Sunday, October 06, 2013

Ebook Search Strategies

There's a new post up at Tungsten Hippo, about the search strategies I'm employing to find new short ebooks. It turns out that if you just search on things like "novella," you mainly find romance and erotica. I am after different sorts of books, so I've been trying out different search strategies. Click over to Tungsten Hippo to read more. And while you're there, you can check out the latest book I posted, The Girl Who Ruled Fairyland- For a Little While.

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Speaking of search strategies... I think I've mentioned before that Mr. Snarky and I have divergent taste in TV shows, which primarily intersects at British mysteries and Dr. Who. We got hooked on a British mystery series about a detective named George Gently. It is set in the 60s, and is a fairly standard (but well-executed) police procedural. While searching for the next episodes in that series, we stumbled across the TV adaptation of Douglas Adams' Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency. We have both read (and thoroughly enjoyed) that book, so we tried it out. We're two episodes in, and it is awesome.

2 comments:

  1. Anonymous11:51 AM

    I wanted to make sure that you saw John Scalzi's post yesterday about his friend with health issues. She's a Nebula-winning writer, and her site lists e-book versions of her short fiction.

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    1. Yes, I saw that. I am planning to download one this week, and (assuming I like it) have it jump the queue and post next week.

      Thanks for the heads up, though!

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