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The New World of Publishing: A Return to the Past

A Look Back at January 11, 2011 That’s right, I wrote the following post on January 11, 2011, talking some about the coming war between writers and the problems with the future of agents. I was looking back at some … Continue reading

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Think Like a Publisher: 2015… Chapter Four: Production and Scheduling

   Chapter 4 Production and Scheduling The first three posts in this series were designed to be a unit and help you get set up as an indie publisher. You should have a business name picked out with a web … Continue reading

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Think Like a Publisher: 2015… Projected Income

Chapter Three Projected Income To actually get a profit-and-loss calculation for a book project, you must now make some pricing decisions and projections of income. Yeah, I know. I know. This is all so new, how can anyone predict how … Continue reading

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Think Like a Publisher 2015: Chapter Two… Expected Costs

Chapter Two: Expected Costs  The first chapter was “The Early Decisions” which included picking a business name, setting up checking accounts, and so on. There were no real costs at all in those early steps unless your state had a … Continue reading

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Think Like a Publisher 2015: Chapter One… The Early Decisions

Here we go again. It’s been over four years since I wrote the first version of Think Like a Publisher. And over a year since I updated it into a 2013 edition. Stunning how time goes by. Since those first words … Continue reading

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The New World of Publishing: Who Really Cares?

Who Really Cares? I did most of this as an answer to a good question on a recent post about traditional publishing and what is happening to it. Actually, the question was about my opinion if traditional publishing was going … Continue reading

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Money Always Flows to the Writer

On John Scalzi’s blog there was a great discussion on Yog’s Law (coined by Jim McDonald a very long time ago), which is basically “Money Always Flows to the Writer.” And how indie publishing has not changed that law. Writers … Continue reading

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Killing the Top Ten Sacred Cows of Indie Publishing: #9… You Must Sell Books Cheaply

Myths ignore facts. Myths are often beliefs built from fear or past actions. In this series, and in the previous series of Killing the Top Ten Sacred Cows of Publishing, I call the myths that control writers “Sacred Cows.” Writers … Continue reading

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Killing the Top Ten Sacred Cows of Indie Publishing… #6: Put The Book Up and Leave It.

Myths ignore facts. Myths are often beliefs built from fear or past actions. In this series, and in the previous series of Killing the Top Ten Sacred Cows of Publishing, I call the myths that control writers “Sacred Cows.” Writers … Continue reading

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Killing the Top Ten Sacred Cows of Indie Publishing… #4: You Need An Agent to Sell Overseas

Myths ignore facts. Myths are often beliefs built from fear or past actions. In this series, and in the previous series of Killing the Top Ten Sacred Cows of Publishing, I call the myths that control writers “Sacred Cows.” Writers … Continue reading

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