Archive for the ‘Publishing’ Category

A Whole Old Genre

Posted: 8th November 2017 by Rich Bullock in Craft, Publishing

James Scott Bell has done it again! “How to Write Pulp Fiction” is the newest release by my friend, James Scott Bell, and it’s all about how Old is the new New. Pulp fiction has been around since the beginning of paperback books, and the style of writing has been featured in everything from Sci-Fi […]

As I sat with a fellow writer awhile back, he recounted to me a conversation he had with a traditional publishing house acquisitions editor. My friend was submitting a nonfiction book proposal, and the editor made a point of instructing him to include his platform. When my friend asked if his proposal would be considered […]

New Smashwords Survey

Posted: 9th May 2013 by Rich Bullock in Publishing
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There is no better source for information in the indie publishing word than Smashwords’ Mark Coker. In his latest blog post, Mark provides data and analysis on trends in self-publishing. He covers everything from title length to price points to download stats. Check out the Smashwords Annual Survey here. And, as part of my ongoing […]

Perilous Cove is Now in Print, too!

Posted: 8th December 2012 by Rich Bullock in Publishing

Print versions of Perilous Cove are now available. Great news, and just in time for Christmas. I’ll receive my first print copies on Monday, Dec. 10th, but you can order them now through or directly through the publisher at If you’re wondering what the difference is: Createspace is the print publisher, and is […]

Cover Art for Perilous Cove Print Version

Posted: 16th November 2012 by Rich Bullock in Publishing
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I received the print version full cover art last night. Really exciting!   I uploaded the graphic to, and it’s under review right now. As soon as that’s done, I should receive an actual printed book as a proof copy. Developing the print version has been a much longer process than the e-book, but […]

Perilous Cove – Official Book Cover

Posted: 25th May 2012 by Rich Bullock in Publishing
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I’m really excited to have the final book cover copy for my novel, Perilous Cove. Here it is. The eBook version will be out on Kindle in a couple of weeks, with the print version available sometime this summer. My great thanks to Rob Henslin who designed the cover, and for my wife, Sheryl, who […]

Gagging on Social Media

Posted: 16th May 2012 by Rich Bullock in Marketing, Publishing

Platform Overload Photo Credit: Roger Smith via Compfight A literary agency asked an author friend of mine how she planned to market her book? (In the old days, the publisher did most of that, but times have changed–a lot). Along with her submitted proposal they asked for: # of Facebook friends and fans, # of […]

The Future of Publishing and ebooks

Posted: 16th April 2012 by Rich Bullock in Publishing

Publishers are still thinking old-school I don’t claim to know everything publishing houses are thinking about the state of the industry, but I do know they are reeling from the punches. The recent Department of Justice lawsuit against Apple, Inc. and five publishers claims price-fixing (which the defendants deny). Writers and agents have supported the […]