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A Must Read for Small Press Publishers Looking for Authors
Posted 21 December 2013 / By Caleb J. Ross / Study (the world/the craft)
Shortly after posting my “A Must Read for Writers Looking for Publication” article, which insisted that authors manage their expectations when working with small press publishers, Jason Stuart, Editor in Chief of Burnt Bridge, asked “how do we small presses show transparency to the authors, show solidarity with their goals, build trust, and mostly, offer true value?” It’s a fantastic question, to which I rattled off a few things, but have since given the question some additional much deserved thought. JasonStuartQuestion Small presses, in contrast to large, established publishers, propose a fairly unique offer to authors. “Author,” says the small press, “we are each going to take a huge leap of faith with this relationship. I have little to no funding. Very little manpower. I have a day job that occupies most of my time. You, author, do not have an established fanbase. You are an unknowing in the world of publishing.… Read the rest
The Party City Creeper – from the calebjrossvlog archives
Posted 16 December 2013 / By Caleb J. Ross / Video
On a mission to buy fake facial hair, I realize the real reason why Party City doesn’t sell creeper mustaches.… Read the rest
A must read for writers looking for publication
Posted 15 December 2013 / By Caleb J. Ross / Marketing/ Study (the world/the craft)
Crawling Inspired by Max Booth III’s post dissecting a small press author agreement, which he calls a “bullshit contract,” I’ve put together some information culled during my 10 years as a writer trying to become an author in the small press world. Warning: the following contains hard truths. Who is this article for: Writers/authors looking to get a short story published with a small press either online or in print (small press = a publisher that most people haven’t heard of) Writers/authors who think having stories published with small presses will generate a sustainable living Who is this article NOT for: Writers/authors who have an agent (the agent should be doing the job of filtering out a publisher’s potential, not you) Writers/authors who are not interested in small press publishing. If you are 100% committed to publishing (novels or story collections) with the traditional publishers (HarperCollins, Penguin, Random House, etc) then you can skip most of this article.… Read the rest
Saving The Earth One Beer at a Time – from the calebjrossvlog archives
Posted 14 December 2013 / By Caleb J. Ross / Video
Recycling is good. Drinking the beer out of bottles in order to necessitate the recycling is better.… Read the rest
S. by J.J Abrams and Doug Dorst – A Lazy Book Review w/ the Booked. Podcast
Posted 1 December 2013 / By Caleb J. Ross / Video
Fair warning: this is probably the dumbest thing I’ve ever done on this channel. And I’ve done a lot of dumb stuff. But you’ve been warned. Therefore, I’m free to dumb it up all the way to eleven. I posted an initial thoughts video of S. a couple weeks ago. Now I’m back with my full review. But this one is different. See, I already reviewed the book on the November 27th episode of the Booked. Podcast. And rather than rehash my thoughts on my YouTube channel, I figure I would do what a truly lazy person would do and hire some sock puppets to re-enact parts of the Booked. Podcast conversation. Mentioned: Booked Podcast S. by J.J. Abrams and Doug DorstRead the rest
Discussing S. by J.J Abrams and Doug Dorst on the Booked. Podcast
Posted 27 November 2013 / By Caleb J. Ross / Author Podcast
Booked Logo Wow, that blog post title has not one, but two extraneous periods. Last night I sat with Robb Olson and Livius Nedin of the Booked. Podcast to chat a bit about the new book S., masterminded by J.J Abrams and written by Doug Dorst. The novel is incredible unique, so rather than rehash the entire discussion I”ll rehash my final thoughts and encourage you to listen to the entire podcast episode. An extremely unique book, both in form and execution, which forces the reader to re-imagine the very act of reading not just once, but on every page. This brilliance carries with it the potential for mental exhaustion which might deter many readers looking for something more accessible and casual. It’s not an easy book, especially if you’re a completionist who would feel obligated to follow every narrative thread, to investigate every reference, to explore the book the way an academic might.… Read the rest
Problem Solved: Bad Book Recommendations
Posted 24 November 2013 / By Caleb J. Ross / Video
I took to Facebook to ask my hordes of fan what problem I should solve with my video today. The world-wide problem of horrible book recommendations from non-writers came up. Of course, this is an issue of immense import, so I jumped on it. Book recommendations Horrible Book RecsRead the rest
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