Posts Tagged: business

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So, some things have happened.
November 19, 2016
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Being a writer involves much more than writing. The daydreaming and doodling and creating part are the best. The actual writing part can be both fun and aggravating, but mostly fun. I enjoy it immensely, and with the help of Bill (my assistant) I can now do it more and not spend as much time on the parts of the job which I enjoy less. But the other parts cannot be ignored. Writing is also very much a business and with that in mind one […]
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Now that I have an assistant, what do I do with them?
April 1, 2016
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Most authors, myself included, need some help sooner or later. It might be with cover-art, or marketing, sales tracking, formatting, the list goes on and on. Some of these things you may not understand well, some you may lack the talent for, some may just take too much time, and some you just simply hate doing. To accomplish these things you may end up hiring one person or several. Eventually you reach a point of doing more maintenance than you do creation. That’s when you […]
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Amazon. Big monopoly or several million small ones?
January 30, 2016
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Every time I think this issue is over it finds its way back into the news. Once again the Authors Guild and their Big 5 masters are screaming a word they just don’t seem to understand. Monopoly. They throw the word around with abandon. Monopoly: mo•nop•o•ly the exclusive possession or control of the supply or trade in a commodity or service. Via: Flickr (license) These articles always manage to work in the word Antitrust, yet they seem to have a hard time with its definition as […]
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It’s the end of the World as we know it…. blah blah blah
July 7, 2015
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                                                                           Photopin (license) I spent most of June on vacation in the mountains of North Carolina. Little to no cell phone coverage. No internet. If we went down the mountain and into town all of our phones would light up like Christmas trees after a certain turn in the […]
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THIS is why Amazon wins.
July 20, 2014
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On July 11th I ordered a new bunk bed and mattress set for my son for his birthday. The bed arrived with 2-day Prime shipping as promised and we had an awesome time assembling it together. The top mattress was already here from his old bed but the bottom, being a futon, needed a new one. I ordered it the same day as the bed. It failed to arrive on time. It was the weekend so we blew it off in favor of enjoying his […]
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Would I rather win as a reader or as an indie author?
July 11, 2014
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Thinking Long-Term
April 11, 2014
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                                          Via: Flickr  Evidently, this man is evil? Yesterday on The Passive Voice there was posted an article about Amazon. Nothing unusual there, but this one started a debate that has raged on for over 200 comments as of this writing. The article was from Business Insider and titled: Amazon Pays Its Staff Up To $5,000 If They Quit — No Strings Attached The gist of […]
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What’s up with Kobo?
March 18, 2014
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                                                                                                                                                 Via: Flickr I sell my books on Kobo. I like Kobo. >Why? Because I’m […]
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Whats going to happen next?
October 9, 2013
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  It’s said that when an industry is in disruption the rate of that disruption increases until the new norm is established. We’re seeing this in the publishing industry today. The foreseeable downsizing, merging and desperate attempts to maintain the status quo are already happening.  Under the old system the trade publishers had the upper hand. Now it seems to be the wholesalers and the author/publishers who have control over their pricing and discount. Authors who are contracted with the big publishers give up this […]
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What do bookstores want…and why indie authors should learn to give it to them. Part IV, the final chapter.
October 2, 2013
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                                                                                                           Via: Flickr No doubt you’ve heard of Barnes & Noble. Perhaps even Chapters Indigo. Maybe even Waterstones. But have you heard of Dymocks? How about Eason & Son? Crossword Books? These are just […]