Monthly Archives: June 2010

A Coming Golden Age?

Okay, in my last post I said people who make predictions aren’t that bright. And then I go and write a post with the title ‘Coming Golden Age’? Am I crazy?¬† No, because if you add a question mark after … Continue reading

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Missing the Mark

Ok, we’ve established the publishing industry is going through significant changes right now. People everywhere are predicting what things will look like in three to five years. The future is hard to predict, but this article over at the Huffington … Continue reading

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How does the Kindle respond to the iPad?

Good article on the iPad and Kindle over on Seth Godin’s blog. He presents an interesting strategy for Amazon/Kindle, and it’s close to the open model I’ve talked about on this blog. His idea–Give the Kindle away at a rock … Continue reading

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Pyr Books

Lou Anders from Pyr books recently commented on my Part of the Problem post, and clarifies what he meant by his Tweets. I didn’t want his response to get lost in the comment section so I’m reprinting them here as … Continue reading

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Book Length

For various reasons, I’m changing my current book (Almost Super) from a YA novel to a middle grade novel. This entails dropping the characters’ age, as well as the number of pages. It got me thinking… There are certain guidelines … Continue reading

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Part of the Problem

I came across a tweet from Pyr Books today that illustrates part of what I see as the problem with the current publishing model. Pyr¬†tweeted the following: “Agents, please stop telling me your client’s book is “unlike most other fantasy … Continue reading

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Kickstarter

Well, my kickstarter campaign has ended. I finished with almost $3,000 raised of the $5,500 I needed. And while technically it was a failure, I learned some valuable things. If any of you are thinking of starting your own kickstarter … Continue reading

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Just a reminder…

I’ve steered more of my posts on writing to my other blog, http://marionjensen.com Make sure to update your Google reader or RSS feed. I wish there was some easy way to do a re-direct, but I haven’t had the time … Continue reading

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The Sky is Falling

As it happened, Scott Adams wrote a post about content and authors on the same day I wrote my last piece. He predicted the end of the traditional author. I’m a big proponent of e-books, the open model, and other … Continue reading

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E-books in the Wall Street Journal

Good write up in the Wall Street Journal on e-books. Many, many examples of people making it without publishers. My favorite quote is from Karen McQuestion who spent almost a decade submitting her book to New York publishers, then gave … Continue reading

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