Not vanished, honest. Just working with ten great writers at a workshop here on Character Voice.
If you haven’t had a chance, read Kris’s update this week on the ebook royalty mess that traditional publishers have brought onto themselves. And after you read Kris’s two posts, if you are a traditionally published writer, check your royalty statements. And that’s all I am going to say about that on this site. http://kriswrites.com/2011/04/20/the-business-rusch-royalty-statements-update/
As far as the next chapter in Think Like a Publisher, it’s almost finished. I am having to break down the sales aspects of getting book into stores into a number of different chapters. This next one will be on flyers that get a bookstore to read it. And how to get to the bookstores. And what kind of response to respect and so on.
Also I am still losing weight and working into the running. And feeling better. Amazing how losing weight and eating right can do that, but it does.
I am also on a project to clean up and do new covers for some of the early short stories and books I did for WMG Publishing over a year ago. It is taking me about an hour to do a new cover and reformat the story and relaunch each one. Since there are thirty or so that really have covers that suck, it’s going to take me a few weeks. But thankfully we are not stuck with those early efforts. One large advantage of electronic publishing.
Amazing difference. And the second cover fits the story perfectly, where the picture in the first cover was more of a metaphor. I am sure some will think my covers still suck, but I sure like them better, and they are fitting better into the publisher look that WMG Publishing wants.
So back to the workshop for me. Back in the next day or so with the new chapter.