The Business Rusch: The Writer’s Guide To Evaluating A Traditional Publishing Company Kristine Kathryn Rusch About once a week, I get an e-mail from someone asking me to recommend a traditional publisher for them. I can’t, not because I don’t believe in traditional publishing, but because I have no idea what that person wants in a publisher, what that person is currently writing, and what’s […]
I got back to reading in September, but bumped along on my choices. I had trouble concentrating in the first part of the month, since so much was going on in my life. I read a celebrity memoir and enjoyed it, but don’t feel it was good enough to recommend. Then I read two other series novels, neither of which were the best of the […]
Spade and Paladin are back for another adventure at a science fiction convention. This time, they run into a dangerous situation that no convention wants, and they need to solve it on the fly. Yes, it’s a mystery, but you sf fans will like it as well. You can find the magazine on newsstands or you can download it on your favorite e-reader. Or you […]
The Business Rusch: Writers and Traditional Publishing Companies Kristine Kathryn Rusch Once upon a time, not so very long ago, writers had limited choices if they wanted to publish books. Sure, the writer could spend thousands of dollars self-publishing, and wind up with thousands of books in a garage and no place to sell them. Only a handful of writers spaced over fifty years managed […]
I generally post my recommended reading list a month or three after I’ve done the reading. Which means that all of the holiday stories that I read get recommended in January or February. This year, I’ve decided to do a compilation of past holiday recommends so that you can get them for the appropriate season. Of course, I won’t have this year’s recommends in there, […]
I have a new short story in a beautiful anthology out of Ireland, Box of Delights, edited by John Kenny. Here’s the cover. The anthology has stories by some marvelous authors, including Mike Resnick and Steve Rasnic Tem. I can’t wait to read it. You can find ordering information here.
The Business Rusch: How Traditional Publishers Are Making Money Kristine Kathryn Rusch Of course, this past week has been just as busy in publishing as the last several weeks. The changes are amazing, especially considering how stable the industry used to be. Third quarter earnings have come in, and the publicly traded publishing companies must report them. (Or, at least, their parent companies must.) For […]
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 nine novels, click here. This month, I’ve excerpted […]
I am in the process of adding some chapters to the Freelancer’s Guide, and updating a few others. This one has bothered me for nearly a year now, so I’m happy to redo it. Here’s the revised chapter that will go into the second edition of The Freelancer’s Survival Guide. Freelancer’s Survival Guide: Giving Up On Yourself Kristine Kathryn Rusch Amazing the difference eighteen months […]
I have a new short story out in the wonderfully eclectic literary magazine, Rosebud. The story, “Roger, At Sunset,” was one of those amazing stories that arrived fully formed while I was researching something else. Wish that happened to me all the time. You can find Rosebud here. I’d also suggest reading editor Rod Clark’s marvelous Voice Over column every month.