Posted by | October 3, 2013
What is a Bestseller?

I just had anĀ Aha! moment. Although I do know that the categories "good literature" and "bestseller" do not harmonise too well, mainly because there is a clear definition for one...

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Posted by | October 1, 2013
A Slutty Approach to eBook Marketing

A quick and dirty breakdown of my marketing experience. Disclaimer: doesn't necessarily mean that it works for you. I am only ONE indie. So, you have written a good story,...

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Posted by | September 29, 2013
Indie Authors Write Cheap Crap

(or do we?) It is December 2011 and we move into our 500 year old house, aka construction site. No heating, several windows missing, two small kids, two adults, two...

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Posted by | September 29, 2013
Vesta Tilley

"If the 'New Woman' were a dainty person in man's dress that Tilley is, there would be more excuses for her and less hostile criticism of her. Of all the...

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Posted by | September 29, 2013
Newgate Prison

Newgate was full of dark, noisome dungeons. John Howard, the prison reformer, who visited it several times in the four years of its existence, reported that the floors were covered...

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Posted by | September 28, 2013
Stolpersteine

Yesterday, I stumbled over the holocaust. When one lives in Germany, one cannot help running past bullet holes in old buildings, and memorials for the countless and often nameless victims...

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Posted by | September 27, 2013
Medieval Era Mass Destruction

"1347 - 1351: The Black Death crawls through Europe. The origins of the pandemic can be traced back to the Crimean peninsula, with one incident of germ warfare catching the...

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Posted by | September 26, 2013
Dr. Seuss’s fake reviews

While searching for blogs on indie publishing I came across one who accused Hugh Howey and Melissa Foster for buying hundreds of glowing reviews. The author even gave us the...

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Annelie Wendeberg