Category Archive: publishers

Hello 2016, Goodbye 2015


Before we say great big hello to 2016, we must bid goodbye to 2015. 2015 was a pretty good year here at chez ONeil. I published four ebooks, remade covers on four more,… Continue reading

Tech Tuesday: Compatible Microsoft Word Program


Ok fellow Smashwords writers, what word-compatible program have you found that uploads successfully? My MS Word corrupted 3 yrs ago and would not reload on my pc; the MS word online does not… Continue reading

Resolutions 2014


Welcome to 2014 ladies and gentlemen. The past years have brought posts on eating healthy, exercising, joining new communities, starting new hobbies, making friends and so forth. Periodically, throughout the year, there have… Continue reading

Humpday Pic and Happy Thanksgiving


  Happy Pre-Thanksgiving from BrickONeil.com 2012!  This was taken at the 2009 Washington State Fair, their produce exhibit.  Imagine all that pumpkin pie those would make. This year has been quite a ride… Continue reading

Belated Borders


Absolutely stunning news.  Borders is closing, forever. Even if it is expected, as I’d been blogging about their financial troubles for hears across my different book blogs over the years. Frankly, i’m surprised… Continue reading

‘Three Cups’ Update: More transparent than cling wrap


> By MATT VOLZ, Associated Press – Wed Apr 20, 7:13 pm ET HELENA, Mont. – The family friend of Greg Mortenson who has stepped in to run the Central Asia Institute while the “Three Cups of Tea” co-author… Continue reading

What a Web We Weave: Montana AG opens inquiry into ‘Three Cups’ charity


>Seems the trouble is just starting. By MATT VOLZ, Associated Press: Montana’s attorney general is scrutinizing the charity run by “Three Cups of Tea” co-author Greg Mortenson after reports questioned whether Mortenson benefited… Continue reading

Borders to Pitch Skeptical Publishers


>From earlier in the month, http://www.PublishersWeekly.com stated At a meeting with publishers set for Wednesday morning, Borders Group will unveil its long-awaited restructuring plan, but unless it contains substantial new information, publishers are likely… Continue reading

Borders Leaves Publishers Unimpressed, Pushes for Better Terms


>Borders Leaves Publishers Unimpressed, Pushes for Better Terms As reported in PW Daily yesterday, Borders was facing a skeptical publisher audience Wednesday when it presented its reorganization plan and by most accounts publishers… Continue reading

Sales of e-books jump in January past hardcovers


>Straight from the Associated Press.  This is one reason I jumped on the E-Book bandwagon and abandoned my search for an agent/publisher.  After a few years of sending out endless expensive book proposals,… Continue reading