Monthly Archives: April 2012

Think Like a Publisher: Chapter 3: Projected Income

Here we go with Chapter Three, the last of the “Early Decisions” set up chapters. It’s been some time since I wrote the first version of Think Like a Publisher. Since I wrote those first chapters, Scott William Carter and … Continue reading

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The New World of Publishing: Respect

I did a New World of Publishing post a few posts back talking about how I could find the balance between short fiction indie publishing and short fiction traditional publishing. And then I did another post about how I could … Continue reading

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Think Like a Publisher 2012: Chapter 2: Expected Costs

Here we go with Chapter Two. It’s been some time since I wrote the first version of Think Like a Publisher. Since I wrote those first chapters, Scott William Carter and I have taught three workshops by the same name, … Continue reading

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Lee Allred on K.D. Wentworth

On the Rookhouse Books web site, professional writer Lee Allred did a wonderful tribute to his friend K.D. Wentworth, who passed away far, far too young. Everyone inside of science fiction and fantasy knew K.D. from one place or another. … Continue reading

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Lawrence Block Says It Perfectly

Lawrence Block, in a fantastically wonderful post (called All Changed, Changed Utterly…), gives a perfect sense of what it has been like to move from one side of this crazy industry into indie publishing. And with his wonderful writing he … Continue reading

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Think Like a Publisher 2012. Chapter 1: The Early Decisions

Here we go. It’s been some time since I wrote the first version of Think Like a Publisher. Since I wrote those first chapters, Scott William Carter and I have taught three workshops by the same name, plus an advanced … Continue reading

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Kris’s Blog Goes With My Last Article

Folks, if you haven’t already, go read my wife’s blog this morning. We didn’t intend to have what we were writing about sort of fit together, but they do. Worth your read and time. The article is called “The Changing … Continue reading

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The New World of Publishing: No Balance

It should be clear to anyone following traditional publishing now that no traditional publisher will fail in 2012 when ebook sales hit the magic 25%. In fact, because of a number of factors, even with paper book sales declining, most … Continue reading

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Things Get More Interesting

For the past week or so I’ve kept myself from commenting on the lawsuits being filed in publishing, some of which I hinted were coming a long time ago. Why didn’t I want to comment??  Mostly because people just don’t … Continue reading

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Writers From the Character Voice Workshop

Here’s a picture of nineteen of the twenty great professional writers at the Character Voice Workshop who came from around the country, Canada, and Europe. They are all smiling because they were all done at this point with the assignments … Continue reading

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