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Scales of Justice [Kindle Edition]

Scales of Justice

What’s it about?  Let me tell you!

A cowboy. A dragon. A lonely trail, twenty years long.
Connor is a licensed Hunter, and carries the gleaming silver irons to prove it. He’s been hunting a particular dragon for twenty long years.

When he lands in Gray Gulch, the old farmer Jed tells him a story of loss and revenge. But Connor’s not interested in riding with a partner – until Jed describes the very dragon Connor’s been chasing.

Connor lets Jed join him on the trail, and they set out after the dragon both men loathe. But Connor is a man with a history and a mission. One he won’t let anyone interfere with. At any cost. His single-minded purpose is tested when he discovers things aren’t exactly what he thought.

Though he’s been on it for much of his life, he learns the trail still has a few mysteries for him to unravel.

It’s a pretty cool story, if I do say so myself.  I like the people my husband invents.  I like seeing how they navigate through the messes he puts them in.  And it helps a LOT that he’s a good writer.  Smile 

This one’s got a little bit of pretty much everything, so give it a whirl!  Then tell us what you think in the reviews.  Smile

Happy reading!

 

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On Quality

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Oh my goodness, Kristine Kathryn Rusch has an amazing article this week about traditional publishing vs. indie and e-publishing.  There are so many great observations, I wish I could include them all! 

The fallacy is this: Readers believe that all traditionally published books are good.

Writers who spout that nonsense have lost touch with their inner reader. Because we’ve all read a truly crappy traditionally published novel, one that we find offensively bad.

The gist of the argument is this: Only traditional publishing companies can publish a quality product.

It also shows that at least on the editing side of things, traditional publishing does little to increase the quality of a book’s content.

From where I sit, it’s a lot easier to find quality books now than it ever was before.

And from where I sit, it’s a lot easier to publish a quality book than it ever was before.

And as for quality, who decides that? Not me, not you, and certainly not traditional publishers.

Readers decide if a book is quality or not. Readers, who plunk down their hard-earned dollars, that large percentage of their tiny entertainment budget.

An eye opening real assessment of publishing.  Go read the whole thing!

And then go finish that novel!

The Business Rusch: Quality | Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Publishers and Lawsuits?

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Justice Department Threatens Apple, Publishers With Lawsuits Over Alleged E-book Price Increases | Fox News

 

The Justice Department has warned Apple Inc. and five of the biggest US publishers that it plans to sue them for allegedly colluding to raise the price of electronic books

If successful, such a settlement could have wide-ranging repercussions for the industry, potentially leading to cheaper e-books for consumers. However, not every publisher is in settlement discussions.

Well this is interesting!  Publishers accused of jacking up ebook prices? 

You’ve probably seen it too, when you’re browsing books online.  I’ve noticed it on Amazon and wondered why the Kindle price of a book is higher than the print book price.  Well now we know. 

It looks for all the world that publishers are so desperate to keep the dead-tree print alive that they’ll inflate ebook prices, trying to drive customers to the print ones. 

Once you factor in shipping though, the ebook is still a better deal. 

I hope this lawsuit takes place.  I hope the publishers lose.  They should, for trying to cheat us like that.

Wonderful Writer

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Guess what?  G’head, just guess!  Darc’s ebook is up on Kindle and Smashwords!  Major woohoo!

Here’s a picture of the cover:

a-fine-cast-of-characters

Here’s the Kindle link from Amazon:

A Fine Cast of Characters – Kindle/Amazon

And here’s the Smashwords link if you have an e-reader device other than a Kindle:

A Fine Cast of Characters – Smashwords

Here’s the teaser, you know, just to tease you:  😉

A suicide on a dark bridge over a rushing river is interrupted. A young woman’s dream of opening her own bakery is ruined by the discovery of an unknown stairwell. A student’s Internet plagiarism has dire consequences. All this and much more on the winding path among A Fine Cast of Characters. J. Dane Tyler weaves a web of short stories in this, his debut publication.

I can’t begin to tell you how proud and excited I am!  That’s my husband up there, the writer-man, the one who makes the stories I love to read. 

He’s working on making a FaceBook fan page too, but that’s under construction at the moment.  As soon as it’s done, I’ll update the link here so you can become a fan.  :) 

UPDATE: Here’s the link to the FaceBook page – become a fan!  🙂

J. Dane Tyler – Author

It is indeed a wonderful Wednesday, in a very writerly way.  😀

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