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Blitzkrieg on Amazon/Kindle for Fistful of Reefer

Started Jul 27, 2011 0 Replies

Blitzkrieg!!! On July 27th-28th the history of the written word will take a diversionary path from which it may never recover, and you can be a part of it. It's an Amazon Blitz, baby. [tent fingers…Continue

Tags: amazon, weird, west, kindle, release

Need Beta Readers for dieselpunk novel

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Mark Brown Jun 14, 2011. 8 Replies

I'm looking for a few beta readers for my ebook that is coming out this summer. If you are interested in giving it a read and then giving me your honest opinion I can email it to you in .epub or…Continue

Tags: beta, reader, western, weird, pulp

SWAG Book Club for steampunk fans to find our books

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Mark Brown May 17, 2011. 6 Replies

James Patterson has announced a book club for fans to subscribe in order to receive one of his books every month at discounted prices. …Continue

Tags: readers, selling, subscription, club, book

Looking for freelance illustrator

Started this discussion. Last reply by Graham Russell Mar 31, 2011. 7 Replies

I'm working on a dieselpunk weird western pulp am looking for an illustrator to work up a cover and some wallpapers, etc.If you are interested talk to me.Continue

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David Mark Brown replied to Maeve Alpin's discussion A Texas setting for Westernpunk in the group THE WILD WEST STEAMPUNK SALOON
"Ha! I have a character who would love the hat for sure."
Jun 8, 2012
David Mark Brown replied to Maeve Alpin's discussion A Texas setting for Westernpunk in the group THE WILD WEST STEAMPUNK SALOON
"It's hard to go wrong with Texas history and all its quirks. I grew up just outside of Ft. Worth and have started focusing my writing on Texas during the 1920's (more or less). I've never been to Aurora though, I'll have to…"
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"Sorry about that. I posted it here and on my own blog. But I don't think blog postings here should go to anyone's Facebook profile. And unless you have added my blog via networked blogs you shouldn't be getting the post from my…"
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"As I said in the thread thing - I liked it by accident after it turned up. I just don't like being urged to buy stuff. There is a fine line between self promotion and spamming, I think. If I've made an error, I apologise. But I never, ever…"
Jul 28, 2011
dave bartram commented on David Mark Brown's blog post What the Wattpad? Making Money from "Free"
"Yes, it did. I liked it by accident after it appeared on my facebook feed. The irony is I liked a lot of what you are saying but really dislike being urged to go and buy stuff. I know a fair few authors who've gone down the e-publsihing route…"
Jul 28, 2011
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"Dave, what showed up on your Facebook page? My blog post?"
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"Not keen on spam. This turned up on my facebook page. I hate being spammed on facebook. Not entirely sure why you think people will respond positively to this."
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What the Wattpad? Making Money from "Free"

For the love. First they tell me "tree hugging isn't a paid profession," and now writing isn't either? I pick all the wrong careers. Nothing beats sitting in front of a liquid crystal display jamming my fingertips repetitively into alphameric and numeric buttons all day long to create a splay of digital information from here to timbuk-twitter. Working in my pajamas. Rejecting routine hygienics. Washing up…See More
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Blitzkrieg on Amazon/Kindle for Fistful of Reefer

Blitzkrieg!!! On July 27th-28th the history of the written word will take a diversionary path from which it may never recover, and you can be a part of it. It's an Amazon Blitz, baby. [tent fingers diabolically while listening to "Ballroom Blitz" by The Sweet]The Amazon Kindle store uses highly trained algorithmical bots to scour the site daily and adjust statistics according to popularity, and thus profitability to…See More
Jul 27, 2011

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Introduce yourself!
I'm the Redneck Granola. When not tanning my neck or proffering hemp clothing I enjoy the craft of writing, blogging, blathering, exaggerating and general ballyhoo regarding said endeavors. A sort of dieselpunk/weird western adventure is where I have landed for my bread and butter genre.
I am currently mobile in residential status and facilitate the warping of my two young sons despite my wife's best efforts.
I drink my tea sweet and my wine in large quantities.
What do you hope to find at The Steampunk Writers & Artists Guild?
Community in the Wild Wild West of ebooks, publishing and writing. Conversation and brainstorming for an emerging genre and an emerging business model.
How did you hear about us?
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What the Wattpad? Making Money from "Free"

Posted on July 28, 2011 at 8:57am 4 Comments

wattpad For the love. First they tell me "tree hugging isn't a paid profession," and now writing isn't either? I pick all the wrong careers. Nothing beats sitting in front of a liquid crystal display jamming my fingertips repetitively into alphameric and numeric buttons all day long to create a splay of digital information from here to timbuk-twitter. Working in my pajamas. Rejecting routine hygienics.… Continue

Diesel vs. Steampunk: Publishing Ethics

Posted on May 26, 2011 at 2:09pm 5 Comments

When it comes to ethics, the RedneckGranola is driven by a prime directive -- "stick it to the man." Basically, greed and injustice demand civil disobedience. Thus sneaking food into a movie theater that charges two dollars for popcorn is unethical, while a theater that charges six dollars demands that I sneak in food to support the cause of the globally popcorn-oppressed. Simple. (a 200% markup is business, a 1000% markup is oppression).

 

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Comment Wall (13 comments)

At 2:23am on February 5, 2011, Lia Keyes said…
Welcome to the Guild, David!
At 2:20pm on February 5, 2011, David Mark Brown said…
Thanks. I'm glad to be here. I'll get my poo in a pile soon and get my profile pic up.
At 9:22am on March 22, 2011, Theresa Meyers said…

David, sorry to have missed you. I didn't get to attend Wild Wild West Steampunk con after all! Life kind of got in the way. But I'll be at Steamcon III for sure!

At 5:47pm on March 30, 2011, Graham Russell said…
Thank you for posting your story for he group!!!
At 5:36pm on April 26, 2011, Ray Dean said…
Thanks for the welcome... such a wonderful place to find :D
At 7:29pm on April 26, 2011, Ray Dean said…
Really? Western, eh? A man after my own heart... :D Would love to get a discussion going on that topic.. somewhere... esp the meaning of 'dustpunk' i'm still trying to understand that one..
At 4:13am on May 7, 2011, Ray Dean said…
I have to admit I'm still new to this site and genre... I've never read a weird west book (yet) if you'd like me to read it... it'd be happy to... just need to know how fast of a turnaround you're looking for...
At 2:44pm on May 26, 2011, Lia Keyes said…
Thank you for the super blog post, David! Much appreciated. It keeps the site looking interesting and give members so much to look forward to when they visit.
At 3:33pm on May 26, 2011, David Mark Brown said…
No problem. I got the message to all members and realized I had simply forgotten about that feature of the ning world. I'll try to post every now and then. Although I tend to get a bit cheeky, so hopefully I won't offend!
At 4:03pm on May 26, 2011, Lia Keyes said…
That would be great, David. If you get too offensive I'll slap your wrist with pleasure. LOL

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