Monthly Archives: January 2015

Indie Speculative Fiction of the Month for January 2015

It’s that time of the month again, time for “Indie Speculative Fiction of the Month”. So what is “Indie Speculative Fiction of the Month”? It’s a round-up of speculative fiction by indie authors newly published this month, though some December … Continue reading

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The “Is my book a romance?” flowchart

Because this question keeps popping up on writers forums and the like, here is a handy flowchart to answer the question “Is my book a romance?” Send to Kindle

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Snow 2015

This morning, we had our first real snow of the winter, about two centimetres. It supposedly won’t last long, but it looked quite pretty. Shovelling it away was quite tiring though. I wish I could go hiking today, but I … Continue reading

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Guardians of the Galaxy, the Marvel Movies and Found Families

Now that Guardians of the Galaxy is out on DVD, I rewatched it with my Mom. She liked superhero movies, particularly those of the Marvel variety, but really doesn’t like movie theatres, so I keep her supplied with slightly out … Continue reading

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Indie Publisher Mega Bundle

I’m a big fan of DriveThruFiction and particularly their bundling option. I already offer several series and theme e-book bundles at DriveThruFiction and also participate in multi-author/publisher bundles, if the opportunity arises. And so Mercy Mission, the first novella in … Continue reading

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Hugo Awards Debate 2015 – earlier every year

Yes, I know I already said last year that the inevitable Hugo Awards debate starts earlier every year, but it’s still true. Indeed, it seems by now that we are having at least three big Hugo debates every year, one … Continue reading

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A few words on VAT and pricing

As you may or may not know, from January 1 on, the European Union has changed the way that VAT (value added tax, similar to sales tax in the US) is calculated for cross-border transactions, including online sales. Previously, VAT … Continue reading

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A new release for the new year: Christmas Eve at the Purple Owl Café

I didn’t stay idle in the time between the years. Instead, I used the time to write and so I have a new release to announce already. Though the release is no longer quite so new. I published the story … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2015

Here in Germany, the New Year is almost twelve hours old already, so time for the first post of 2015. And if you’re looking for something to read, the good folks at OmniLit/All Romance e-books are running a New Year’s … Continue reading

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