Category Archives: business of writing

Accomplishments This Month

TweetI haven’t spent a lot of time writing this month (mostly on purpose), but I did accomplish a few things, most of them very necessary. 1. I bought some books on the craft of writing, which I haven’t done in … Continue reading

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Accepting Compliments

TweetI have to work on accepting compliments about my writing. It’s weird to think of that as a skill that one must acquire, but the more I talk to people about my writing, the more I realize how difficult it … Continue reading

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Tagging on Amazon

TweetI’ve been wondering – how often have you found a book on Amazon through their category search? Apparently, those categories are somewhat fueled by tags applied to items by users. Many items with the same tag, for instance “erotic romance,” … Continue reading

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When It Rains, It Pours

TweetThere’s something I’ve noticed about writing. Excuse me while I philosophize for a while. Often, writing itself, or sometimes doing things to do with writing, seems to create its own momentum. For instance, if I feel I haven’t sold anything … Continue reading

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When a Splurge Isn’t

TweetSome purchases may seem like splurges, but in the long run, they really aren’t. Here are a few of mine: 1. A netbook. When I purchased by Acer netbook, I already had a laptop. An aging laptop, it’s true, but … Continue reading

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Throwing a Book Launch

TweetHave you thought about throwing a launch party to celebrate your book’s release? I’ve done it. I’ve done it three times and I think I’m getting a handle on how to do it. First, decide what kind of event you … Continue reading

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How to be a Good Panelist

TweetI recently wrote a couple of posts about moderating panels at conventions and conferences, one on preparing and one on procedures. I realized I should say something about being a panelist, as well. 1. Prepare. At the very least, read … Continue reading

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Arisia 2011 Social Business Report

TweetI’ll post some photos a little later on, but first, my report! Sort of. It’s more a rambling sort of commentary on the experience. For me, the business is social and, I guess, the social is business. This conference, however … Continue reading

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The Year in Sales – 2010

TweetAside from The Duke and The Pirate Queen being out this month, I sold some short stories this year. In January, “The Token” appeared in the print edition of Alleys & Doorways: Stories of Queer Urban Fantasy, edited by Meredith … Continue reading

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Speculative Erotica Markets — Philcon 2010

TweetAlmost every year at Philcon, I moderate the panel on selling fantastic (science fiction and fantasy) erotica. It was interesting this year to note how the panel topics have shifted over time: print to electronic to self-electronic.For several years, after … Continue reading

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