Good Times at Pottersville, 2/10/16
Think about it...Here's a telling similarity between Trump & Hitler: Both said our government shamed our nation and that we should make them great again.— Robert Crawford (@jurassicpork59) January 24, 2016
$7.99 paperback for American Zen nets me exactly ten cents in royalties:
Hello Robert, Thank you for writing to us. I checked your account and I found why you received a $0.10 for a sale. Allow me to explain this to you so you may better understand. Your title was setup for distribution through Amazon initially, you then removed your book from the Amazon.com sales channels on 01/17/2016 which was yesterday. Before you removed your title from Amazon.com distribution this sale was made and if you check your pricing step within your Member a Account you will be able to see with the current list price of 7.99 you earn an Amazon.com Royalty of $0.10 per sale. I hope this information helps and answers all your questions. Thank you for choosing CreateSpace for your self-publishing needs. I hope you have a wonderful day further.Now, I'm the first one to admit that I'm not the most pragmatic writer out there when it comes to price points and Amazon's increasingly Byzantine pricing tiers but I know when we authors are getting a raw deal. And this new revelation, one of which I admit I should have been aware years ago when I first published American Zen, highlights in a microcosm just another of countless and myriad ways in which Amazon.com steals from its authors.
As I said on my more (ever slightly) active blogs at Herlander Walking and Steel Kachinas….I have a grim week ahead. I am even being forced into flying for the first time in over a decade. A veteran as dear to me as my sons, Lincoln Marston, is dying at Duke University Medical School. Just after New Year’s he suffered the rupture of an aneurysm in his brain and almost a dozen catastrophic strokes. His wife, Amy, also an Air Force veteran who served with him in Afghanistan has no income whatsoever at this time. They have two young children who are just becoming terrified they will have to say farewell to their father.She also said in her email that they're cutting off life support on the 18th, if he makes it that far.
It is time to support the troops, any of you who call me friend! There is a site to help raise money….for everything from medical bills to funeral costs. I take flight this weekend, with my son who considered Lincoln another brother. We have packed our black suits and robbed our savings accounts. The miserable woman who can soon claim the title widow can’t even access Lincoln’s bank account. Please throw a few dollars into the pot and pass the word to all and sundry.
Boxer briefs (No word, yet, on whether there's a need for Magic Bundy Fundie Undies, since he's Mormon.)The OR militants have updated their wish list. pic.twitter.com/ZmDB3XC4Ag— JJ MacNab (@jjmacnab) January 9, 2016
Shaw rarely took his black eyes off Bronagh. He was a shield, her protector. He was crude and arrogant, aggressive yet tender, raucous and sexy, commanding but loyal. Bane Shaw was the imperfectly, perfect man.If this blurb is supposed to warn the reader of another 80,000 words of banality awaiting them, then it succeeds admirably and spectacularly.
D r i f t g l a s s will say about this. Yet even though Chicago's not my city I might as well chime in and say what an absolute piece of shit Rahm Emanuel is. He needs to be scraped up, bagged and thrown in the nearest Dumpster and not even given the chance for compost recycling.