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

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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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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How Legacy Publishers Are Killing the Future of an E-reader Market

When the Kindle first came out, I thought it was the greatest thing ever. Actually, that’s not completely true. I was apprehensive because I was a believer in having a hard-copy of the book with me while reading it, but eventually I started to see that this could be a good thing. I went out and bought an Amazon Kindle, … Read More

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Will the Amazon Kindle Fire Defeat the Powerful Apple Ipad 2?

I’m reading a lot of blogging that is exactly this subject: Will the Amazon Kindle Fire defeat the powerful Apple Ipad 2? I’m going to go out on a limb and just say no. It won’t. But instead of treating this as an either/or situation, I’m going to talk about why the question shouldn’t be asked in the first place. … Read More

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DIY Publishing is a Lot of Work

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been working on my self-publishing tasks. I can’t even begin to tell you how much work this has entailed. I know most people don’t really care, but as a writer, I’m finding myself with very little time to write because most of my time is spent preparing manuscripts, designing and redesigning covers, and trying … Read More

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The Independent Writer’s Dilemma

There’s a great article on Nathan Bransford’s site about e-book publishing. For clarification, I received this article following a link from an article by Elijah Rising’s blog (I give credit where credit is due). But what I wanted to talk about is something this article brought up as an issue for me, and it’s one that I think more writers … Read More

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What it All Comes Down to

I guess it’s time for another update on what’s going on, what’s on my mind, and where I think things are going. 1. My Readership. I suspect I really don’t have anyone reading this blog (my main one). It gets printed also on Open Salon, which might grant me a few readers there, but even there it’s a crap shoot … Read More

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Time for Another Round of Current Events and Happenings

1. The Assassination Attempt in Arizona. Okay, there’s really no way of walking around this topic without having to address it head-on. It’s pretty much the main story of what’s going on in the country, and like most current events, it’s yet another one of those that seems to be so out of context practically everywhere it gets reported. What … Read More

duaneTime for Another Round of Current Events and Happenings

Maybe Amazon and B&N are Revealing Bad News, Not Good News About Their Readers

If we go with that strategy, I would like to admit that I’m boffing Playboy playmates more these days than I’ve ever boffed before in my life. The numbers are just ASTOUNDING. Yeah, that doesn’t really tell you very much, does it? Nor do I think you’re suddenly going to be hanging out my door, waiting to take pictures of all the Playboy playmates who are leaving at ungodly hours.

duaneMaybe Amazon and B&N are Revealing Bad News, Not Good News About Their Readers