Thursday, May 3, 2012

Why Smart Authors Think for Themselves

posted by Saul

Penelope Trunk is a respected careerist, a published author and blogger. She founded Brazen Careerist and two other startups. Her career advice runs in 200 newspapers.

But even she can get it wrong sometimes. And, boy, was this one a stinker.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Let the Games Begin!

posted by Saul

GAMELAND
is now officially open!



As of today, Gameland is now open! Come one, come all:

SERIES DESCRIPTION:
A group of young tech-savvy hackers breaks into Long Island's Gameland, a formerly militarized wasteland that was, for years, abandoned to the Infected Undead before being reclaimed by a government-sponsored company interested in merging virtual reality and survival gaming into a single seamless entertainment package. But while breaking into The Game turns out to be a lot easier than they could ever have imagined, breaking out is one hell of a killer.

EPISODE 1: Deep Into The Game
Jessie and her gang of game jackers discover a way to break into Gameland, but it requires the assistance of outsider Jake Espinosa. His inclusion raises tensions within the group, particularly between Jessie and her boyfriend, Kelly. After a nearly-fatal accident during preparation, emotions run dangerously high, but it only makes them all the more determined to succeed. What they don't know is that one of them has a secret reason for going, and it doesn't involve any of them returning any time soon.

Approximately 50,000 words (roughly 185 pages)

For ages 16 and older.


The entire 8-episode 'package' is also available for a one-time purchase (now only $3.99, but the price goes up with the release of each new episode, so buy early, buy once and get all eight episodes!):


8-EPISODE PACKAGE DEALBuy now, get a "subscription" to all 8 episodes
Currently included: Episode 1: Deep Into The Game
New episodes added the 1st of each month thru Dec 2012

Free sneak preview also available at http://www.tanpepperwrites.com

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S.W. TANPEPPER'S GAMELAND, an eight-part action thriller series.

A group of young tech-savvy hackers breaks into Long Island's Gameland, a formerly militarized wasteland that was, for years, abandoned to the Infected Undead. But now it's been reclaimed by a government-sponsored company interested in merging virtual reality and survival gaming into a single seamless package for entertaining the rich and well-connected. But while breaking into The Game is a lot easier than they could ever have imagined, breaking out turns into a hell of a killer.
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WHY BUY THIS PACKAGE?

Early purchase of this eight-episode package offers a significant cost savings when compared with each individual episode bought separately. As each new episode is released, the package price will increase, so BUY NOW, PAY ONCE FOR ALL EIGHT EPISODES & SAVE BIG TIME. This "book" will be updated with a new episode on the first of every month, coinciding with the release of another episode. Instructions for updating are included inside.

Each individual episode will be sold separately at $1.99.

SCHEDULED UPDATES (pkg price adjusted to; savings if bought then):

May 1, '12: Episode 1 ($3.99; save 75%)

Jun 1, '12: Episode 2 added ($4.49; save 72%)

Jul 1, '12: Episode 3 added ($4.99; save 67%)

Aug 1, '12: Episode 4 added ($5.99; save 57%)

Sep 1, '12: Episode 5 added ($6.99; save 46%)

Oct 1, '12: Episode 6 added ($6.99; save 33%)

Nov 1, '12: Episode 7 added ($8.99; save 18%)

Dec 1, '12: Episode 8 added ($9.99; save 9%)