Category Archives: Publishing

Inkslingers Anthology 2013

I have recently had two of my short stories published in the anthology, Inkslingers 2013: Memoirs of the Southwest. The book is a collection of works by members of the West Valley Writers’ Workshop and all have a southwest theme or … Continue reading

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Formatting It’s a Bitch

With all apologies to Mr. Jagger and Richards. So you have your plot all dialed in, your characters live and breathe in your readers’ minds and your grammar is spot on, not a comma out of place. All that remains … Continue reading

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What Indie Authors Do Well

This is an older post that I’ve been meaning to get back to. I can’t think of much to add to it, however. It is pretty self explanatory. One thing I struggle with and it is something I think we … Continue reading

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It’s a Service Issue

I know I have been a little distracted by video games lately, in particular retro video games. In truth I have been indulging my nostalgia a little more than the law allows. Get me an eye patch and a Parrot … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name.

First, I must thank fellow author and friend Gale Leach for sharing this on the message board of the West Valley Writer’s Workshop. I learned a long time ago that a manuscript rejection means four things, the agent / editor … Continue reading

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It’s called Price Fixing and It’s Illegal

So Apple ignored the publishers who rolled over and settled with the Department of Justice and so this past Wednesday received a guilty verdict from a federal judge. Digitaltrends.com posted an interesting article on what the fallout for consumers could … Continue reading

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5 Key Lessons – Neil Gaiman

Author Neil Gaiman recently provided the keynote for the Digital Minds Conference in an article in on Forbes.com the author distills 5 key lessons from the talk. While intended for an audience of book publishers, these points are ones authors, … Continue reading

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Publishing Industry Flowchart

Now for something completely different. This made me chuckle. I saw it posted on Stephen Abram’s Lighthouse blog. Here it is from the source: GalleyCat. Publishing Industry Flowchart How far along it do you think your works might go?

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Backlist and How to Do it on Your Own

As a writer building my audience and just reaching my stride I love reading about how others have done it. Joe Konrath is no stranger to independent authors and I often find his posts on A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing … Continue reading

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Can I Be an Artist and a Capitalist?

Something that has been going through my mind, other than copious amounts of life sustaining blood, is the difference between being an Artist and a Capitalist. I didn’t begin writing as a fast track to wealth. It was just something … Continue reading

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