Monthly Archives: May 2011

Think Like A Publisher #11… Electronic Sales to Bookstores

Just over a year ago now, Kris was standing at the end of an aisle in a Safeway grocery store as I came around the corner from the deli section. She was staring at one of those huge end-caps of … Continue reading

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Killing the Sacred Cows of Publishing: Killing a Career

This myth just gets more and more annoying by the day. And finally, with all the new stuff about indie publishing, I figured it was time to take a hammer to the myth. If you catch some hints of annoyance … Continue reading

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A great set of guidelines for agents

Passiveguy, a former attorney, laid out a set of guidelines that agents should follow if they are setting up a publishing program.  You can read it here: http://bit.ly/lJk5gB Great stuff and spot on the money in my opinion, but the … Continue reading

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Think Like A Publisher #10…. The Returns System

I can’t even believe I’m writing this post in this series. A number of people suggested it and I just looked at them like they were nuts. No indie publisher should ever allow returns or even think about them.  Duh. … Continue reading

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