Author: bbonl@outlook.com

Update Jan. 2017

Been a while, and Enchanted Emotions, book two of the enchanted series is still not finished.  I’ve been sidetracked with learning new disciplines, particularly engraving, and the holidays didn’t help. Below are some pictures of my engraving pieces. I have a couple of projects to complete before getting back to writing like I should, and Read More …

Update

Sales of Enchanted Notions are slow, so I need to make a more concerted effort at marketing. Reliance on social media is dependent on what audience is looking. I learned that Twitter has millions of aspiring authors who all want the same thing, book sales. So it’s kind of a you scratch my back and Read More …

Permalinks

WordPress uses numerical coded URL’s to better serve the blog nature of the platform.  It makes some funny looking URL’s so it’s a good idea to use “pretty permalinks” that display the page or post title instead.  Seems like somebody should have mentioned that in the setup, and I have read that it is a very Read More …

NOOK

Finally, the NOOK version is live.  I hit the publish button last Friday and they said it had to wait until my bank account information was verified.  What’s up with that?  It’s free to publish, so they wanted to wait until they were sure they could pay me royalties?  No such nonsense at Kindle, or Read More …

Twitter

The mysterious and weird phenomenon of Twitter has a new member–me…   barrybonnell@tweedlebb   I don’t have a clue, so I tweet stuff and follow people but it doesn’t track for me too well yet.  I will learn.  Already found out that I can follow my favorite authors and tweet my old baseball organizations.  My Read More …

Books in Print

Almost forgot to go back to the Bowker ISBN identifier manager to get listed in their Books-in-Print database.  Takes a few minutes to fill out all the required fields, like size, weight, price of your print book, description, author bio, etc., and then repeat everything for the eBook.  You have to upload a PDF of Read More …

Published!

Enchanted Notions is published!  Get it at Amazon.com and the Kindle Store.   Still waiting on Nook approval.  What a process!  I can see how so many people never get their work to print.  A couple days ago, I had the impression that I could upload my Word file, but it has to be converted to Read More …

Movie Review: Bridge of Spies

Stoike Muzhik, or stand-up-guy, describes a principled individual who rises above politics and passions to do what is right, even when it is costly and even dangerous to one’s person and family. That term is how Rudolph Abel, convicted Russian spy, played indelibly by Mark Rylance, describes Tom Hanks as the unforgettable Jim Donovan. Donovan Read More …