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Think Like a Publisher: 2015… Chapter 5: Return on Investment

Chapter Five: Return on Investment As a professional writer, when I am asked by another writer what they would be better off writing, my standard and correct answer is “Anything you are passionate about. Any story that motivates you. Any … 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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Indie Publishing Thinking

The last week of February, writer Scott William Carter and I taught a workshop to about twenty-five driven indie writers. The thrust of the workshop was how indie writers can make more money. During the four days, Scott and I … Continue reading

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The New World of Publishing: The Big Hurry

Every beginning writer I know (including myself back about thirty plus years) is in a hurry. Fact of publishing, sadly. But before two years ago, beginning writers knew that getting into publishing was going to be a long and hard … Continue reading

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Some New Numbers and Perspective

As announced today on Publisher’s Lunch, a new industry-wide set of statistics are now out by BookStats. It’s a study that is going to be done jointly by the AAP and BISG who had been releasing their own flawed statistics … Continue reading

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Tracking Sales: Some Perspective

The thing about electronic publishing that drives me crazy is the silliness of believing that Kindle is the only source of sales. My attitude as an indie publisher is that I want to get to 100% of the available English … Continue reading

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Some Real Numbers

Wow, it’s interesting to get some real numbers out of indie publishers. Robin Sullivan does a nice job with this post and the comments afterward are interesting as well as others chip in to put their sales up. Very much … Continue reading

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Think Like A Publisher: 2…Expected Costs

The first chapter in this new series 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: The Early Decisions

Okay, I’m starting a brand new series right now. I have no idea how long this series will be, and I will continue to do “New World of Publishing” chapters and “Killing the Sacred Cows of Publishing” chapters as topics … Continue reading

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The New World of Publishing: Accounting

Warning: This will be a general post designed to help regular folk understand some real basics in indie publishing accounting, so publishing experts and accountants, please give  me a break. This is very, very general. Thanks! Also, this is a … Continue reading

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