Monthly Archives: August 2011

Author Sues Publisher Over Restraint of Trade

The Passive Guy in his great blog The Passive Voice talked this morning about how an author is taking on one of the worst clauses in any author’s contract. And the one that Kris and I warn all authors to … Continue reading

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Traveling Once Again

Have I said recently how much I don’t like traveling. (grin) Anyway, off to Eugene to work on Bill’s estate for the week. And then to a party at a major book dealer’s house in Portland on Saturday, then back … Continue reading

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Bill Trojan: Book Dealer

As most of you have heard, one of my best friends, book dealer Bill Trojan passed away on the last day of the World Science Fiction Convention in Reno. Kris and I had already left Reno, so we didn’t get … Continue reading

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Traveling Again

Unexpected travel with a death of a close friend. I’m in charge of his estate. I’ll put a long post about him here when I get back. And talk about Worldcon as well. It was a mix of old think … Continue reading

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The Passive Voice Can Be Hired

I’ve just returned from traveling and will do more blogs soon on numbers of topics, but first I wanted to make sure that you all knew that the man behind “The Passive Voice” blog that we all follow is now … Continue reading

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Traveling

Just in case someone is wondering why I haven’t responded much either in the comments or in e-mail, I’m on vacation. Well, actually, I’m at the world science fiction convention in Reno. Great fun and our house sitter says my … Continue reading

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Chapter 14: Killing the Sacred Cows of Publishing: You Have It Made When…

Series Note: I am now working on updating each chapter and putting together this book, finally, after over 100,000 words that started back in 2009. So I am updating each chapter and putting it up here now for those who … Continue reading

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Chapter 13: Killing the Sacred Cows of Publishing. The Myth of Knowing it All

Series Note: I am now working on updating each chapter and putting together this book, finally, after over 100,000 words that started back in 2009. So I am updating each chapter and putting it up here now for those who … Continue reading

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Chapter 12: Killing the Sacred Cows of Publishing: The Myth of Talent

Series Note: I am now working on updating each chapter and putting together this book, finally, after over 100,000 words that started back in 2009. So I am updating each chapter and putting it up here now for those who … Continue reading

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Some New Numbers and Perspective

As announced today on Publisher’s Lunch, a new industry-wide set of statistics are now out by BookStats. It’s a study that is going to be done jointly by the AAP and BISG who had been releasing their own flawed statistics … Continue reading

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