The Girlfriend Experience tells the story of a young man who discovers the key to breaking Internet encryption while working on a project for the National Security Agency, or NSA. When I wrote the story the idea of the NSA monitoring every phone call, email, Facebook post and tweet seemed far-fetched, although I was aware of the NSA’s project to build a gigantic data center in the Utah desert for an undisclosed purpose.
There is a controversy over the value of the free promotion – giving away your book for $0.00 for a limited time. Some view this as a great way to raise the visibility of your work. Others say it cheapens your work and gluts the market. The debate rages on.
If you read my post about first impressions you saw my best attempts at a cover that gets attention and sells books. The cover and the blurb – those are the levers the indie author can manipulate to get the prospective reader to give a book a look. Writing and cover design are different disciplines, so I admitted my shortcomings and hired a pro.
The National Security Agency is prohibited by law from eavesdropping on American citizens, yet, at the direction of the American president, they have done exactly that.
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