Monthly Archives: June 2012

The New World of Publishing: Some Real Perspective on Pricing

After all the comments on the last post about electronic pricing, it became very, very clear to me that indie fiction writers seem to think that pricing an electronic book is done in a vacuum. They just make up some … Continue reading

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Kris’s New Post

This morning Kris talks about writers, writing, listening to critics, workshops, and trying to write a perfect story. Mostly trying to write a perfect story. As I have said a bunch of times here, there is no such thing as … Continue reading

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The New World of Publishing: Book Pricing from Another Perspective

Teri Babcock posted the following comment on the last article I wrote in this series and I asked her for permission to move it to the front page. Thanks, Teri, for permission to use it here. Teri’s comment is spot … Continue reading

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The New World of Publishing: Insulting Your Writer Friends

This week my wife, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, talked in her blog about a topic that has been bothering me for some time. And a problem I saw coming years ago. And one that makes me sad that the problem has … Continue reading

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The New World of Publishing: Making a Living with Your Short Fiction

Way back, over two years ago now, I did a post in my Killing the Sacred Cows of Publishing series called “Myth: You Can’t Make Money Writing Fiction.” You can find that article either in any electronic bookstore or for … Continue reading

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The Secret Myth of Traditional Publishing

I keep laughing when writer after writer goes on about how much better traditional publishing is than indie publishing. Now, granted, I am still a traditionally published writer with a couple books under contract, but the myths involved with traditional … Continue reading

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More Cover Fun

Nothing seems to remain the same in this new world and this last week I learned a few more things about covers. So before launching the Kris Nelscott Smokey Dalton series, I wanted to try to work on what I … Continue reading

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Forbes Talks With Mark Coker

Kris mentions this in her wonderful article this morning, but I wanted to give you a link because of the chart in this article on the second page. It’s a stunner and a great article and interview with Mark. Balanced … Continue reading

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Kris’s New Post

Kris just wrote a new post she called “The End of the World as We Know It.” Oh my, oh my, oh my…. She said wonderfully what I’ve been wanting to say for so long, and was disgusted about with … Continue reading

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Paper Book Numbers Grow

As I have been saying over and over here, paper books and bookstores are not going away. Period. And indie publishers need to get their books into print as well as electronic. And get those paper books into stores. So … Continue reading

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