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For Jonathan Lethem, “crime stories are deep species gossip.” He writes in his introduction that “they’re fundamentally stories of power, of its exercise, both spontaneous and conspiratorial; stories of impulse and desire, and of the turning of tables.” The Best American Mystery Stories 2019 has its full share of salacious intrigue, guilt, and retribution. The twists and bad decisions pile up when a thief picks the wrong target or a simple scavenger hunt takes a terrible turn. What happens when you befriend a death row inmate, or just how does writing Internet clickbait became a decidedly dangerous occupation? “How can we not hang on their outcomes?” asks Lethem. “Are we innocent ourselves, or complicit?” Read on to find out.
The Best American Mystery Stories 2019 includes Sharon Hunt, Harley Jane Kozak, Mark Mayer, Jennifer McMahon, Joyce Carol Oates, Brian Panowich, Tonya D. Price, Ron Rash, Robb T. White, and others.
In this third Fiction River Special Edition, award-winning editor Kristine Kathryn Rusch proves a master of intrigue with a wide variety of spy stories. Ranging in tone from satire to serious, from touching to brutal, from light to oh-so-very-dark, these fifteen stories illuminate the secret world of espionage. Despite their different tones, different cultures, even different time periods, these diverse stories form a powerful anthology that reveals the world in all its messiness.
“…high quality throughout.” —Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine on Fiction River Special Edition: Crime
Table of Contents
“Spy in the Sky” by Tonya D. Price
“Meeting at the Rise and Shine” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
“Highpoint” by Michael Kingswood
“Through the Eyes of a Dog” by Angela Penrose
“Cat and Mice” by Jamie McNabb
“Our Man in Basingstoke” by Sabrina Chase
“Night Flight” by Jonathan Kort
“End of the Line” by David H. Hendrickson
“The Florentine Exchange” by Dayle A. Dermatis
“The Message” by C.A. Rowland
“Not What You’d Expect” by Leah Cutter
“Turkish Coffee” by Johanna Rothman
“The Path” by David Stier
“Trafficking Stops” by Lisa Silverthorne
“The Spy Who Walked into the Cold” by Ron Collins
“An essential resource for those of us still flying by the seat of our pants in [the self-publishing] business.” Dashiell Crowe, Fiction Writer
There are many books that give basic book publishing advice or give you the bare minimum information necessary to self-publish on KDP, but only The Writer’s Business Plan gives you proven and powerful methods for launching a long-term, productive publishing business for authors, based on Tonya Price’s 30 years of experience building successful internet businesses and self-publishing fiction and non-fiction bestsellers.
There are over one million authors that have published books using Kindle Direct Publishing, but only a small percentage of those writers earn significant book royalties, because they don’t understand how to run a business. Tonya Price draws on her marketing and information technology education at the prestigious Johnson School of Business at Cornell University and decades of experience setting up profitable small businesses to give you game-changing advice for launching a successful publishing business, using real-world examples from publishing her own books.
In this all-inclusive self-publishing business book, you will learn:
- How to set up a business plan to self-publish any book that you write, in any fiction or non-fiction genre.
- How to give your writing business a concrete direction with a profitable mission statement
- Setting up your self-publishing business plan, complete with a book marketing plan and financial plan, just like a real small-business owner
- How to use market analysis to define your target audience and who is most likely to buy your book on Amazon and other internet book sellers to increase book sales and improve book rank
- Super-handy templates for creating your writing business plan – Strategic Plan Template, Marketing Plan Template, Financial Plan Template and 1, 3 and 5-Year Business Plan Templates
After applying the invaluable publishing advice offered in The Writer’s Business Plan, check out the rest of Tonya Price’s Business Books for Writers series, including the popular books titled Money-Making Business Models for Writers and The Profitable Writer: Managing the Writer’s Money.
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Tales of mistreatment of “the other” abound in historical or religious writings from around the world and through all time. But there are also plenty of examples of people helping each other, caring for one another, learning about each other. Sometimes in big ways, sometimes in small—but they all add up.
