The Empire's New Tools (2017/08/07 08:00)
New tools for publishing on Kindle are a major step forward.
Do-It-Yourselfer Helper Dept. (2017/07/05 08:00)
On preparing 'Welcome To The Fold' for (self)-publication.
Drowning In The Popcult Goldmine Dept. (2017/05/24 08:00)
How to survive the modern digital cultural flood: have no sense of history.
Outside The Cocoon Dept. (2016/05/20 10:00)
"In this cocoon, the working class is something to make money from..."
Solo Act Dept. (2016/05/05 10:00)
Having a larger audience helps, but not at the cost of creative latitude.
Out From The Fold Dept. (2016/04/13 07:00)
Where'd "Welcome to the Fold" go? It's right here, waiting.
A Cue From Within Dept. (2016/04/04 10:00)
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! (2016/02/06 10:00)
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: https://www.inkshares.com/books/flight-of-the-vajra Here are...
Hancock Dept. (2016/01/01 06:20)
Now you can get signed editions of my e-books -- sorta-kinda!
Unfolded Dept. (2015/05/01 10:00)
Now the really hard work begins for 'Welcome to the Fold': finding an audience for it.
To Leap Over The Wall Dept. (2015/03/28 10:00)
Why "DIY or die" may not cut it anymore.
Perpetual License Dept. (2015/03/02 10:00)
Publishing's got a brand new bag of author exploitation.
Infamy, Infamy, They All Have It Infamy Dept. (2015/02/25 10:00)
But of course it's scary to stick your neck out.
Texas Sharpshooting Dept. (2015/02/11 04:00)
Maybe audiences, authors, and critics should be cultivated together, not separately.
Time Has Come Today Dept. (2015/01/22 10:30)
Breaking news: 'Welcome to the Fold' will not be self-published. At least, not at first.
Factorysimile Dept. (2015/01/22 10:00)
Why Do All Records Sound the Same? — Cuepoint — Medium Just as a modern politician’s job is to deliver seven second soundbites, [Maroon Five]'s job is to deliver seven second audio clips which will encourage young-ish people with a...
Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? Dept. (2015/01/07 04:00)
Warning: Navel-gazing within!
Sometimes Middlemen Matter Dept. (2014/10/26 10:00)
Publishing companies: the unknown ideal.
Scout It Out Dept. (2014/10/19 10:00)
Amazon's new publishing curation system: the non-wisdom of crowds.
Dr. Goodreads Dept. (2014/06/17 02:00)
On why hyping yourself always feels like it should be someone else's job -- except when it really isn't.
You've Seen The Headlines, Now Read The Book Dept. (2014/06/03 10:00)
Is tying your work into current events smart self-promotion or just spammy?
The Curation Is Worse Than The Disease Dept. (2014/04/29 10:00)
Amazon's self-publishing program is no curation program.
Apres Le Deluge, Quoi? Dept. (2014/01/18 10:00)
If you think of the artist as a person, an individual, you're less likely to construct your business around treating him with contempt.
Slush Piles Dept. (2014/01/17 10:00)
How both self-publishing and conventional publishing are doing authors and readers (and critics) the same kinds of disservices.
To Go Against The Flow Dept. (2014/01/12 10:00)
Why it's good to resist the temptation to just give people what they want.
Science fiction, rebooted.
Other Lives Of The Mind