Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Gladiator Girl at House of Heros

I dropped some books off at House of Hero's Comics in Oshkosh. Scott had radically redesigned the store since I was last there. The coolest change was building new book racks on wheels so they can be moved out of the way for movies and special events.

It's a great store. Very comfortable and warm place to shop if you are in the area.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Two Satisfied Gladiator Girl Readers

Heard from a couple of readers today. Both loved the book. One finished to discover it was 3 in the morning. The other, a trained martial artist, wondered how much research I put in to get the sword fighting right. The answer is, I made it up. My main inspiration was the 2003 movie, The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi. I recall, on the DVD extras, writer / director Takeshi Kitano said he wanted the sword fights to be realistic and be over within moments of starting. It made sense, so I brought that idea into Gladiator Girl.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Gladiator Girl Kindle Version

Gladiator Girl is on the Kindle! By the way, if anyone is concerned about my cut of Amazon sales, I get a larger royalty from the Kindle sales. 

Amazon has some nice tools for prepping Kindle versions of manuscripts, actually it's a .mobi version. Combined with the new Scrivener 2.0 that integrates the KindleGen command line application into it's manuscript compiling interface, it was a tweak-it-until-it's-perfect (but it never is!) dream to set up.

The Nook, not so much. I'm still working on that one.