Tag Archives: Joe Konrath

CHECKS IN THE MAIL!

Yesterday, I received two pieces of mail, each containing a check, that grabbed my attention. Not because they were checks, but because they conveyed a larger message. That they arrived on the same day adds to the irony. About three years ago, I got my first (and only) book deal with a small traditional publisher. […]

SO SET ‘EM UP, JOE. YOU’VE GOT A LITTLE STORY WE OUGHT TO KNOW.

Today’s blogpost by Joe Konrath, titled Exploited Writers in an Unfair Industry, is perhaps the most compelling piece ever written on the subject, and Joe alone has written about it on innumerable occasions. I’m not going to rehash it for you here. You’re better off clicking the link and reading it yourself. I will, however, […]

E-PUBLISHING: CINDERELLA OR THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON?

This very moment, as I sit at my computer sipping wine in between righteous thoughts, people are arguing over whether or not the new trend toward online self-publishing is going to bring any tangible results (read: money) to the authors who indulge in it. A lot has been written about a few who have become […]

OH, IF ONLY THEY’D HAD COMPUTERS IN 13TH-CENTURY ENGLAND

Scott D Parker posted a blog on the Do Some Damage site today which got me to thinking. He posited the analogy of a book to a concert t-shirt. When you read a book, according to Scott, the book becomes an artifact of the reading experience, in much the same manner as a t-shirt becomes […]