Category Archives: The Digital World

Don McLean and the next ‘Mindbenders’ (huh?)

I haven’t been around much lately (Bad Ted! Bad!) because I’ve been writing a lot (Good man, Ted!). But I read something this morning that really struck me. I’ve never been a Don McLean fan, despite my friend Barry’s repeated … Continue reading

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Self Esteem at $5 Bucks a Pop…

MJ Rose, who’s an author and expert of long standing on publishing, self-publishing and publicity, sent out a link today to a ‘service’ I won’t dignify by naming. Here’s a screen capture from their webpage:   Obviously, this is fraud. … Continue reading

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Apple-Samsung for Non-Geeks

For those of you not fascinated by geeky court battles, Samsung was found guilty yesterday of violating several Apple patents governing the look and feel and behavior of their mobile phones and ordered to pay $1 billion in damages. Now, … Continue reading

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Ted’s Everywhere (or at least a couple of places)

‘Mindbenders’ got a mention on the Front Row Monthly site (link here) and My recollections of Woodstock (family-friendly ones) appear here at Hooplaha.com – however, they chose not to use my photos. The editors there probably doubt the thrill of … Continue reading

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How Amazon’s KDP Select works

Editor’s Note: This information is no longer current. Amazon has heavily reduced the effect freebies have on your sales rank. So this is now a history piece, no longer a ‘how-to’… There’s been loads of ink about Amazon’s KDP (Kindle … Continue reading

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Mindbenders is #1 in England!

I love the Avengers, Le Carre, the Beatles and English food (okay, well maybe I don’t go that far…). But today I love Britannia, because ‘Mindbenders’ is the Number One Fantasy/Paranormal Kindle Book on Amazon.UK! Many thanks, chaps! Get on … Continue reading

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More on Amazon

Once again, Jenny Milchman asked some good questions and made me think hard. So I’m publishing her email and my (much windier) reply here because I don’t want them just getting buried in Comments. The most intelligent summation I’ve read … Continue reading

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Sympathy for Amazon

The Justice Department settled lawsuits yesterday with five of the Big Six book publishers (everybody but Random House, who were not part of the original suit) over allegations that they tried to fix the price of ebooks a few years … Continue reading

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Year One: Summing Up

The great thing about the Internet is all the information it makes readily available. The bad thing is…well, the same thing. This blog went live on April 1, 2011. My most sincere thanks to all of you who have come … Continue reading

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Buy the Extended Warranty

My Thinkpad died and nearly took me with it. This is my fifth Thinkpad; I swear by them. My laptop is my most precious possession.  Smitty has her cat; I have my laptop. Friends are shocked whenever I appear anywhere without … Continue reading

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