Novel Updates for August 2018

Now I understand why self publishing is so perilous. The good news is that Soft Hearts, Hard Memories is now ‘name your price’ with the suggested price of $4.95. The bad news is that ordering physical copies from Amazon is so untrustworthy that I’ve pulled the edition from their store. I had determined some time…

Feature Parity vs Profitability in Minecraft

It doesn’t need to be a long discussion. Two major things happened when Microsoft bought Mojang. 1) Non-profitable projects (and features) were cut loose, and 2) Realms. Minecraft “Java” isn’t a steady earner, because it’s not Lego. You buy one set and that’s all you ever need, everything else can be had for free. We’re…

Mojang Feature Good

Let it be an example to those big corporations aka Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft (listed in order of customer hearing impaired-ness). Nintendo got a break with Mario – fluke, luck – not market research. Sony is the product of style, a little street cred, hard work and a lot of money. Microsoft is pure marketing, but to survive they’ve turned up their hearing aids.