Category Archives: General

More on PayPal versus Erotica

The debate over PayPal pressuring smaller retailers to stop carrying certain kinds of erotica continues. Here is a good post on the issue from erotica writer Jolene Kendry at Indie Book Writing that I missed in my last link round-up … Continue reading

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February 2012 E-Book Sales Figures and Some Links

After a pretty good December and January, my February e-book sales were back to miserable, though a last minute sale saved February from being my worst month ever. So now February is tied with August 2011 for the title of … Continue reading

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2011 – Year of the Indie

2011 has been quite a year for me. I began looking into indie publishing around January/February of 2011 and launched Pegasus Pulp Publishing on July 3, 2011, with three books. Now, almost half a year later, I have twelve books … Continue reading

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Hurray for Luxembourg, Cora looks at e-readers and Barnes & Noble wakes up

I found myself at a local branch of the electronics chain Media Markt today. Mostly I was there because my Dad wanted to look at pricey Italian coffeemakers. But I also got a chance to look at the e-readers they … Continue reading

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November Sales and why you won’t find Pegasus Pulp e-books in KDP Select

First of all, I just noticed that I never posted the November sales figures. Well, they weren’t all that great. The month started out pretty well, but then sales ground to a halt with all of those Amazon promotions over … Continue reading

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New science fiction short story available: Whaler

Even though the last week has been rather chaotic, I have a new short story available. It’s the first science fiction story published under the Pegasus Pulp imprint and represents my take on a genre trope I really can’t stand, … Continue reading

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October sales and some observations about the German e-book market

First of all, here are my October sales figures. In October 2011, I sold 8 e-books across all platforms. The detailed breakdown is as follows: Amazon US: 5 Amazon UK: 1 OmniLit/AllRomance ebooks: 2 This makes October a miserable month, … Continue reading

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E-Readers in the Wild

I arrived safely in Newcastle. Spotted an e-reader, probably a Kindle on the plane. And in a W.H. Smith store in the centre of Newcastle, I not only paid for my purchases at an robotic check-out (an automatic self-service checkout, … Continue reading

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A Big Day for e-Book News

I missed the big announcement, because I was rather busy with this little thing called “real life”, but surely you have all heard the news by now: Amazon has dropped the price of the regular Kindle to 79 US-dollars and … Continue reading

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Why we still need print books and mass market paperbacks

First of all, writer Richard Parks takes on the eternal issue of e-book pricing. Basically, he believes that “professional” e-books will remain expensive, because publishers have expenses. Fantasy writer Seanan McGuire addresses an issue that is all too often forgotten … Continue reading

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