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DON’T LET THIS BE THE LAST NATIONAL BUY A BOOK DAY!

It started on August 19, 2010 with a post at John Ottinger’s Grasping for the Wind. I made the case that we needed a National Buy a Book Day—and in the handful of years that followed I tried to walk … Continue reading

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WHY AMAZON DOESN’T SCARE ME

Depending on whether or not you’ve put all your indie publishing eggs in the Kindle Select Program or not, you may see Amazon as the Great Liberator or the Great Satan. If you’re trying to run an independent brick-and-mortar bookstore—first … Continue reading

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MAKING A LONG STORY SHORT

I’m often asked how long a novel should be and I always try to weasel out of answering by saying something like: “It should be as long as it needs to be.” I’m trying to avoid saying what I personally … Continue reading

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BUY MY E-BOOKS, PLEASE

Tuesday again, so soon? What to write for this week’s Fantasy Author’s Handbook post? Ideas abound, but this morning I thought, hey, maybe it’s time for a little shameless self-promotion. And it might just kill two birds with one stone. … Continue reading

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FALL INTO THE FATHOMLESS ABYSS

It’s up! There’s nothing more satisfying than having a book out there for sale. It’s done. It’s out there. And I’m happy with it. That last bit? That’s the hard part. I’ve written here about some of the trouble this … Continue reading

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THE HAUNTING OF DRAGON’S CLIFF

I’ve reported on the work in progress, and I’ve talked about how much fun I had writing it, and now here we are, done and in e-print. Arron of the Black Forest, Book I: The Haunting of Dragon’s Cliff is … Continue reading

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COMPLETELY BROKEN

So many years ago now that it’s hard for me even to count them, I sat down to write a novel. I’ve always been a dedicated outliner. I need some kind of plan before I can do something as ambitious … Continue reading

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SOMETHING ABOUT THE SHUTTLE/SPACE PROGRAM

Though it’ll be posted on Tuesday, I’m actually writing this on a busy Monday. I’ve got a long to do list today, so I’m trying to get items crossed off one at a time, in order, so nothing gets shoved … Continue reading

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WHERE ARE ALL THE TIE-IN NOVELS?

In my preparation for E3, which is where I am today, I’ve been digging into the numbers behind the game-related novel. Everybody who knows anything at all about me, knows that for about fifteen years, I edited game tie-in novels, … Continue reading

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THE PUBLISHING BUSINESS IS NOT DYING

There, I said it, and no, it isn’t just wishful thinking. The raw numbers are in, thanks to the Association of American Publishers, and I’m delighted to pass on the news that the publishing business is not only alive and … Continue reading

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