Monthly Archives: December 2010

Joshua Bilmes on Borders

Joshua has written one of the clearest and most insightful articles about the slide of Borders Bookstore that I could ever imagine.  I learned a few things and got a little more perspective on the coming problem with Borders. Worth … Continue reading

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Predictions on 2011 by Mark Coker

Mark Coker, the founder of Smashwords, has some very interesting predictions for 2011. Read it here and then come back. I have some opinions, as always. I’m going to take his predictions one at a time. #1… Mark believes ebook … Continue reading

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New Story In Daw Collection

I have a new story just out in a wonderful collection called Love and Rockets. The collection is out of DAW Books and is edited by Kerrie Hughes and Martin H. Greenberg. It also has an introduction by Lois McMaster … Continue reading

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The New World of Publishing: The Scams

As we ramp into 2011, I figured that besides all the goal-setting talk, it might be a good time to give a few warnings as well. And maybe set a clear work goal as well. Electronic publishing is the hot … Continue reading

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A Christmas Gift

Back in August I put up here for free the story “Jukebox Gifts.” Since this is going up a couple days before Christmas, I thought I would repeat the story this week, since many might have missed it in August. … Continue reading

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Free Story of the Week: Jukebox Gifts

Jukebox Gifts A bar, five friends, and a very special jukebox that lets you time travel back to a memory for the length of the song. What could go wrong with giving such a special trip and the gift of … Continue reading

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The New World of Publishing: The eRace

A long time ago, in a magazine I did for fun for writers called The Report, I came up with an idea to try to add numbers and quantify the mysterious process of submissions to traditional markets. For some reason … Continue reading

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The Story Behind the Story

Since the last post was about challenges and end-of-the-year goals, I figured a story that came out of such a challenge would be fun to put up as free fiction this week. And besides, it’s a Christmas story. Sort-of. The … Continue reading

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The New World of Publishing: My Goal for the New Year

A couple years back in December I did a series of posts here about writers setting goals for the new year. And last year I brought some of the old posts forward. But frighteningly enough, the publishing industry has changed … Continue reading

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Killing the Sacred Cows of Publishing: You Have It Made When…

This myth has a lot of ugly heads, but I’m going to do my best to wrap them all into one chapter here. And I’m sure I’m going to miss one or two heads at least. But I hope to … Continue reading

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