A CONFESSION: The Complete Live Reading Is Now on YouTube

On January 19, 2017 I made literary history by being the first author to livestream a reading of his own novel across Twitter and Facebook. From 8pm through 12:30am I sat in front of a row of cameras and read my entire novel, ‘A Confession,’ cover to cover, for the world to see and hear. During that broadcast, we also recorded a higher-quality video of the entire reading. It, along with enhanced audio quality, is now available on YouTube. This footage is the entire original live broadcast, first livestreamed via Facebook…

Internet Retailer Recap of My Twitter Presentation

As some of you know, I recently spoke in Chicago at the annual Internet Retailer Conference and Exhibition.  My presentation was called “The Anatomy of a Successful Twitter Campaign” and basically focused on suggestions for how an online retailer should approach Twitter, and how to determine whether or not is is a good match for them or not. I do plan on sharing my thoughts here on the site soon for those of you who were unable to attend, but in the meantime, Internet Retailer Magazine has done a good…

Where Will I Be Speaking This Summer?

This summer I’m scheduled to present at two different e-commerce conferences, Internet Retailer in Chicago and e-Tail in Baltimore.  Here are the details. Internet Retailer Conference and Exhibition (IRCE) 2010 Topic: The Anatomy of a Successful Twitter Campaign When: June 10, 2010 2:45 PM-3:15 PM Where: McCormick Place West – Chicago, IL Description: Tweeting is not just sending messages to consumers who have signed up for them. To be a successful Twitterer, a retailer must possess a plan that includes clear objectives, useful information, attractive offers, and the ability to…

On Self-Publishing: Amazon Createspace vs. Lulu.com

As a self-published, “indie” author, I often receive questions from other writers looking to take a stab at publishing on their own and avoiding the traditional publishing route. The other day I received one such question, from Twitter follower melissaonline. Here’s what she asked: How did LuLu work for you? Quality, experience, Amazon? Looking for opinions!! Have you tried CreateSpace? Trying to pick!! Having written her a fairly lengthy response, I felt it might be useful to others as well, and therefore am sharing it here on my site: To…

You As a Brand vs. A Popularity Contest vs. Just Plain You (Twitter)

I’ve been on Twitter for (logs on to personal twitter account and looks at history) for four months and nine days as of today.  So even though I wasn’t an early adopter to the service, I definitely have been on for long enough to as where I am really starting to see some trends in use and misuse of Twitter.