Recent posts tagged publishing


2022


The Popligopoly

"When you’ve got a million movies to pick from, picking a safe, familiar option seems more sensible than gambling on an original." Discuss.

Picking Up The Broken Pieces

The problems with multi-installment works are worse than we think.

The Little Guys Have It Hardest

On indies avoiding the mistakes of mainstream publishing, 2022 edition.

The Big Kick

On Brandon Sanderson's big kick(start).

2021


Fringe Benefits

In a field that's trend-driven, all the most interesting and truly groundbreaking work can only come from the fringes.

Independent's Daze

Why is it that the indie scene in music is so much more forgiving of self-production, where the indie scene in literature is less so?

Shoehorn Pt. 2: The Shoehorning

It's easily to write badly. It's even easier to write badly when everyone else gets away with it.

2020


These Last Few Touches

'Fall Of The Hammer' inches yet closer to release. Just a few lingering changes, and a lesson learned from same.

Publish Or Perish? Why Not Both?

On the ways self-publishing gets dinged as illegitimate, and how to rebut them.

2019


Another Land's Words

Are international literary prizes just for "foreign writers who make sense to us"?

All The Cool New Folks Are Dead

In re: "I can’t help feeling a bit depressed that so many of the cool new writers are dead."

2018


Watts Up

On how social-reading network Wattpad is becoming a hub for discovering the next big thing.

2017


The Empire's New Tools

New tools for publishing on Kindle are a major step forward.

Do-It-Yourselfer Helper Dept.

On preparing 'Welcome To The Fold' for (self)-publication.

Drowning In The Popcult Goldmine Dept.

How to survive the modern digital cultural flood: have no sense of history.

2016


Outside The Cocoon Dept.

"In this cocoon, the working class is something to make money from..."

Solo Act Dept.

Having a larger audience helps, but not at the cost of creative latitude.

Out From The Fold Dept.

Where'd "Welcome to the Fold" go? It's right here, waiting.

A Cue From Within Dept.

On how some creative folks don't know how to follow their hearts.

'Flight of the Vajra' Is In The Running In The Nerdist's Space Opera Competition At Inkshares!

ATTENTION READERS/FANS OF MY WRITING AND MOST EVERYONE ELSE TO BOOT: I need your help! I have just submitted my far-future SF fantasia Flight of the Vajra to The Nerdist's new Space Opera competition over at Inkshares: https://www.inkshares.com/books/flight-of-the-vajra Here are...

Hancock Dept.

Now you can get signed editions of my e-books -- sorta-kinda!

2015


Unfolded Dept.

Now the really hard work begins for 'Welcome to the Fold': finding an audience for it.

To Leap Over The Wall Dept.

Why "DIY or die" may not cut it anymore.

Perpetual License Dept.

Publishing's got a brand new bag of author exploitation.

Infamy, Infamy, They All Have It Infamy Dept.

But of course it's scary to stick your neck out.


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