Monthly Archives: December 2012

On the New Year, and other Odds and Sods

I don’t get all hot and bothered about things like New Year’s day (or eve, for that matter). And birthdays certainly don’t hold any appeal for me any more. But that’s just me. My ex-wife (and there are Very Good … Continue reading

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2012 in review

Below is a report on the 2012 blogging year. I want to personally thank everyone who participated in making the year such a success for me. The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s … Continue reading

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Another free download coming and a short intro to “Branding”…

Another Free Download My third novel, “Twisted Key” (4 1/2 stars), will be available for free download to your Kindle on December 20 & 21.   Here’s the back text: Terry Rankin has a new client; Fatima al Natsche, a … Continue reading

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Amazon vs Indie Authors? Not.

I have read a few blogs on this recently. (http://www.derekhaines.ch/vandal/2012/11/self-published-authors-get-ready-youre-being-dumped/  &  http://blog.smashwords.com/2012/11/amazon-grinch-who-stole-christmas.html ) about how Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing (https://kdp.amazon.com/self-publishing/signin ) is using indie authors to seize a greater market share while they work to punish those same authors by … Continue reading

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