Monthly Archives: May 2012

Great Article on Making “The” Choice

As I have been saying over and over, the decision to indie publish or traditional publish is a book-by-book, author-by-author choice and there is no right answer that fits everyone or every book. For another very clear and clean perspective … Continue reading

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Some Great Data

The Writer’s Workshop group in England asked numbers of professional writers a varied list of questions about their publishers. Some great information in this survey, and information that should scare hell out of traditional publishers. One interesting thing on a … Continue reading

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Holy Smokes, Batman. I Agree With Nathan Bransford

Well, for some time now I have been reading Nathan Bransford blogs when someone sends me to it, and mostly just shaking my head. He has always seemed a little lost and clearly agent perspective, which means he was more … Continue reading

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Konrath on Traditional Publishing Contracts

In a similar way many of you here have heard me talk about before, and heard Kris talk about in varied articles, and heard The Passive Guy outline clearly, Joe Konrath is now also talking about publishing contracts and the … Continue reading

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Think Like A Publisher: Chapter 4: Production and Scheduling

Here we go with Chapter Four, the first of the production and sales 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 I … Continue reading

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Joe Konrath’s New Pricing Post

In a new post, Joe very clearly explains the difference between agency pricing and wholesale pricing. Just remember one thing as you read his great post and all the comments: If you sell a product to a bookstore for a … Continue reading

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Joe Konrath’s New Post

Holy, smokes. Between Neil Gaiman’s wonderful speech and Joe Konrath’s fantastic new post about publishing, this has been a stunning few days while I have been off teaching. So after watching Neil’s speech, go read Joe’s new post about publishing. … Continue reading

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Neil Gaiman

Everyone, if you have not listened to Neil Gaiman give this speech to students, do so. Stunning and right on the money. And make sure you watch it all the way to the end because he talks about this new … Continue reading

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Another Agent Post

When I was down in Las Vegas last week being a guest speaker at the SuperStars writing Seminar, they put me on a panel about agents. They expected me to bash agents, as it seems is my reputation. I didn’t. … Continue reading

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Web Sites Update

From all reports from our new tech service and friends, all our web sites are now clean and will be guarded. However, the Google warnings are still up on her site for the moment on all servers and we are … Continue reading

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