Business Musings: Rip Van Winkle Syndrome

I remember how overwhelming it was for me to make the transition to mostly indie. I’m not entirely indie. My short fiction is still hybrid, as is all of my work in translation. But I can’t see any situation where I would ever go back to a traditional publisher for my novels. The contracts are awful, the lack of support profound, and the benefits nearly nonexistent.

The traditionally published writers who are being cut loose or who are being offered terrible deals are just beginning to realize this. And they’re at a complete loss as to what to do.

I feel for them. I really do.

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Book Bargains, Preorders, Nelscott, and Workshops!

How did it get to be February 1? I’m buried on a bunch of projects, with more coming up. (Yes, Retrieval Artist fans, the third novel in this cycle is proceeding apace.) Before I forget what day it is again, I figured I’d better share this timely information.  First, I’m participating in a book bundle done on bookbale.com. My novel, Alien Influences, which was a finalist […]

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The Business Rusch: Writers-The Overview (Changing Times Part Seven)

The Business Rusch: Writers—The Overview (Changing Times Part Seven) Kristine Kathryn Rusch I’ll be honest with you:  I would not have started this series on the changes in the publishing industry if I had known how much bizarre e-mail it would generate for me.  I hadn’t realized that I had entered an area that for some writers incites a fervor that borders on religious. I […]

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