Kristine Kathryn Rusch

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The Business Rusch: When The Old Ways Work (Discoverability Part 13)

Yeah, yeah, I was pretty disparaging of the old ways to promote books back fifteen weeks ago, when I was just digging into this series. And there’s a good reason to disparage the way Things Have Always Been Done. But here’s the catch: The old ways work. Occasionally. Sometimes. When done right. They usually aren’t […]

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A New Kris Nelscott Novel! Finally!

I’m celebrating, because I thought this day would never arrive. After nearly eight years, I have finally published a new Smokey Dalton novel. I never gave up on Smokey, although my traditional publisher did. From the start, in fact. Only my wonderful editor believed in the series. The rest of the company was very confused […]

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The Business Rusch: Samples (Discoverability Part 12)

 Every now and then, indie writers erupt into discussions of price.  Writers remain convinced—no matter how much logic you show them—that readers won’t buy a book written by a new writer unless that book is cheap. If that statement were true, then traditional publishing would not exist. Traditional publishing—as long as it has been around—has […]

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