Monthly Archives: September 2012

Some Fantastic Lessons

Folks, if you are not reading the comment stream on Kris’s latest post, you should be. Some of them are fantastic and some head-shaking. And Kris even let an insulting post through to show what we deal with at times. … Continue reading

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A Wild Few Months

After what has been a wild and crazy-busy few months of deadlines and more work than someone my age should be asked to do, it is all finally coming to a slow close. Tomorrow (Saturday), the fun starts with twenty … Continue reading

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Kris’s Great New Column on Thinking Small

Kris did a great post this week, a long one, about how so many writers think in such a small fashion. It has been a topic here at times as well. And why I think it is so damned funny … Continue reading

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Advances Are Loans

As Kris and I have been trying to teach writers for two decades now, advances on a book deal from a traditional publisher are LOANS. Loans from the publisher. And for two decades writers have been telling us we are … Continue reading

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The New World of Publishing: The Seasons of Publishing

I’ve been resisting doing this article because of a host of factors. But with the last pricing article, it became clear that I needed to at least say something about this topic. Why would I hesitate at such a simple … Continue reading

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New WMG Publishing Update from Kris

Every few weeks or so, Kris is doing a video update on the goings-on at WMG Publishing Inc. offices. And she’s having fun with this sort of pod cast.  Here is the new one.

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The New World of Publishing: Pricing 2013

Yup, I am going back into the pricing wars one more time. Why would I do that? Simply put, I’m nuts. And again, things have changed all over the map, so indie pricing of ebooks needs to be talked about. … Continue reading

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August Subscription Books

I managed to get eight books done last month for the subscribers and I got them in yesterday, so the August subscription copies will go out on time tomorrow, September 10th, all signed. Also, electronic subscribers will get these as … Continue reading

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The New World of Publishing: What Should Indie Publishers Be Called?

We have indie publishers, self publishers, specialty-press publishers, small-press publishers, and so on and so on. Are there any differences and does anyone care? Well, it seems some people care. Those people with far too much time on their hands, … Continue reading

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The New World of Publishing: Pen Names

NOTE: This is a complete reprint of the pen name post I did back in January because I am getting so many questions about pen names lately. About one per day, honestly. So time to put this out again.) I … Continue reading

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