Monthly Archives: July 2011

The New World of Publishing: Traditional or Indie? What To Do Now?

Over and over I get the question, “Should I mail books to traditional publishers or not these days?” And honestly, over the last year my answer has varied and shifted. But now I have finally settled on an answer I … Continue reading

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Chapter 10: Killing the Sacred Cows of Publishing: Book as Event

Series Note: I am now working on updating each chapter and putting together this book, finally, after over 100,000 words that started back in 2009. So I am updating each chapter and putting it up here now for those who … Continue reading

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Chapter 9: Killing the Sacred Cows of Publishing: You Can’t Make Money Writing Fiction

Series Note: I am now working on updating each chapter and putting together this book, finally, after over 100,000 words that started back in 2009. So I am updating each chapter and putting it up here now for those who … Continue reading

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The New World of Publishing: The Death of an Indie Writer’s Career

K.W. Jeter and I, on a recent post, had a discussion that started with me misunderstanding something he was saying. And when we finished, I figured that the topic might be something that most new indie publishers just don’t have … Continue reading

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Chapter 8: Killing the Sacred Cows of Publishing: New York Works as a Quality Filter

Series Note: I am now working on updating each chapter and putting together this book, finally, after over 100,000 words that started back in 2009. So I am updating each chapter and putting it up here now for those who … Continue reading

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Think Like a Publisher #12: The Time It Takes

I had a hunch this series was going to take time as I learned new stuff. So now for some new stuff and some more numbers. Any new business just doesn’t have a clue how long each task will take … Continue reading

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Chapter Seven: Killing the Sacred Cows of Publishing: Writing is Hard

Series Note: I am now working on updating each chapter and putting together this book, finally, after over 100,000 words that started back in 2009. So I am updating each chapter and putting it up here now for those who … Continue reading

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