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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? 🙂


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/


Self publishing in 2015 (via Anne R. Allen)

Bouquinistesseine1Here’s an interesting post from Anne R. Allen about the future of publishing:

http://annerallen.blogspot.com/2015/01/why-self-published-ebook-is-no-longer.html

And HAPPY NEW YEAR! May you be surrounded by people you don’t want to kill off in your books 🙂


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? 😀 )

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 🙂 ) 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…


Stand up for Yourself

Manly-art-of-self-defenseI ran across a couple of good posts today about standing up for yourself in both the business and social arenas. Here’s one from Kathryn Rusch and another from GoodEreader via the Passive Guy. How do you feel about it? What would you do if it were you?


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