Archive for the 'Dead Tree Publishing' Category

Who We Sell To

The Business Rusch: Marketing And Readers (Discoverability Part Who Knows) « Kristine Kathryn Rusch Traditional publishers don’t really pay attention to a fan base. Publishers sell books to distributors and bookstores, remember, and so target their advertising to those companies. When the chain bookstores took over the business, traditional publishers only had to convince a […]

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Progress Update on Lightning Fall

Looks like I’ll be getting notes back from my agent on the book sometime after the first of the year. Early indications are that I didn’t mess up the ms. with the first round of additions/revisions. Ah, the joys of process! Anybody want to argue about manuscript format?

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Open Eyes, Insert Red Hot Knitting Needles

Nothing spells fun like sitting around waiting for your agent to get back to you.

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Money Talks While Dead Tree Dies

Another Nail in the Coffin | madgeniusclub But the Amazon story first. On the 16th of this month, the New York Times published an article about Amazon bypassing publishers and signing authors to contracts to publish through Amazon. For some months now, Amazon has been introducing “imprints”. Several well-known authors signed exclusive publishing contracts with […]

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Hanging the Hat of Your Self Esteem on the Fact of Dead Tree Publication

Unringing The Bell | madgeniusclub At cons, I still run into authors who look down on self-published authors. I still run into authors who parrot the line about how much the publisher is investing in them: when it is patently obvious they’re lost in mid-list hell; I still run into authors who say “if you […]

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