Book of the Week: Geez. Something that’s *not* $11.99 on Kindle, I guess?

…Look, I’m sorry. You cannot expect to charge paperback prices for something made digitally and not have people look at you all cross-eyed. I self-publish books now. I have at least a limited understanding of publishing costs. If you’re an author and they’re telling you the only way to make back expenses is to charge that much for the Amazon e-book, see if you can figure out where they’re skimming money off of the top*.

Moe Lane

PS: It’s also hurting (most of) your sales.

*Spoiler alert: everywhere. They’re skimming it everywhere.

Book of the Week: Motivation: Justice Wing Halcyon Days.

Motivation: Justice Wing Halcyon Days is written by Eric Burns-White, who is my dude. I believe that this is how the youngsters put it these days, right? Yeah, he and I, we go back. And I’ve been telling him to publish his stuff for years.

Book of the Week: The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane.

Kate DiCamello’s The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane was assigned to my youngest child’s fifth-grade reading class. I’m following along with it because of the pandemic thing, and… it’s good. Not ‘a good kid’s book’; just ‘good.’ My own kid loves it, mind. He’s also paying attention to it, which is even better.

Book of the Week: Liftoff.

People kept telling me to read Eric Berger’s Liftoff: Elon Musk and the Desperate Early Days That Launched SpaceX. I finally got around to reading it. It’s a hell of a book. It’s also written to be one hell of a movie, if only anybody with the right drama-to-nerd ratio can be found to make it. If you haven’t read it yet, make some time and check it out.