How to Launch Your New Book: Everything I Know

“How to Launch Your New Book: Everything I Know” Excellent advice for #indie #authors, new or returning http://wp.me/p3H5j-11o thx http://Infinitefreetime.com

Welcome to infinitefreetime dot com

NewRules1(I’m going to be presenting these as Unquestionable Rules that Must be Followed.  Argue with me anyway.  Sometimes I’m very strident and wrong at the same time, especially if I think a general tone of Absolute Authority is funnier.  I am scheduling this to pop while I’m on the road, so feel free to yell at me in comments.)

So!

You have written a book.  Congratulations!  I am proud of you.  You have done something that you have probably wanted to do for a very long time and that many, many people have tried to do and failed.

Here is what to do next, so that when you publish your book, you have the greatest chance of your book making an impact.  Note my phrasing; it’s intentional: when YOU publish your book.  You’re not submitting your book to an agent or to a publishing company and waiting a year to get…

View original post 2,101 more words

Advertisements

Steampunk: Learning the Genre

Learn about #Steampunk,a subgenre of #scifi, from my upcoming *CHANGES* guest, Wendy van Camp! Watch our LIVE conversation 1/7/15: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cs3reovico2nqpvctdv1ikgqevg or catch our conversation any time then or later on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-OOvBXtGRM

No Wasted Ink

Nathan Fillion in Steampunk GarbA popular subgenre of science fiction and fantasy is known as steampunk. It features steam-powered technology with the decorative sensibilities of the 19th century Victorian era. Steampunk stories can also be considered a sort of alternate history where the British Empire continued on to be a major power in the world and their empirical style of culture and manners still hold sway in a future world.

It is often thought that the origin of steampunk as a genre began with H.G. Wells and Jules Verne. The stories of the adventurer explorer or the gentleman inventor who travels through the world or in time via their abilities and education and bring British culture to other peoples is a trope that is common in many steampunk stories. While Wells and Verne were certainly part of the inspiration of steampunk as a genre, they were writing alternate history or true science fiction of…

View original post 670 more words