Monthly Archives: June 2011

Four Novels A Year: The Math of It. Again.

Interestingly enough, lots of great discussion and feedback on the math post. But the item I got the most grief about privately and on a couple Twitter comments was me using Four Novels a Year pace. (How dare I suggest … Continue reading

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eReaders Up to 12%

And on the same topic of electronic sales, a great survey. Worth looking at on how eReaders and Tablets are growing in households. http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2011/E-readers-and-tablets/Report.aspx

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Oh, The Math Of It All

Okay, time to do some math again on this 99 cent thing. Start from the premise that I am a professional writer. Start from the premise that I want to make $100,000.00 per year with my fiction writing. Start from … Continue reading

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The Silliness Of It All

Okay, over the last two years I’ve taken a ton of flack from writers by suggesting they don’t need to spend a year writing a book, that all they have to do is spend more time actually typing and a … Continue reading

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Some Real Numbers

Wow, it’s interesting to get some real numbers out of indie publishers. Robin Sullivan does a nice job with this post and the comments afterward are interesting as well as others chip in to put their sales up. Very much … Continue reading

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John Locke Better Off?

Mike Shatzkin does a great job making a solid case for the fact that John Locke, a million-selling indie publisher selling his books for 99 cents would have made more money selling his books traditionally. Interesting thoughts by Mike.  And … Continue reading

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Martin H. Greenberg

Far, far too young, Marty Greenberg left us this morning after a long illness. Even though not unexpected, still a very sad day for a lot of people, me included. For those of you not familiar with the thousands and … Continue reading

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Interesting Summary of Week’s Events

A ton of stuff happened this week in publishing. Best summary was at Digital Bookworld. News on B&N, Borders, Amazon tablet, the spam mess at Amazon, and so on. http://www.digitalbookworld.com/2011/dbw-weekly-roundup-62311/

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Some Great Predictions

This last week, since I have been just playing with short stories, I didn’t report here a few major changes in publishing. The most important of which is J.K. Rowling’s announcement that she will only sell her e-books from her … Continue reading

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Agents Do Not Work For Writers

Folks, if you have not been reading the series former attorney Passive Guy is doing on book agents and book contracts, you are missing a very expensive education that you could be getting for free. His most recent article about … Continue reading

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