Business Rusch Publishing Articles
This mini guide begins with the oldest articles and goes to the newest.
Advocates, Addendums and Sneaks, oh my!
Surviving The Transition Part One
Publishers (Surviving The Transition Part Two)
Agents (Surviving The Transition Part Three)
Plan For The Future (Surviving The Transition Part Four)
A Special Post For Writers With Agents
Odds, Ends, and More Slush Pile Truths
Unexpected Gold In Self Help Books
How Traditional Publishers Are Making Money
Writers And Traditional Publishing Companies
The Writer’s Guide To Evaluating a Traditional Publishing Company
How To Make Traditional Publishing Writer Friendly
Traditional Publishing and Its Suppliers
Bestseller Lists And Other Thoughts
Writers, Venture Capitalists, and Barnum, Oh My
Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics
Pay No Attention To That Man Behind The Curtain
The Changing Definition of Publishing
Royalty Statements Update 2012
It’s The End of The World As We Know It
Careers, Critics, and Professors
The End of the Reversion Clause (Deal Breakers 2012)
The Future and Balance (Deal Breakers 2012)
The Agent Clause (Deal Breakers 2012)
A Tale of Two Royalty Statements
The End of the Unprofessional Writer
A Warning to All Writers Who Need Help Indie Publishing
Why Writers Disappear (Part Two)
Why Writers Disappear (Part Three)
Want To Be Read 100 Years From Now? Here’s How [Estate]
Ghosts of Writers Future [Estate]
The Gift That Keeps On Giving [Estate]
The Logic Behind Self-Publishing
Attack of the Popcorn Kittens!!!!!!!!!!!
The Biggest News of The Summer
We Don’t Know What We Don’t Know
Addendums, Rights Grabs, and Agents (Yet Again)
Carrots And Sticks
Advertising, Print Editions, and Traditional Publishing (Discoverability Part One)
The Helpful Reader (Discoverability Part Two)
The Fierce Urgency of Now (Discoverability Part 3)
The Old Ways (Discoverability Part 4)
The Old Ways Part 2 (Discoverability Part 4 Continued)
A Paradigm Shift (Discoverability Kinda)
In The Beginning (Discoverability Part 5)
Branding (Discoverability Part 6)
Pricing (Discoverability Part 7)
Pricing Part 2 (Discoverability Part 7 Continued)
Marketing and Readers (Discoverability Part Who Knows)
More Passive Marketing (Discoverability Part 8)
Blogs, Guest Blogs, and Blog Interviews (Discoverability Part 9)
Social Media (Discoverability Part 10)
The Publishing Series (10/2010 to 3/2011)
[…] had taken a writing workshop with Dean Wesley Smith and he mentioned that his wife Kristine Kathryn Rusch will write a bunch of short stories before she starts the main novel in a new […]
I’m so glad I read through the comments.
I’d been looking for the Discoverability posts to recommend them to a friend. Thanks for taking the time to write them, Kris, I really appreciate the series, and your blog in general. Especially the Freelancer’s Survival Guide and the Discoverability series. And the estate planning information… The two chief weapons of the Spanish inquisition are… (*Monty Python quote warning*)
Hi there —
None of your Business Rusch posts past October are (as far as I can tell) available on this index page, and I am terribly anxious that I’ll want to refer to them — for instance, your superb Discoverability series — and I WON’T BE ABLE TO FIND THEM. Ever again. They will have vanished into the ether.
Am I missing a super-obvious way to access them? I apologize if this is a really dumb question and I’m overlooking something like a “next page” button.
Sorry, Kat. I’m so busy, I haven’t been able to update it. Scroll to the bottom of any business rusch post and hit the “posted in business rusch” link. You’ll be able to find them that way. Here’s the link to help. Or go to the categories section and hit “Business Rusch” I hope that helps!
Wow, thanks. Didn’t expect you to deal on it so quickly. Feel like somewhat of a nag. In any event, I appreciate it, since using the search function was entirely adequate.
But since I’ve already established myself as a pain in your ass, wanted to mention that the “Carrots and Sticks” post is not clickable.
*Does not warrant immediate attention*
or response, really.
Thanks for all you do.
Oh, I know that it’s not clickable. Plus a handful aren’t even up there. But you and Drew were right: it’s hard to find the rest of the series, and since I’m being a pill about comments (read the series before commenting) I really should make it easy to read the series. So, I figure if two of you mentioned it, twenty were thinking it. 🙂 Thanks for getting me off my butt. I’ll get to rest Real Soon Now. 🙂
Thanks so much for the time and dedication you put into these posts. It’s Christmas and I am reading your blogs and enjoying every second. The sheer amount of content and your unparalleled “insider’s look” at publishing and writing is just empowering to me. And just for the record, you have the best reader comments on the web. Lots of smart people out there reading this blog. I am glad I found you and I will continue to donate and tweet and spread the word about this little gem I’ve found. I feel so honored that you would take the time to share decades worth of experience. Wow. THANK YOU again! And happy holidays.
Thank you so very much, Taryn. I’m glad you found this blog, and finding it helpful. And I agree about the readers! They’re marvelous people. I learn from them as well. Happy holidays!
Kristine, I subscribe to your blog and often share your posts with my writing friends. I also bought your Freelancer’s Survival Guide, and recommend it all the time, and I first bought ‘Millenium Babies’ on Fictionwise, when they still had the old micropay system for short stories (I also discovered both Resnicks and Joe Haldeman there–that system was great for discovering ‘new’ authors in the nineties, when ebooks were often truly awful).
In a recent post, you were wondering if your Business Rusch posts would have to go. Please continue them. You are one of the few voices in the blogosphere that have a foot in the current paradigm as well as the old. Without your voice, we might be left with the writer who tells us to revise our novels based on reader criticism.
LOL, Sarah. Thank you for this. I’ll continue as best I can.
Thanks for being one of my influencers. You’re a pioneer and an inspiration.
Thanks, Toby. 🙂
Thanks Kristine for your thoughts on publicising indie books on the net. For authors setting out on this somewhat scary path it’s good to know the best way of going about it, and the methods that can take a lot of time and effort, but give a poor result.