Saturday, July 4, 2015

Enjoy July 4th Barbecues, Hot Dogs And Lemonade


Happy 4th of July!
 
 

From Panzer, Mom and What's His Name

Friday, July 3, 2015

Has George R. R. Martin Finished The Winds of Winter?

Did he or didn't he?
Panzer took a quick trip to the Catosphere today. While our kitty explorer was out there, he stopped in at The Independent site. Panzer spent some time digging around there and dug up an interesting post by Daisy Wyatt.

According to Ms. Wyatt, rumors are circulating that George R. R. Martin has finished The Winds of Winter. It's book 6 in The Game of Thrones TV series. Of course as with all rumors, other sites are reporting he hasn't finished it.

But ... it's an interesting story about how the rumor got started.

Panzer says, "Why don't you just ask him?"

To read the post, tootle over to George R.R. Martin

Thursday, July 2, 2015

More Time For You With Simple Marketing Tools

Whew! I'm glad I found my way home.
Panzer got lost in the Catosphere today. Our poor bewildered kitty was flying here and there trying to get his bearings. In his travels, he discovered the BookBub site.

At the site he found a post by Diane Urban about tools to make your ebook marketing easier. There's information on Trello for time management, Canva for image design, Feedly for a blog post aggregator and more. The post is from earlier this year but the information contained in it is still valid for indies today.

Panzer says, "I want anything that gives me more time in my day."

To read the post, tootle over to simple marketing tools

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Smashwords: Wattpad Runs Major Promotion Featuring 72 Smashwor...

They're all FREE!
Panzer was out tootling around in the Catosphere today. Our big bad kitty boy stopped in at the Smashwords Blog to see what's new in the world of indie book distribution. He's really glad he did because now he's doing the Happy Kitty Dance!

According to a post by Mark Coker, Smashwords and Wattpad are running a romance promotion featuring 72 Smashwords authors. The authors' books will be serialized and available for FREE reading on the Wattpad website or on it's apps. A list of all the titles available with links is in the post.

Sorry, the promotion is only for romances.

Panzer says, "You do have a Wattpad account, right? The account is FREE just like all the reading there is FREE."

To read the post, tootle over to Smashwords: Wattpad Runs Major Promotion Featuring 72 Smashwor...:

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Apple Loses Ebook Price-fixing Appeal

Just give up. It's not worth it.
Panzer was out in the Catosphere today when he heard a lot of loud teeth gnashing and fist pounding. Following all the noise lead him to the Publishers' Weekly site. There our brave kitty pilot found the latest news on the Apple price-fixing case.

According to a post by Andrew Albanese, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld Judge Denise Cole's 2013 ruling that Apple did participate in ebook price-fixing. This finding clears the way for Apple to be required to refund $400 million to ebook buyers.

But ... don't hold your breath.

Apple still has the right to appeal to the full Second Circuit Court of Appeals ... and beyond ... up the ladder to the Supreme Court.

Panzer says, "Geez. Just give it up. You humans are spending more money on attorney fees than you'd have to pay ebook buyers and in fines."

Note: This is an e-x-t-r-e-m-e-l-y l-o-n-g post. Bring a h-u-g-e cup of tea.

To read the full post, tootle over to Apple loses appeal

Monday, June 29, 2015

A New Panzerism

Panzer on showing love:

I gave Mom a dead mouse this morning. I left it on her pillow so she'd find it when she woke up.

That really hurts.
Then ...

she let What's His Name have it

and ...

he threw it in the garbage can outside.

Humans just don't know the value of love gifts.

Friday, June 26, 2015

J. K. Rowling Explains Why Dursleys Mistreated Harry Potter

I'm a little better today.
Panzer is feeling a little better today, so he made a quick trip into the Catosphere. Our recovering kitty boy stopped in at The Guardian site. There he found a post about Harry Potter, one of his favorite non-mystery fictional characters.

According to Alison Flood's post, J. K. Rowling wrote a post at Pottermore.com to explain why the Dursleys treated Harry Potter so badly. Ms. Rowling wrote that there were old resentments between the Dursleys and Harry Potter's parents Lily and James. Because of this, the Dursley's took their resentments out on Harry.

Panzer says, "If you're a Harry Potter fan, you do have an account at Pottermore.com, right?"

To read the full post, tootle over to J. K. Rowling

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Sick Day

Panzer is taking the day off because he had to go to the vet today and get some vaccinations.

Our sick little kitty boy will see you tomorrow.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Win An Ebook Cover At Covertopia.com

Panzer decided to visit Guido Henkel's blog today. It's been a while since our kitty boy has been there.

Guido Henkel is the author of the Jason Dark fantasy novels. But he also does HTML formatting for Kindle books. Recently, he became part of the Covertopia.com site, too. According to a post at his site, Covertopia.com is having a contest and the grand prize is a free book cover. Panzer checked it out and this is a standard Rafflecopter contest. You accumulate points by posting to Facrbook, Tumblr, Twitter ... all your social media sites, about the contest. You can enter every day to accumulate more points.
It's worth taking a look.

Panzer says, "Be aware, these are premade covers, not originals. That means your cover may be the same as someone else's on Amazon."

Note: Click the link at Guido's site to go to Covertopia.com, at Covertopia.com you can read all about the covers and/or at the top click on the contest announcement graphic, and that takes you to the contest site.

To read the post, tootle over to Covertopia

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Buying Books Through Your Twitter Account?

It had to happen sooner or later.
Panzer was out in the Catosphere today when he heard a strange little chirping noise. Afraid there might be a problem with the Panzermobile he stopped at the closest site he could find.

Our kitty mechanic discovered the noise he heard wasn't coming from the Panzermobile, but from the GoodEReader site where he parked. It turned out he wasn't hearing chirping, but tweeting instead.

According to Michael Kozlowski, Twitter and Penguin Random House are partnering in an initiative that began on June 18. Twitter users can now view information and purchase PRH books through their Twitter accounts. Instead of being restricted to the standard tweet length, buyers will be directed to a page listing the current available PRH books.

Panzer says, "Now, when can indie authors sell their books on Twitter?"

To read the full post, tootle over to Penguin Random House


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