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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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The Business Rusch: Comparisons

The Business Rusch: Comparisons Kristine Kathryn Rusch I have spent a lot of time with other writers in the past three months, and I have seen this scenario over and over and over again: Writers are talking about indie publishing e-books at a dinner or a lunch or over drinks. A newer writer, maybe one […]

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The Business Rusch: Deal Breakers Continued

  The Business Rusch: Deal Breakers Continued Kristine Kathryn Rusch Before we get too deep into this week’s blog post, let me point you to a few things that came up in the last few days. Last week, I recommended that all writers, even those with an agent, hire an intellectual properties attorney to vet […]

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The Business Rusch: Deal Breakers

The Business Rusch: Deal Breakers Kristine Kathryn Rusch For the bulk of my thirty-year career in publishing, the industry has remained the same.  In fact, the industry hadn’t changed much since the end of the Second World War.  Oh, there were changes—the rise of mass market paperbacks, the decline of the slick magazines, the introduction […]

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The Business Rusch: Popcorn Kittens!

    The Business Rusch: Popcorn Kittens! Kristine Kathryn Rusch Last June, my friend, the marvelous writer Dayle Dermatis, sent me a kitten video.  Now, this exchange of cat videos is not uncommon among a certain group of us.  Yes, we’re the ones that keep all the YouTube cat videos in the top 100. Anyway, […]

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A New Story! (With Goo)

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My idea of a science fiction sports story involves a library. Of course. Order "Petra and The Blue Goo," by clicking this sentence.

 

The Unexpected!

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Includes my story "Earth Day" as well as some of my favorites from Fiction River. Click on this sentence to order.

 

A New Science Fiction Story!

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Asimov's has just published my first sentient ship story, "Matilda."

Read an excerpt here.

A New Urban Fantasy Story!

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I love taking part in the Uncollected Anthology of Urban Fantasy. Every quarter, we put out individual stories on the same theme (hence "anthology" and "uncollected"). This time, Dayle Dermatis, Leah Cutter, Ron Collins, Leslie Claire Walker, Rebecca Senese, and Annie Reed, have joined me in the Out of the Woods "anthology."

Find out how to order all of these stories by clicking on this sentence.

A New Fantasy Story!

FR Sparks ebook cover webThe latest Fiction River is out. Edited by Rebecca Moesta, the volume includes a fantasy story from me called "Salem Week."

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