Author Archives: Scott William Carter

The Lovely Wicked Rain Audiobook Available

Scott William Carter   December 10, 2014  

Been a bit buried with a few things lately, but I wanted to slip in a quick bit of news. For those of you who prefer your words in the spoken form, the third Garrison Gage book, The Lovely Wicked Rain, is now available for download at Audible.com, Amazon.com, and iTunes.  It also happens to be narrated by the fantastic… Read more »

Book Recommendation: Blockbusters by Anita Elberse

Scott William Carter   November 23, 2014  

If you want to make money as an artist, or at least understand what’s happening to writers, musicians, and other entertainers in the age of Amazon, iTunes, and Netflix, you really need to read Anita Elberse’s book, Blockbusters.  A professor at Harvard, her conclusions are grounded in plenty of evidence and ten years of research.  I can’t stress enough how much… Read more »

Postcards from the Garage: Cape Blanco and More

Scott William Carter   September 24, 2014  

I made a quick jaunt down to Crescent City, California for the North Coast Redwoods Writer’s Conference over this past weekend, staying an extra day so I could hike for a day in the Humboldt Redwoods State Park area.  I was one of the guest speakers, and I spoke a little about craft and quite a bit about the changes… Read more »

When Giving Away Free Books Is the Smartest Thing a Writer Can Do

Scott William Carter   September 2, 2014  

Nothing seems to stir up more disagreements among writers these days than all the issues related to pricing books. Unlike in traditional publishing, writers have lots of control about how they market their books on the indie side. And while there is no one-size-fits-all approach to pricing or marketing, it’s become pretty clear to me that few writers understand how… Read more »

Postcards from the Garage: Ashland, Oregon

Scott William Carter   August 25, 2014  

Here’s a shot from Lithia Park in Ashland, Oregon. That’s the Elizabethan Theater in the background. Heidi and I went down for a long weekend to celebrate our 18th wedding anniversary. Saw two plays at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (The Tempest and an adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time), a movie (Guardians of Forever, great fun), plus some shopping, wine… Read more »

A Few Thoughts on Kindle Un/Limited (and the Biggest Mistake Amazon Is Making With Writers)

Scott William Carter   July 20, 2014  

If you’re not familiar with Amazon’s new subscription service for ebooks, here’s two articles for background: http://gizmodo.com/should-you-get-amazon-kindle-unlimited-1607137417 http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/review-amazon-unlimited-e-book-service-is-limited/2014/07/18/48ffa338-0eb5-11e4-b0dd-edc009ac1f9d_story.html  Those articles both offer more than a knee-jerk anti-Amazon response, which you’ll often find in the media, but both sum up what I’ve been hearing from readers: meh. Been thinking about this a lot for the past week, as the debate on… Read more »