Monthly Archives: July 2011

IP Lawyers

First off, this from Laura Resnick.  Thanks, Laura!! —– Hi Dean, I was getting so many requests for referrals via private email, I decided to put a directory of literary lawyers on my website. Just posted. These five lawyers can … Continue reading

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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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The Writing of Challenge Story #28: The Wages of the Moment

I finally got back to short story writing again yesterday, July 26th, after a week off teaching and another week off doing many, many other things. I’m going to have to stop taking these weeks off if I’m going to … 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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New Business Today

All kinds of things popping all over the place. —One is about an agent turning into a publisher. The best discussion on this is by The Passive Voice. Read his comments as well. Great discussion about how agency laws governs … Continue reading

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Zoe Winters Recommended Reading

Wow, finally someone said exactly as I feel about 99 cent priced novels.  And said it with the same level of frustration I often feel about the topic. Thank you, Zoe Winters. And I agree about John Locke as well. … Continue reading

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The Passive Voice: Recommended Reading

Just today alone the Passive Guy, on his blog, “The Passive Voice,” has five great articles that are worth reading, including a quote from an author hanged for killing his publisher. Worth the read and you all should really be … 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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Priorities in this Brave New World

This last week Scott William Carter and I taught a workshop on indie publishing called “Think Like a Publisher.”  Four wonderful days with twenty-five professionals talking about all aspects of indie publishing from tricks to holding formatting to promotions and … Continue reading

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Lawrence Block’s Blog

Okay, gang, if you don’t know who Lawrence Block is, let me simply say you have a lot of wonderful reading to catch up on.  And I hope you do. His newest Mathew Scudder book is just flat fantastic. Now … Continue reading

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