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Cupid Painted Blind

Just wanted to give you guys a heads up that Cupid Painted Blind is available for free for the Kindle for the rest of today and tomorrow. In fact, it's actually moving up on the contemporary romance bestsellers charts right now.

Give it a try here.

Also, I wanted to remind you that I'm a guest at Anime Salt Lake this weekend. You can get more details from their website or my latest column for the City Weekly.

I hope to see you guys there!

A New eBook and Two Conventions

The second part of my film series, Confessions of an Independent Filmmaker, has been released on Amazon. (I haven't decided yet if I'm going to put it on Barnes and Noble as well or to enroll it in KDP Select.) This documents the few years between my first movie and my second movie and all of the various projects that were worked on in between. It also includes sample investment proposals in case you're looking to write one for a film project you're working on.

You can get it here.

As far as conventions go, I'll be a guest at Anime Salt Lake this week. I'm going to be signing and selling books and I'll be presenting two panels as well:

Writer's Q & A
Saturday - 10:00 am - 11:00am
Location: Oak Room
Publishing for Dummies
Saturday - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Oak Room
For more information about attending the convention, check out the Anime Salt Lake website.

And finally, Origins Game Fair has posted the schedule for their literary track. I'll be a…

Cupid Painted Blind (among other things)

First off, I'd like to let you know that there is a new collection of shorts available exclusively for the Kindle called Cupid Painted Blind.

It contains four stories that longtime readers of the site will recognize: The Missed Opportunities of Days Gone By, A Friend Indeed, Cupid Painted Blind, and Some Wintery Reminiscence.

You can check it out here.

If you're interested in supporting me monetarily, you can pick it up for $2.99, though if you want to wait until next week, I'll be doing a giveaway promotion and you can support me by reading and reviewing it.

Second: I got a PDF of the essay I contributed to in Disinformation's You Are Still Being Lied To. You can check out the piece that I wrote (with Elias Pate and Steven Greenstreet) here, but you should check out the entire book. It has incredible and enlightening essays from guys like Douglas Rushkoff, Howard Zinn, and Noam Chomsky. Quite august company to keep.

Here's the PDF of our contribution: Cheap, Crappy…

Releases!

Ladies and Gentlemen!

I'm proud to announce two releases today, both shipping ahead of schedule.

The first print run of God Bless You, Mr. Vonnegut has arrived, the pre-orders have shipped, and I'm now shipping signed copies.

The book is 144 pages and retails for $9.99 plus shipping and handling.

The official blurb:

Few authors have had as much influence on the youth of America than Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. He brought morality and humanism to the forefront of millions of minds and into the mind of one man in particular.

God Bless You, Mr. Vonnegut is Bryan's love letter to the late writer, collecting essays, short stories, and other material written over the last ten years, all of it about, or directly inspired by, Vonnegut.

It contains a lot of stories and essays that are near and dear to my heart and I hope you'll check it out.



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Additionally! CDs of the audiobook of Lost at the Con…

Audiobooks are the Future of Indie Publishing

Writing a book and publishing it seems challenging enough, but producing a professional quality audiobook on top of that seems like it's a bridge too far for most. There aren't anywhere near as many audio books coming out as there are books of every nature on the self-publishing market.

Assuming you're someone people will want to read in the first place, the more you have to offer, the larger the audience you'll be able to reach.

I think audio books are that next bridge.

Right now, there's no filter, technology, or skill gap between someone who suddenly decides they're a writer and posts a story to Amazon or Barnes and Noble and a writer working their whole life to hone their craft, polish stories, and make sure only their best work gets published. As long as the covers and descriptions look good on both products, the consumers won't know the difference until afterward.

But one way to set yourself apart is a properly produced audiobook.

Since a professional…

Free Books and more conventions

Quick Announcements!


Lost at the Con will be free today on Amazon for the Kindle. If you'd like a signed copy in print, please visit the store.Goodreads is giving away 5 print copies of God Bless You, Mr. Vonnegut. Click here to sign up for the giveaway.I will be a guest at Anime Salt Lake, March 2nd and 3rd, 2012. I'll be signing books and hosting two panels. The first is a writer's Q&A from 10-11am on Saturday, the second is a panel on the ins and outs of publishing from 2-3pm. I hope to see you make it out thereAnd don't forget the other signings I have coming up this month. Check this post for more details.And please checkout my latest series, Confessions of an Independent Filmmaker.Thanks for your continued support!