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Nathan Bransford
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How should authors be paid?
There was an interesting kerfuffle recently as Amazon began transitioning some royalties over to pages read, as opposed to downloads. Will Oremus is one who thinks it makes sense . It got me thinking. How should  authors be paid? What about all those used b...
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Comic-Con here I come!
I'm psyched to be returning to Comic-Con this weekend for two incredible panels! Check these out... Tomorrow at 6pm PT in 25ABC I'm going to be hosting a panel on choosing the right publishing path for you: Authors Sarah J. Maas (Throne of Glass series), Se...
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What I learned about writing from a broken tooth
I recently had quite a health ordeal, and for some reason it reminded me of writing and publishing. Probably because everything does. Bear with me on this one. A month back, while in the early days of my new job , I bit into a piece of toast and felt a shar...
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The best way to thank a writer: write a review
Read a book you love and want to let the author know how much you enjoyed their work? Do it publicly. Write a review. It's hard out there for a writer. There is a vast ocean of books, and making yours stand out is a daunting challenge. So when writers hear ...
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What's in a finished novel should represent a mere fraction of your ideas
You've probably heard the old writing adage " kill your darlings ." What this means, essentially, is that you shouldn't be so attached to something in your novel, whether it's a passage of beautiful prose or a whole plotline, that you wouldn't kill it if it...
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How do you plan to publish your work in progress?
Is self-publishing on the ascent? Do people still want the imprimatur of a publisher? Let's find out. This is the third annual poll. How do you plan to publish your work in progress? Are you a die-hard traditional or self-publisher? Will you consider one or...
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The last few weeks in books 7/27/15
Photo by me. I'm on Instagram here . It has been a while! My time has been stretched in the past few weeks due to travel and moving (to Manhattan of all places), but I am now hoping to return to a semi-regular schedule. Hello! Nice to see you. I've been col...
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I miss the blogosphere
Where have all the bloggers gone? Long time passing. I want to know. I miss the blogosphere. There was a time, between 2007-2009, when everyone had a blog. It was peak blog. Blogspot and Wordpress. Blog rolls and tagging. Blog awards and comments of the wee...
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How do you keep track of your ideas?
The first rule of inspiration is that the best ideas come to you in the precise moment when you are least equipped to write them down. How do you make sure you don't lose those ideas? How do you keep track of them? My method is pretty simple: I email them t...
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How will you publish your work in progress? The results!
With the obvious caveats that this isn't scientific, different audiences, etc., here are the results! How are we planning to publish our work in progress? Let's find out. After very similar results in 2013 ... And last year ... We have a bit of a change thi...
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The Jacob Wonderbar books are on sale for $2.99 each for a limited time!
My out-of-this world space adventure series now has an out-of-this world price! Ha. Ha ha. Someone please write my marketing copy. Anyway, I'm extremely pleased to announce that for a limited time you can purchase the e-book editions of Jacob Wonderbar and ...
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How to flesh out a character
Great characters leap off the page and take up residence in our brains. Every quirk, every bit of dialogue, every small detail just reinforces their realness. But anyone who has written a novel knows that creating characters like that is really, really hard...
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Nathan, your information is very useful for those that would like to learn to rules of writing a novel or just organization of their thoughts on paper. Thank you for your posting!
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    Senior Director of Product Development, 2013 - 2015
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