Business Musings: My Own Little Store

To get a free audio version of this post, click here.   Let me simply put it this way: Mind. Blown. Seriously. WMG Publishing just completed a specialty store for my Diving series. The store features all of the books and a lot of merchandise. Everything is in one place and easy to find. Plus, I find the store gorgeous. I don’t know if everyone […]

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Business Musings: Platforms

To download an audio version of this post, click here. At the beginning of August, Patreon had what some termed a payment meltdown. Some creators couldn’t access their payments. Banks notified some Patreon backers that their payments were being flagged as fraudulent. Patreon claimed that the problems weren’t one problem; they were two problems. For the creators, the problem was a payment partner of Patreon […]

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Business Musings: Social Media And Time (A Process Blog)

If you would like a free audio version of this post, please click here. I ended up with an issue after last week’s post on the controversy surrounding The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. It was not the issue I expected. I even sent an email to a friend about that original issue, which did not materialize. What I said to them was, “I’m […]

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Business Musings: My Magazine. My Voice. My Rules.

If you would like an audio version of this post, click here. I did not want to write this post. In fact, I would have skipped the topic altogether if maybe a dozen different people hadn’t asked me to weigh in. I also felt that I was one of only a handful of people who could explain some of what editor Sheree Renée Thomas went […]

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Business Musings: Reading And Writing

If you would like a free audio version of this post, click here. A series of articles have appeared over the summer about the ways that the pandemic affected us as human beings. One of the most obvious is that people have forgotten how to behave in public. Vox did a long article on this, citing various examples, including many that featured concert goers throwing […]

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Recommended Reading List: July, 2023

July was strange. I had a lot of dental and other medical appointments which ate up a lot of time. Some of the stuff that happened forced me to rest afterwards or deal with migraines. I’ve had migraines my whole life, so I can judge how “bad” they are. These were bad enough that I couldn’t really think, but I could read. So the last […]

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Business Musings: Over The Decades (Niche Marketing Part 9)

To get a free audio version of this post, click here. I’m obsessed with all things Barbie right now. Not because I loved the movie. I haven’t seen it, and am not sure I will. My relationship with the doll is fraught due to some bad childhood moments, and I’m not sure I want to open that memory box all the way in the blues […]

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Business Musings: Life Happens (A Process Blog)

For an audio version of this blog, click here. Because of various health issues, I’m behind on the Niche Marketing blogs. I am better, but struggling to catch up. I’ll be back on Niche Marketing next week. Until then, here’s a blog I wrote in July just in case the health issues got in the way. Enjoy! I had a great June. I finished four […]

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Business Musings: The Problem With Skimping (Niche Marketing Part 8)

For an audio version of this post, please click here. I had nearly a dozen conversations in July with writers who told me why they did not use Shopify for their online store. Instead, these writers used dated products that were the Big Thing in 2015 or freebies from the web (which is scary, when dealing with money) or some Shopify knockoff that has one-tenth […]

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Business Musings: Another Example (Niche Marketing Part 7)

To download a free audio version of this post, click here. I had this post all planned. I was going to use a novella I was writing in my Santa Series, under my Grayson name. I started the novella at the end of June, and planned to finish it within a week, so that we could add it to the Holiday Spectacular Kickstarter as an […]

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