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Very interesting article

Post by cw gortner » Sat July 2nd, 2011, 2:05 am

I think this article - and the others on her site - are well worth reading for every writer. Though she has a bit of a sore spot regarding agents and publishing in general, she also has a lot to share that is eye-opening:
THE QUEEN'S VOW available on June 12, 2012!
THE TUDOR SECRET, Book I in the Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles
THE CONFESSIONS OF CATHERINE DE MEDICI
THE LAST QUEEN


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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sat July 2nd, 2011, 2:08 am

I've been following her too, Chris, and she does have some interesting things to say. Her husband is more of an axe-grinder than she is, tho. Still, the industry is changing so rapidly it behooves anybody serious about getting their content read to stay abreast of it.

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Post by cw gortner » Sat July 2nd, 2011, 2:12 am

[quote=""MLE""]I've been following her too, Chris, and she does have some interesting things to say. Her husband is more of an axe-grinder than she is, tho. Still, the industry is changing so rapidly it behooves anybody serious about getting their content read to stay abreast of it.[/quote]

I agree! Very interesting. I'd never heard of her before.
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THE CONFESSIONS OF CATHERINE DE MEDICI
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Post by fljustice » Sat July 2nd, 2011, 5:53 pm

I've been following Kristine'sand Dean's blogs for quite awhile. Great publishing business stuff, but they definitely have a bias. They did encourage me to set a "short story a week" goal for myself this summer. I used to send my SF/F/H short fiction to them when they published Pulphouse (mumble, mumble) years ago. Never broke into their market, but I don't hold that against them. ;)
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Post by wendy » Sat July 2nd, 2011, 7:00 pm

Thanks for posting this. But to all you writers out there - believe!
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Post by LoveHistory » Sat July 2nd, 2011, 8:16 pm

This stuff is one of the many reasons why I'm not interested in pursuing traditional publication.

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Post by DeAnnaCameron » Sun July 3rd, 2011, 9:02 pm

That is interesting. I've been reading her blog since she called into question what publishers are declaring for ebook sales. (http://kriswrites.com/2011/04/13/the-bu ... tatements/)
I don't always agree with her, but I definitely admire that she isn't afraid to stand up and say what she thinks. It gets everyone talking, and that helps us all.
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Post by cw gortner » Mon July 4th, 2011, 10:03 pm

I take everything everyone says about publishing with a grain of salt. Like so much in life, we all have individual paths and unique experiences. I did find her candor refreshing, even though she definitely has a stance which I don't necessarily always agree with. Still, I learned some things from reading her posts and that's a plus. I actually thought the e-book sales article was particularly relevant.
THE QUEEN'S VOW available on June 12, 2012!
THE TUDOR SECRET, Book I in the Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles
THE CONFESSIONS OF CATHERINE DE MEDICI
THE LAST QUEEN


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