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Big Doings in Self-Publishing

The first week of May 2011 saw several major developments in the world of self-publishing. Pick your choice of metaphors: The “revolution” is picking up steam; critical mass has been achieved; the new day has dawned…. First the News: 1) Another Imprint: Amazon announced it is about to launch new imprints in several niche fields […]

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Book Number 2 Update

The first draft of The Expendable Man was completed in June 2010. It took a while for me to get it edited and decide how to publish it, but since early March it has been available in both print and digital format. In between, I started working alternately on two mystery novels. I don’t have […]

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More Online Opportunities for Writers

The latest entry for writers looking for online outlets is Book Country from Penguin Books. See NY Times coverage: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/26/books/book-country-an-online-site-by-penguin-group.html?ref=technology. I’ve just joined so I’m not sure how this one, which is still in beta, will compare to YouWriteOn.com, a site that I’ve been relying on in recent weeks to sharpen my skills, but the […]

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How I’m Getting Better

My goal is to get better as a writer. I wrote my first novel with very little input until it was finished, but I’ve found a way to get other writers to critique my short stories and the initial chapters of my next (untitled) novel by becoming part of youwriteon.com. What makes this British Isles […]

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Follow news about The Expendable Man on Twitter

My twitter handle is @petergpollak. Here’s what one person wrote recently about the book: “I really enjoyed it! I started it last night and finished it today (went way past my bedtime…)” So if you’re looking for a book that will keep you up past your bedtime, try it. It’s available in print from Amazon […]

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