Business Musings: Supply Chain Woes…Traditional, Indie, And More

This morning, a regular reader of my blog forwarded a tweet to me from a bookseller and writer about supply chain issues for books. He then suggested I blog about those issues. I had planned to, but I had a vague hope that they would improve. The bookseller’s tweet disabused me of that notion. The tweet is below. Read the thread, and note that she […]

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Conundrums, Kickstarter, Bundles and an Anniversary

Here’s something fun. Deliberately fun. I wrote a novel in the deepest darkest time of 2020, the horrid winter where everything seemed bleak. I wanted to escape, so I wrote about old friends and good times at a 1990s-style sf convention…with some crime on the side. You see, my characters Spade and Paladin solve crimes at sf conventions. Until now, Spade and Paladin only appeared […]

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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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Kickstarter Enters Its Final Hours

I just wanted to let you all know that the Kickstarter for the new Diving novel, The Chase, entered its hourly countdown on Kickstarter. That’s Kickstarter’s way of telling us all that time is running out. As I write this, there’s about 50 hours left. Everyone who backs at the $5 level and above will get the new book, as well as everything from the […]

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Fun Stuff…With Deadlines

So much to tell you about that I won’t get to all of it. First, though, all of the Colliding Worlds books are out! Six science fiction collections, featuring 20 short stories in each book. Ten of the stories are from me and ten are by Dean. We had a blast putting these together. The books were the subject of a successful Kickstarter earlier this […]

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One Day Deals, Storybundle, and a Maelstrom

We’re down to 24 or so hours on the Return of The Fey Kickstarter. I asked the Fey readers to give me a kick in the butt, by joining the Kickstarter to give me a real deadline on a new Fey novella. Usually I try to have work done before I do a Kickstarter, but in this case, I needed a real kick start. It […]

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Lessons From The Writing Of The Fey—Introduction

Author’s Note: We’re running a Kickstarter right now that will give me some deadlines on starting a new Fey project. There’s a four-part book/video/class for readers and writers that goes with that Kickstarter, all non-fiction, all about writing the Fey. I’ve explained in greater depth below. Part of that project is this: I’m going to post the chapters of Lessons From The Writing of The […]

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Business Musings: Surprises in the New World of Publishing

You’d think, after all these years, nothing about the changes in publishing could surprise me. And really, what happened this week didn’t surprise me as much as it surprised me because it happened to me. And it caused me to think of some things I hadn’t considered at all. As many of you know, I’ve been writing these posts about four weeks ahead. This one […]

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Give Me A Deadline!

I don’t usually ask my readers to help me finish something, but I need to move The Fey up the priority list. I keep promising to finish it, but getting up to speed has been the barrier. The only way I could encourage myself to do the review was with a deadline. I tried to set my own deadline, but that didn’t work. Other things, […]

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A Reader’s Holiday

As I write this, we have a little under 2 days left on the WMG Holiday Spectacular Kickstarter for 2020. I really do think that this Spectacular will help all of its subscribers get through the stay-at-home Zoom holiday season that’s coming up. We have three Calendars of Stories in the Spectacular. The one I focus on is the winter holidays section, because it is […]

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