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Protect Yourself: Sample ebooks before you buy!

Protect Yourself: Sample ebooks before you buy!

I spend a lot of time writing and talking about electronic publishing. One of the issues that comes up from both writers and readers is this: With everyone publishing out there, how do I know what is good? (The author version of that question is, “With everyone publishing out there, how can I make my […]

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The Next Step Collection

The Next Step Collection

A lot of people are just finishing up NaNoWriMo or are looking ahead to 2011 as the year when they get their novel in publishable shape, so they can take the plunge into the world of publishing. I really understand that dream, and I want to help people realize it. This is one of the […]

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NaNoWriMo Prep Work

NaNoWriMo Prep Work

November is almost here and I have a novel to write. Of Limited Loyalty is the second book in the Crown Colonies series. It picks up roughly three years after At the Queen’s Command. As I did last year, I’ll be putting a lot of words on the project during November. I’ll also be blogging […]

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Ebooks Pinch Literary Authors

Ebooks Pinch Literary Authors

A Wall Street Journal article titled Authors Feel Pinch in Age of E-Books caught my eye. It covers the impact of the ebook revolution on the income and lifestyle of literary authors. The basic premise is that because ebooks sell for lower prices, publishers are offering literary writers lower advances. This, then, threatens the world […]

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The Doom With The Dragon Tattoo

The Doom With The Dragon Tattoo

Stieg Larsson’s novel The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo has taken the world by storm. Amazon.com declared it the best-selling e-book ever for the Kindle. In Sweden the novel won awards, and wherever it’s gone on sale it seems to dominate the bestseller lists. Publishing’s reaction to Larsson’s success is indicative of everything that is […]

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DragonCon

DragonCon

Aaron Allston and I will be teaching an expanded track of Inner Circle Writer Workshop Classes at DragonCon over the Labor Day weekend. Last year was our first year. Our program was so successful, they’ve had to move us to a larger venue. (We’ll have enough chairs this year—without raiding other rooms.) You can either […]

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9 Must-have Clauses for Digital Rights Contracts

9 Must-have Clauses for Digital Rights Contracts

I knew it would happen. It had to happen. There is money to be made and whenever there is money to be made, people will rise up to make it. I don’t, in this instance, refer to hardworking authors, but the parasites who are looking to make a fast buck by making low-rent investments in […]

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