Category Archives: Publishing

I’m Picturing the Weirdest Class Action Lawsuit

Okay, I’m just going to put this out there. Just what it says in this article about an antitrust complaint filed in the Federal District Court for the Southern District. According to the article: Arcesium LLC has filed a complaint … Continue reading

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My Afternoon at Barnes & Noble

So last Wednesday, we had our writers group meeting, as opposed to my screenwriters group meeting. It took place at the usual Barnes & Noble in Annapolis. Not the one pictured above, because no one else in the group lives … Continue reading

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Your Money or Your Principles

When I was practicing law, there were certain clients I knew I’d never represent. Okay … make that one client … Big Tobacco. I saw the effect cigarettes had on my mother. Her addiction to cancer sticks was completely understandable. … Continue reading

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And Some Writers Have Unions …

Yes, the Writers Guild of America. An organization that actually looks out for the interests of its writer members. And what does that include? Well, according to this article dated April 6, 2019: Hollywood’s version of a family feud has … Continue reading

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3 Really Bad Reasons Why Authors Shouldn’t Blog

I was reading a newsletter from an organization that will remain unnamed. One of the links in said newsletter was to an article that listed reasons why an author shouldn’t blog. Well, I was fairly amazed at this contention, especially … Continue reading

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Forecast for Indie Authors: Mostly Cloudy with Occasional Sunshine

If you’re an indie author, you might want to read this blog post from Smashwords’ founder Mark Coker. Pay special attention to this part (and I quote): The Rise of Indie Authorship Amazon launched their ebook self-publishing platform in late … Continue reading

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