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Closing the year just under 100K ebook downloads all time (~73K paid). My latest is a special project for my 20th novel called The Created. Thanks to all who have read & reviewed my books.

http://www.squidlord.com/home/writings/thecreated
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Very cool. I didn't get it :-), but very cool
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In the trenches, driving down your ebook prices

http://authorearnings.com/report/may-2015-author-earnings-report/
Welcome to the May 2015 Author Earnings Report. This is our sixth quarterly look at Amazon's ebook sales, with data taken on over 200000 bestselling ebooks. With each report over the past year and a half, we have come to see great consistency in our results, but there is always something new ...
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:'(

"A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory.  LLAP"
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Great place. Must see.
Beneath The See, Antarctica
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My 17th novel, The Celaran Ruins, has been published. It is currently available at Amazon, Smashwords, and Google Play. Other vendors to follow.

http://www.squidlord.com/home/writings/celaranruins
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http://authorearnings.com/the-report/

Written by Hugh Howey, no less.
Published: 2/12/2014. Written by: Hugh Howey. It's no great secret that the world of publishing is changing. What is a secret is how much. Is it changing a lot? Has most of the change already happened? What does the future look like? The problem with these questions is that we don't have the ...
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A very interesting article. It provided some answers to a couple of questions I had about the e-book industry.
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A review of the Trilisk series at Wolf's Books.

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Good review for a good series. I totally agree with the description of your aliens as being truly alien and not just different shapes and colors of humans. I guess I didn't realize how much detail you put into describing alien motivation and behavior because it just seemed that that is the way it should be. I have always appreciated the fact that your aliens don't resemble humans at all. Keep up the good work. 
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The Eimar Beacon has been published. It is currently available at Amazon and Smashwords.

This book is not part of the PIT series, but it is set in the same universe as the PIT series.

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http://www.squidlord.com/home/writings/eimarbeacon

Other formats will follow in the next couple of weeks. Smashwords has many formats you can read on most devices, but some prefer buying directly from a company related to their device (such as Apple or B&N). I'm releasing the softcover through Createspace as before, so it will probably be available soon.

I am currently working on "The Created" and the 7th PIT novel, "The Celaran Probe".
 
Thanks all for reading and reviewing my books!
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I saw your review of Ingenious on Google Play. Really made my day! That's the book I'm the most proud of. I used to hear authors say some book or other wrote itself; after Ingenious I knew what they meant.

The Celaran Probe is next in that series; I plan to have it done this year after The Created. I try to post news on squidlord.com or the various social sites.

I don't know if I will return to the Synchronicity Trilogy. I don't want to ruin it, ha. I'd like to become a full time author and if I can do that it might impact the decision.

Thanks for reading and reviewing it means a lot to me.
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www.squidlord.com, it's where all the cool kids hang out.
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This is, surprisingly, not a lie.
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Published my 16th novel. If you know what an antipaladin is, you might want to check this one out.

http://www.squidlord.com/home/writings/thedreamslayer
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Software Engineer and Mad Novelist
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    Software Engineer, present
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www.squidlord.com
Introduction
I am a software engineer in Silicon Valley afflicted with recurring dreams of otherworldly creatures, mysterious alien planets, and fantastic adventures.

Interests:
  Writing Science Fiction (buy Insidious now!)
  Martial Arts
  Strategy Games
  学习普通话
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Indie author with over 71,000 sales
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Cupertino, CA
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Palo Alto, CA - Sunnyvale, CA