Category Archives: book business

Really, I Could Have Done Without….

The timing on the Google Settlement opt-out/objection deadline. I put it off before since I was at the tail end of copyedits, proofs, first conventions, and taxes. Now it has come back around and the deadline to say “fuck off … Continue reading

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Rather Nice, If I Say so Myself

I got the news from Eddie at the agency when I got home from Portland, that the new releases are doing quite well. It’s not the NYT bestseller list, but it doesn’t suck for Vanished to be #4 Hardcover Fantasy … Continue reading

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Tour Addenda

How could I forget? I’m also going to be at Dragon*con in Atlanta Georgia over Labor Day weekend! W00t!

Posted in book business, Conventions and signings, tour dates

Trying to be Absent

I’m trying to spend less time online and more working. Book 5 is a bit behind. I know it’s not due until October 1, but August has just become The Busiest Month of My Life, so I’m trying to get … Continue reading

Posted in book business, Conventions and signings

TitleZ: Useful or just more time-eating?

My husband sent me this link to TitleZ: Book trends for publishers today. Looks interesting–and it’s free to use while in beta–but I wonder… is it really useful in the long run? Does Amazon tracking data really show me anything … Continue reading

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Children’s Book Contest

While I know a lot of authors, I also know a lot of folks who aspire to be published authors and run around madly one month out of the year after being a hermit who lives with their laptop the … Continue reading

Posted in book business, contests and give-aways, Writing

The Trouble with Blurbing

As an author, you know you have "arrived" when editors (especially editors you don’t work with) ask you to blurb other people’s books. This is a big step up from when your friends ask you to blurb their books (they … Continue reading

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Do You DRM? No, Thank You

My fellow SFNovelist, Simon Haynes has a very interesting interview with himself up on his site about DRM and free ebooks.  See… Simon has  a thriving series of comic SF books in Australia, Hal Spacejock, whose success outside Oz has … Continue reading

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An addendum to the previous post

In support of my Never Give Up! Never Surrender post, take a look at this post by agent Colleen Lindsey about patience. This is another facet of the “don’t give up” paradigm: hope and success require patience as well as … Continue reading

Posted in book business, Writing

Never Give Up! Never Surrender!

Now that I’ve upset and annoyed half the internet by yelling at the non-fiction tweakers, here’s another bit of Kat-wisdom for you writer types: Don’t invest in this gloom and doom shit that’s all over the place lately. Please. I’m … Continue reading

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In Which Our Heroine Worries and Has a Sick Day

Blargh… I have a cold which is making me lose time on the proof–it’s exhausting concentrating on the words and punctuation and the smaller type on the mass market galley forces me to squint even with my reading glasses on, … Continue reading

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NYT!

OMG OMG OMG!! Wolfsbane and Mistletoe made the NYT extended list! We’re #31! I’ve never been in anything that made the NYT list, extended or not! SQUEEE! (see Kat: see Kat flail away madly in pure glee!)

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