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Fighting the Effects of Gravity: Book Feature and Guest Post

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Fighting the Effects of Gravity is an Indie Excellence Award Finalist and recipient of a Readers Favorite 5 Star Review.
James Robinson, Jr. had it all: three beautiful children, a loving wife, a new home, a good job. But at age 36, the bottom would literally fall out of his life. He would watch his once firm deriere fall overnight never to rise again–succumbing to the evil forces of gravity.
Fighting the Effects of Gravity is a humorous, midlife, memoir full of anecdotes and life lessons. You’ll find yourself laughing out loud at the author’s experiences and how much they relate to your own. Life is short; don’t let gravity get you down.
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Genre – NonFiction Memoir
Rating – PG
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Pet Peeves of the Publishing Industry
by James Robinson Jr. 
I see the publishing industry broken up into two sections: 1. Traditional Publishing and 2. Digital or online publishing. I’ve tried both and I do have pet peeves with each one. In terms of traditional publishing, I always hated the fact that the author has to write polished query letters and generally jump through hoops to secure an agent just to get to the publisher who, in most cases, eventually turns down the author. Traditional publishers now offer very small advances—if any at all—and maybe 5% royalties.
But when it comes to online publishing, the author has total control over his/her work. They have control over all of their writing, editing, artwork, marketing, and sales. The problem is, most of us are laymen. We don’t know what the heck we’re doing—it’s learn as you go. And, if you sell online, you’ll never see your book sitting on that table with the other bestsellers when you walk into the book store. But, not to worry, soon there won’t be any bookstores.


  1. This looks really interesting. As someone who has unfortunately inherited vanity issues from her mother, I think I might get a laugh out of this!

  1. This sounds interesting. My first time hearing of this but I'll definitely look in to it! Thanks for sharing!

  1. Stephanie said...:

    I've never heard of this book, but it sounds like it might be a fun read.

  1. Unknown said...:

    This sounds like it could be really funny! I can't believe I hadn't heard of it before!