Recommended Reading List: February 2012

February went by much too fast. I got a lot of reading done, but not as much as I expected. I was (and still am) on an urban fantasy kick. I’m finding that most of what I read is predictable and easy to skim, even series that I read all the way through. I’m not recommending most of it, sadly, because while it is giving […]

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Recommended Reading List: December 2011

With this, I’ll be caught up on all of my Recommended Reading lists for 2011. January’s should post in the first 10 days of February. I’ll have one more overall reading post, a numbers post, in a week or two, and then I can put 2011 behind me. Here’s the list, with everything on it written sometime in December. ————— What a weird year. I’m […]

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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: The Old Stone Path

The Business Rusch: The Old Stone Path Kristine Kathryn Rusch Once upon a time in a land not so far away, publishing made sense. Okay, it didn’t exactly make sense, but there was a set way to do things. For writers, it was pretty easy. We wrote something, and mailed it to an editor who decided whether or not to buy that something. If the […]

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Recommended Reading List: May 2011

Once again, I’m late posting my recommended reading list. I wanted to put this up in June. Fingers crossed that I’ll get the June list up before the end of July. (I have my doubts.) Anyway… I traveled in May and I had more deadlines than I even want to think about now.  But somehow I managed to read a lot as well.  Maybe I […]

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The Business Rusch: Agents (Surviving the Transition Part 3)

The Business Rusch: Agents (Surviving The Transition Part Three) Kristine Kathryn Rusch   I had a dream, as recently as six months ago, that agents would help writers through this transition in publishing.  I believed that agents would band together and fight to the death for the best possible terms in a contract for every writer. If agents had done that, the e-rights clauses I […]

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Recommended Reading List: January 2011

Wow, am I late putting this up.  I planned to do so during breaks last weekend, but there were no breaks.  I barely had time to sleep.  So here it is, the January Recommended Reading List. Despite travel and a convention—or maybe because of it—I got a lot of reading done during January.  Much of the reading was short fiction, which I love, but had […]

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December 2010 Recommended Reading List

I know, I know.  I read the Christmas stories before Christmas, to prep myself for the season, but I’m telling you about them here. Ah, well.  Buy the issues/books now and save the stories for next year…. As you can tell from the list, I went on a short story binge in December. For some reason I hadn’t read a lot of short fiction in […]

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The Business Rusch: Those Pesky Bestselling Writers Again (Changing Times Part Ten)

The Business Rusch: Those Pesky Bestselling Writers Again (Changing Times Part Ten) Kristine Kathryn Rusch I finished the first draft of the book yesterday, my brain is made of Swiss cheese, and now I’m faced with this post.  When I finish it, I’ll collapse on the couch and let visions of sugar plums dance in my head for a few days.  Or I would, if […]

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