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Digital Divide and SciFi women authors

24 Apr

Cross-posted from the comic’s blog:

Hi guys! As some of you may know, Strange Horizons recently posted a critical piece on women SciFi novelists. The article addresses how women SciFi authors rarely get reviewed in the book community, and this reduces publicity and popularity for women authors. This article has led to a lot of attention/renewed attention for women SciFi authors who might have been overlooked.

I’d like to take this opportunity to remind you that I’m now one of those authors.  And a reader just emailed me to let me know that Amazon is pushing advertising for Digital Divide today.  If you haven’t yet bought a copy, please consider buying one from Amazon today.  It’s a measly $5 and this could be a make-or-break day for the novel.  Here is the Amazon (US) link again. Links to international Amazon sales sites are available at the Book page.

Thanks, guys.  I never expected to get here, and I’m starting to wonder if I can get somewhere else.

(And support women SciFi authors in general, because jeezy-peet!  Genitals don’t dictate who dreams of going to the stars.)

Slow but Steady

21 Apr

Hey guys, I finally did something that took all of five freakin’ minutes but I updated the BOOKS page with a lot of links.  BUY MY BOOK.

And so this post isn’t a complete waste of your time:

Stolen! From Cheeseburgers NO YOU CANNOT HAVE ONE, EVER. BAD CAT.

Stolen! From Cheeseburger. NO YOU CANNOT HAVE ONE, EVER. BAD CAT.

Top 3 in Sci-Fi Lists!

17 Apr

Digital Divide is still riding the best-seller lists, this time over at GallyCat’s weekly reports for the Top 3 in “Self-Published Science Fiction & Fantasy”.

If your dogs just started howling, it’s because of the high-pitched squeal coming out of North Carolina.

EDIT AND UPDATE: And it’s gone up from No. 10 to No. 7 on Smashwords (overall, not just Sci-Fi) this week!

Sorry for explodin’ your dogs’ heads into goo.

Amazon Afterglow (2)

6 Apr

I promise this will not continue (either these giddy wheee! posts or the high rankings), but just let me have this while it lasts.

I have actually read Terry Brooks and wheeee!

The “Hot New Releases” page. I have actually read Terry Brooks. Wheee!

Thank you guys!  This is really more than I ever expected/hoped for/planned on.  It’s wonderful.  Thank you!

 

Amazon Afterglow

5 Apr

I woke up today and found a This:

This is best viewed with your sound system set to "girly scream."

This is best viewed with your sound system set to “shrill girly squeak.”

It’s been going up all morning, too.  I know it’s not sustainable, I know it’s just release day traffic, but it’s still more than I had hoped for.  When you ask people what they want to read, “Genre science fiction based on a webcomic and which is sort of a murder mystery but not really” doesn’t pop on the radar.

And people are leaving the best reviews!

Now I have to go figure out how to get rid of the “Approve Comments” setting on this page because there is no reason to comment-block you guys.  That’s just silly. (Edit: Fixed!)