The Business Rusch: The Holiday Surprise

The Business Rusch: The Holiday Surprise Kristine Kathryn Rusch  I’m starting this column on Boxing Day because I’m absolutely and utterly buried. December had a lot of real life bumps, including illness, spousal illness, more estate stuff, and some other business things that got in the way of writing. And you should realize: Usually nothing gets in the way of my writing, so these things […]

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The Third Book of the Fey, The Rival, Now Available

The Fey saga continues! You can now download the third book of the Fey, The Rival, as an e-book. It’s available for $5.99 on Kindle, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, and will arrive in other e-bookstores soon. You can also listen to the audio book from The print book will be available in spring 2012. And as a side note, isn’t the cover, by Dirk Berger, […]

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The Voodoo Project

I have a new science fiction story, “The Voodoo Project,”  in the February Asimov’s. The issue itself is fantastic. I got an early copy and immediately read it cover to cover.  You can find Asimov’s at your local newsstand, in all the e-bookstores, or you can order it on the website through this link. Enjoy!

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The Business Rusch: The Halo Effect

The Business Rusch: The Halo Effect Kristine Kathryn Rusch In October, my novel Wickedly Charming had a one-week e-book promotion. The book was free to e-book buyers on the big sites (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBookstore) for one week only. This promotion wasn’t my idea. Instead, my publisher Sourcebooks set up the promotion with the e-stores. I only found out about it because my short […]

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Mid-Month Novel Excerpt: Anniversary Day

Once per month, I’ll publish an excerpt of one of my novels, and I hope you’ll be intrigued enough to buy the rest of the book.  I began this practice in February. Unlike the free fiction I put up every Monday, the novel excerpts will remain on the site.  If you want to read the opening to the previous ten novels, click here. This month, I’ve excerpted Anniversary […]

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The Business Rusch: Traditional Publishing and Its Suppliers

The Business Rusch: Traditional Publishing & Its Suppliers Kristine Kathryn Rusch  My posts over the past few weeks have elicited quite a few comments, in person, in e-mail and in the comments section, that go like this: “How can traditional publishers treat writers like that? This is clearly a sign of a decaying business.” Naw. It’s a sign that writers still don’t understand how they […]

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The Destroyer

Daw books just published  my short story, “The Destroyer,” in Human For  A Day, one of the last anthologies co-edited by Martin H. Greenberg. As usual, I had a marvelous time working with Marty, Jennifer, and Tekno. I’ll miss those interactions. That business has changed a great deal these days. But we’ll have the anthologies. And this one looks good, just from the table of contents. […]

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The Business Rusch: How To Make Traditional Publishing Writer Friendly

The Business Rusch: How To Make Traditional Publishing Writer-Friendly Kristine Kathryn Rusch  A few weeks ago, Sebastian Marshall raised eyebrows throughout the writing community by writing an open letter to Carolyn Reidy, CEO of Simon & Schuster.  Marshall identifies himself on his blog as a former entrepreneur who wants to become “the most skilled strategist of our era.” He freelances, and sold S&S his first […]

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The Observer in Lightspeed

I rather like that title. Hmmm. Might use it for a story some day. But in the meantime, my story “The Observer,” has been reprinted in LIghtspeed Year One, along with some stories by other folks you might recognize. Honestly, I was so excited about this collection, I pre-ordered a copy months and months ago–and forgot I was going to be in it. I get […]

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Anniversary Day Available in All Formats

If you’ve been waiting for the trade paper or e-book version of the newest Retrieval Artist novel, Anniversary Day, it’s available now! You can find the e-book on Kindle, Nook, Smashwords, and in all the other e-bookstores. You can order a trade paper copy here or find it at your favorite bookstore. (If they don’t have it, have them order from WMG or through their […]

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