What does it take to hit #1 on Amazon


Let’s qualify– #1 in a major genre.  Today my book Area 51 is the #1 science fiction bestseller on Kindle.  It’s #48 overall.  As the gold rush wanes in indie publishing, I want to lay out what it took to achieve that, and remember, it is fleeting but it does set a solid base. Writing [...]

Happy Festivus– I’ve got a lot of problems with you people!


Bring on the feats of strength and the airing of grievances.  Today is the official day of Festivus– 23 Dec. Break out the aluminum pole. In honor of the holiday, I’ll be bypassing Xmas this year, as my wife and I have for the past five Xmases for very personal reasons, which I will not [...]

A Book That Can Save Your Life (And Those You Love)


Seriously.  Coming out this week is The Green Beret Survival Guide to the Apocalypse, Zombies & More.  I wanted to get the book out before the end of the world, at least according to the Mayans, who already had their end of the world, so I’m not sure what stock to put in that.  And [...]

How To Make Over A Million Dollars in 18 Months with eBooks


Yep.  Did it, done it, got the t-shirt and the bank statements.  Actually, we are on our way to 2 now. As my character in my next book to be published, Nightstalkers: Area 51 says:  Been everywhere but the electric chair, seen everything but the wind. Which is apropos of nothing. Catchy title, eh?  Had [...]