The Business Rusch: Shifting Sands

I live on the beach. Here the sand shifts daily. We expect it. We watch it. The tide comes in; the tide goes out; the sand moves. But I grew up in the Midwest. The land is firm there, solid. When someone builds a road it remains a recognizable road. Frigid winters and hot summers may buckle the pavement, but the road beneath remains something […]

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The Business Rusch: Anti-Published

I didn’t read my five newspapers this morning. I’m cranky about that. I love my newspapers. I read them on my iPad, and don’t mind the advertising at all, even though I accidentally click on the ads once in a while. (And please, don’t tell anyone: Occasionally, I investigate the product.) Which is way more than I used to do when I read paper newspapers. […]

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The Business Rusch: Four Years

On April 2, 2009, I began what I called an experiment. I decided to write an entire book, section by section, online every week. It took me 18 months of weekly posts to finish the book, which is called The Freelancer’s Survival Guide. By that point, I had thousands of weekly followers who came here for business advice. The Freelancer’s Survival Guide is for freelancers […]

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Snipers PreOrder

WMG Publishing will publish my novel Snipers in July. This is the best novel you’ve never heard of. It went through all kinds of sales meetings at all sorts of publishers, all the way up the ladder, and in the end, someone wanted me to take out something that made the novel what it is.  What it is is a mix of several genres (what a […]

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I Promised And Have Finally Delivered

I get e-mails all the time asking for several things. Many I can’t do quickly, like write the next book in your favorite series, whatever that might be. I’m trying, and will announce the next book in an ongoing series sometime next week. But I have also promised other editions of books that already exist or stories that haven’t yet seen an e-edition. For years […]

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Online Writing Workshops

Dean has posted the new online writing workshop schedule through September. I don’t teach these onscreen, but I help massively behind the scenes. If you want to see my mug, check out the lecture series. You can take more than one class at a time, but it is a commitment. There’s homework. Also, if you plan to try to get your POD books distributed through […]

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The Business Rusch: More Distribution Changes

This morning, my iPad Los Angeles Times app informed me that the creators of the TV show Veronica Mars had started a Kickstarter project. They wanted two million dollars to jump-start a movie, using the original cast. I clicked the link to Kickstarter and donated. At the time, the movie hadn’t yet reached its goal. As of Wednesday evening, it had. I have my browser […]

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