Business Musings: How We Use Kickstarter

In last week’s post, I talked about the sense of urgency in publishing. I suggest you read the post, because it’s important for all of us. We need to understand how, in the world of entertainment, the producers of content have lost control of the sense of urgency, and how that sense of urgency has moved to the consumers of content. Read the post, please, […]

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Past Crimes

Okay, this is not a confession. Or maybe it is, but not to a crime, current or past. I’m just so honored to be part of this Storybundle. The books and writers here are amazing. Award winners, bestsellers, and one grand master. (Lawrence Block.) The bundle includes two short story collections featuring stories that I love (books by David H. Hendrickson and by Leah Cutter), […]

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Magazines, Reading, Fun, And Rewards

I’ve been doing a lot of magazine reading this past month. I’ve also, for reasons that I won’t go into, have found out about a whole bunch of new-to-me fiction magazines. What I find fascinating about all of them is that while they have a voice and a point of view, they’re all genre magazines. They have a lane and they stay inside it. Then […]

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Bundling and Kicking

Or something like that. I’m deep in a massive writing project so my brain is a bit wonkier than usual. But I wanted you to know about two really cool things. First, my novel Alien Influences is in the Aliens Among Us Storybundle. Twelve ebooks (three in an exclusive bundle within the bundle) about aliens. Lots of great novels here and some very fun stories in the […]

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Crimes Collide

Over the past few years, Dean and I have had a blast participating in Kickstarter’s Make 100 Project every January. Two years ago, we did Year of the Cat (which introduced the boys at Promotion Central. (See above) Then, last year, we did Colliding Worlds, 100 of our science fiction short stories. The reception was amazing. So this year, we decided to do it again, […]

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Thank You!!!

The Pulphouse Subscription Drive Kickstarter ended less than 24 hours ago and did much better than we expected. We did it because of you, the backers, and those of you who shared this with your friends and family! Thank you! If you want to see a breakdown of costs and how we use the Kickstarter funds, click here. Dean has a marvelous blog post on […]

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Business Musings: Ground Effect

I’m going to pretend I’m smarter than I am, because the term in the title is not mine, and my understanding of it is an inch deep. For years, Dean and M.L. Buchman used to talk about achieving ground effect with their writing. Now, please understand that Matt (M.L.) writes military romances featuring pilots. Dean considered training as a pilot at one point in his […]

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Business Musings: Traditional Writers (Fear-Based Decision-Making Part 5)

The other day, I got an email from a writer friend who was about to give advice to one of their friends. Seems that friend had a niche how-to book for parents who are dealing with a certain kind of health issue. My writer friend asked me, Is there any reason for this person to go to traditional publishing? I looked at the whole thing […]

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Writing Workshops Sale!

We ran a Kickstarter during the start of the pandemic for our Year of the Cat books. One book featuring stories about cats, every month, for a year. The books are coming out now with stories from me and Dean and oh, other people, like Edgar Allen Poe and E. Nesbitt and Annie Reed and all kinds of fun writers. When we ran the Kickstarter, […]

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Special Holiday Recommended Reading List 2020

I started the Holiday Recommended Reading List when I realized that I point out all the great holiday stories in January, after the season has passed. I am always a month behind in reporting what I read. So I wanted you to find the great stories that I’ve enjoyed over the years. I love holiday stories of all kinds. I save up the stories to […]

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