Smashwords and Authonomy

I am always thinking of publishing Midnight in Vegas on various eBook websites like Smashwords or Authonomy. The only reason I haven’t done it is that I worry that it might hurt my chances of being published by conventional publishers. I have read that some publishers like to see an author has published on these sites and is already marketing the book and others don’t like it and will actually refuse to publish a book that already is in eBook format. They don’t want the competition.

So here I am on the fence.

What to do?

Personally I like the idea of publishing on Smashwords. People can download the book on a bunch of formats and read it on Stanza (an App for iPhones, iPods and eventually iPads), Kindles, PC’s or Blackberries. Another benefit is you can set the price for your work on Smashwords. I can actually make money on the book. But I hate the idea of some “real” publisher not buying my book because it is on there.

I still don’t know.

So I thought I would put up a poll. What do you think I should do?

Published in: on February 16, 2010 at 5:57 pm  Comments Off on Smashwords and Authonomy  
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Wear off the new

I am trying to wear off the new on my iPhone.

Some things you have to do for a while to pull it off and look cool doing it and I’m not talking about skill. Obviously you can’t go snowboarding and look like a champ the first day, I am talking about simple things that most people don’t even think about. I think you have to wear of the new feeling before something can become a part of you, and thusly look cool whilst doing it.

Like wearing a fedora. You have to wear the fedora for at least a month before you stop looking like an idiot in a funny hat and somehow morph into a cool cat that sports the fedora. It just takes that kind of time to where off the new and become a part of you.

Cowboy boots- They stay new until they stop hurting your feet, until then you best not go to the rodeo (unless your a cowgirl then it’s okay, we understand).

Samething goes for trench coats but I think that takes a bit longer; at least two good winters of continuous use preferably with the same coat. That is why high school kids can never pull it off, you just don’t have that kind of time in one article of clothing in high school (so if you are in high school and wanting to buy a trenchcoat, take my advice and wait till you stop growing. Buy one in college.) I used to look pretty cool in my trench coat, but I haven’t worn it for years. I have to wonder if I’ll have to start all over if I ever want to wear it again.

Smaller things like smoking a pipe or a cigar take even longer. Don’t believe me come to the Harrah’s poker room with me one night, I’ll show you a hundred examples of people who haven’t worn the new off their cigars, and pipe smoking is even harder that takes decades to pull off.

Tatoos and piercings have a break in time too. Luckily their permanancy basically forces people to tough it out.

Haircuts- Drastic haircuts. People you know and love -look weird for a month after a new haircut- then they don’t-did the haircut change? No- they just wore off the new.

Even checking your PDA phone for incoming emails takes a while wear off the new. I feel like a goober when I pull out my iPhone to check my email and texts. Which is weird because I’ve had a PDA phone for years, the iPhone is just that different.

I can’t wait to wear the new off it.

Published in: on July 24, 2009 at 10:36 pm  Comments Off on Wear off the new  
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iPhone rhapsody

I just got an iPhone! I love it.
It is the perfect phone; everything is so easy, so intuitive not only does everything work- it works the way you think it should work.
Every feature is full of great new innovations that make running the phone a breeze.
Not to metion all the great Apps- including a WordPress app- which I used to write this post!
Vivre l’iPhone

Published in: on July 9, 2009 at 5:29 am  Comments Off on iPhone rhapsody