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Wish eBay or TradeMe was more metal? HeavyMetalBay launched today – the auction site of ultimate kvltness (I think that would make a much better tagline than what they actually have, which is reason enough why all burgeoning metal companies should hire me as their marketing copywriter).

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photo by Martino Zegwaard

Can you get rich as a self-published ebook author? I have always said “yes, as long as you’re not writing fiction.” Now, that might just be changing. Read about Amanda Hocking, who made a million bucks selling her fiction books last month.

For metal (or palaeontology) cake decoraters: bone sprinkles!

Pleasure Bound: The Victorian Era’s Kinky Side. SO much of this research is going to end up in one of my books …

Quite like the rustic, slightly twisted nature of this jewelry by Eily O’Connell.

10 Abandoned Psych Wards Photographers love sneaking into. I admit it, I am quite taken by “decay-porn”.


5 Comments »

  1. MrPolek says:

    This article about Mrs. Hocking really made me cheer up a bit looking at the dark, gloomy and frustrating world I want to enter by becoming an author. Maybe I should start selling my novel as a ebook once it is ready =). But I dont know if germany has a big enough market on ebooks (since I am writing in german that is an issue I surely should check out by time).

    • steff steff says:

      @Mr Polek – I don’t know either, although I read an interesting article recently on the German publishing industry which I will try to find for you. I’m still trying to go the traditional route with my books, but we’ll see what my editor says midyear after reading my latest offering. I would certainly be interested in keeping ebook rights myself if it were all possible …

  2. Emily Bleak says:

    “Decay porn” is the right word for it! A friend of a friend of mine does tons of urb-ex around the east coast US and he’s a really good photographer, bam: http://www.flickr.com/photos/futureimpaired/sets/

    I’ve been combing eBay relentlessly for old worn-in metal shirts and 70s doom on vinyl, so yeah, hopefully HeavyMetalBay will come through. Thanks for the heads up, and yeah…they really should have hired you to write/design. :)

    • steff steff says:

      @E – urgh, it was on the tip of my tongue. I think “mold-porn” also has a certain ring to it, but I’m not sure I want to type that into google …
      Your mates photos are amazing. When I come to the US, can I borrow him? :) I’m trying to get in contact with a couple of locals in Germany to see if we can see some stuff when we’re there. Explored an old bunker in Berlin when we were there. That was incredible. Want to see more.

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