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More on Mass Market Paperbacks aka One Book That Ruled Them All

I just checked my email and received an eblast from Tor.Com (one of my favorite publishers) which included the article below, which expands on my less-well-researched post from yesterday.   ONE BOOK TO RULE THEM ALL How The Lord of the … Continue reading

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Podcast Pickup

The stars have aligned recently in my personal universe allowing me to enjoy audio podcasts once again.  Years ago, I used to listen to them via my laptop, a web site or perhaps my Palm Pilot (yeah, remember those)?  I … Continue reading

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Writer’s Shift – L.E. Modesitt, Jr.

This time around it’s Modesitt’s thoughts on how the publishing industry has changed over the last forty years. Yes, he’s been cranking out great books since before my eldest son was born. Over the past few years I’ve been asked … Continue reading

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Deconstructing Strong Female Characters

Over at Tor.com, Ilana Meyer offers up some great insights into writing characters of the female variety.  Here’s some excerpts that resonated with me: They should kick ass but have other talents; they shouldn’t necessarily kick ass because that’s been … Continue reading

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Grist for the Mill: What America’s Next Top Model Can Teach You About Publishing – http://www.kameronhurley.com/grist-for-the-mill-what-americas-next-top-model-can-teach-you-about-your-publishing-career/ Words of wisdom for young and old, models, actors and writers. Posted from WordPress for Android via my Samsung smartphone. Please excuse any misspellings. … Continue reading

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The Current Economics of E-Books « L.E. Modesitt, Jr. – The Official Website

http://www.lemodesittjr.com/2015/01/16/the-current-economics-of-e-books/ For my aspiring and published author friends: observations on the ebook market by Modesitt Posted from WordPress for Android via my Samsung smartphone. Please excuse any misspellings. Ciao, Jon

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Living in the Spirit Cover Reveal

Originally posted on As a Matter of Fancy:
Just heard from CrossBooks that my Bible study on Paul’s letter to the Romans is ready to go live. The result of a two-year effort, this book was developed and published in…

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Amazon said to play hardball in book contract talks with publishing house Hachette – The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/amazon-said-to-play-hardball-in-book-contract-talks-with-publishing-house-hachette/2014/05/16/cdd40854-dc62-11e3-8009-71de85b9c527_story.html Quotes/Excerpts: What makes the dispute between Amazon and Hachette different is that Amazon’s tactics have no obvious consumer benefit, a key antitrust consideration. The group “deplores any attempt by any party that would seek to injure and punish innocent … Continue reading

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“The Unrecognized Trajectory of Slow Burn Success” by Janny Wurts — A Dribble of Ink

Browsing an unknown book on the internet requires the foresight that it is there! More, public opinion shoves the book’s data right into your face: ratings, reviews, numbers – crowd opinion leads the barrage. — Janny Wurts, “The Unrecognized Trajectory … Continue reading

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Surprise! I Have No Idea Your Book is Coming Out | Kameron Hurley

http://www.kameronhurley.com/surprise-i-have-no-idea-your-book-is-coming-out/ Remember that ground breaking shocking documentary from the 70s (or was it the 80s) where they took teenagers to prison and introduced them to the convicts? This blog post reminds me of that film. If you can ignore the … Continue reading

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