February 20, 2009
I have made small mentions of it here and there, but now I guess it is time to come out and be clear. I have a serious cash-flow problem. One of the first answers I came up with to help alleviate the problem is to put a greater effort into selling things as an associate of Amazon and earn some money in commissions. To that end I have put together two stores, one for Amazon.com and the other for Amazon.ca. I've assembled pages for books and movies starting with best sellers and pre-orders. Now, I am friends on a number of social sites, and in person, with a bunch of authors. This made it only natural that I should open a section to sell these author's books. To that end I have the following solicitation.
I'm looking for authors in my networks that I have not added to my store. If you have books in any science fiction or horror vein for sale at Amazon.com or Amazon.ca drop me a line and I'll try to add a page to either or both sites. I want each of these "Select Authors" pages to have an author biography section with whatever information the author is comfortable sharing, including different modes of contact. I'm always interested in meeting new authors so I will of course accept new friends and set up pages for them as well. I'll also of course gratefully accept any inbound links to these sites and/or promotion that people are willing to give this endeavour of mine.
If you happen to be a buyer of science fiction or horror books and movies and you buy them from Amazon please consider helping me out and seeing if I'm selling what you want. I will keep building out the shops and adding more items, like sci-fi movies. I already have links for my favourite books and movies as well as links for movies I really want to see. Also with Amazon.com I am selling Kindle 2's. For note, there are no associate links available for Kindle e-books at this time because Amazon isn't offering them to me--or likely anyone yet. Thank you for reading down this far. Here are the links to the main pages.
Music: What it Takes by Aerosmith.
February 13, 2009
Friday the 13th Part 11... or 12...
Happy Friday the 13th! It is almost impossible to ignore the momentousness of this particular thirteenth. The new, sort of remake, but more like a reboot, and slightly like a new sequel, Friday the 13th movie opens in theatres everywhere tonight. There is a lot of buzz, excitement, and celebrating going on. He’s back, the man behind the mask, and he’s out of control! (Long live Alice Cooper!) I hope everyone has a great time tonight seeing it and that it runs for weeks on end. Get out there and see it!
Music: Feed my Frankenstein by Alice Cooper.
February 6, 2009
I've been progressing in my work of tagging everything, in anticipation of linking all the tag pages together in the Knowledge Base at Battered Spleen Productions. As the work goes on, but more importantly as I begin to write more content, I have been thinking heavily about the value that can still be added. It's maybe been mentioned here before, though people who know me have had a taste of it, but I sometimes have notes based on other notes. For instance there are notations in some of the entries for TechStop--where I post links to science or technology articles that I find relevant to some aspect of the stories that I want to write. These notations point to other notes on the topic that are directly related to one of my projects, a note that digs deeper into the topic.
As one might expect I work ahead on my sites and blogs whenever possible. A future entry also for TechStop prompted me to consider a lengthier note than the current format of the site has used. I wanted to take a deeper look at the concepts in the article and the ideas that it sparked in my mind. These additional ideas are not related to any particular project and therefore need not be a part of private, hidden notes. This makes me consider one of two possibilities; break with protocol and write a larger note, or set aside a section or area for these lengthier notes probably pointed to by a link titled "Deeper". Of course these extra notes, or notes about notes can also cover alternative angles to the idea, and in that fashion part with the original site/blog's focus. We'll see.
Music: Man on the Edge by Iron Maiden.
Name: Robert G. Male
Location: Ontario, Canada
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