And we’re off!

January 16, 2012

Last night, I stayed up to watch as Kickstarter counted down the last few minutes of our funding campaign. At midnight Pacific Standard Time, our page status switched from “Funding” to “Funded”! Ian and I are blown away by the generosity of our supporters. 146 backers together helped us raise the magnificently devilish sum of [...]

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7notes for iPad: a keyboard alternative for the RSI-prone writer

January 11, 2012

In the frenzy of writing that filled the two months leading up to my book release, the shooting pain in my hands became so unbearable that I was sometimes forced to stop working with the keyboard for days. If I’m going to finish writing the book’s sequel this year, I must find a better way. [...]

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Overwhelmed by Kickstarter love

January 6, 2012

Overwhelmed this morning by support coming in from 80+ backers in 9+ countries. I made a little map of the backers whose locations are publicly available.

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Kickstarter Update #1: Augmented Reality 101

January 4, 2012

In this project update, I share an overview of the reality augmentation technologies you’ll meet in Realms Unreel.

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The first signed paperbacks shipped out!

January 2, 2012

If you’ve pledged to our Kickstarter campaign, this is how I’ll look when I ship out your signed books starting January 15th.

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The kind of reviews that geek-authors love

January 2, 2012

It’s been a bit more than a month since I released Realms Unreel to the public, and a first trickle of reader feedback has started to come in from people outside my immediate circle of friends, family, and beta readers. It’s fantastic to hear from readers, whatever they have to say, but this bit of feedback [...]

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Quest for the perfect workstation

December 30, 2011

Hello. My name is Audrey (well, not really, but that’s another story), and I’m a compulsive workstation tweaker. I’m twenty-eight years old, and I have been using computers and their associated peripherals for over twenty years. I experienced the fingertip-numbing onset of RSI pain in college about ten years ago, and I’ve been actively tweaking [...]

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How I decided to handle DRM for my ebook

December 30, 2011
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Interview with Photocine News

December 29, 2011

Lou Lesko at Photocine News just wrote a piece about Realms Unreel, my Kickstarter project with Ian Steplowski, and the indie publishing scene. It’s my first press clipping for the book!

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I decided to drink the Amazon KDP Select Kool-Aid

December 28, 2011

All things being equal, I’d make my self-published novel Realms Unreel available through as many sales venues as possible. But, in the rapidly-evolving world of self-publishing, all things are not equal. In my first month selling Realms Unreel through Amazon and Barnes & Noble, the volume of sales I had through Amazon was more than twenty [...]

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