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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…

Source: Read the Entire Review: Lodging by M.T. Bass

Written by M.T. Bass

January 16, 2017 at 8:30 am

Murder by Munchausen Cover Reveal

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MTB160629 - Murder by Munchausen Cover

Written by M.T. Bass

September 1, 2016 at 11:24 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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Written by M.T. Bass

May 16, 2016 at 11:36 am

First Shipment of In the Black

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It took IngramSpark two (2) days to get me my first batch of books — Excellent service.

ITB150929 - First In the Black Shipment

Also, it took less than two weeks for the paperback to show up on Amazon and Barnes & Noble:

In the Black at Amazon

In the Black at Barnes & Noble

Written by M.T. Bass

September 29, 2015 at 5:12 pm

In the Black Cover for Print

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Released for print today:

ITB150911b - In the Black 5.25x8.00 Cover-page001

Written by M.T. Bass

September 14, 2015 at 4:35 pm

Night of the Living Dead (Author)

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I guess dead men do tell tales: An email from iBooks this weekend announced that the latest book from #1 New York Times bestselling author Vince Flynn (R.I.P. 2013) will be released October 6, 2015. Here’s the cover:

Vince Flynn The Survivor - Complete Cover

Is traditional publishing really dying…or just busy turning bookstores into masoleums?

Artist Beware…

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This blog has been dark for a while, because of issues I had at the beginning of the year with WordPress and YouTube.

First, YouTube wacked me with a copyright strike courtesy of Evergreen Social Media Associates:

Fair enough.  Take the video down……but the account restrictions and all the YouTube huffing & puffing about all the bad that they could and just might rain down upon my channel gave me pause.

Then, WordPress sent me the following “Happy New Year” greeting to me:

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No warning.  No explanation.  No response to my inquiries. Just a censorship death sentence for my blog.

Then, just as suddenly as it was suspended, my Owl Works blogs reappeared — again with no warning, explanation or response to my inquiries.  I’ve since started the process of moving it to my own hosting platform — another nightmare for another blog post.  Not sure if I’ll move this one, too, but rest assured it is backed up in the event that becomes necessary.

I had nodded at repeated warnings to content creators to not get too dependent upon internet gargantuans like WordPress, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc., for content hosting and marketing.  That lesson has been brought home…hard.

Be forewarned:  Sergey Brin, Mark Zuckerberg, Tim Cook and their ilk giveth, and they also taketh away.









Written by M.T. Bass

May 1, 2015 at 11:35 am