Final day for giveaway for The Teddy Bear Conspiracy–goes on sale tomorrow

My book The Teddy Bear Conspiracy is in its final day of its giveaway contest on Goodreads.   Goodreads Book Giveaway The Teddy Bear Conspiracy by Duane Gundrum Giveaway ends December 09, 2013. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter to win The book goes on sale everywhere starting tomorrow.

duaneFinal day for giveaway for The Teddy Bear Conspiracy–goes on sale tomorrow

The Ameriad available for free on Amazon Kindle this week

From September 21 to September 25, The Ameriad is available free on Amazon Kindle. This will be the last time it goes free as I will be removing it from Kindle Select after this promotion (so I can sell it on the Nook and other e-readers). If you like it, please leave an Amazon review. It would be greatly appreciated … Read More

duaneThe Ameriad available for free on Amazon Kindle this week

Amazon’s Business Practices Discriminate Against the “Out of Money” Class

Today, I was thinking of buying a book that I don’t really need, but for some reason felt I had to have it right then and there. So, I went onto Amazon’s site, put in the information for the book and found out that I could purchase it used for $7.54. I went through the full process of buying, but … Read More

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Why Barnes & Noble’s Nook Failed

Unfortunately, it’s been predicted for some time that Barnes & Noble was going to distance itself from the Nook, and thus, the e-book market. So, it seems that moment is coming to pass. Speculators assume that Barnes & Noble will attempt to continue on as a brick and mortar (physical presence only) store and sell off all of its e-book … Read More

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All Roads Lead To Pine Bush free on Amazon for the week

My novella, All Roads Lead to Pine Bush, will be free on Amazon for the next few days (until Friday). So visit Amazon and get the book free. The book goes free tomorrow morning and then on Saturday goes back to the regular price.

duaneAll Roads Lead To Pine Bush free on Amazon for the week

Book giveaway for Thompson’s Bounty is live on Goodreads

Book Giveaway The book giveaway for my science fiction, time traveling novel Thompson’s Bounty is active on Goodreads. Sign up for it, and you can get a free paperback copy of the book.

duaneBook giveaway for Thompson’s Bounty is live on Goodreads

The Evolution of Sales for a Self-Publishing Author

I recently spent some time analyzing how many sales I’ve had through Amazon. Keep in mind, this doesn’t count sales through other services (just Amazon). But what I discovered was kind of fascinating, because if you haven’t been paying attention to it, the information kind of sneaks up on you and tries to stab you in the back. Or at … Read More

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The book giveaway for The Ameriad

Last night, the book giveaway for The Ameriad finished on Goodreads. I’d like to think it was successful as 669 people requested the book, and now I have to send out 10 copies of it to the winners chosen by Goodreads. At the same time, 264 people added the book to their “to read” lists, although some of those people … Read More

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Problems inherent in trying to be a professional writer in a self-publishing world

Let’s face it. There are a lot of writers out there. And with Amazon and the Nook making it that much easier for anyone to hang out a shingle and say he or she is a writer, that means we’re going to see more and more of them out there, even if they’re still struggling to string two sentences together. … Read More

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Between A Laugh and a Scream (a novella) free this week in Kindle Store

My novella (about half the size of a novel) is free this week in the Amazon Kindle Store. This is the science fiction horror story of a military space vessel that discovers a new enemy, a creature that targets a civilization’s technology. Read it free: Here.

duaneBetween A Laugh and a Scream (a novella) free this week in Kindle Store