Category Archives : writing


Why It’s Important to Subscribe to My Newsletter

My newsletter is one of the most important things I have as an author. It lets me keep all my readers informed of my new work, writing, happenings, and all sorts of assorted goodness. There’s free fiction and more in each issue and I try to make it a bit more interesting with each installment. […]


2012/2013 Publication Schedule (partial)

By Jon F. Merz Since we’re heading into the end of the year, I thought I’d draw up a list of coming attractions of SOME of the stuff I’ll be publishing soon. So here ya go! DECEMBER 2012 Zombie Ryu Episode 3 Untitled Lawson Christmas Story JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2013 THE CRUCIBLE: A Lawson Vampire Novel Zombie […]


Black Friday & Cyber Monday: A Special Offer from Author Jon F. Merz

By Jon F. Merz This week is, of course, Thanksgiving. On that day, millions upon millions of Americans will devour many, many turkeys and enjoy a tryptophan-induced coma while watching football and spending time with family and relatives. In recent years, this formerly luxuriously-relaxing day has been invaded by the retail giants as they try […]


Vook vs. Kobo

By Jon F. Merz There are two new platforms for indie authors to potentially sell their ebooks on that have come out in recent months: Kobo and Vook. I’ve been experimenting with both platforms and thought it might be helpful to let you know what I’ve experienced. Let’s look at Vook first. When Vook first […]


5 Quick Fixes for Indie Authors

By Jon F. Merz As I mentioned in a previous post, the summer usually means less activity in publishing. I’ve been hearing that the same slowdown in sales that occurred last summer for indie authors is also occurring this summer. I talked about my some of own sales tactics for combating this before, but there […]


Summer Sales Tactics for Indie Authors

By Jon F. Merz So, it’s the summer (y’know, in case the scorching heat waves hadn’t made that obvious enough) and this is typically the time when the entire NYC traditional publishing beast slows waaaaaaay down. Summer hours mean most NYC publishing professionals leave work at about 3pm to start the weekend, traditional sales slow […]