The Business Rusch: Deal Breakers

The Business Rusch: Deal Breakers Kristine Kathryn Rusch For the bulk of my thirty-year career in publishing, the industry has remained the same.  In fact, the industry hadn’t changed much since the end of the Second World War.  Oh, there were changes—the rise of mass market paperbacks, the decline of the slick magazines, the introduction […]

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The Business Rusch: Smackdown!!!!!

  The Business Rusch: Smackdown!!!!! Kristine Kathryn Rusch   What passes for American journalism these days loves a good smackdown, and a week ago Monday, the Journalists Who Cover Publishing got one.  On that day, some nervous publishing executives, afraid they wouldn’t get a hot deal, leaked to the press that Amanda Hocking, “darling of […]

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The Business Rusch: Beginning Writers (Changing Times Part 16)

The Business Rusch: Beginning Writers (Changing Times Part Sixteen) Kristine Kathryn Rusch I have done everything I could possibly do to avoid writing this post.  I wrote extra long on the novel today, cooked a more elaborate dinner than usual, did the dishes, and even paid one entire month’s worth of bills—including things that won’t […]

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The Business Rusch: Bad Decisions and the Midlist Writer (Changing Times Part 15)

The Business Rusch: Bad Decisions and The Midlist Writer (Changing Times Part Fifteen) Kristine Kathryn Rusch Last week, I ended my blog with this happy thought: “Looking in my crystal ball, I worry that the writers who will get scammed, who will lose actual fortunes, won’t be the beginners or the bestsellers.  It’ll be the […]

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