Business Musings: The Rise of The Backlist

The new year hadn’t even had a week to catch its breath before the first year-end numbers for 2014 appeared. The definitive numbers—if you can call any numbers “definitive” in traditional publishing—won’t show up until late February or early March. But the early numbers reveal quite a bit. Publishers Weekly spent the first full week of 2015 reporting the numbers, but Publishers Marketplace actually analyzed […]

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The Business Rusch: Writers: Will Work For Cheap

The Business Rusch: Writers: Will Work For Cheap Kristine Kathryn Rusch Here’s something that has nagged at me since the start of the indie publishing revolution: writers—published writers—dismissing money as a factor in publishing their work. The argument goes like this: Traditionally Published Writer A says she’ll never self-publish. When told that her $5000 advance is the only money she’ll make on that book, she […]

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The Business Rusch: You Are Not Alone

  The Business Rusch: You Are Not Alone Kristine Kathryn Rusch Maybe the stars have aligned poorly.  Maybe the various impending international debt crises have us on edge. Or maybe it’s this season’s abundant natural disasters.  Or maybe it’s as simple as this: I’ve been blogging so people are writing to me. But what I’ve seen this past month from established writers is an abundance […]

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