Monthly Archives: October 2011

A Guest Blog by K. W. Jeter

A Guest Blog by K. W. Jeter Dean here to introduce K. W. Jeter a little to those of you who have not had the pleasure of reading K. W.’s work or meeting him in person. (I am headed off … Continue reading

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Fun Rant on e-book Pricing

Kristin J. Tsetsi did a fun rant and used some math on the costs of e-books on Kindle.  Worth a read just for the different perspective and another way to look at value. http://kristenjtsetsi.com/2011/10/28/the-cost-of-kindle-books-pay-up-or-shut-up/

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The New World of Publishing: An Observation

It has been an interesting time for me and writing over the last three months that has gotten me to a spot where I can see clearly (even tired) some observations about indie publishing that without the last three months … Continue reading

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Another Update

Things are seeming to go along and I am within a week or so of being back in my office and writing like crazy again. I’ll talk about life rolls like the one I am in and what you can … Continue reading

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Respect

Folks, Kris’s new business blog is up and titled “R*E*S*P*E*C*T.”  A must read not only for what Kris is saying about respect from traditional editors, but for the list that Lee Allred puts together and she posts on the differences … Continue reading

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Might As Well Be Talking About Book Agents

Big Ed sent me a wonderful link to a post from a site called Lessons of Failure. The title of this post is “Why You Can’t Trust Recruiters.” It is short and to the point. In the center of the … Continue reading

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Update

As some of you might have noticed, there are not a lot of short stories pouring over this site just yet with the challenge. Actually, luckily for me, I had no other writing deadlines this fall either. Because writing anything … Continue reading

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But Why Would You…. Ever Try To Predict the Future In Publishing?

Fifth installment in this new series. This series will be made up of short, sometimes very short questions and puzzlements about publishing. Why would anyone with any sanity try to predict the future of publishing at this moment in time? … Continue reading

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The New World of Publishing: One Last Agent Note

This will be my last post on agents for a time, maybe ever. I’m going to sit back and watch this agent stuff work itself out. Don’t worry, I will be doing lots of other posts about indie publishing, about … Continue reading

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The New World of Publishing: Traditional Publishers Are Getting What They Deserve

A beginning note: This post came about because lately I’ve been getting the writer-as-center-of-the-universe questions a great deal. Writers believe that when they send in a manuscript to an editor, it is the only manuscript on the desk. Writers believe … Continue reading

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