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(25 replies, posted in The Diogenes Club)

I don't really 'get' Twitter, but I use it. I'm more active on Facebook, but that's because my author and book pages are there.

My info is in my signature, so fortunately I don't have to do those links again. wink

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(784 replies, posted in The Diogenes Club)

Hello all,

My name is Bard Constantine. I'm relatively new to steampunk/dieselpunk culture, although I've been using elements in my novel writing. I coined the style 'dystopian noir' at the time. I had the fortune of crossing paths with Stefan, the artist of Diesel City fame and we hit it off right away with our love of noir and retro-futuristic design. And that's how I came to discover this wonderfully exciting culture.

Currently I just published a sci fi/noir/dieselpunk novel (with a cover designed by Stefan) and I'm collaborating with Stefan on upcoming project Silent Empire. Looking forward to getting to know everyone here!

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(75 replies, posted in Café Metropole)

I have an entire Pinterest board dedicated to Dieselpunk

I have some experience with Kindle publishing, having a few titles published in the last year. I don't see anything wrong with publishing stories of any kind, so long as you are able to write a great story and can do your own professional editing and cover work or hire someone to do so. There's a lot involved in publishing your own work and there are no guarantees that your work will stand out in an overcrowded market even if you can produce work as good or better than what's traditionally published.

On the other hand, if you work hard and understand the business end of things, then you have an opportunity that you might not get otherwise. Self publishing is a booming business, although most of what's being put out is pure crap as far as well written, professional work goes. You have to write well, build an audience, and see if they will support you by purchases.

So is it worth doing? I'd say yes. I love writing and pretty much have to do it to stay sane. Is it easy? No. But like so many other things, what you put in determines what you get out of it.

Happy writing!