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Hello, and welcome to this edition of Everything Sci-Fi. World Building - Part 1 Roll up... Roll up for the mystery tour... The magical mystery tour is waiting to take you away... Waiting to take you away... Waiting to take you away... Everyone knows this very popular Beatles tune. Tell me, what comes to mind when you listen to this piece of music? Where does this magical mystery tour take you? Do it right now. Close your eyes and think about where you’d like to be. What do you think about, where do you go when you listen to this song in your mind? As a writer, it’s my job to take you on a magical mystery tour of my mind. Sure, writers of song and books have the same goal in mind; we t...
Dear Friends, It's been a very long time since I've wrote my blog, Everything Sci-Fi. Beginning this fall, I will have a start up my posting once again. This time, my writing blog will not only be tips and tricks for authors, but interesting stories about emerging science inventions and how science fiction now becomes science fact. Stay tuned in the coming days, as I will be sharing some of my archived posts from Everything Sci-Fi. Brian K. Larson, Author "Sparking imaginations, one book at a time."
Diane Tibert The first news I heard about KDP Print was in an email from Amazon on February 15th. Since then, I’ve read articles, blog posts and comments about it and watched the praise given by Amazon for this service dwindle quickly. In the email, Amazon announced they were making print book publishing easier for writers. They stated, “KDP prints your book on demand and subtracts your printing costs from your royalties, so you don’t have to pay any costs upfront or carry any inventory.” That’s what CreateSpace does. Sort of. I believe CreateSpace takes the cost of the printing of the book from the sale price, then takes a cut of the royalties. Until I see the numbers and do the math, I am ...