Articles from Cheeseburger Gothic
Look! It's not that I don't love my Apple Extended keyboard. I do. I really do. But with Dragon borking itself in the last major update I've been typing more often than dictating, and I'm starting to feel it.
Been thinking I should try an ergonomic keyboard and most of the reviews point to this badboy from the orc foundry at Redmond.
And while I'm on the King, he famously sits his arse down everyday and cranks out ten pages. At least I think it's ten pages. Maybe it's 2000 words. Whatevs. He has a routine. That's the secret of writing, just turn up every day and do it.
I stumbled across this obscure treasure because Alex Lloyd, my former editor at Pan Mac, tweeted it out. As he should, it's his passion project. Alex and the rocksteady LoTL crew have been interviewing Australian veterans and packaging up the results as a podcast: Life on the Line.
We didnt seem to have the usual problem with the Beast just bulk deleting the first twenty or thirty reviews that dropped on THE GOLDEN MINUTE. But a few peeps had had their reviews denied because... well, I dunno.
The way of the Beast is mysterious.
But all the reviews help. Each one is worth about a hundred sales they reckon. So I'm always grateful to get them. If you've left your's already, this is where I dips me lid.
If you haven't...
Golden Minute has finally dropped on iBooks. Not sure what the issue was, but having given the Fruit Company exclusive pre-order status, I found myself yesterday staring at a content management panel which said the book was available in 51 countries, when it wasn't showing up anywhere.
Used to be that launch day meant a piss up. A publisher shipped thousands of copies of your baby off to hundreds of bookshops. You chose one to 'host' the launch, you invited all your friends, and your publisher spent many thousands of dollars more on grog and finger food than they could ever hope to recoup in sales at the event.
These days not even publishers do that. We all just work the algorithm.
Just pulled the trigger on the pre-order for THE GOLDEN MINUTE. It's available at iTunes exclusively. Not because I'm a hopeless Apple fanboi. But because I'm a ruthless dealmaker.
There is a discount this weekend. (Although there'll be discounts for book club members on other sites, obvs).