November 23, 2010
Blog: Daily eBook Reviews
The screenplay eBook is something I dabbled in back in 2005 when my company (Coscom Entertainment) published the screenplay for The Wraith. We published it in paperback and eBook. And the eBook sold, so there are indeed folks out there wanting to read screenplays in eBook format.
You’re on the right track, Scott.
November 24, 2010
Blog: Parajunkie’s View
Writing an ego game? Nah.
You’re breakdown is absolutely correct. There very much is a “look at me” element in book creation, specifically book creation for publication.
However, once a writer crosses that line between them saying, “Look at me,” to readers saying, “Look at him,” then writers have no choice but to jump up and down and flap their arms and get folks to look at their books.
It’s a sick game.
November 25, 2010
Blog: Clover Hill Book Reviews
Thanks for the behind-the-scenes tour.
November 26, 2010
Blog: Mysteries in Paradise
Hmmm, growing up reading.
Unlike most writers, I never got into reading until I decided I wanted to be a writer. A large part of why I didn’t was because, during my school years, you were told what to read, and a lot of those books were dry and boring. And being a kid with no money, I couldn’t just go out and pick up a paperback or two for my own pleasure.
I do remember indulging in John Grisham in junior high, but that’s pretty much as far as I went. Sure, The Chronicles of Narnia were somewhere in there, too. I remember the day my mom bought them for me. But as for regular reading? No. However, when I started writing, I bought books by the caseload, signed up for book clubs, bought used paperbacks–and now my office is full of them.
I admire those who grew up on a steady diet of fiction and I’m trying to get my kids passionate for storytelling as they grow. Would love to see them one day have their own library in their bedroom and me constantly having to remind them it’s dinner time because they’re so lost in a good book.
November 27, 2010
Blog: Reading on the Darkside
What’s strange about your post is the truth in it is more accepted nowadays than it was even a couple years ago.
Not to be self-focused, but back in the day when I made my case for self-publishing, mentioning the points you made here, it brought so many sneers and jeers that–at the time–it almost made me want to quit. But, pressing on, I’ve proven that self-publishing can be a very solid way to go, even for someone who writes fiction.
Like I’ve mentioned elsewhere on this tour, I really do believe the “acceptance” of stating things that you have really is the “shoe on the other foot” syndrome that’s sweeping writers’ careers like a swarm of angry bees.