Monthly Archives: November 2012

New Way For Uninformed Writers to Spend Money

Sadly, as I said in my wrap-up post of what I saw coming, people taking advantage of writers was going to increase. I just didn’t expect Simon and Schuster to jump into the game. Wow, what a stunner. All the … Continue reading

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October Challenge Books

I hope everyone in the States had a great holiday. A person would think that after thirty-five years in this publishing business (which works at a glacial pace), I would have calculated the time involved a little better with getting … Continue reading

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The New World of Publishing: Some Perspective On 2012

Interestingly enough, 2012 was the first seemingly stable year in the new normal we are all living in the publishing industry.  Does that mean that nothing changed? Of course not. Some things changed, but not like 2009-2011. And some things … Continue reading

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What I Learned Teaching the First Four Online Workshops

The first four online workshops are now done, for the most part. The writers who took the classes are going back over the entire six weeks of videos to review. (Or at least I hope they are.) And that’s a … Continue reading

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More Cover Fun

As I have said before, WMG Publishing is going through all the backlist I put up early and redoing everything, from covers to blurbs to uploads.  And proofing the stories as well. I have been doing many of my own, … Continue reading

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Estate Stuff from Kris and Update from Me

For those of you who were around here from last August through last spring and know the estate issues Kris and I dealt with, Kris is now finally starting to do her estate series. This is a general one this … Continue reading

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No Reader Left Behind. A Great Post from Kris

This week’s article by Kris is a great one. And it should scare hell out of any new writer coming into the business. And answer questions for many fans of different author’s work. And read the comments and see that … Continue reading

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More Data About E-Book Sales

For those of you missing the news, here are some totals reported from the AAP survey for July. (The last posts below were from June and the first half of 2012.) This is quoted from Publisher’s Marketplace. “The AAP reported … Continue reading

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New Holiday Cover Fun

Guest blog from Allyson Longueira, the publisher of WMG Publishing Inc. about some of the Holiday stories now out. If this doesn’t show well, it also is at WMG Publishing web site. Just click on any cover to get a … Continue reading

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