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Hey, Look! A Story Publication!
Well, this has been on Amazon for a while, but since the 4/17/2017 9:16:42 AM

Publishing Myths Series, Updated
About once a year I try to go back and update my Publishing Myths series. I'm kind of surprised at how well things have held up since 2009. (2011 update) (2014 update)
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3/12/2015 10:50:53 AM

Publishing Myths Series Revisited (Again)
Way back in 2009, I wrote a series of blog posts on publishing myths, with a quick update in 2011

Changes in the industry have rendered ...
1/21/2014 12:53:41 PM

Writing Credits, Professional And Otherwise
I'm facing a deadline so this may be a tad disjointed. I wanted to get this down on the journal and will probably revisit this in the next couple of weeks. Comments are welcome, though. I also have a question at the end.

A friend and I have been discussing exactly what would be a ...
11/15/2013 3:30:50 PM

Dear Author Looking For Editing Services...
The Editorial Freelancers Association recently released their guide to common editorial rates. This is what you should be paying an editor to review and correct your work.

Want basic copyediting for your 100,000 word tome? A fast ...
11/7/2013 8:32:47 PM

Today's Self-Promotion Fail
I was reading the comments on an editorial at our local paper (not going to link), and among the "usual suspects" comments on either side of the issue (which is why I'm not going to link. It's depressing) was a post suggesting a book. The post read like jacket copy, and failed to mention the author. ...
7/25/2013 10:23:41 AM

New Terms For Random House Digital Imprints
Over at Writer Beware, Victoria Strauss has the details on Random House's new terms for their digital imprints. They now offer a more "traditional" contract with an advance plus royalty as well as their "pro ...
3/12/2013 9:39:49 AM

Writer On The Bottom
I'm on a deadline, dashing this out while the morning caffeine sets in. This week has brought one piece of bad news after another for people trying to make a living (or at least a pittance) by their words.

First, the SFWA has declared the 3/7/2013 9:14:34 AM

Class Action Suit Against Publisher Dismissed
I can't believe I didn't blog about this earlier. Oh yes, I know why. I was busy prepping for two back-to-back conventions. Back in June, a class action suit was filed against PublishAmerica.

The suit was dismissed about a month ago. Victoria Strauss has some 10/1/2012 12:34:00 PM

On Choosing A Publisher
Recently, conversation on a writing board I frequent turned to choosing a publisher. How do you choose a publisher?

Well, you don't choose a publisher. A publisher chooses to publish your manuscript.

If you're self-publishing, you may choose from a number ...
8/6/2012 6:40:38 PM
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