Author Archives: Andrew Updegrove

How Would you React if Your Book was Pirated?

We all know what happened to musicians once Napster came along – millions of people started downloading their music without paying a dime to the authors or publishers of that music. If you’re the author of a self-published eBook, is … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Perception of Reality

Scientists and philosophers have struggled for years to define our relation to reality, or even to decide what “reality” might be. The rest of us mostly muddle through the daily experience of our existence.  For a writer, perceptions of reality … Continue reading

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My Thanks to Recent Reviewers

I wanted to give a big Thank You to those readers who have recently posted reviews of The Alexandria Project. Where they are also authors, I’d also like to provide links back to their sites so that you can learn … Continue reading

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Why GoodReads is even Better for Authors than Readers

I was pleased to learn today that my book, The Alexandria Project, was chosen as a September Book of the Month by the GoodReads “A Good Thriller” group, which currently has 1,262 readers. Many thanks to those GoodReads members who … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Peace of Maine, by Steven Bennett (Fiction)

The Peace of Maine takes place in a post-apocalyptic not so distant future, and one that’s set up with a chillingly conceivable series of events. Successive acts of terrorism invoke increasingly xenophobic reactions that resonate as  being uncomfortably possible in … Continue reading

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The Yin and Yang of Book Reviews

In a rational world of publishing, nothing should be more persuasive than great reviews. Strangely, though, they often don’t seem to move the sales needle very much.  Should you care?

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The Book Promoter Wears No Clothes

It’s time authors began to call book promoters’ bluff. Yes, some types of marketing are  necessary, and yes, some of them can work. But please – stop selling us a bill of useless goods and claiming that it will all … Continue reading

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