What Does It Take To Succeed In the Business of Books?: Kristine Kathryn Rusch and Dean Wesley Smith

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dean-wesley-smith-bwkristine-kathryn-rusch-bwBetween them, Kristine Kathryn Rusch and Dean Wesley Smith have almost a century’s experience in books and a multilayered, international publishing and book-selling empire. Kris’s “”Business Musings”” each Friday and Dean’s “”How To Think Like A Publisher”” are legendary among self-publishers. In this wide ranging and inspiring interview they talk about what it takes to make a life and a living in books, including their latest venture, running three physical bookstores.

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2 Responses to What Does It Take To Succeed In the Business of Books?: Kristine Kathryn Rusch and Dean Wesley Smith

  1. Dan Van Werkhoven October 16, 2017 at 3:24 am #

    Thanks so much Dean, Kristine, and Orna. This was a really, really great interview. I studied copyright for music in college in 2010, so have a rough understanding of how it works (in Australia, at least), but do you have any recommendations on the best resources for studying and understanding copyright and IP further? I’ll be going through Dean and Kristine’s blogs soon to scour for information, and I’m planning on picking up the Magic Bakery. Hopefully that’ll get me started, but I’d really value any of your input for further resources. 🙂 Thanks!

  2. J.A. Marlow October 16, 2017 at 2:17 am #

    Great interview! Loved the part towards the end about things to look for in the future. Gave me a few things to mull over. 🙂

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