Miner or Merchant?

Everybody’s heard the best way to make money during a gold rush is to be the guy selling picks and shovels to the miners. Very few people will “strike it rich” but even the guys who lose their shirts need the tools to mine. I want to be a miner in the worst way — I daydream about what will … Read More

One Reason Publishing Companies Should Die

In the olden days a writer needed a publisher in order to get their book in front of their audience. But with Facebook, Twitter, blogs, Kindle and iBook stores, that’s no longer the case. And while I could argue for their usefulness still, one thing I continue to see makes me hope for the DEATH of publishing houses in the … Read More

Three Stupid Things About TV

Yesterday I exchanged my normal cable box for one that handles HD signals. I didn’t need to do it before now because until my birthday recently I didn’t even have an HDTV and rarely watched a “channel” at all. First thing I noticed with the new box is that stuff looked *really* different. In a good way. Clarity and vibrant … Read More

Stuck In The Middle (Updated)

I’ve been the owner of a Kindle Fire for just about 12 hours now so I don’t have a lot of experience, but my initial reaction — overall — is that it’s the wrong size. At the risk of being called a fanboy (or even fanboi) I think Steve Jobs was right about 7″ tablets not being a good size. … Read More

Is That A Computer In Your Pocket…

Laptops are outselling desktop machines (by a huge margin) and tablets (iPads, specifically) are being used to replace laptops by more and more people. I can see a time within a couple years (yeah, that soon) where the only computer most people will need will be an iPhone. Sidebar: Yeah, someone using Android could pull off what I’m suggesting, but … Read More

My Top Internet Marketing Tools

I’ve written a LOT of tools over the years but the ones I use day in and day out are the following (and you’ll notice these are all aimed at creating and promoting products): Article Architect – While I don’t do tons of article marketing anymore (I do it, but it’s very focused — no more shotgun approach for me) … Read More

Article Marketing Explained for Kindle

If there’s one thing I’ve preached in the years I’ve been doing internet marketing it’s to reuse and repurpose the content you create. I’m not a big fan of using PLR materials for much when it’s really pretty easy to create your own content. And once you have that original, unique content, you can put it to use in many … Read More

My First Analog Game

Not too long ago I was reading a book I got from Amazon recently called “Paid to Play: The Business of Game Design” by Keith A. Meyers, who’s done a lot of board game creation and publishing. I bought the book because I thought it might have something good for my computer game development. And it surprised me… …by giving … Read More

My First Board Game

Yesterday I finished the initial prototype of my first board game. I came up with the idea while reading the book, “Paid to Play: The Business of Game Design” by Keith A. Meyers, and while I’ve only created computer games in the past, this one came together really quickly during a brainstorm session. I bought a pack of index cards … Read More

Roly-Polies Submitted!

My newest game, Roly-Polies HD for the iPad, was submitted to the App Store last night. It looks like they’re taking about 7 days to approve new apps, so hopefully by this time next week you’ll be able to download and play!   Here’s a short demo video for Roly-Polies: http://youtu.be/RpWUNqpfFXw