Business Musings: Buggy Whips, Pollsters, Collisions, and Us

I’ve been very frustrated in the last several weeks because some of my preconceptions got blown out of the water. I’ve been dealing directly with some traditionally published writers for various projects, and some of the things I’ve encountered have been head-shaking. I’ll be blogging about a few of those things in the future, with the names changed to protect the—innocent? Ignorant?—I’m not sure which label to use. Suffice to say some of the things I’ve run into are simply and completely unbelievable to me, in 2016….

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Business Musings: Fighting the Wrong War

Here’s what I wish: I wish that writers had business sense. I wish that they would then use their collective multimillion dollar clout to fight the real war, the one that the music industry is slowly turning its attention to.

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The Business Rusch: Odds, Ends, and More Slush Pile Truths

The Business Rusch: Odds, Ends, and More Slush Pile Truths Kristine Kathryn Rusch It’s amazing how much can change in a week. Since I wrote “Common Sense & The Writer” in an Idaho hotel room last Monday, this (and more!) has happened in the field: Indie e-book bestseller John Locke made a “distribution” deal with Simon & Schuster for the paper rights to his books; […]

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The Business Rusch: Changing Times (Overview)

The Business Rusch: Changing Times (Overview) Kristine Kathryn Rusch As I have mentioned many times in the past, my industry—publishing—is changing.  I have written a few posts about it, but generally, I have avoided the topic.  My reason is simple: this business blog, and the Freelancer’s Guide before it, are geared toward the general business reader, not just toward everyone in the publishing industry. However, […]

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The Business Rusch: The Nook Inspiration

The Business Rusch: The Nook Inspiration Kristine Kathryn Rusch I had planned to write this week’s blog on the trip to Los Angeles.  (See why I’m not in Los Angeles here.)  Instead, I’m sitting in my office, fending off a very needy cat who couldn’t even handle the 36 hours we were gone.  I shudder to think what she would have done if we had […]

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The Business Rusch: Creative Destruction

The Business Rusch: Creative Destruction Kristine Kathryn Rusch Here it is: the Business Blog which, thanks to Marina Nelson, is called “The Business Rusch.”  I like the title for a couple of reasons.  First, I’ve had to live with the puns people make from my last name since I was a kid.  I was in high school in the 1970s when the slang phrase, “What […]

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