Essay on George Michael’s Work: Free This Weekend on Kindle

I’d like to thank the people who have read any of my five e-books.  The books aren’t written for money, and the satisfaction for me is when they’re read. Not everyone likes my books, as I’ve seen from the ratings on the Goodreads site.  Starred ratings are a grey area, though, and sometimes the only thing a relatively unknown writer can do is accept that good writing is a subjective thing.  When you’re not writing for profit, just write what you like and figure someone out there will be interested. This weekend, September 22 and 23, George Michael: An Appreciation will be available free … Continue reading Essay on George Michael’s Work: Free This Weekend on Kindle

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!

George Michael: An Appreciation

About a year ago, I decided to write an essay on the late George Michael’s life and work.  I thought I already knew quite a bit, and expected the research and writing to last about two months. It’s a good thing there was no publishing contract with a deadline.  I live in the United States, and didn’t realize how much of GM’s work was released without being promoted here.  To produce a well-informed essay, I needed a year to complete it. I bought CDs I didn’t previously know existed, and looked a lot more closely than expected at music videos … Continue reading George Michael: An Appreciation