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by TL Rese
January 26th, 2014, 6:55 am
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: bestsellers vs. classics
Replies: 3
Views: 5808

bestsellers vs. classics

i liked your post about bestsellers vs. literary fiction: http://blog.nathanbransford.com/2013/09/bestselling-novels-by-year.html i was wondering if you've written or know of any similar studies/lists that examine how many bestsellers eventually become classics, esp. older works from the 18th-19th c...
by TL Rese
October 28th, 2012, 1:27 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: book signings
Replies: 0
Views: 1238

book signings

I'm interested in hearing indie authors' experiences when it comes to book signings. I'm readying my novels for self-pubbing next year, and would definitely like some tips in this area. How does one go about the whole process? If a bookstore agrees to host a signing for you, do you then order copies...
by TL Rese
October 28th, 2012, 12:47 am
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: agent contracts
Replies: 1
Views: 1161

agent contracts

Hi Nathan,

I was wondering: if agents usually take 10-15% of clients' royalties, what happens if the client switches agents? Does the former agent still continue taking 10-15% for all deals s/he negotiated forever? Or does the new agent take over?

Thanks!
by TL Rese
May 23rd, 2012, 7:27 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: newbie learning the ropes
Replies: 1
Views: 1313

newbie learning the ropes

a couple weeks ago, i self-pubbed my novelette, Ingress , via KDP Select. i'm now worried that it'll disappear, unnoticed, into an abyss. for marketing, i've scheduled a few free giveaway days, and a reviewer at Kindle Book Review has agreed to write a review on it; i'm also planning to do #SampleSu...
by TL Rese
March 23rd, 2012, 2:00 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: new frank herbert novel
Replies: 1
Views: 1026

new frank herbert novel

i've posted this elsewhere on the interwebs, but nobody seems to know, so thought i'd bring it over here. =P i saw this on kevin j. anderson's blog and wasn't quite sure what to make of it: http://kjablog.com/?p=2698#respond apparently, one of frank herbert's bottom-drawer novels, "high-opp", is now...
by TL Rese
February 11th, 2012, 8:19 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: What is your writing weakness? (Let's call this therapy)
Replies: 54
Views: 13280

Re: What is your writing weakness? (Let's call this therapy)

i have No Clue what it feels like to read one of my novels. i think if i could become a 100% objective reader of my own writing, it would make me a much better self-editor. unfortunately, it's impossible. =( Beta readers are your friends. Even after beta readers, a professional editor will (and age...
by TL Rese
February 10th, 2012, 1:19 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What is your writing weakness? (Let's call this therapy)
Replies: 54
Views: 13280

Re: What is your writing weakness? (Let's call this therapy)

i have No Clue what it feels like to read one of my novels. i think if i could become a 100% objective reader of my own writing, it would make me a much better self-editor. unfortunately, it's impossible. =(
by TL Rese
February 10th, 2012, 1:13 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Best Dystopian Novels
Replies: 15
Views: 6747

Re: Best Dystopian Novels

i would say that 1984 takes the crown.
by TL Rese
February 10th, 2012, 1:11 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 328111

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

it's almost a week-old now, so not sure if that still counts as "new" in today's super-fast world!
http://tlrese.wordpress.com/2012/02/04/ ... -self-pub/
by TL Rese
December 19th, 2011, 7:10 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: The end of the "celebrity author"?
Replies: 25
Views: 6848

Re: The end of the "celebrity author"?

"Ten years is an INCREDIBLY long time. I don't think I could stand 10 years of "practice" before "bursting out of the gate." In that case I'd be close to 30, and no offense, but man, seriously, by 21st-century standards, that is OOOOOLLLD. (The fact that I'm 19 and haven't done anything, in nano- an...