that interest me most. And for the biggest part, that's storytelling. As an author and a Wordslinger, I need a place where I can get all talky-widdit about topics I find funny or interesting or stab-worthy. But mostly I need a place where I can explore story ideas, where I can build an audience and we can interact with each other, like the days of yore. Remember days of yore? Yore welcome.

 

All three blogs are still live and still accessible through the blogchives, even though only one of them will get an update on a regular basis (pants under there ... pay attention). Waddya think of dem apples? 

Now, to the fun stuff.


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