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Write Tip: 8 Tips For Getting Blurbs From Name Authors

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This week’s Write Tip addresses a question I get a lot. I have been fortunate enough to get blurbs on my books from many well known authors, and people want to know how I manage it. So here are some

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New Blurbs and Reviews For My Newest Anthology Babies — Raygun Chronicles & Beyond The Sun

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We have four blurbs in for my soon to be released pulp space opera anthology so far: “RAYGUN CHRONICLES breathes supercharged life into the space opera genre with exciting and inventive new tales by a superb line-up of writers. This

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Write Tip: Creating Releases To Send With Review Copies

Okay, it’s been a few months since I did one of these. I’ll admit, my well was running dry and needed a break to refresh. But I’m going to pick it back up now with a subject that many authors

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Back To My Blog aka Jamie Todd Rubin + Shot Of Tequila = Genius

I have basically been unable to even look at my website since I switched laptops at the end of July. I was locked out. 403 errors if I tried to either pull up the main URL or the login URL.

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Do It Your Way aka Thoughts On Consequences Of Buying Reviews & The Culture of Cheating

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There’s always going to be as many different approaches as there are different types of writers. It’s a fact one must accept, despite any strong opinions an author my hold on various publishing & writing related subjects. The furor this

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New 4 star Amazon Review for “The Worker Prince”

http://bryanthomasschmidt.net/the-worker-prince/ - Read about my debut novel here

This review took me to over 20 so the book will show up in more searches now, so that’s a real blessing, too. 4.0 out of 5 stars Gladiator, Moses, Skywalker, Rhii, July 25, 2012 By David Mark Brown “hache” (Nampa, Idaho) – See

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9 Great Urban Fantasy Series You Don’t Want To Miss

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In 2009 when I started writing The Worker Prince, my debut science fiction novel, I had no idea what urban fantasy was. Of course, as I got into the industry and reading I heard bits and pieces. True Blood showed up and

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The Worker Prince, My First Novel, Comes to NetGalley For A Limited Time

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It rarely happens. While NetGalley is a goto place now for reviewers and others to get advanced looks at forthcoming books, it’s also expensive and thus, dominated primarily by bigger publishers and authors who have the cash to spend on

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Review: Why You Should Read Sam Sykes Aeons’ Gate Trilogy from Pyr

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I don’t do reviews here very often. And this will likely be a bit more of an essay than a review (fair warning). But the reasons are complex. As a fellow writer and professional who is friends or (at least)

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Journey Through The SFF Classics: Isaac Asimov’s “Caves Of Steel”

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Well, this was my first Asimov robots book, and I really enjoyed it. In fact, it’s been a decade, but I don’t remember enjoying the Foundation series as much as I did this. It’s a thriller detective story at heart

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First Blurb For Novel 2: THE RETURNING (Saga of Davi Rhii 2)

Rivalry On A Sky Course ebook cover

Just in from my friend/mentor and one of my favorite authors, a blurb for my second novel: “THE RETURNING has romance, assassins, tension, both modern and classic science fiction notions, and very smooth writing. What more could you want? Bryan

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12 Reads Of Christmas: 2011 Personal Year’s Best

It’s that time of year again. And I find myself reflecting on a year filled with books. I read 52 books a year just for SFFWRTCHT alone. And this year, between guest blog posts, reviews, research, and more, I added

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Unbelievable Day

Today started out badly. But never has a day so quickly turned completely around and gone off the map. I mean toilet overflow with chunks kinda day. Yep. That’s what I dealt with first thing this morning. Disgusting. Sorry to

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Why I Used A Real Religion In The Worker Prince & Why You’ll Enjoy It Anyway

Boy, we live in strange times. That’s never been more clear to me than by watching the way some people blanch at the audacity I must have to put a real religion in my novel. The Worker Prince is the story

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TV Review: Falling Skies

Well it has action, it has aliens, and it has mankind defending itself from invasion by a mysterious, ruthless enemy which enslaves their children. Why am I not more excited? Because this looked like a rip off of so many

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Movie Reviews: Super 8, Pirates Of The Caribbean 4, Green Lantern

Well, I’ve seen three speculative fiction movies in the past week–one great one and two which I think were really good. I enjoyed all three. Two were in 3D, in both cases unnecessary and just a jab by Hollywood for

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