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Red Dot SAD (stories, art, digitalia 2002-2017)

Now is the time to talk about this book. Although this is value for the money, the hope was that readers would contact me, and I would then add more stories. In other words, this book was meant to bean experiment on Amazon: a cross between a subscription model and crowdfunding. But I never did …

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My terrible book promotional flyer made me happy

As you may know, I have not yet done any serious marketing–though I do have a bestseller. I believe that books sell because of word of mouth, not advertising. Of course, at some point I will do serious advertising, but that day has not yet come. For now, I am most interested in connecting with …

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Alphabet Spikes P-S (notes from July 2018, Hong Kong)

Alphabet Spikes is a collection of stories, essays and experiments created from February 2017 until now–and in the future! The core of the book is here, on Amazon, but this ebook project is actually something like crowdfunding. Once you buy the book, send me your email and you will get an updated ebook with new …

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Alphabet Spikes Z-T (notes from June 2018, Hong Kong)

One of the books free/discounted, as part of the HK Book Fair. Alphabet Spikes is a collection of stories, essays and experiments created from February 2017 until now–and in the future! The core of the book is here, on Amazon, but this ebook actually something like crowdfunding. Once you buy the book, send me your …

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Publishing as a Discourse Marker

From Wikipedia: In Practical English Usage, Michael Swan defines a discourse marker as “a word or expression which shows the connection between what is being said and the wider context”. For him, a discourse marker is something that either connects a sentence to what comes before or after, or indicates a speaker’s attitude to what …

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Book Merah Ebook Giveaway June 2018 HONG KONG and BEYOND

It is now noon on Sunday. I will update this in about 12 hours. There are other book discounts and giveaways now available; please check on Amazon. And, actually Alphabet Spikes and Antigone.Cloud have not yet been cleared into the Amazon system. They will appear soon. Thanks for your patience and please check back later. …

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Self-published. No marketing. What happens?

Today, for the first time in about two years, I looked at the sales reports for my eight books. Fully expected to see no sales. Zero. No sales would be an expected consequence of doing no marketing and being self-published. Over ten years ago, I made it clear that I would do no marketing until …

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Writing and the Digital Avante-garde

The slides are explained here. TEST READERS WANTED: If you would like to be one of the first to read about ANTIGONE CLOUD, email Stephen Black at [email protected] Antigone Cloud is a ten-year old girl who is actually an arbot, a softwre program made of light. Antigone, who lives in Singapore, has the body of …

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Your Super Restaurant (Hugh Howey Must D’yer Maker)

Something impossibly magical has happened to you; a situation you could have never imagined, even when you were young and full of dreams. Something like this: a blip in the universal scheme of things allows you the opportunity to create and sell food of any type, nationality or substance! From salt-packed anchovies to grass-fed beef …

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