Kindle Text-to-Speech is SCARY

I finally plucked up the courage to turn on Text-to-Speech on my kindle. (Press the Aa button and select from the pop-up menu). What I got was a male robot voice taking exaggerated pauses at each comma, but no pauses for emdashes or between speech and attribution, between pieces of unattributed speech, or even between chapters! Here’s […]

Why Self-publish? A Primer

I won’t go into this subject too deeply as it’s been covered in excruciating detail elsewhere. Consider this a quick introduction. Amongst aspiring authors there are two main camps: those that believe in the traditional route to publication and those that prefer the “indie” route. The Traditional Route: Choose a genre, write a book, have […]