Announcing: The Game Journo Guides Book Series

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You might have noticed it’s been a little quiet around these parts lately. That’s because I’ve been hard at work wrapping up my second (and third books) over the holiday months! With the launch of UUDDLW in 2013 wrapping up a wild and diverse year, I’m excited to forge ahead into 2014 with a lot of new book projects in the works. I may have mentioned it here and there in passing to a few people, but I wanted to take a moment to formally announce the new Game Journo Guides Series, talk about my new book Interview Fu coming out later this month, and give a quick update on other bookish things coming down the pike from me this year!

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Mega Sale on Game Journo eBooks! Critical Path + UUDDLW 50% off through Cyber Monday!

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Are you curious about video game journalism? How about freelancing? Or BOTH? You’re in luck! Dan Amrich and I have teamed up to offer you a huge discount on the Kindle versions of our respective how-to guides on nabbing a career writing about games for a living! Both books complement each other well and are packed with helpful tips and advice for aspiring game journalists and writers!

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Shop Talk: Game Journo Gift Guide Vol. 1 (Book Edition)

shoptalk copyOh, man. It’s that holiday season thing again, isn’t it? What? Gahhh! That means there’s so much crazy holiday shopping to look forward to in the months ahead. Awesome?! If you’re looking for that special gift (or massive pile of gifts) for that special game journo or writerly-type person in your life, never fear! Here’s the first installment of my multi-part series on killer gift picks for writers, game journalists, and nerd-folks. First up? BOOKS. BOOKS. BOOKS. BOOKS!

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UUDDLW Kindle Edition Now $2.99 Until Nov. 1st!

uuddlwThis week I’m kicking off a MEGA SALE on the Kindle Edition of my recent book Up Up Down Down Left WRITE: The Freelance Guide to Video Game Journalism. For a super limited time, you can grab the Kindle version for a whopping 70% (ish) off! This sale only last until the end of the week, after which the price returns to its usual $8.99 point. Get your digital copy now while it’s hot and cheap, and benefit from the massive amount of info packed into this bad boy!

Here’s what critics are saying:

Official Xbox Magazine:

“A solid top-level view of the industry [that] gives crucial insight into what it takes to be a freelancer…[the book] covers a good selection of topics, from surviving tough income tax rates to dealing with public relations folks; it also doles out advice on crafting and delivering a good pitch, making the entirety essential reading.”

Destructoid:

“An earnest look into the geek-glamorous lifestyle of the paid videogames publication word-spewer, and
how to sneak in uninvited. This book is as useful as it is just outright brutal, and that’s what makes it a page-turner.”

VideoGameWriters.com:

“A frank and to-the-point assessment of most of the situations that one would encounter in the world of freelance games journalism coupled together with a never-ending supply of encouragement and humor. Meunier clearly wants his readers to succeed, and he does everything in his power to help them out.”

The Koalition:

“If you can discipline yourself to work from home, create a dedicated home office space, prioritize and organize your time and actually dedicate yourself to writing as a freelance journalist – you need to buy this book. It has so much more than the basic outlines of advice you’ll find online that are mostly vague. No, this book is all about details.”

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Shop Talk: The Five Commandments of Self-Publishing Your Book

by Nathan Meunier

shoptalk copyThe publishing landscape is changing dramatically. When it comes to writing and launching a new book, DIY is increasingly becoming the way to go these days. The reasons are numerous. You have more control over the end product and more freedom to experiment. Also, it’s faster, there’s less risk involved, and you can get a disgustingly better royalty rate than with traditional publishers. Self-publishing isn’t what it was a decade ago. It’s way better, though you still have to do most of the heavy lifting yourself. Sadly, that’s often becoming the case with a lot of traditionally published authors too. So why not take control and put together your book on your own terms?

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