The Golden Door is a collection of stories showing the impact on people when they’re treated as “the other,” whether they’re immigrants to a country, a group of targeted within their own country, or something else besides. The title refers to Emma Lazarus’s welcoming words inscribed on the plaque on Statue of Liberty, “I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
All proceeds will be donated to Doctors Without Borders and the ACLU.
Featuring stories by: Steve Carr, Rob Vagle, Adrianne Aron, Bob Sojka, Lesley L. Smith, Jason Dias, Rei Rosenquist, David Stier, DeAnna Knippling, Jamie Ferguson, Tonya D. Price, Bonnie Elizabeth, and Hedi Framm Anton.
Table of Contents
“The Color of Guilt” by Annie Reed
“Hiro’s Welcome” by Patrick O'Sullivan
“The American Flag of Sergeant Hale Schofield” by Kelly Washington
“Combat Medic” by Kris Nelscott
“Night of the Healer” by Tonya D. Price
“The Quality of Mercy” by Michele Lang
“Daughter of Joy” by Cindie Geddes
“Democracy” by Mario Milosevic
“Sisters in Suffrage” by Debbie Mumford
“Knocked Up” by Elliotte Rusty Harold
“O Best Beloved” by Angela Penrose
“Sunshine” by Michael Kowal
“The Harper’s Escape” by Anthea Sharp
“As the Berimbau Begins to Play” by Paul Eckheart
“Death of the Turban” by Bill Beatty
“On the Edge of the Nations” by Dan C. Duval
“Window Frame, Handprint, Bloodstain” by M. Elizabeth Castle
“The White Game” by Ron Collins
“Readers will find many impressive voices, both familiar and new.”
—Publishers Weekly on Past Crime
In this latest volume of Fiction River, editor Dean Wesley Smith pulls together an eclectic but cohesive group of stories filled with difficult decisions. From a man who must question the line between justice and vengeance to a teenage fixer fighting hypocrisy to a post-apocalyptic survivor’s mission to deliver one last message, each of these stories demonstrates extremely hard choices—and some very real consequences.
“The Fiction River series is a wonderful mind-expanding read…”
Table of Contents
“Equal Justice” by Annie Reed
“Payback” by Tonya D. Price
“Eric the Monkey” by Dan C. Duval
“Prospecting” by Ron Collins
“Toots” by Michael Kowal
“The Devil’s Muse” by Laura Ware
“Clean and Godly in Denmark” by Diana Deverell
“Killshot” by Annie Reed
“Four Hundred Yards” by Dale Hartley Emery
“A Life with Meaning” by David Stier
“Nightmare Scenario” by Chuck Heintzelman
“Echo” by Leslie Clare Walker
“Haunted” by Jamie Ferguson
“Skinwalker” by Valerie Brook
“Missiles of October” by Dan C. Duval
“Girl with a Mission” by Dayle A. Dermatis
“A New Day” by Kendall Heintzelman
“They Taught Us Wrong” by M.L. Buchman
“Tendrils” by Leigh Saunders
“Little Byte and Big Pieces” by Valerie Brook
Fiction River is an original fiction anthology series. Modeled on successful anthology series of the past, from Orbit to Universe to Pulphouse: The Hardback Magazine, the goal of Fiction River is to provide a forum for “original ground-breaking fiction of all genres.” Each Fiction River volume comes in ebook and trade paperback format, published by WMG Publishing, and features some of the best new and established fiction writers in publishing. Dean Wesley Smith and Kristine Kathryn Rusch are award-winning editors, as well as award-winning writers, and act as series editors for the anthologies. For more information about the authors or Fiction River, go to www.fictionriver.com.
"Thief" by Michael Kowal
"Death's Other Cousin" by Lisa Silverthorne
"Making Amends" by David Stier
"Frostwitch vs. the Ravages of Time" by Dayle A. Dermatis
"The Goddess Killer" by Lauryn Christopher
"Love Locks" by Dale Hartley Emery
"Love Bots" by Dæmon Crowe
"Loving Abby" by Angela Penrose
"Foiled" by Brigid Collins
"A Love to Remember" by Tonya D. Price
"The Refurbished Companion" by Kelly Washington
"The Secret of Catnip" by Stefon Mears
"Lifeblood" by Alexandra Brandt
"Who Loves the Unloved?" by Laura Ware
"Henry and Beth at the Funeral Home" by Joe Cron
"Truth and Lies" by David H. Hendrickson
"With Love in Their Hearts" by Robert Jeschonek
"Every Day New, Bright and Beautiful" by Annie Reed
"The Fiction River series is a wonderful mind-expanding read..."
