Business Musings: Writing by Committee

I had a shudder moment yesterday. While researching something else, I read a New York Times interview on leadership with Gina Centrello, president and publisher of Random House Publishing Group. (No, she’s not the head of Random House. Just a section of it.)  She mentions the importance of teamwork in the publishing industry. She’s running a huge section of a major company. Of course there […]

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The Business Rusch: Unintended Consequences

I am completely overwhelmed. Not because I just finished teaching a week-long workshop. Not because one of my novels decided to become triplets. Not because it’s about to become November. Because I have too much to read. Seriously. I preorder a lot of books, and pick up the rest from my favorite local bookseller. One week before the workshop, I put a spending freeze on […]

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The Business Rusch: Royalty Statement Update 2012

The Business Rusch: Royalty Statement Update 2012 Kristine Kathryn Rusch   Over a year ago, I wrote a blog post about the fact that my e-book royalties from a couple of my traditional publishers looked wrong. Significantly wrong. After I posted that blog, dozens of writers contacted me with similar information. More disturbingly, some of these writers had evidence that their paper book royalties were […]

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The Business Rusch: The Way We Were

The Business Rusch: The Way We Were Kristine Kathryn Rusch Fascinating, fascinating week for me—and a rather insane one at that. I finished a novel whose deadline got pushed back after our friend Bill died because I knew my time would be limited. For those of you who don’t know, Bill left Dean as the executor of his estate, so we dealt with a lot […]

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The Business Rusch: Bestselling Writers (Changing Times Part Eight)

The Business Rusch: Bestselling Writers (Changing Times Part Eight) Kristine Kathryn Rusch Every single writer I’ve ever met wants to become a bestseller.  Writers want their work read by everyone from their teachers to the grade-school bully to some person in a small unsung island in the Pacific. The problem is that vision of a bestseller is incorrect.  There is no such thing as a […]

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Freelancer’s Survival Guide: Professional Jealousy

The Freelancer’s Survival Guide: Professional Jealousy Kristine Kathryn Rusch Over the past 43 weeks, I’ve asked you all if you had a topic you wanted me to cover.  Some of your requests sped up my timetable on topics—which is why I covered vacations so early in the Guide—and a few of you requested refinements to topics I was covering, which led to parts 2 or […]

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