Well, to all five of you who follow my blog, it’s moving to a new address! http://noahjdchinnbooks.com My friend Nita worked on this for a while, and created a layout that is simple, clean and elegant. Something that can be used as my official author’s page, a place to record all my previous adventures (which … More New Website Up and Running!
So I got a twitter account, one that will be linked with the new website (that is almost ready for prime time). I have made a total of two tweets so far. @NoahJDChinnNoah J.D. Chinn You know, somewhere along the way “way back in the 20th century” stopped being a joke and started being said … More Twitter…
Burnt out from torturing myself over Bleeding Heart Yard, Gill and I went with our friend Kasia on a short kayaking trip. It was a fun day out, and I certainly gave my arms a workout. Rather than paddling along the beach we went out into the open ocean to see if we could get … More Time for a Kayak Break
God I am a miserable wretch. What is it Leonardo once said? “Art is never completed, only abandoned?” I thought I had worked out all the kinks with my novel by now, and was pleased as punch when the galley copy arrived the other day. For those who don’t know, the galley is the copy … More Galley copy has arrived.
Well I’ve had a first look at the new author’s website Nita is putting together for me. It’s not active yet, but I must say I am impressed. It’s clean, elegant, and makes me look like I’m WAY more reputable an author than I actually am. I’m looking into transferring this blog lock stock and … More Working on a New Site…
Late to the party, I know, but I’m finally watching HBO’s series A Game of Thrones. I’m not going to bother gushing about it. It rocks. Great cast – Sean Bean is awesome, as always. Peter Dinklage probably has the best character in the series as Tyrion Lannister (aka the Imp), but really there isn’t … More A Game of Thrones
Nita at Inky Kiss is currently working on an author’s website for me. In the meantime she’s noted that I use Mossfoot as a kind of trademark or icon for myself, which is true. On the forums he’s my avatar and username, as a cartoonist he’s the character most closely connected to me, when I’m travelling … More A Logo for Mossfoot
Steven King wrote in On Writing about the importance of a supportive spouse. For every first novel he sees that is dedicated to a wife or husband, he nods to himself, thinking, “There’s someone who understands what it’s like.” The other day on The Daily Show, they did a skit about the closing of the … More For Sale: Used Wife. Cheap!
So, how much do I stand to make off my novel? Basically it’s 15% for each hard copy sold and 45% for each electronic copy. This seems to be on the high end of the scale from what I can tell. That’s awesome, of course. So if the book sells for $12 in print (US) … More Promoting Bleeding Heart Yard: Step 4 – Profit!
The website I made is temporary. Nita Naidoo at Inky Kiss has offered to lend the money needed to get a website up and running, and design it for free! I’ve been hearing it’ll cost $100 a year, but my brother Wyatt says his site only costs $50… so I guess shopping around will be in … More Promoting Bleeding Heart Yard: Step 3 – ?????
Facebook is a good start, and easy enough to do (I had to do it for Odin Books recently so I had practice), but I also need something dedicated for the book as well. A friend of mind has offered to design a website for me, and that’s something I’m going to take her up … More Promoting Bleeding Heart Yard: Step 2 – Website
Bleeding Heart Yard is only a month or so away from release, so I’m now thinking about how I’m going to get word out about it. Sure, I can count on my grandma buying a dozen copies and maybe a few pity copies from aunts and uncles, but what about the rest of the world? … More Promoting Bleeding Heart Yard: Step 1 – Faceboook
Came across this guy on Granville after seeing Captain America. It was almost worth a dollar for the laugh that gave me, except the only reason I saw a movie at all was because I had a gift certificate from my brother. But the guy was nice enough to give me some advice anyway. “It’s … More Can’t Fault Him For Trying: aka Truth In Advertising
F**K YEAH! While Cowboys & Aliens was fun and forgettable with some great lead performances, Captain America is spectacular and memorable with some great supporting performances. Chris Evans gives a fine performance, but I honestly can’t say it was great. It did the job and it did it well, but it doesn’t stand out the way, say, … More Captain America
With a name like Cowboys & Aliens you don’t go in expecting much. This is Jon Favreau’s latest film, which is probably the reason I gave it a chance. Jon “gets” comic book movies. Though to be honest, given the quality of comic book movies lately that’s no longer as remarkable as it used to … More Cowboys & Aliens
My Taro plant got so big in such a small inner pot that it fell over. Charles got me a larger pot to put the plant into, but I misunderstood some of his instructions. Not to go into detail, but the end result was water all over the floor, dirt flung in the air, a … More Back Taro The Drawing Board…
Well, it won’t be released till September, but here’s a sneak peek at the cover and blurb for my first publication: Bleeding Heart Yard http://www.mundania.com/book.php?title=Bleeding%20Heart%20Yard Woot! Go me! Now to get my next book ready for them!
Nice little twist in my job is that they want me to set up and update Odin Book’s new Facebook page. I’ve already got a good start on it, and like the fact I’m able to put my Hipstamatic to creative uses but on company time 😉 Check us out: http://www.facebook.com/odinbooks I’ll eventually add video and … More Facebook, Hipstamatic, and Getting Paid