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Of Bullets, Hospitals, and Revisionist Historians …

I abandoned the idea of driving myself to the hospital as I had when the mentally ill son of a minister driving around Berkeley and shooting women, had fired two bullets into my left wrist and two others into my neck. I had been thirty-four years old then, nearly 20 year younger and with no previous concussion.

Three decades of marriage to a surgeon and my experience working as a medical technologist in a blood bank had taught me much about recognizing your limits.

On hearing the woman speak the words, “ … husband … I’m going to call him,” I had thought

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Of E-books, Royalties and Taking Charge of Finances…

Unless a publisher can provide strong marketing and distribution, I cannot see where they have earned 75% of royalties from electronic book sales.

In the past, when books only came in hard/paperback, publishers could justify their actions in that they paid the bill on having copies of our books printed up.

Now with Amazon stating that Kindle sales of books out number those of hard/paperback 150:100 publisher must rethink the service they are providing authors.

Authors too, must become more business savvy.

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The Writer and the Internet

Today I opened my copy of May/June 2009 Issue of Writer’s Digest, and found 4 articles on publicity/marketing for the writer and all centered on how to accomplish this daunting task on the internet. Build Your Power Platform The Must-Have Online Marketing Plan

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