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Talion Challenge Update #2: The New Math

Talion Challenge Update #2: The New Math

If you’ve been reading this blog at all in the last few months, you know I’ve been talking about how digital publishing is really taking off. I mean, if NASA had rockets this good, we’d have colonies on Mars and I’d be spending summers on my asteroid a bit further out. The American Association of […]

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The Way of the Dodo Book

The Way of the Dodo Book

In reading a book about the Cold War, I came across interesting definitions of the types of information groups like the CIA share. Cover stories are designed to make something false appear to be true. Disinformation is designed to make something true appear to be false. Disinformation is, by far, the more pernicious of the […]

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Swimming Lessons for House Slaves: You Will Get Wet.

Swimming Lessons for House Slaves: You Will Get Wet.

In my last post, House Slaves vs. Spartacus, we left the tradpub house slaves in the lifeboats as the Titanic was sinking. The house slaves rightly believed that the fact that they were still dry was all to the good. And it is. But I pointed out that they were dry in the Titanic’s state […]

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The Future of Digital Publishing

The Future of Digital Publishing

I got a call from a writer friend last evening. We spoke about digital books and I answered some questions about why I had chosen which formats to sell through my store. We discussed sales strategies and how I’d seen things evolving. And then he offered a comment: “I just have this feeling that somewhere […]

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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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Writing in the Golden Age of Ebooks

Writing in the Golden Age of Ebooks

My last post painted a gloom-and-doom scenario for the publishing industry. I wasn’t trying to be hyperbolic. I believe everything I wrote, and I wrote it in the vain hope that some folks in traditional publishing might read the warning and act to negate my vision of the future. Like most folks, I love books […]

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Ebooks: How Many Are We Really Selling?

Ebooks: How Many Are We Really Selling?

It’s no secret that I have been a strong proponent of ebooks. I’ve encouraged every author I know to convert their backlists into ebooks to be sold via their own websites, via Amazon and Barnes & Noble, and any other site that makes a reasonable offer. In one post here, I even lined-out the Nine […]

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