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Novellas As the Future of Publishing. Huh.

Feb122015

Over on io9, there’s a post about Tor’s newest brainwave: Novellas as the future of publishing. You should read the whole Tor theory, but boiled down to TLDR: Readers don’t have much time and they want to be able to finish a story fast, so novellas will dominate the future of digital publishing.

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That Argh E-Book Pricing Poll

Sep52014

About a thousand years ago, I put up a poll on e-books. It’s there to your right. Then I forgot about it. I just looked at it again and it’s a flawed poll (I didn’t put all the pricing choices on there because . . . I forget why), plus given the span of time, people have probably changed their opinions, but what I’ve noticed is that the most popular choice for a fair price now–$2.99 to $3.99–has changed from the most popular choice previously: $6.99 to $7.99. That’s not good, said the published writer. read more >>

Questionable: 10 Things to Know About Publishing

Jul22014

Julie wrote:

How about . . . [a] Top 10 things nobody tells you about getting your book published, Top 10 things newbie authors need to know, middle-of-the-road/almost published authors should know…

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Questionable: Reasons for Rejection

Jun192014

Julie asked:

How about your Top 10 lists of helpful tips like… Top 10 most common things that get a manuscript rejected . . . 10 Rejection Reasons and what they *really* mean (decoding those rejection letters can be hard sometimes).

Top Ten Reasons an Editor Rejects Your Book:
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$1.99 Books From Anne Stuart

Jun42014