Monthly Archives: April 2011

Think Like A Publisher #9.5… The Secret of Indie Publishing

Taking a break from the sales part of things, I want to back up for a fairly short chapter on how publishers think about income. Call this Chapter 9.5.  Why Having More Product Is Better Than Having Less Product. I … Continue reading

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Think Like A Publisher #9…. Selling to Independent Bookstores

There is no way that some of this chapter will make sense unless you have read the previous chapters, and most importantly the chapters about sales.  Chapter #7… A Sales Plan and Chapter #8…Price, Discounts, and Sales. Finished refreshing your … Continue reading

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Updates

Not vanished, honest. Just working with ten great writers at a workshop here on Character Voice. If you haven’t had a chance, read Kris’s update this week on the ebook royalty mess that traditional publishers have brought onto themselves. And … Continue reading

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Tom Dupree Article

For those of you interested in a very personal, very well-written account of an editor working in New York, read Tom Dupree. He has his third installment in his series up. Wonderful stuff. Worth the read to understand publishing and … Continue reading

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Think Like A Publisher #8… Price, Discounts, and Sales

As some of you said in the comments, I sort of left this on a cliffhanger talking about how to get the other 79 book outlets to make at least 100 book outlets for sales. Please go read Think Like … Continue reading

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Important Post For Traditionally Published Writers

This morning my wife, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, put up a post on her site. See it here. It is about the problems, all logical, that traditional publishers are having tracking income from ebooks while strapped, short on help, and using … Continue reading

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Think Like a Publisher #7… A Sales Plan

At times I tend to forget that I sat in the publisher’s chair for seven years, growing a publishing house from nothing to the 5th largest producer of science fiction and fantasy and horror in the nation. And now, sixteen … Continue reading

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A Side Note on POD Publishing

In an upcoming chapter in How to Think Like a Publisher I’m going to be talking about some of the many ways to get books from your Indie Press into bookstores. At least the physical POD copies. I have been … Continue reading

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The Writing of Challenge Story #15: Mated From the Morgue

Okay, I’m behind in the challenge. But I am not panicked at all yet. Actually, I sort of expected this. March was just a tough month and I have a hunch April isn’t going to be much better. But then … Continue reading

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Free Story: Mated in the Morgue

Mated in the Morgue A Romance of Near Death Not really dead, not really alive. That’s how Debbie finds herself one fine day in a hospital morgue when the man of her dreams walks in to do an autopsy on … Continue reading

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