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Oops — I Never Saw It Do That Before . . . .


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January 25, 2017 at 3:42 pm

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Book Review: Lodging by M.T. Bass – 4.5 Stars

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Opinion: *Sigh*…such a bittersweet story to make me weak in the knees and sorrowful all at once. I am truly starting to adore reading short stories more and more.

…but MY OH MY is it a wonderful story…

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January 16, 2017 at 8:30 am

Murder by Munchausen Cover Reveal

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September 1, 2016 at 11:24 am

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The Future of Publishing: Lessons from the Music Industry

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Nicholas C. Rossis

From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books Image: the Economist

I often argue that we can learn a lot from the music industry. Namely, I see it as an indicator as to what to expect in a few years’ time.

That’s why I was intrigued by a recent article in the Economist, detailing the state of today’s music.

CDs vs Digital

Once upon a time, record-industry executives could all but weigh their profits on scales. Literally: each pallet of compact discs (CDs) they sold translated into predictable quantities of cash for them and, second, for singers and songwriters.

In 1999, the year the music-sharing service Napster was founded, wholesale revenues in the industry peaked at $23.7 billion. Then they began a slide that has since continued almost without interruption.

Until now.Growth in the digital streaming of music helped industry revenues to expand by 3.2%, to $15 billion, last year. That was

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June 19, 2016 at 7:51 am

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BookExpo America 2016

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I remembered to start the Map My Walk app on my iPhone and by the end of the day, I had hoofed over 15 miles at McCormick cruising the aisles of booths:

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It brought back memories of the many trade shows past I have worked & walked and made clear that publishing is, indeed, an industry like all others. The publisher booths were impressive and put into stark relief their David & Goliath relationship with self-publishing authors.

I met Mark Coker at Smashwords, connected with a live person at IngramSpark and got a chance to get face-to-face with groups and companies that service “Independent Publishers.”

The frosting on the cake was meeting Berkeley Breathed:

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May 16, 2016 at 11:36 am

Project Mojo – Kerosene

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May 11, 2016 at 8:53 am

Pew — That Was Exhausting

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First new furniture for the shop:  13 1/2 foot church pew. Wouldn’t fit in the pick up truck (safely) so Furbaby & me moved it the four and a half blocks from Christian Temple to The Herald Building the old fashioned Amish way:

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April 2, 2016 at 4:44 pm

The Herald Building — Urban Renewal Phase I

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After two months of moving trash (at least 10 dumpsters worth & counting) and pounding plaster, we’re ready to start figuring out what we’ve got and what we can do with it. Phase II will be to bring in mechanical contractors for plumbing, electric & HVAC.

Upstairs — Future Office for Electron Alley

Upstairs — Future Library for Electron Alley

Downstairs — Burning River Boutique Shop

(Believe it or not, this room was packed with junk when we first saw it)

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March 9, 2016 at 6:43 am

EAC World Headquarters

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It is finally official as of today: The Herald Building in Lorain Ohio is under new (mis)management:


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Located in the heart of the Arts & Entertainment District to come:


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December 18, 2015 at 5:44 pm

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Somethin’ for Nothin’ Cover

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December 2, 2015 at 7:43 pm

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