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Latham Conger and Kickstarter
I met Latham Conger in fourth grade. We were plucked out of our respective classes to attend a two year program in another school called Special Opportunities.  And no, it wasn't because we were disfunctional. It was a gifted program for supposedly smart ki...
I met Latham Conger in fourth grade. We were plucked out of our respective classes to attend a two year program in another school called Special Opportunities.  And no, it wasn't because we were disfunctional. It was a gif...
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Thanks for responding, Tracy. I added a link to your blog post at the end of mine.

Part of me wondered if it was simply a case of inadequate reporting, which seems to be the case. The cherry-picked quotes in that article were misleading, and misrepresented your position.
Musings about the wake up call given by J. A. Konrath to Tracy Hickman about something the latter had already acted on five years ago.
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I would say that "bad, sensationalized journalism" has always been somewhat "typical." 

The problem just takes a different form today, where there are a TON of articles written from a "get there first" mentality.

It used to be less articles written from a "let's control the outcome because there aren't as many information channels" mentality.

Either way, crappy journalism is predominant.
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My Last Blog Post
Over three years ago, I did a blog post about successful self-published authors , and how many of them tried out self-publishing because they read my blog. I ended the blog post with this offer: You hear that, NY Publishing? You truly want to slow the growt...
Over three years ago, I did a blog post about successful self-published authors, and how many of them tried out self-publishing because they read my blog. I ended the blog post with this offer: You hear that, NY Publishing? Y...
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No One Knows
The more things change, the more they stay the same. In 2007 I wrote a blog post called Unreproduceable Phenonmenon . For the link lazy, here are the high points: "Books," I said, "are like a science experiment without a control. If a book is successful, ev...
The more things change, the more they stay the same. In 2007 I wrote a blog post called Unreproduceable Phenonmenon. For the link lazy, here are the high points: "Books," I said, "are like a science experiment without a contr...
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Nice post, +Joe Konrath!
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Guest Post by Chris Eboch
Chris Eboch on Perfecting Your Plot I have opinions on the publishing business, but I’ll leave
those discussions to others. My strength is writing craft. I’ve given writing
workshops around the world, I’ve critiqued hundreds (possibly thousands) of manuscri...
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Guest Post by Dale T. Phillips and Vlad V.
Giving Our Way to Success- by Dale T. Phillips and Vlad V. Giving comes back around.  Tess Gerritsen  sparked the giving circle with so much of her time, energy, and money to aid Alzheimer's research – so it's nice that I got to thank her in person at Bouch...
Giving Our Way to Success- by Dale T. Phillips and Vlad V. Giving comes back around. Tess Gerritsen sparked the giving circle with so much of her time, energy, and money to aid Alzheimer's research – so it's nice that I go...
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A Wake Up Call for Tracy Hickman
Via PassiveGuy , who was linking to an article from ScienceFiction.com about a convention speech by bestselling sci-fi author Tracy Hickman to a room full of writers. Quote Tracy: “I have to do more now,” he said finally. A hush went over the audience as Hi...
Via PassiveGuy, who was linking to an article from ScienceFiction.com about a convention speech by bestselling sci-fi author Tracy Hickman to a room full of writers. Quote Tracy: “I have to do more now,” he said finally. A hu...
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+Joe Konrath, this is really excellent advice. You just may have thrown me a life preserver, rescuing me from the sinking of S.S. Corporate America.
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New Jack Daniels Novel Q & A with Jude Hardin
The first Jack Daniels novel in four years, LADY 52, is now available on Amazon Kindle for $3.99. What do Lt. Jacqueline “Jack” Daniels and private investigator Nicholas Colt have in common?  Billiards, bourbon, bad jokes…  And murder. Several, in fact.  A ...
The first Jack Daniels novel in four years, LADY 52, is now available on Amazon Kindle for $3.99. What do Lt. Jacqueline “Jack” Daniels and private investigator Nicholas Colt have in common?  Billiards, bourbon, bad j...
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Guest Post by Lisa Alber
Launch Day! Or, You Mean I’m NOT the Center of the
Universe? A
guest post by Lisa Alber , author of KILMOON, A County Clare
Mystery Thank
you Tess Gerritsen and Joe Konrath. My mom is suffering as I write this. * Today is Tuesday, the traditional day for ...
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Here's What I Know
Be self-aware. Be deliberate. Don't be a pinhead. Publishing is a business. Writing is an art. You may not enjoy the business, but you definitely should enjoy the art. This is a marathon, not a sprint. Read the contract before you sign it. Twice. Three time...
Be self-aware. Be deliberate. Don't be a pinhead. Publishing is a business. Writing is an art. You may not enjoy the business, but you definitely should enjoy the art. This is a marathon, not a sprint. Read the contract befor...
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Great advice, as always.
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