Business Musings: The Digital Retail Space, featuring Omnichannel (Jumping the Digital Divide Part 2)

We are moving through this pandemic more divided than ever. I’m not talking about politically. I’m talking about economically and with the virus itself. First, the virus. Access to the vaccine is deeply uneven across the globe. Early on, poorer countries were unable to buy vaccine. Now, the U.S. and E.U. countries (as well as some others) are donating vaccines, but not in large enough […]

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Business Musings: Why We Do What We Do

Well, I’m sitting in a breakfast nook, surrounded by sunshine, in a condo I hadn’t seen as of January 1, living a life that I hadn’t expected to be living on that day either. Dean and I are now going back and forth between Las Vegas and Lincoln City. In fact, he’s in Lincoln City right now, while I’m helping two traumatized cats adjust to […]

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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, Venture Capitalists, & Barnum. Oh, My.

The Business Rusch: Writers, Venture Capitalists, & Barnum. Oh, My. Kristine Kathryn Rusch I have a magpie brain. I pluck information from various sources, store it in some nest in a back corner of my mind, and pull out the necessary pieces when the time comes. Last December, I did a lot of driving for the estate stuff, which meant I did a lot of […]

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The Business Rusch: Believe In Yourself

The Business Rusch: Believe In Yourself Kristine Kathryn Rusch On Tuesday, October 25, 2011, National Public Radio ran a piece titled, “My Accidental Masterpiece: The Phantom Tollbooth,” by Norton Juster.  My sister gave me The Phantom Tollbooth when I was a kid. The book is still on my bookshelf, not in the best of condition, with my name badly scrawled on the flyleaf. I loved […]

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The Business Rusch: Slush Pile Truths

The Business Rusch: Slush Pile Truths Kristine Kathryn Rusch Every week, people send me links to various publishing articles/blogs I might not have seen.  I cherish those links.  I don’t see everything, and when I’m under severe deadline, like I have been since March, I have no time to ferret out information unrelated to the current project. But last week, at least twenty people (maybe […]

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The Business Rusch: Bestselling Writers Continued (Changing Times Part 9)

The Business Rusch: Bestselling Writers Continued (Changing Times Part Nine) Kristine Kathryn Rusch It’s dark and raining and cold, prime winter weather here on the Oregon Coast.  I have a hot mug of tea beside me, and holiday music on the stereo (iPod dock, if you want accuracy).  I have 50 to 100 pages to go on my current novel, and I’d like to finish […]

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Recommended Reading List, June, 2010

June was the longest short month in existence. Each day felt like it was two days long.  I have no idea why. We traveled in June.  Dean taught. I did a lot of work. And I read.  And read. And read.  So it was a good month. In fact, it was a spectacular month, considering how much of what I read I enjoyed.  This is […]

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