Stephen King’s No Joy In E-Book Land

Falls Into Writing

As I’m gearing up to self-publish with both e-book and paperback options, the news breaks today that Stephen King has made the decision to not provide an e-book option for his upcoming book Joyland. In today’s digital age where authors like Neil Gaiman are pushing for change in order to keep up rather than to go extinct, it’s either a bold move or a big financial mistake.

The decision to not include an e-book at all for Joyland makes readers have to purchase the physical book, which is King’s ultimate motive. In a move that shows support for brick-and-mortar stores, the book is available for pre-order as a paperback on Amazon, but a reader can purchase a limited hardback edition through Titan Books. So that may change things slightly as he is not treating the release in the traditional way. Now he’s making the hardback a limited…

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Old [Fictional] Friends

This absolutely says it all about how I feel about my number one favorite movie and book.

Que Sera Sara?

Do you have stories that never get old? No matter how many times you hear them they still feel alive?

They can rekindle a sinking heart or augment delicious indulgences, but always prove stalwart companions.

Must be some type of magic.

And today, as I sold off our books — we’ve shed several hundred so far — I put an old favourite on tv to keep me company.

At the time I didn’t think much of it, just something familiar to hold onto absent-mindedly in all this goodbye.

But as happens so often these days, I accidentally managed to end up with exactly what I needed.

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Anne of Green Gables may have been one of my most watched VHS as a child. My parents taped it off of the tv for me. I can still remember the scratchy static of a rewound tape, followed by the twangling of the…

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Determined

I’m an aspiring writer, and yet I have nothing to show for it. So I’m joining this and see if I can force myself to actually write some materials. I’m an dreamer and I don’t have the motivation to follow through. But that’s going to change.