Great Stuff on the Writers’ Blogs, August 5, 2012

Another light Sunday, so before I begin, I want to thank everyone who’s decided to follow the blog over the past few weeks. I’m glad you’re here and hope you’re enjoying what we’re putting up for you. Debrah will be posting more flash fiction and we have a couple other new or returning writers who should be posting material soon, too.

Today’s two posts both have to do with money–ironic, perhaps, on a Sunday, a day that used to be one on which commerce was forbidden. In any case, both pieces are also funny.

  • We’ll start in The Kill Zone, where James Scott Bell (@jamesscottbell) interviews himself–I MEAN, K. Bennett, author of the Mallory Caine, Zombie-at-Law series–who claims Writing for Money is a Good Thing. Sure can’t argue with that. Or the point that the ending of a book doesn’t sell that book, but the next one. Or it doesn’t. Hmmm.
  • The second post is from Irish writer Catherine Ryan Howard (@cathryanhoward), writing on Catherine, Caffeinated (via Joel Friedlander’s (@JFbookman) blog), about Low E-book Pricing: The Compensation Problem. The post has to do with what the right price for an e-book is and what authors should be thinking about as they set that price. I particularly like this statement: “But the point is that the money you earn from your writing is not a question of how much you make from individual sales of your work. It’s about how much that work makes in the long run, over time.” Long-term thinking. What a concept!

That’s all for tonight. A bit over two hours to go before NASA’s Curiosity rover lands–one way or another–on Mars. Fingers crossed for a successful landing!

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