Friday, October 5, 2012

Chasing Filthy Lucre still on sale

I decided last night that I'd extend the half price CHASING FILTHY LUCRE sale through the end of the month.

So, if you wanted to get a copy for half off, go to Smashwords and enter coupon code VW64G at checkout.

And keep an eye on this space the rest of this month. There'll be more sales you'll want to take advantage of.

Have a great weekend.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

It's my birthday. Here's my gift to you.

Today is my birthday. I'm 39. Just one more year and I'm 40. I'm not afraid of it, but it does have me thinking that I need to set a few goals to accomplish over the next year. I have a few in mind already.

I'll save all of that for another time. Today, I wanted to give you a gift. For today only — at least for now* — I'm offering CHASING FILTHY LUCRE for half off at Smashwords. Just enter coupon code JK44E when you checkout.

Just $1.49 for a book that's been called "entirely thrilling" and writing that's been compared to Richard Stark and William Gibson. That's a steal folks.

Your gift to me can be spreading the word about this. Since I'm turning 39 I'd love to sell 39 copies, but I'll be happy with a handful. So retweet this, pin this, do whatever it is you do to spread the word. I'd appreciate it.

* I say for now because I'm toying with the idea of making this a weekend long sale since my birthday falls on a Thursday this year. But don't count on that happening. If you are thinking about getting a copy, don't wait. Do it today.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Finally, a useful online survey

The folks at lifehacker have just posted the results of the very best online survey ever, one that's finally useful.

Lifehacker: Five Best Budget Pens

I love pens and notebooks. I have a ton of each, almost literally. I'm drawn to a hardbound notebook with an interesting cover and a pen that writes smooth.

I prefer rollerball or gel ink, and I think that's because their ink is darker and I can use it to put a thick line on my doodles. They also write smoother and when you are taking notes or jotting down ideas you can writer faster. At least it feels like i can. Like when you're a kid and wearing a pair of new shoes and you think they make you run faster. What a depressing day when you realize it's not the shoes that are slowing you down. It's your genes.

I do have one ball point pen that I like, and it makes this list. It's a Zebra. That's a picture of it up there. I discovered them when I was working at an office supply store in college. They write easy and have a fine point that makes detailed doodling super easy.

Anyway, pens. I like them, and I like this list. Read it.