The Business Rusch: Time And The Writer

The Business Rusch: Time and the Writer Kristine Kathryn Rusch Recently, I got an e-mail from a writer whose name you would recognize. She has written dozens of novels, maybe a hundred or more. Her career stretches back more than thirty years. She has jumped into indie publishing whole-heartedly and cannot imagine going back to traditional publishing, unless she gets a good contract, which she […]

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Mid-Month Novel Excerpt: Thoroughly Kissed

Once per month, I’ll publish an excerpt of one of my novels, and I hope you’ll be intrigued enough to buy the rest of the book.  I began this practice in February of 2011. Unlike the free fiction I put up every Monday, the novel excerpts will remain on the site.  If you want to read the opening to the previous fourteen novels, click here. This month, […]

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The Business Rusch: Pay No Attention To That Man Behind The Curtain

The Business Rusch: Pay No Attention To That Man Behind The Curtain Kristine Kathryn Rusch   The curtains are rustling. In some gilded office, a little dog with a lot of attitude has taken a green curtain in his teeth and has pulled it aside, revealing a rather plain and disappointing figure pulling a bunch of lever and shouting into a microphone. Welcome to the […]

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A New Pen Name–And A New Book

Well, since everyone’s talking about this already, I may as well come clean. I have a new pen name, Kris DeLake, and the first book is out in March. This is romance and space opera combined. I like to say that the spaceships go “whoosh!” as they travel through space, which is why I didn’t want this under the Rusch name. And the stories are […]

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A New Cover, New Books, and News

In September, Sourcebooks will publish Charming Blue, the story of Bluebeard. Yes, that Bluebeard. We’re calling him a killer Prince Charming. Those of you who read Wickedly Charming have already met him, and you’re probably wondering how he can be a hero. The answer will arrive at the end of the summer. In the meantime, here’s the cover: And I missed announcing a few other things. You can preorder Thoroughly Kissed, which […]

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The Business Rusch: The Holiday Surprise

The Business Rusch: The Holiday Surprise Kristine Kathryn Rusch  I’m starting this column on Boxing Day because I’m absolutely and utterly buried. December had a lot of real life bumps, including illness, spousal illness, more estate stuff, and some other business things that got in the way of writing. And you should realize: Usually nothing gets in the way of my writing, so these things […]

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The Business Rusch: The Halo Effect

The Business Rusch: The Halo Effect Kristine Kathryn Rusch In October, my novel Wickedly Charming had a one-week e-book promotion. The book was free to e-book buyers on the big sites (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBookstore) for one week only. This promotion wasn’t my idea. Instead, my publisher Sourcebooks set up the promotion with the e-stores. I only found out about it because my short […]

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The Business Rusch: Free

The Business Rusch: Free Kristine Kathryn Rusch I just came across a terrible article on Galley Cat from the Media Bistro site. Galley Cat bills itself “The First Word on the Book Publishing Industry,” and Media Bistro, when it started years ago, was supposedly going to shed journalistic light on the publishing industry. Let us all pause while I chuckle darkly. I really should stop […]

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The Business Rusch: The Way We Were

The Business Rusch: The Way We Were Kristine Kathryn Rusch Fascinating, fascinating week for me—and a rather insane one at that. I finished a novel whose deadline got pushed back after our friend Bill died because I knew my time would be limited. For those of you who don’t know, Bill left Dean as the executor of his estate, so we dealt with a lot […]

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Free E-Book

First the news, then the analysis. Sourcebooks has changed the price of the Kindle and Nook editions of Wickedly Charming to free for just this week. (Sale ends 10/9.) So if you’ve been wanting to try my Grayson books, now is the time to do it. t Sourcebooks made Wickedly Charming free to promote the release of Utterly Charming this week, hoping to bump that book’s […]

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