The Profitable Writer: Managing the Writer's Money teaches you how to avoid the typical financial mistakes writing entrepreneurs make during their career.
Written in clear language without finance jargon, The Profitable Writer: Managing the Writer's Money shows you in a weekend how to make the most of the money you earn as you grow your writing business into a full-time career.
DISCOVER HOW TO:
• Create and stay within your budget
• Track the money you spend and earn
• Use three financial statements to judge the success of your business decisions
• Raise money through crowdfunding, and grants
• Discover books, podcasts, blogs and online tools to simplify your money management
Tonya D. Price holds an MBA from Cornell University in Marketing and Finance. Her short fiction has been published in a variety of anthologies and her thriller short story, “Payback,” was selected for The Best American Mystery Stories of 2019.
Do you want to know how to increase your sales in the short-term and build your writing company?
If you have never heard of a revenue stream or a business model, you are not alone. But these are important terms that could help you become a full-time writer.
I’m Tonya Price, and I understand business. I have an MBA in Marketing and Finance from Cornell University, spent over twenty-five years as an Internet executive and have founded three successful companies including my writing and indie-publishing company, Magnolia Lane Press.
I am also a published short story author. My thriller story, “Payback” will appear in The Best American Mystery Stories of 2019. I make money selling short stories to anthologies and magazines, self-publishing the Business Books for Writers series. Unless you know revenue streams and how to use them to create a business model for your writing company you are missing a large part of your potential income from each book you write.
Money-Making Business Models For Writers is for writers who want to make money from their traditionally published books and for self-published authors who are looking to develop a long-term strategy for becoming full-time authors.
The goal of the book is to teach writers at all stages of their career how to develop a business model that will maximize your writing income.
You don’t need an MBA to read this book. I have written it without business jargon. I use my extensive business background as a way of teaching you how to improve your business skills, so you don’t need to get an MBA to become a successful writing entrepreneur. But you do need to understand business if you are going to earn a living wage as a writer because Writing is Serious Business!
In this book, you’ll learn about:
The Power of a Business Model
Chapter 1: How you will make money?
Definition of a business model and a revenue stream, real-life business model example.
Chapter 2: Creating a Great Business Model
Knowing your readers, evaluating your resources, analyzing your finances.
Successful business models for writers, the single revenue stream model, multi-revenue stream models.
A case study of a writer entrepreneur’s business model.
Part II: Developing Your Business Model
Chapter 5: The Business Model for You
Matching business models to your strengths. Changing business models, unique business models.
Chapter 6: Evaluating your Business Model
New revenue streams, checking assumptions, calculating costs, minimize the risk of failure, testing your idea.
Chapter 7: Your Business Model Timeframe
Understanding the webinar sales approach, matching your business model to your business' timeline, new revenue streams, calculating expected revenue.
Chapter 8: Your Launch Decision
Financial review, cost calculations, customer implications, process review, checking your assumptions.
Chapter 9: Your Business Model Story
Definition, importance, audiences, readers benefits, partners benefits, future planning tool. Creating your story, the three-act approach
Reaching your income goals, running a company, writing entrepreneur or manager, hiring help, enjoying the journey.
Money-Making Business Models For Writers includes tips, links to articles, a recommended reading list and a link to downloadable Worksheets for writing your business model story.
If you are a writing entrepreneur with the dream of writing full-time here are other books in the Business Books For Writers series:
The Writer’s Business Plan
Meeting The Writer’s Deadline
"Meeting the Writer's Deadline" teaches you how to:
• Juggle writing, marketing, and production deadlines to grow your writing business
• Free your Creative Mind and finish on time
• Avoid procrastination and reduce deadline stress
• Forecast costs to stay within budget
• Develop a post-project process for future success
Be a writing entrepreneur – and reap the business benefits that come with meeting your deadlines.