Michael Coorlim

Sep 2

Hi Mr. Gaiman (Mr. Neil Gaiman? Mr. Neil? There needs to be an etiquette book for addressing your favorite author online). I'm a self-published author on Amazon, and I got an email from them regarding the conflict with Hachette this morning, trying to persuade us to write in support of Amazon. Thought it might interest you to see what the enemy is saying. I put it on my tumblr if you'd like to take a look--its the most recent post. Hope it helps! -HK


I don’t see an enemy. I see two huge multinational corporations having a fight over contracts and terms, and authors staring up at them from ground level. It’s like Godzilla battling Gamera, and we’re looking up from the sidewalks of New York rather worried that a skyscraper might topple on us. I liked Chuck Wendig’s summary and commentary at http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2014/08/09/in-which-amazon-calls-you-to-defend-the-realm/.

I’m a Hachette Author in the UK. My wife’s a Hachette Author now, and she has a big book coming out in November, which you cannot pre-order through Amazon. Which sucks. I don’t regard Amazon as the enemy, any more than I regarded Barnes and Noble as the enemy when they had a dispute with DC Comics and stopped selling the hundred top DC Comics Graphic Novels in their stores (which included 17 books by me, including all Sandman).

But this seems like a good time to remind people about other places to buy books. Like you could preorder THE ART OF ASKING from Powells at http://www.powells.com/biblio/18-9781455581085-42.

Or you could use http://www.indiebound.org/book/9780062255662 to find the Indie Bookshop nearest you to get your copy of THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE, if you haven’t yet read it.

Amazon is a distributor I work with, like Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and Apple. It’s a business relationship. They make the most sense for my business as part of a wide distribution plan, and they will be until that no longer serves me.

That sums up my thoughts on the matter.

I’ve redesigned a few of the Galvanic Century covers.

The first of these, Bartleby and James, is actually a new edition of the first Galvanic Century novel, The Collected Bartleby and James Adventures. It features some new material that binds it together into a more cohesive story. I’m looking at a September 13th release date.

The other updated covers, for A Gentlewoman’s Chronicles and Dreams of the Damned, have already been applied to their respective ebooks.

Galvanic Century Cover Redesign I’ve redesigned a few of the Galvanic Century covers. The first of these, Bartleby and James, is actually a new edition of the first…

2012 Retrospective part 2

2012 Retrospective part 2

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Of the three titles I published in December, only And They Called Her Spider sold more than a few copies. I focused on it, turning it into a series with the release of Maiden Voyage of the Rio Grande, On the Trail of the Scissormanand A Matter of Spirit, learning how to make covers that weren’t utterly terrible in the process. I also unpublished Apocalypse Party and Oh Human Child

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Let’s connect through Patreon

logo_emblemI’m all about connecting to my readers, and I’m always looking for new and interesting ways to engage with you guys in fun ways. I’ve got this blog where I can ramble on about whatever topic crosses my mind, I’ve got a mailing list where I announce new releases and give heads’ up to my fans, and now I’m opening up a third channel with a Patreon page.


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Support good causes through Kickstarter donations


Support good causes through Kickstarter donations:

Everyone has causes that resonate with them on a personal level, but not everyone knows what they can do to support those causes. Some of us don’t have the time or the money to make major contributions, but we still want to do something. We want to feel like we’re making a difference.

Here at Burning Brigid Media we have our projects, but those are large scale and often both time and money…

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Kickstartin’ all over the place

Kickstartin’ all over the place

I like kickstarter. I like funding other people’s dreams. I don’t have a lot of disposable income, but I donate when I can.


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Short but insightful video about writing



My favorite Stephen Gammell illustrations from ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’.

Stephen Gammell was probably my biggest inspiration growing up, one of them anyway. 

Actual Play: Monster of the Week

Actual Play: Monster of the Week

Monster of the WeekI was able to get together a group of friends for some tabletop roleplaying last night for a rousing game of Generic Games’s Monster of the Week.


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a post where I explain with images how foxes are the best thing ever, and how if you disagree you are obviously wrong


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