Books

Limited Time: FREE Review Copies of Riven

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In the past when I’ve done a new release, I have almost always done a giveaway of free review copies in exchange for honest reviews posted at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads, etc.  I didn’t do that with Riven initially, partially because I wanted to see what it would do on its own in this more […]

Personal

Vindication

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So I wrote a couple weeks back about the one star review I’d received on Amazon for Blindsight. Basically I did my job as an author, totally hooked this reader, but I did not tie things up in a matter she found satisfactory, and she was upset she would have to wait until fall (or […]

Books

Things That Make You Go Hmmm

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I got the most complimentary 1 star review ever the other day on Blindsight.  A reader on Amazon left this review: I absolutely hate when I believe I am downloading a short story and it is an inconclusive teaser! The FULL story is not even available until the Fall. I hate being totally ensnared in […]

Writers

Considering Reviews

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I’ve been thinking about reviews a lot this week.  From the latest ABB (author behaving badly) meltdown that went viral and has now been turned into a mug, to incredibly well-rounded reviews of my own work that include very valid criticism, to a few reviews that made me wonder if the writer was even talking […]