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  • Aug 7th, 2012 @ 1:03am

    Re: Game Developers and Descriptions

    I honestly don't see how this is "keyword spam". As a gamer, I appreciate such comparisons when looking for new titles. I would have never found some of the games on my iPad and TF101 without them, actually. For example, I found "Junk Jack" while looking for Minecraft clones. Even more, a close friend and senior editor at a fledgling gaming news site will even tell you that those types of descriptions REALLY help when trying to explain new titles to their readers.

    Cory, I wish you all the luck in the future with your games. It's sad that you were punished so severely for what is a very minor "problem" in the eyes of some people.

  • Aug 7th, 2012 @ 1:03am

    Re: Game Developers and Descriptions

    I honestly don't see how this is "keyword spam". As a gamer, I appreciate such comparisons when looking for new titles. I would have never found some of the games on my iPad and TF101 without them, actually. For example, I found "Junk Jack" while looking for Minecraft clones. Even more, a close friend and senior editor at a fledgling gaming news site will even tell you that those types of descriptions REALLY help when trying to explain new titles to their readers.

    Cory, I wish you all the luck in the future with your games. It's sad that you were punished so severely for what is a very minor "problem" in the eyes of some people.

  • Apr 17th, 2012 @ 4:42pm

    Re: Re:

    If you're willing to trust and use iBookStore, Amazon, and B&N. Some of us don't thanks to their DRM. I buy books from them, but I'd never sell my works through them.

    Even if I did publish through them, I'd have to be pretty damn lucky to sell enough units to recover what I had to put into it myself.

  • Apr 17th, 2012 @ 4:21pm

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    Mike, I normally love your stuff, but as an aspiring author, I've come to realize that many people seriously have no damn clue about the costs of writing and publishing,

    "Oh, eBooks are zero-cost publishing." Yeah, until you bring in the time and effort it takes to write, the proofreading (professional proofreading costs money), the time and effort it takes to make a professional-looking product masters, money needed for any illustrations not made by the author, server and bandwidth fees, transation fees attached to sales, sales taxes, income taxes... There's a LOT more cost to writing than anyone is willing to acknowledge. Especially if you want to self-publish on an open platform.