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Chasing Two Rabbits

Success as a writer on the left, digital publishing revolution on the right.

Couldn’t even catch these cute, fat little bastards.

They say that if you chase two rabbits, you’ll catch neither, and my recent experience has borne that out. I wanted to not only be successful as a storyteller, but also simultaneously build a revolutionary foundation for the future of publishing… and I’ve so far succeeded in neither. Thus, after much soul-searching and careful consideration, I’ve decided to (at least temporarily) put Oktopod Digital Press to rest in order to focus on building my personal platform as a writer.

I have some exciting news and a fresh project that’s nearly ready to show, but Oktopod won’t be part of the equation going forward. I’m consolidating my efforts into social media, and you’ll be able to follow my further adventures on Facebook and Twitter, where I’ll be sharing updates, insights, and my usual sarcastic self.

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I want to personally thank you all for following this clumsy and stumbling enterprise. There have been ups and downs, and looooong stretches of nothing-much-at-all in between, but I just want you to know that I appreciate every second you’ve spent reading my rambling diatribes, and (even more so) traveling through strange realms of the imagination with me. I promise there will be more to come… much, much, more…. just not in this form.

Thank you so much for accompanying me through the past six years of prologue. The real story is just about to begin.




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What? A Sale?

Yes, that’s precisely right, my friends. All of my ebooks are available for free from Amazon until midnight tomorrow, August 6th. If your collection is missing anything, now’s the time to complete it. Be sure to let your friends know, preferably in the loudest and most obnoxious way possible… or, ya know, just drop them a note or something. 🙂

Head on over to Amazon for crazy deals on Oktopod titles!

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m heading back into the word-factory. Should have a fresh shipment for you all in a few hours.

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Free Promotion — (nearly) Everything Must Go!

It’s that time again, true believers. Starting around 12:00am PDT, it’s another big sale here at Oktopod Digital Press! Stars Rain Down, The Salvaged Sword of Vengar, & both episodes of Arcana Universalis will be available for the bargain price of abso-bloody-lutely nada, so hop on over to my author page at Amazon, grab some books, and read until your eyeballs explode! And remember: it’s all CC licensed, so give a copy to a friend when you’re done. 🙂



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Hip To Be Square

I decided to take the weekend off from working on Universalis and instead see what I can do to increase Stars Rain Down’s sales. The process has so far involved taking a hard look at my materials, asking myself what could be better, answering as truthfully as I can muster, and then improving what I can.

As my mother always said, “If it isn’t working, change it!”

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Review: Vengar Claims 5/5!

This morning, Derek Prior of Indie Fantasy Review was kind enough to share his thoughts on Vengar the Barbarian, and if you read the headline, you’ve probably figured out this went pretty well for me.

Vengar has a nice pace, always moving forward and with a good balance of bawdy humour and parodic action. Randolph has a strong voice as a story-teller and a good eye for comedy. There’s a great scene early on when Vengar demonstrates his own rather dramatic style of story-telling. We are treated to nuances of tone, mimicry and declamation that show Vengar may have missed his vocation. For a moment he was transformed (for me) into the Mighty Thor recounting his Asgardian exploits (both in the Eddas and the excellent Marvel animated Avengers films).

If you’d like to read the whole review (and you should, gosh darn it), you can find it by clicking here.

And that’s all for today, boys and girls. Be sure to tune in tomorrow for the long-awaited release of Stars Rain Down!


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