Your Book Costs How *#&! Much? Part 1

As a professional economist, I thought I knew something about pricing. The higher the price,…

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Thoughts About Dialogue

I recently had the pleasure of seeing the movie Atlas Shrugged: Part 1, an independent…

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Five Hard Lessons From A Free E-Book Experiment

Back in 2006, when my first novel, The Pirate of Panther Bay, was released (kindle…

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The Primacy of Self-Editing

With six books under my belt, I’ve learned the importance of self-editing (as well as…

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Big Publishers: What Are They Good For?

The New York Times recently ran an inspiring story about writer Amanda Hocking (March 24,…

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The Challenge of Book Positioning

One of the more difficult and important tasks in writing a book, whether fiction or…

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The long, hard road to overnight success

As writers, we are always hoping for literary and commercial success. And we dream of…

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About “Adaptation”

Welcome to Adaptation, my blog on the “business” of writing and publishing. The name may…

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Welcome to my blog. Please check back soon for new entries.

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