Author Archives: kevin

Prepping The Fifth Vertex for Paperback

Independent authors have to do and learn and worry about things that authors with publisher backing can safely let slide. This isn’t an insult or a slight against traditionally published authors. Believe me, if I could go it the “easy route” and have a publisher worry about all these things, I would have. But part […]

Amazon Enlists Help from Indie Authors Against Hachette

Last night I received this e-mail from Amazon, addressed to “KDP Author”. The short summary of the e-mail that I have included in its entirety below is that Amazon is embroiled in a battle with Hachette. Those of you who watch the Colbert Report may know about this battle, and about Colbert’s efforts to circumvent […]

Communication by Meme

Lately I’ve been noticing a trend in the way people communicate, at least in the way they communicate online. The only way I can describe it is “communication by meme”. The more time people spend online and the more their online activity becomes a part of their lives, the more they build up shared context, […]

The Fifth Vertex Is Available!!

As of yesterday afternoon, The Fifth Vertex was available in the Amazon Kindle store for purchase. It is also available in the Kindle lending library and is available as one of the titles in the “Kindle Unlimited” program. Seeing my book in the Kindle store is an amazing feeling, but I also realize that this […]

Pushing the Big Red Button (Publish)

I sit here at my desk, an edited manuscript taking up most of its free space. I look at my Kindle bookshelf and marvel at it. All of the details are there, the “back of the book” blurb is there, I’ve chosen categories and keywords. The cover art is magnificent, the maps are inspired and […]