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Konrath Fisks Child

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“Is this THE END?”

Here’s an interesting post by indie author JA Konrath, in which he fisks an article by author Lee Child regarding Amazon’s push for 299 brick-and-mortar bookstores, apparently resulting in the end of the world as we know it.

I’ve never understood authors who rail against Amazon and yet still sell their books there. But then again, I don’t much understand hypocrites.

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More From the Author Earnings Report

Thought I’d follow up that last post on Author Earnings with this one that includes both Kris Rusch’s and Passive Guy’s assessment of the data:

http://www.thepassivevoice.com/10/2015/kris-rusch-on-author-earnings/

Takeaway? Taking into consideration the obvious pro-indie bent of both Rusch and PG, the data apparently supports the idea that if you want the best possible chance of making a living as a writer, then Indie is the way to go.

…but we already knew that, didn’t we? πŸ™‚


Author Earnings Tracked over 7 Quarters

Interesting news…well worth a read if you’re considering “going indie” or taking the traditional route.

http://authorearnings.com/report/individual-author-earnings-tracked-across-7-quarters-feb-2014-sept-2015/


Publishing Ain’t All It’s Cracked Up To Be

If you’re a writer and contemplating going the traditional publishing route, read this first. Be prepared (isn’t that the Boy Scout’s motto? πŸ˜€ )

YW


And Yet Another Post on AZN/Hachette

Broken egg orangeChuck Wendig has jumped into the mix on the ‘Zon/Hachette negotiations/kerfuffle. He makes some salient points in his own, inimitable style, (e.g., referring to them both as having the impetus of bacterial colonies and clutzy monsters πŸ™‚ ) IMO the most important point in the post is the call to DIVERSIFY (something I’ve strongly advocated for a while now). That means DON’T put all your eggs in one basket. Build your audience and give them CHOICES. Then, when the ca-ca hits the fan, you won’t feel the need to jump from the nearest window.

Such interesting times…


Discoverability

Discovering the world (6002994162)Β Here’s a great post by Kristine Kathryn Rusch (The Business Rusch) regarding discoverability.

 

And a picture of a monkey πŸ™‚


Addendums, Rights Grabs & Agents

Writer Beware. Excellent posts by both Kathryn Rusch and The Passive Guy regarding publishing contracts. After you read the Rusch article, make sure you read PG’s comments.

Addendums, Rights Grabs & Agents.


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