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January 25, 2017 at 3:42 pm

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Book Review: Lodging by M.T. Bass – 4.5 Stars

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Lodging

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Opinion: *Sigh*…such a bittersweet story to make me weak in the knees and sorrowful all at once. I am truly starting to adore reading short stories more and more.

…but MY OH MY is it a wonderful story…

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January 16, 2017 at 8:30 am

Murder by Munchausen Cover Reveal

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September 1, 2016 at 11:24 am

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The Future of Publishing: Lessons from the Music Industry

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Nicholas C. Rossis

From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books Image: the Economist

I often argue that we can learn a lot from the music industry. Namely, I see it as an indicator as to what to expect in a few years’ time.

That’s why I was intrigued by a recent article in the Economist, detailing the state of today’s music.

CDs vs Digital

Once upon a time, record-industry executives could all but weigh their profits on scales. Literally: each pallet of compact discs (CDs) they sold translated into predictable quantities of cash for them and, second, for singers and songwriters.

In 1999, the year the music-sharing service Napster was founded, wholesale revenues in the industry peaked at $23.7 billion. Then they began a slide that has since continued almost without interruption.

Until now.Growth in the digital streaming of music helped industry revenues to expand by 3.2%, to $15 billion, last year. That was

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Written by M.T. Bass

June 19, 2016 at 7:51 am

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BookExpo America 2016

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I remembered to start the Map My Walk app on my iPhone and by the end of the day, I had hoofed over 15 miles at McCormick cruising the aisles of booths:

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It brought back memories of the many trade shows past I have worked & walked and made clear that publishing is, indeed, an industry like all others. The publisher booths were impressive and put into stark relief their David & Goliath relationship with self-publishing authors.

I met Mark Coker at Smashwords, connected with a live person at IngramSpark and got a chance to get face-to-face with groups and companies that service “Independent Publishers.”

The frosting on the cake was meeting Berkeley Breathed:

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May 16, 2016 at 11:36 am

Project Mojo – Kerosene

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May 11, 2016 at 8:53 am

Pew — That Was Exhausting

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First new furniture for the shop:  13 1/2 foot church pew. Wouldn’t fit in the pick up truck (safely) so Furbaby & me moved it the four and a half blocks from Christian Temple to The Herald Building the old fashioned Amish way:

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April 2, 2016 at 4:44 pm