Recent posts tagged publishing


He Stands Alone

On Chuck Wendig only wanting to write standalones from now on, a sentiment I agree with.

The Self-Publishing Morality Play And Other Myths

Why I now realize self-publishing should not be a morality play of us vs. them.


Blurbage And Other Difficulties

The difficult art of writing marketing copy for books.

Towards A More Lovely Dog Biscuit Package

"What makes dog biscuit packaging an unworthy object of a designer's attention as opposed to a museum catalog?"

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).


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.


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.


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."


Watts Up

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


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.


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: Here are...

Hancock Dept.

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

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