I’m writing these words with the knowledge that people from around the world are going to read them. People of all ages, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, of different religious beliefs. Most of them, I’ll never get a chance to meet. Most of them, I don’t know how they look like, what’s the thing they want most in this world, or what is it that they’re afraid of… most of them are perfect strangers to me. Continue reading
It’s December – Christmas, the holidays, my birthday, etcetera, etcetera, so I decided to post a special sale throughout the month.
First, you can buy an e-book bundle containing 4 novels, a novella, 4 short stories, a compilation of essays, and a compilation of short stories for only $4.99. That’s a really great bargain, especially if you look at the reviews my books have received so far. You can purchase the bundle directly from my e-shop here.
Also, you can order a bundle composed of two signed paperbacks (The Writer and Jazz), complete with one a kind essays about one of the main themes of the novel, for only $30 (shipping included) here.
There you have it… quite a lot to chose from.
I believe that right now there are more artists on this Planet, more writers choosing to self-publish or just posting their stories on blogs, more painters selling prints and original artwork on deviantart, etsy, and the likes, more sculptors, more singers and aspiring movie makers trying to get more subscribers on YouTube than ever before. Continue reading
Love, or the way we perceive it, has changed as well. Some say that we have grown to enjoy being alone, that we enjoy the idea that technology can imitate real interaction. We text, we e-mail, we skype, we like, we comment, and, yet, we often find ourselves asking, “What is love?” or, more importantly, “What is love supposed to feel like?” Continue reading
When I first started this blog back in April 2012 I had absolutely no plan whatsoever. I had tried blogging for a few weeks back in January 2011, but it didn’t work out because I couldn’t find any readers.
The thing is, the Internet is pretty much a bizarre world. Yes, you’ve got millions and millions of people, so the potential is there, but at the same time you can’t stop asking yourself how on Earth are all these people going to find you among so many others who are doing kind of the same thing? Continue reading
This video presents a number of interesting concepts about virtual interaction, social networks, and loneliness, but what I found really interesting was the idea that in a virtual environment we get to edit who we are.
In a way, I agree. In a social media world such as ours, we can delete and change who we want the world to believe we are. Information is a couple of seconds from our reach, so we can appear to be smarter, but given enough time I believe you can’t appear to be someone you’re not. Continue reading
This post should have been called “What happens after you write a book if you decide to self-publish it,” but the title would have looked funny on the blog’s homepage.
Anyway, the first thing you should know, if you want to self-publish, if you see that releasing titles via KDP, Createspace, or Smashwords is free… well you should know that it’s not really free.
Using those services is free, but ensuring that you release something that looks like a book, reads like a book, and sells to people who are not related to you costs money. How much depends only on your budget and how much you can do by yourself. Continue reading
First of all, the bundle. For only $4.99 you get basically everything I ever published. Three novels, two short stories, and a collection of essays on art and writing.
Then, sponsored posts are 50% off at just $50. Only four spots available.
And, finally, link ads are $10/month.
So, yeah, enjoy summer (and these offers.)
But the guy who’s sitting in his chair, staring at his computer screen, asking himself whether or not to start a blog might be wondering whether or not he has something to say. Continue reading
- Post Sponsor – $15 - Receive a mention as sponsor at the end of a blog post. This also includes a short description of your website and a link.
- Text Ad – $25 – Your name (or your business/blog) listed in the sidebar, along with a short description (20 words or less) and a link to your website. One month of advertising.
- Sponsored Post – $50 - I will write a blog post about your blog, or review one of your books, or interview you about your art. That’s right, this post is restricted to art related blogs/websites. You choose how you want the blog post to be, and what you want to contain. Also, the post will be kept “sticky” at the top of my website for an entire week.
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The only thing you need to do is to add a valid e-mail address when you buy the chosen ad option, so I can contact you. That’s all, basically.