My E-Book Isn’t Selling This Week. Sound the Alarm Bells!

I am a relatively unknown author.  I have five books — two novellas, two essays and a short story — on Kindle, and ordinarily there’s no reader interest unless the books are promoted. There are different types of promotions, and I won’t elaborate on the options.  However, I will say that during the past week I spent four afternoons focusing on one title and distributing more than two hundred and fifty business cards in San Francisco, without results.  Some of those people who accepted the cards expressed a real interest, but I was too honest and told them about the … Continue reading My E-Book Isn’t Selling This Week. Sound the Alarm Bells!

Yes, Another Book

Stormy Daniels and I have a nineteen year age difference.  I have no idea whether I would be charmed by her if I ever met her, but as it stands I feel protective the way women often feel protective toward younger women. I won’t suggest Ms. Daniels — Stephanie Clifford — is a hero.  She had an intimate relationship with a married man, and now she is profiting from that.  However, more ordinary people who want to rescue the country which has been damaged by Donald Trump recognize that Stephanie Clifford has something to offer, even if it’s through default. … Continue reading Yes, Another Book

The Lodestar Reference May be a Red Herring

By now, many of us have had an opportunity to read the anonymous op-ed in the September 6 New York Times newspaper (available online since Sept. 5), apparently written by someone in Donald Trump’s Administration. If you haven’t read it yet, please click the link below.  If you’re not an online subscriber, it should be available without a pay wall, provided you haven’t maxed out your free NY Times articles.  Regardless of the conclusion you reach, be alert to the fact that things aren’t always as they appear. A skilled person can mimic other people’s speech or writing traits.  We don’t know … Continue reading The Lodestar Reference May be a Red Herring