The Business Rusch: Out! All of You!

Those of you who read this blog regularly know I have a magpie brain. I find shiny things here and there, and then I put them together—not to create a nest (I have one, thanks)—but to help me form a realization or to figure out the solution to a problem or to reinforce things I already know. I have been reading Peter Guralnick’s Lost Highway, […]

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The Business Rusch: A Good Offense

After last week’s blog post, I became scared to open my e-mail. Not because I got hate mail—far from it. I got a lot of positive mail. But I also got a lot of sad stories about the scams out there, mostly from people who watched friends succumb. There have always been scams that suck in wannabe writers. Terrible contracts for professional writers have existed […]

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The Business Rusch: Common Sense And The Writer

The Business Rusch: Common Sense and the Writer Kristine Kathryn Rusch A friend of mine runs a flat fee menu service that helps writers publish novels, short stories, and nonfiction books as e-books. Her service will also help writers publish print-on-demand books as well. By a flat-fee menu service, I mean this: If you prep an e-pub file and post to the e-book distributers yourself, […]

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The Business Rusch: Pushing The Envelope

  The Business Rusch: Pushing The Envelope Kristine Kathryn Rusch   Monday morning, I ripped off the previous page on my Pearls Before Swine 2011 Day-To-Day Calendar to find Pig and Rat, sitting at a table.  On the table, a steaming cup of coffee and an envelope.  Pig’s hand (paw?) is on the edge of the envelope. Rat asks him, “What are you doing?” Pig […]

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The Business Rusch: Trust Me

The Business Rusch: Trust Me Kristine Kathryn Rusch Last week, I declared The Changing Times in Publishing series finished primarily so I could stop using that subheader in my posts.  The times continue to change, and I’m going to stick with the topic for a while. I had hoped to make The Changing Times in Publishing another book, like The Freelancer’s Survival Guide, but so […]

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The Business Rusch: Beginning Writers (Changing Times Part 16)

The Business Rusch: Beginning Writers (Changing Times Part Sixteen) Kristine Kathryn Rusch I have done everything I could possibly do to avoid writing this post.  I wrote extra long on the novel today, cooked a more elaborate dinner than usual, did the dishes, and even paid one entire month’s worth of bills—including things that won’t be due for weeks—just to keep away from my office. […]

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The Business Rusch: Midlist Writers (Changing Times Part 11)

The Business Rusch: Midlist Writers (Changing Times Part Eleven) Kristine Kathryn Rusch When I started this series on the changing times in publishing, I was responding to a cacophony of voices.  Two of those voices were from published writers on the opposite ends of the e-book spectrum—New York Times bestselling author, Scott Turow, president of the Authors Guild, and mystery writer J.A. Konrath who, because […]

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