The Business Rusch: Standards

The best essay I’ve read so far this week comes from fantasy writer Tom Simon using his H. Smiggy McStudge persona. H. Smiggy McStudge writes little posts called “Told By An Idiot,” and whoa boy, it gets a bit pointed from there. This week’s takes on a head-shaking post on the Huffington Post by someone named Dr. Jim Taylor (really, that’s his byline), an adjunct […]

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The Business Rusch: Slush Pile Truths

The Business Rusch: Slush Pile Truths Kristine Kathryn Rusch Every week, people send me links to various publishing articles/blogs I might not have seen.  I cherish those links.  I don’t see everything, and when I’m under severe deadline, like I have been since March, I have no time to ferret out information unrelated to the current project. But last week, at least twenty people (maybe […]

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The Business Rusch: Smackdown!!!!!

  The Business Rusch: Smackdown!!!!! Kristine Kathryn Rusch   What passes for American journalism these days loves a good smackdown, and a week ago Monday, the Journalists Who Cover Publishing got one.  On that day, some nervous publishing executives, afraid they wouldn’t get a hot deal, leaked to the press that Amanda Hocking, “darling of the indie world,” as one blog called her, was in […]

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The Business Rusch: Fighting The Last War

The Business Rusch: Fighting The Last War Kristine Kathryn Rusch Military historians have a saying:  Generals usually fight the last war. What this means is simple: the generals running a new war make plans based on the previous war.  The concept actually makes sense.  Generals usually had a lower rank in the previous war.  They watched comrades die senselessly due to mistakes that should never […]

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