I’ve been wrestling with several publishing related issues lately (What do I mean lately? It’s become my life). Trying to get a feel for the market and how to reach the right audience with fiction which is professional, yet not… Read More ›
I Am Not Your Entertainment Committee
A time-honored classic. Like “Do you want me to turn this car around?” or “Wait until your father gets home!” One of those countless sayings you swore you’d never inflict on your own children, let alone your fans. Yep, this one’s… Read More ›
Dare to be Unmarketable
While trying to put together the new short story collection, juggling the article gig at GeekDad, reading through the first round of critique reviews for First Song, and doing my best to keep Crimson Son in the public eye, I’ve… Read More ›
What’s that You Say? New Releases?
At World Fantasy Con last year I was scheduled for a 10:30 PM reading. I got to compete with free booze in the Tor party suite and the not-free but very active scene in the hotel bar. So I started… Read More ›
Out of the Frying Pan, into the Fire
I’m back from spending a week in the woods with a bunch of teenagers. I tweeted a bit about the experience and did my best to keep in touch between fading cell tower signals and an overloaded wi-fi signal near the… Read More ›
Aren’t There Magic Beans for This?
Hi, my name is Russ Linton. I’m an author. Have you heard about my superhero novel, Crimson Son? I’m a broken record lately. For those of you that don’t get the reference, I’m a scratched CD. For those of you… Read More ›
Market your Fictional Work for Non-Fictional Sales
For all of my other Fictional Workers struggling with how to sell your books well, I’ve got a lot of things to share. My first step was to fill out a marketing plan. I have a link to one and… Read More ›
Live from the Icehole
Recently, I attempted to interview the main character of my upcoming book, Crimson Son. Things didn’t go as planned, but since I went to all the trouble to contact a secure, undisclosed facility (which actually has no outside connections, but… Read More ›
Up, Up and Away!
Marketing. The bane of most writers existence. Some of us are great at it. Most of us, however, spend our days hiding behind keyboards and imaginary characters. Pounding the pavement and knocking on doors sounds like a real job. Fictional… Read More ›
How not to Blog
More wonderful advice from DFWCon was flung at me than I could possibly absorb. I’m still reeling at the impact. The result is, I’m standing over my manuscript, bloody scalpel in hand, doing a thorough divination of the entrails. No,… Read More ›