Category: Inside the Publishing Business

  • INSIDER TALK: The Disappointment of Idols

    Let me preface this post with the comment that I’m not looking to answer any questions or suggest actions regarding the subject. I’m just recounting a personal experience and how it affected me. Back in my formative college years, I was a budding science fiction & fantasy fan. I would skip studies (and, occasionally, classes) […]

  • INSIDER TALK: Publishing Your Friends

    With the release of Jerry Gordon’s Breaking the World, someone online asked me in private if I was ever given shit for publishing my friends. tl;dr — Rarely.

  • INSIDER TALK: Basic Analytics of a Small Press

    I was closing the Apex Publications books for the month of May when I decided to play around with the data. I found it interesting so I thought I would share it with the world. Through the end of May, Apex sold 3 eBooks for every print copy sold. Incredibly, Amazon accounts for 79% of […]

  • Carnegie Center Seminar: Navigating the Sci-Fi, Fantasy, & Horror Genre Markets

    Join me this Saturday for my Carnegie Center seminar titled “Navigating the Sci-Fi, Fantasy, & Horror Genre Markets”! Saturday, July 14, 10:00 am-1:00 pm $35 Register with cash or check Register with PayPal or Credit Card “Finding the right publisher for your genre work can be a challenge. SF, fantasy, and horror are filled with […]

  • Navigating the Sci-Fi, Fantasy, & Horror Genre Markets

    This summer I am teaching my first formal seminar at the Lexington Carnegie Center for Literacy. Saturday, July 14, 10:00 am-1:00 pm $35 Finding the right publisher for your genre work can be a challenge. SF, fantasy, and horror are filled with multitudes of niche publishers that show up on the bookshelves right next to […]