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Abracadabra: Books are Magazines

Abracadabra: Books are Magazines

The Magician stands on stage and invites a volunteer from the audience to lend him something. Not a piece of jewelry, or a dollar bill, but a book. The volunteer—an author—hands him a copy of his latest tome. The Magician places it on a stand and waves a hand at it. “Behold, a book.” He [...]

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Swimming Lessons for House Slaves: You can’t make a living swimming

Swimming Lessons for House Slaves: You can’t make a living swimming

One of the myths being purveyed by the seriously entrenched House Slaves—the career House Slaves if you will—is this: “You can’t make a living epublishing.” They’ll cite all sorts of numbers, proving that their income from ebooks is but a paltry fraction of what they make through traditional publishing. To abandon traditional publishing and jumping [...]

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Swimming Lessons for House Slaves: The Buddy System

Swimming Lessons for House Slaves: The Buddy System

In my last swimming lesson post, I pointed out that tradpub professionals like to convince writers that creating ebooks is far too complicated for any normal mortal to accomplish. For them, it is. These professionals have a) never done the job and b) remain willfully ignorant of the technology’s capabilities. As far as they’re concerned, [...]

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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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