Monthly Archives: January 2013

New Online Workshops

Starting the first week of February we have five craft workshops that still have room if anyone is interested, or know of any writer interested. The online workshops are open to anyone with a desire to learn. These workshops take … Continue reading

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Think Like a Publisher 2013: Chapter 3: Projected Income

Here we go again. It’s been over two years since I wrote the first version of Think Like a Publisher. And a year since I updated it into a 2012 edition. Stunning how time goes by. Since I wrote those … Continue reading

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eBook Sales for September

The AAP just released their numbers for September 2012 polling 1,200 publishers.  The numbers are interesting if you follow the industry to any depth. Trade book sales are up overall. But not a lot. With most increases in hardcover. But … Continue reading

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A Great Post By John Scalzi About Money

For anyone here who is a writer, knows a writer, or is thinking about becoming a writer, please read John’s post this morning about money. I agree completely, and I don’t always agree with John on some aspects of this … Continue reading

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Think Like a Publisher 2013: Chapter Two: Expected Costs

Here we go again. It’s been over two years since I wrote the first version of Think Like a Publisher. And a year since I updated it into a 2012 edition. Stunning how time goes by. Since I wrote those … Continue reading

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Think Like a Publisher 2013: Chapter One: The Early Decisions

Here we go again. It’s been over two years since I wrote the first version of Think Like a Publisher. And a year since I updated it into a 2012 edition. Stunning how time goes by. Since I wrote those … Continue reading

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November Challenge Books

Yeah, I know it’s January, but in a week or so I’ll have the December challenge books out, and then about two weeks after that I’ll have the January challenge books out. So those of you subscribing, expect a flood. … Continue reading

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The New World of Publishing: Counting Numbers

I’ve been wanting to do this article for some time now, but figured at the beginning of the year would be a great time to actually do it, as indie publishers are setting up new patterns. This is actually part … Continue reading

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Crossover Deals from Self-Publishing to Traditional

As I have been saying for some time, the indie side of publishing will slowly become a major way into traditional publishing. And a way with power that allows a writer to negotiate a better contract. But up until this … Continue reading

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Last Call for Cover and Interior Online Workshops

The workshops are starting up this next week. There is still room in the second cover workshop and both interior workshops if anyone is interested in learning how to design book covers and interiors that look professional. Information under the … Continue reading

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