Monthly Archives: March 2012

Richard Alan Dickson Guest Blog

Richard Alan Dickson is a friend that I often turn to to check out my calculations on any business deal, or to talk with about the business of publishing. The reason is because he’s been in business, at the top … Continue reading

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Wow! Are Things Changing

Tonight was the start of the Character Voice workshop here on the Oregon Coast. It’s a great group of professional writers attending and it’s going to be a really fun week. Zero doubt about that. But a couple things stunned … Continue reading

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Teaching in Vegas

Kris and I will be down with our good friend Kevin J. Anderson in Las Vegas the last of April for the SuperStars Writing Seminars.  Kevin put up a schedule of the three days and I would imagine there are … Continue reading

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How To Read A Book Contract

Passive Guy at his wonderful blog www.thepassivevoice.com has a great article called “How to Read a Book Contract–Contempt.” A must read for anyone thinking of going into a contract with a traditional publisher. After a hundred plus book contracts for … Continue reading

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Who Are The “Big Six” in…?

I am so sick of the term “The Big Six” that I want to try something here, just for fun. Feel free if you have some knowledge of publishing to try to answer these questions, because, to be honest, I … Continue reading

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How To Deal With Writers

Professional fiction writer Ray Garton just did a wonderful article about how to deal with writers. And I agree completely. Fun and worth the read at Ray Garton’s blog.

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Scott Turow

I used to respect Scott Turow, but after this last year of his ranting and “leadership” of the Author’s Guild, I have lost all respect for the man. He has zero clue how most of his members make a living, … Continue reading

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Scarcity and Abundance

My wife, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, did an article today about the old world of publishing and the scarcity model and the new world of electronic publishing under the abundance model of business. My opinion, a must read article for anyone … Continue reading

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Personal Post: Estate Done

I am so crazy busy right now, I shouldn’t even be spending a few minutes on my iPad to add some words to this and get it up and posted. (I’ve been adding to this post for three months.) I’m … Continue reading

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Answering Some Agent Questions

The Peter Lampack Agency sued Martha Grimes after she left his agency (read fired him) claiming that he was due money from sales by another agent years down the road. (A nightmare for any author to even think about.) Today … Continue reading

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