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Writing in Public, Too: Day 19 – almost better, and SFWA for indies?

I was still a mess all morning. Fever on and off in patches, and TIRED. Couldn\’t keep my eyes open for more than an hour or so at a clip. The poor kids: having to deal with both parents laying sick in bed these past few days hasn\’t been all giggles for them, either. Although […]

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Genre Surveys Part 2: Science Fiction and Fantasy Ebook Bestsellers Examined

Some very bright folks pointed out that the data used for the survey on the 26th was actually pulled from Amazon\’s Popularity index, rather than their Bestseller index. What\’s the difference? Popularity is the default index readers see when they just hop into a genre and browse. That makes it an excellent snapshot of what\’s

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Self vs Small Press Publishing

I was pointed at this article today, and headed over to give it a read.  It\’s definitely worth looking at. http://www.sfwa.org/for-authors/writer-beware/electronic/ Not a bad article.  Based on my experience and reading, I agree with most of what was said there…  Especially about the cautionary bits.  There are a LOT of folks ramping up startup \”publishing

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\”Professional Author\” in the Era of Ebooks

I\’ve been reading the Dean Wesley Smith and Joe Konrath\’s blogs quite a lot lately.  Both of them have (to varying degrees of severity) expounded on how publishers just don\’t \”get\” the new media, and are not making the appropriate changes for the times.  We\’re already seeing the results of that, with hundreds of authors

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