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I'm not sure if I should post this rant or not, but hey, it did get me going...

Self-Publishing is Completely Corrupt by Michael Kozlowski

"Why don’t I recommend first time authors self-publishing? Its utterly and completely corrupt. If you are a well adjusted person with a halo above your head and go to church on a weekly basis, you will soon sprout devil horns and start speaking in tongues. When you self-publish, you have no understanding of how the publishing industry works and you never will. You will constantly make mistakes and never learn from them, because nobody will bring them to your attention." -- Michael Kozlowski

http://goodereader.com/blog/commentary/self-publishing-is-completely-corrupt

Michael Kozlowski makes some good points (I just wonder how much of a vested interest he has in traditional publishing), but the idea that a traditional publisher is vested in your success as an author is like saying a dairy farmer is vested in the success of a cow. Sure, the farmer wants to get milk from the cow, but there are a lot of other cows in the herd.

With reference to what Tracy Hickman has to say about self- vs. traditional publishing, one should keep in mind he is a traditionally published author with a vested interest in his traditional publisher.
As if traditional publishing doesn't game the system? Try to buy results (for the special few, the rest of the authors are on their own), such as purchasing prominent positions at the front tables in bookstores? (Or colluding among themselves to set prices.) The corruption is there (if one wants to call it that, I think "corruption" in the publishing context is hyperbole---unless we are a talking about publishing companies that prey on authors, that I'm more than willing to call corrupt), it's just different for the most part.

And don't get me started on prizes. The Booker won't give genre a fair consideration, so does it matter that they won't take a self-published book?

The original Google+ post that led me to this article by +Louis Shalako  : https://plus.google.com/117538791582537043544/posts/ZumZ6zrfMZ7

http://fritzfreiheit.com/wiki/Self-Publishing_is_Completely_Corrupt_%28link%29

#traditionalpublishing #publishing #selfpublishing  
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+Eduardo Suastegui I caught your sarcasm. :) I'm just in a rant mode, and I don't want to sign up for the website to rant there. :p
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The landing page for my wiki has links to various projects to be found on the wiki, news, links to blog posts, and some links to wiki pages related to writing, critiquing, genre, and tropes.
The Red Rook, sequel to Dispensing Justice and the second novel of Nova Genesis World is now available for Kindle or as a paperback at Amazon. In The Red Rook, Penny confronts her doubts about becoming a superhero as events around the disappearance of one her school mates unfolds.
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I've been thinking about starting a community on Google+ to find and share wikis created by authors for quite some time. Spurred on by a discussion started by +Doug Schwartz over in the Writers Discussion Group ( https://plus.google.com/u/0/+DougSchwartz/posts/5xvakfHQwZm ) I finally took the plunge.

If you know of any authors who have a wiki, I invite you to share.

#authorwiki #author #wiki  
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+Erica Verrillo says: Here are 3 new agents looking to build their client lists. Moe Ferrara (BookEnds) is seeking science fiction, fantasy, and romance. Amanda Rutter (Red Sofa Literary) is seeking fantasy, science fiction, and YA contemporary. Jennifer Johnson-Blalock (Liza Dawson) is looking for nonfiction: current events, social sciences, women’s issues, law, business, history, the arts and pop culture, lifestyle, sports, and food, including cookbooks and health/wellness; and in fiction, thrillers, especially ones that are psychological or have a literary bent, upmarket women’s fiction and contemporary YA.

#fantasy #sciencefiction #agentSeekingClients  
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Another advance in the quest to allow those with spinal injuries to walk again.

#exoskeleton #braininterface  
Scientists working at Korea University, Korea, and TU Berlin, Germany have developed a brain-computer control interface for a lower limb exoskeleton by decoding specific signals from within the user's brain.
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 Nur in einer wirklich freien Welt kommen auch freie Ideen.
letztendlich sind die , die die Welt beherrschen, die idioten, aber natürlich  wissens  nichts davon.
Euch entgeht ein Potenzial von dem ihr nicht wirklich eine Ahnung habt.
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The latest version of LibreOffice is out. I've upgraded and am checking out the new user interface features (a bit of bummer that they haven't fixed the "stickiness" of the Styles and Formatting view in the sidebar when restarting Writer).

https://blog.documentfoundation.org/2015/08/05/libreoffice-5-0-stands-out-from-the-office-suite-crowd/

A few more quick links:
* http://www.libreoffice.org/download/
* http://www.libreoffice.org/discover/new-features/
* https://people.gnome.org/~michael/blog/2015-08-05-under-the-hood-5-0.html

Below is a screenshot from LibreOffice v5 Writer showing the new WYSIWYG Styles and Formatting sidebar.

