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Dream Births

It is that time of year again: Parkinson's Awareness Month (April). As I've done for the past few years, I've written a poem for the occasion. However, this one is a bit different in that it doesn't...

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Reality’s Dawn Free on Kindle!

R. L. Copple’s first book of “The Reality Chronicles,” Reality’s Dawn, is free on Kindle.

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Preditory Pricing and Amazon

Author R. L. Copple explores the charge that Amazon is participating in “predatory pricing” in his monthly “Grasping for the Wind” column.

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Agency Pricing Illegal?

Author R. L. Copple investigates why the agency pricing model is illegal, and will crumble under the current lawsuits.

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How to Make an Ebook:
Using Free Software

Author R. L. Copple announces his most recent book, “How to Make an Ebook: Using Free Software.”

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How to Make an Ebook:
Step 6 – Creating the MOBI Ebook and Uploading to Amazon

R. L. Copple lays out how to create the MOBI file format and how to upload to Amazon.

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Ebooks outselling paperbacks!

At Amazon, at any rate. Which is still big news. It solidifies that the trend is moving toward ebooks even as paperback sales increase. And one could argue that paperback sales are increasing at Amazon because of the success with ebooks.

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Kindle Enters the Lending Market

If you haven’t heard, Kindle has put into place a means by which ebooks purchased through Amazon on the Kindle can be loaned out to other users, in a means similar to Barnes & Noble’s Nook. It was one of the main advantages that the Nook had over the Kindle. But the publisher of the ebook has to allow it to be lendable. Something I don’t see most publishers choosing not to do.

With Nook growing in market share, Amazon seeks to take away one of the main reasons the customer might choose a Nook over a Kindle.

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  • Hero Game

    Second book in The Virtual Chronicles. A superhero space adventure!

  • Mind Game

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    First book in The Virtual Chronicles. Virtual reality has never been so real!

  • Reality’s Fire

    Third book in The Reality Chronicles. The exciting finale goes to Hell and back.

  • Reality’s Ascent

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    Second book in The Reality Chronicles. An adventure with consequences.

  • Reality’s Dawn

    First book in The Reality Chronicles. 15 adventures of Sisko to enjoy!

  • Ethereal Worlds Anthology

    25 short stories and flash fictions written over five years by R. L. Copple.

  • Strange Worlds of Lunacy

    Let's go there. It's a silly place. Two flash fictions in this anthology: "Shake, Rattle, and Roll," and "Baby Truth."