Business Musings: Authors Guild 2016 Letter

I want to support what the Authors Guild is doing here. I really do. I believe this “conversation” needs to commence. Writers—particularly writers of the Take Care of Me school—need to understand that their publishers and their agents are not their friends. Those two entities are in business for themselves and will devise contract terms to benefit them. But…

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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: Fighting The Last War

The Business Rusch: Fighting The Last War Kristine Kathryn Rusch Military historians have a saying:  Generals usually fight the last war. What this means is simple: the generals running a new war make plans based on the previous war.  The concept actually makes sense.  Generals usually had a lower rank in the previous war.  They watched comrades die senselessly due to mistakes that should never […]

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