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Let's Put Survivors on Survivor!

I'll say it now, I'm not a big fan of reality television shows. Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Amish Mafia, Deadliest Catch, overall, I couldn't care less about these types of shows or enjoy them.

However, we all have our guilty pleasures that we have to watch. I have been a longtime fan (since the beginning) of Survivor and Big Brother. I love that these are essentially game shows. They require strategy on the part of contestants. They're a study into human behavior and reaction. They're a lot of fun to watch and not too much different than watching your favorite sport. You begin to root for somebody to win and if they do, it's exciting.

My biggest Survivor moment was the first season when Richard Hatch won. He set the tone of strategy for seasons to come. My wife and I rooted for him to win it and he did. That's a very exciting moment.

Another big moment in reality TV for me was when Rachel Reilly won Big Brother. It was her second time on the show, an…

Announcing "Name Your Price" Edition E-Books!

One of the hardest things for an independent author to accomplish is making a name for themselves. Sure, they write books and they put them out there for people to buy. Friends and family might buy a copy of a book and they might read it. But overall, it's a lottery in finding success with lots of sales and unknown readers that in turn buy other books by the author.

There are several ways authors try to improve their sales. They advertise on Facebook and other places for people to buy their book(s). They regularly write on a blog, giving information to potential readers. They're active in the Twitter community. They offer a book for free for a limited time. They keep writing book after book, letting those speak for themselves and be their marketing.

There are a lot of options. And some authors find success with one way of doing it. But most don't. The best books might never be read and the worst can be bestsellers.

I've tried a lot of things over the years to improve m…