First of The Year News

It has been a very busy start to the year. I just finished teaching an in-person workshop, which we held at Resorts World. It’s a lovely venue (unlike the Golden Nugget), and we had a great time. I’m hoping the students enjoyed it as much as I did. I’m teaching two more workshops there this year—one in May and one in July—which you can find […]

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Business Musings: Direct: The Year in Review Part 8

On January 6, 2023, Michael W. Lucas made a rather important announcement on his blog. He wrote, in all caps: AMAZON IS NO LONGER MY BIGGEST INCOME SOURCE. It’s not that he added a consulting business to his writing income, or started doing in-person speaking gigs. He didn’t get a day job. Instead, he’s been, in his words, disintermediating. He’s been consciously moving his readers […]

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Happy New Year!

I’m actually a little excited (and terrified that I’m excited) for 2023. All of us involved with WMG Publishing are starting the year at a full run. We’ve made a lot of changes and progress in December, and we have great plans for this new year. First, let me tell you Diving fans that I’m nearly done with a surprise Diving novel. I decided to […]

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Business Musings: The Year in Review Part 3: Bestsellers

In my Pocket Reader app, I stored a September article from BBC News as much for the article’s title as its content. That title? “When Is A Bestseller Not Necessarily A Bestseller?” I think that’s been the burning question in publishing for the past ten years. Bestsellers haven’t entirely lost their meaning, but they’re not relevant the way that they were twenty years ago. Back […]

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Be Among The First To Read The Newest Diving Novel

Just a quick note to let you know that the full novel of The Court Martial of the Renegat Renegades has appeared in Asimov’s. The second half dropped this week in the November/December issue, which you can get now. The novel started as a piece that I had to leave out of The Renegat. I wondered what happened to the crew that returned to the […]

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Business Musings: The Spectacular Spectacular

Every year when I finish my work on the Holiday Spectacular, Dean asks me if I want to do it again. There’s a variety of reasons why he asks me that question. The first is that this project is a lot of work, not just for me, but for all of WMG Publishing. The project is so complicated behind the scenes that the first year […]

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New Stories, New Branding, Lots of Fun

The Holiday Spectacular Kickstarter has arrived. I’m so excited about this year. (Okay, I’m excited about every year’s Spectacular, but this one is particularly fun). This year, we finally found the branding that we’ve been searching for, by bringing in well-known cover artist Bob Giordano to do the covers…of all of the books, even the ones that appeared in previous years. This year’s stories are […]

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Business Musings: Advertising, Marketing, and Connection

Every time I turn around, someone is talking about advertising. It seems like every news story mentions it. Many of the magazines I subscribe to mention it. When I go on social media someone is discussing it. Right now, every business article that revolves around Hollywood or movies or TV mentions advertising, because it’s changing. Streaming services that once had one tier, paid for with […]

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Business Musings: Events Versus Urgency

A few weeks ago, I posted a blog titled “Searching For A Sense of Urgency.”  As usual, I uploaded that post to my Patreon page early, and received quite a few comments on it. Two were posted to Patreon for the other supporters to see, and one of those comments got me thinking. The long post, “Searching For a Sense of Urgency,” focuses on the […]

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A Quick Thank You!

Thank you to all of the backers and supporters of the Fey Kickstarter. I’m so honored and grateful for your support and interest in the new book. The new book will go out as soon as possible, after all of the backer surveys are completed and we know what’s what. I hope you enjoy the read. Thank you again!!!!

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