The Business Rusch: The Fear Chronicles

The Business Rusch: The Fear Chronicles Kristine Kathryn Rusch Last week, as the stock market took yet another tumble, I saw a big-name trader get interviewed on the evening news. The trader said—not flippantly, but tiredly—“You know how it goes in the markets. Traders either respond with greed or terror.” Economic analysts have been talking about fear a lot in the past three years. Ever […]

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The Business Rusch: Comparisons

The Business Rusch: Comparisons Kristine Kathryn Rusch I have spent a lot of time with other writers in the past three months, and I have seen this scenario over and over and over again: Writers are talking about indie publishing e-books at a dinner or a lunch or over drinks. A newer writer, maybe one with little or no name recognition, mentions that his e-books […]

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The Business Rusch: You Are Not Alone

  The Business Rusch: You Are Not Alone Kristine Kathryn Rusch Maybe the stars have aligned poorly.  Maybe the various impending international debt crises have us on edge. Or maybe it’s this season’s abundant natural disasters.  Or maybe it’s as simple as this: I’ve been blogging so people are writing to me. But what I’ve seen this past month from established writers is an abundance […]

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The Business Rusch: A Special Post For Writers With Agents

I’m deep into the post for Thursday and realized I don’t have the space for the information I’m going to put here.  So this is a special midweek post for writers with agents.  It’s a follow-up to the “Surviving the Transition” posts. The Passive Guy, who is a retired attorney, is doing a series of posts on the agency clauses in publishing contracts.  He has […]

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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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