Business Musings: Types of Brands (Branding/Discoverability)

I’ve been talking to myself lately. Actually, I’ve been talking back to podcasts, vlogs, and emails. Ever since I said I would be doing a series on branding, I’ve gotten links to great branding tips. (Please, keep them coming.) Every single link I received that dealt with branding from a writer’s perspective talked about cover branding. Lots of great information in each and every one […]

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The Business Rusch: A Tale of Two Royalty Statements

Today I had hoped to write a blog about something other than traditional publishing contracts, but events have conspired against me.  Cory Doctorow published a column on Publishers Weekly’s website about a new contract demand that might be coming from Hachette. Apparently, Hachette has decided to ensure that all of its e-books have some sort of DRM. That’s an acronym for Digital Rights Management which is just […]

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The Last Christmas Letter

Okay, okay, I know.  A Christmas story in July.  But when I got asked to be in the new Twilight Zone anthology, I sent them two possible TZ stories, and Carol Serling loved this one.  So–a Christmas story in July.  I think you’ll still like it, no matter what the season. Dean also has a story in this volume, and the story is wonderful.  I […]

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