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 the indie world,” as one blog called her, was in […]

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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 be due for weeks—just to keep away from my office. […]

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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 established midlist writer.”  As I sat down to write on […]

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