Category Archives: independent publishing

Alex Simmons’ Blackjack: A Quiet Coup

By Christopher Ryan and Alex Simmons There are only two cars on the street. One is running. A driver sits behind the wheel and another man is standing outside. They are talking. All around them the streets are deserted. All … Continue reading

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Writing podcast – new episode

I do a podcast with Blackjack creator Alex Simmons about writing and related topics. This episode is about finding the time to write even when your schedule is exhausting. I hope this is helpful. https://wp.me/p2yHYd-iE

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What are you doing during this snow day? Read!

While I am grateful that those who read this blog come from all over, my information on where the majority live suggests that most will experience some part of today’s serious snow storm. In hopes of helping you through your … Continue reading

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Is Indy Publishing in Peril?

Blackjack creator Alex Simmons and I are back with another episode of our podcast TELL THE DAMN STORY. Today we discuss the shifting landscape of marketing Indy books, and how level playing fields seem to be shrinking …. https://anchor.fm/alex-simmons6/episodes/Tell-The-Damn-Story-UNPLUGGED-Is-Indie-Publishing-In-Peril-e1553e

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How to Tell The Damn Story – Book Recommendations

So, this short video recommends two books I am hot on right now, one about writing fiction, the other about writing comics. I hope you find this helpful. Let me know in the comments section.

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Blackjack: Ransom for a Dead King, chapters 5 and 6

 Here are the next two chapters of “Blackjack: Ransom for a Dead King” I. Am offering with Blackjack creator Alex Simmons. All previous chapters are available free on this blog (chrisryanwrites@wordpress) for your enjoyment.                  … Continue reading

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Chapter 4 – “Blackjack: Ransom for a Dead King”

We had a bit of trouble this week but finally, here is chapter 4. All earlier chapters can be found right on this blog, free for your entertainment. Please let us know if this experiment is working for you!    … Continue reading

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“Blackjack: Ransom for a Dead King”                                                                               An Adventurous Gift for You

There are so many ways to tell a story. Print, e-books, audio, just to name a few, are growing in popularity as part of the Indy book movement (despite the doctored figures big publishers want people to believe). Podcasting and … Continue reading

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And now, something for you….

I publish books under the imprint Seamus and Nunzio Productions, LLC. That name came from my older brother’s reaction to the maternity ward picture of my twin sons, who turn 20 this weekend. To celebrate, we are doing a free … Continue reading

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Defending Kevin Smith (to Kevin Smith)

Okay, I’m dragging my protruding gut through a kettle bell workout with the sound off while listening to the recent Smodcast “Comic Book Men” episode, and I once again had to endure multi-hyphenate Indy legend Kevin Smith repeatedly calling himself … Continue reading

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