Tom Vetter Hits #11 on Amazon’s Bestseller List

Tom Vetter holds the #11 spot this morning in Adventures and Discoveries World History on Amazon’s Bestseller List! The book jumped significantly overnight, from the high 300,000s overall to 28,289 right now, and he’s sold most of his first editions. The author’s page with first editions is here: http://www.tomvetterbooks.com/i-read-from-30000-leagues-undersea-authors-intro/ The book on Amazon is here: http://www.amazon.com/000-Leagues-Undersea-Submariner-Submergence-ebook/dp/B00VERWICQ/ … Continue reading →

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Do I still recommend John Locke? No.

Back at the end of June, 2011, I read a book that succeeded because of a lie, and I turned my entire life upside down as a result of that lie. The book was, of course, John Locke’s How I Sold 1 Million Ebooks in 5 Months. Like a lot of other writers, I let myself be suckered in. I … Continue reading →

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Apple Has Started Listening to Indie Publishers

I and other indie publishers received notice from Apple that the company has changed the way it deals with indie publishers. To better serve your needs, English-language phone support is now available to iBookstore publishers. With this new option, we now offer four ways to get answers to your questions: The Book Forum is a community-based, collaborative environment to find … Continue reading →

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Crippling A Lesson: An Apple iBookstore Ethical and Practical Issue

Decision Made: Thank you to everyone who commented. BEFORE I START: I’m going to ask for reader input ONLY from Mac product users who buy books from iBooks. If you don’t have a dog in this fight, then no matter what you think about the ethics of this situation, I don’t need to know. I am going to make a … Continue reading →

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Migraines and Vertigo Redux

I started having headaches about halfway through last week. On Friday, they turned into migraines and icepick migraines. On Saturday, the vertigo returned, and the headaches stayed. I got a few hundred words written on Saturday and again on Sunday on WARPAINT, but did not do anything online. I’m working on LESSON 23 of the Self-Pub Expansion of HTTS today, … Continue reading →

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Production Covers and NEW Afterwords: Arhel Trilogy, and Sympathy for the Devil

First, I’ve decided to write a new afterword for every one of my books I reprint. One of the things I did last week. 😀 I had a lot of fun writing them, and got to talk about the experience of writing them, and then working with them again years later. I also got the entire Arhel Trilogy finished in … Continue reading →

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Discussing “I’ve quit Big Publishing” to publish myself

Below is the start of an article that’s been a long time coming. After years of publishing my fiction through big commercial publishers, with thirty-two novels sold to the big New York houses as well as to international publishers around the planet, and more than a million books in print, I have decided to move to self-publishing my fiction. Why … Continue reading →

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Discussing “Fun…With Teeth”

Back when I first got published, I signed a lot of my books with a little extra exuberance—I drew a toothy smiley face and wrote in under it the words “Fun…With Teeth.” Which was how I saw my fiction—I always wanted my readers to laugh, but I wanted some real edge in there, too. Because, let’s face it. Sometimes I … Continue reading →

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