The Business Rusch: One Phone Call From Our Knees

The Business Rusch: One Phone Call From Our Knees Kristine Kathryn Rusch   In 2009, Mat Kearney came out with a song called Closer to Love, which is, apparently, a favorite of the DJs on the station I listen to. It still plays in rather heavy rotation for an older song, and I hear it at least once a week. The song isn’t one of […]

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The Business Rusch: Writers And The DOJ Lawsuit

The Business Rusch: Writers and The DOJ Lawsuit Kristine Kathryn Rusch This week, the Department of Justice filed its lawsuit against Apple and five publishers. Three publishers settled immediately with two, as of this writing, going forward—Penguin and MacMillan. I am not a lawyer, so I cannot comment on the filing.  A few have, including Charles Petit on his website. He points out various things […]

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Surviving The Transition: How Writers Can Thrive In The New World Of Publishing

Last year, I wrote a series of posts on how writers of all stripes can survive the transition from the old world of publishing to the new world of publishing. I’ve updated the posts and compiled them into an e-book called Surviving The Transition: How Writers Can Thrive In The New World Of Publishing. This book is for established writers, new writers, writers who want to […]

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The Business Rusch: Sneaky Growth

The Business Rusch: Sneaky Growth Kristine Kathryn Rusch   My website crashed just over a week ago, through no fault of my own. My ISP had a catastrophic server meltdown that took more than 36 hours to fix. I had a startling realization in those 36 hours. This website has become an important part of my business. Now, to many of you, that’s a well, […]

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The Business Rusch: How To Make Traditional Publishing Writer Friendly

The Business Rusch: How To Make Traditional Publishing Writer-Friendly Kristine Kathryn Rusch  A few weeks ago, Sebastian Marshall raised eyebrows throughout the writing community by writing an open letter to Carolyn Reidy, CEO of Simon & Schuster.  Marshall identifies himself on his blog as a former entrepreneur who wants to become “the most skilled strategist of our era.” He freelances, and sold S&S his first […]

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The Business Rusch: The Writer’s Guide To Evaluating A Traditional Publishing Company

The Business Rusch: The Writer’s Guide To Evaluating A Traditional Publishing Company Kristine Kathryn Rusch  About once a week, I get an e-mail from someone asking me to recommend a traditional publisher for them. I can’t, not because I don’t believe in traditional publishing, but because I have no idea what that person wants in a publisher, what that person is currently writing, and what’s […]

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The Business Rusch: Writers and Traditional Publishing Companies

The Business Rusch: Writers and Traditional Publishing Companies Kristine Kathryn Rusch Once upon a time, not so very long ago, writers had limited choices if they wanted to publish books. Sure, the writer could spend thousands of dollars self-publishing, and wind up with thousands of books in a garage and no place to sell them. Only a handful of writers spaced over fifty years managed […]

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Freelancer’s Survival Guide: Giving Up On Yourself

I am in the process of adding some chapters to the Freelancer’s Guide, and updating a few others. This one has bothered me for nearly a year now, so I’m happy to redo it.  Here’s the revised chapter that will go into the second edition of The Freelancer’s Survival Guide.   Freelancer’s Survival Guide: Giving Up On Yourself Kristine Kathryn Rusch Amazing the difference eighteen months […]

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The Business Rusch: Playing To Win

  The Business Rusch: Playing To Win Kristine Kathryn Rusch I keep teasing my husband, saying he should write a how-to book called Think and Grow Thin. Seriously. Because that’s how this man loses weight. He lost 40 pounds this year on the Think and Grow Thin method. He sets his mind to losing weight, and voila! he does it. Of course, there’s some effort […]

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The Business Rusch: Unexpected Gold in Self Help Books

The Business Rusch: Unexpected Gold in Self Help Books Kristine Kathryn Rusch Lately I’ve been doing a lot of reading on women, money, and power, for a project that I’m working on.  Most of these self-help books, written by women for women, contend that women are socialized differently. We’re raised so that we’re afraid to stand up for ourselves, afraid to ask for something we […]

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