BookWorks has selected me as their weekly “Featured Author.”
It’s official now! Adam’s Stepsons won “Honorable Mention” in the Readers’ Favorites yearly contest in the “Best Short Story/ Novella” category. Stoked!
Read the reviews on Readers’ Favorites here:
And don’t forget to enter for a chance to win a Kindle version of the novella!
(Don’t forget to check out the author’s interview on Literary Titan!)
How clickfarming broke the Kindle Store (if it wasn’t already broken…):
On Friday, a book jumped to the #1 spot on Amazon, out of nowhere; it quickly became obvious that the author had used a clickfarm to gatecrash the charts.
The Kindle Store is officially broken.
This is not the first time this has happened and Amazon’s continued inaction is increasingly baffling. Last Sunday, a clickfarmed title also hit #1 in the Kindle Store. And Amazon took no action.
Over the last six weeks, one particularly brazen author has put four separate titles in the Top 10, and Amazon did nothing whatsoever. There are many such examples.
I wrote at the start of June about how scammers were taking over Amazon’s free charts. That post led to a phone conversation with KDP’s Executive Customer Relations.
Repeated assurances were given that the entire leadership team at Amazon was taking the scammer problem very seriously indeed. But it was also stressed that the…
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Thanks are due to Cindy Harris, who kindly allowed me to post information about the book on her blog, Cindy’s Notebook.
(The back cover blurb appears back to back for some reason, but that shouldn’t detract from the excerpt itself!)
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Recently I was interviewed by Literary Titan, who asked for background and philosophical underpinnings of my SF novella Adam’s Stepsons.
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Source: What is Reality?
A joint Nara Chapter-ER SIG Event DATE: Sunday, June 18th VENUE: Yamato Conference Hall TIME: 10.00 a.m. — 4.30 p.m. Speakers: (1) Ann Mayeda Integrating ER into the Curriculum (2) Paul Goldberg The benefits of doing extensive reading online with Xreading (3) Mark Brierley How to persuade them to read (4) Ann Flanagan ER: Building […]
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