Tag: Amazon

Welcome to Long Overdue Books

Welcome to Long Overdue Books
When Scholastic printed the final Harry Potter book, it had to be perfect. The spacing on the pages. The grammar. The font. When you have tens of millions of readers, you can’t make a single mistake. Too many people are watching. Same thing with the Game of Thrones TV show. Leave one Starbucks cup on set and... Read more »

Please, take this idea: Undercover Covers

I don’t think the Kindle has done as well as Amazon would have hoped. Now, to be fair, I base this claim off of no research whatsoever and no knowledge of the year-to-year Kindle sales. My claim doesn’t even qualify as an “educated guess,” it falls several levels below in the “guy with an opinion”... Read more »

We're opening a Fast Food Bookstore

I want to start out with three separate stories. One about me, one about a friend, and one about Charles Dickens. For the first one, let’s rewind back to May of 2017. My cousin, Becca, was getting married down in Austin, Texas. I was staying in a rented house with my wife, my mom, dad,... Read more »

I almost gave up on bookstores (part 1)

You’ve heard the saying from It’s a Wonderful Life, “Every time a bell rings an angel gets its wings.” What you may not have heard is the far more depressing expression: Every time a bookstore closes its doors, the devil laughs and roars. I watched a bookstore down the street bleed to death. At first,... Read more »

Blog runs too long? Turn it into an ebook

I don’t understand how the internet works. I don’t understand why bananas give me heartburn, but Buffalo wings do not. And I still don’t understand why it’s a struggle to get Crash to eat his dog food, but yet he will lunge for every stray piece of goose poop on the sidewalk. Sometimes it’s best... Read more »