#LibreOffice  

If you're interested in writing with LibreOffice, check out:

http://fritzfreiheit.com/wiki/Authoring_Novels_with_LibreOffice
The Red Rook, sequel to Dispensing Justice and the second novel of Nova Genesis World is now available for Kindle or as a paperback at Amazon. In The Red Rook, Penny confronts her doubts about becoming a superhero as events around the disappearance of one her school mates unfolds.
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I literally use it for its basic word processing function. I had no idea it had so many bells and whistles! 
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I've been thinking about starting a community on Google+ to find and share wikis created by authors for quite some time. Spurred on by a discussion started by +Doug Schwartz over in the Writers Discussion Group ( https://plus.google.com/u/0/+DougSchwartz/posts/5xvakfHQwZm ) I finally took the plunge and created the Authors with Wikis community.

If you know of any authors who have a wiki, I invite you to share.

#authorwiki #author #wiki  
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I recently purchased X-Men - Days of Future Past and as soon as I got home I went to this scene. The rest of the film lives in its shadow.

#xmen

http://fritzfreiheit.com/wiki/X_Men_Days_Of_the_Future_Past_QuickSilver_Scene_%28video%29
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Working on a cover design for my latest novel. As always, I'm interested in any comments or input.

Follow the link for more variations on the theme.

#coverdesign #parallelvisions  
The Red Rook, sequel to Dispensing Justice and the second novel of Nova Genesis World is now available for Kindle or as a paperback at Amazon. In The Red Rook, Penny confronts her doubts about becoming a superhero as events around the disappearance of one her school mates unfolds.
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A number of interesting developments in quantum physics:

http://fritzfreiheit.com/wiki/Quantum_physics_developments_%28links%29

Quantum computer emulated by a classical system -
http://phys.org/news/2015-05-quantum-emulated-classical.html

Shows that a classical system composed of wave-like phenomena, such as radio or sound waves, can emulate (as versus simulate) quantum systems.

How space-time is built by quantum entanglement -
http://phys.org/news/2015-05-spacetime-built-quantum-entanglement.html

It has been shown how through quantum entanglement a two dimensional surface has enough information to define the state of the volume contained within.

Physicists solve quantum tunneling mystery -
http://phys.org/news/2015-05-physicists-quantum-tunneling-mystery.html

It has been demonstrated that quantum tunneling is faster-than-light.

And finally, the one that was the most difficult to understand and describe:

Experiment confirms quantum theory weirdness -
http://phys.org/news/2015-05-quantum-theory-weirdness.html

It has been demonstrated that the collapsing of quantum states propagates backwards through time. This has been accomplished in an experiment on a single helium atoms where the collapsing state observed is dependent on the either the interaction of the atom with two barriers or a single barrier, where the decision to introduce a second barrier is made after the atom has passed the first barrier with observed effect being dependent on the atom's interaction with the first barrier being dependent on its interaction with the second barrier, that is, if the observed effect in the two barrier case requires the backward in time interaction of the first barrier to it's interaction with the second barrier.

#quantum #physics
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Turning the science fiction genre knob up to 11 since 1991.
Introduction
I'm a science fiction author-publisher at Liberty IV Publishing and software developer.  My web site fritzfreiheit.com encompasses sporadic blogging and wiki ramblings.  My first published novel, Dispensing Justice, was released in December of 2011. It's sequel, The Red Rook, was released in July of 2013. Both are set in Nova Genesis World.
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Self-published my first novel Dispensing Justice in December, 2011. It's a YA, SF, superhero story set in an alternate history called Nova Genesis World. Oh, and it's illustrated by Matt Howarth.
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Science Fiction Author-Publisher, Software Developer
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