Business Model of Writers In a changing World Part 2: Google+
This post is about the career (not at all atypical) of a powerful Science Fiction/Fantasy writer as it relates to the Business Cycle (one of those boring economics things we have to force ourselves to pay attention to.) I know many such life stories (from many decades of publishing career-stories), but I want to share this one with you because this fellow's success was particularly well deserved -- yet the business cycle swamped him, too. Tobias S. Buckell on Amazon There he is on Amazon. He hit the brick wall of 2008, and now he's BACK!!! And he's using the tools I've been telling you about since 2007 -- Web 2.0, social networking, interactivity, and now crowd sourcing. We live in a new world, and some writers will grab hold of it and leverage it to commercial success. I found the link to his blog on Google+ -- a social network that's recently added Communities (as Facebook has Groups, and others have other ways to sub-set your connections.) Here's the blog entry I found on Google+ http://www.tobiasbuckell.com/2012/12/17/how-i-used-kickstarter-to-reboot-a-book-series-and-my-career-and-maybe-my-life/ https://plus.google.com/u/0/116892646782163010765/posts is the fellow who posted the link on Google+ 2008 is widely acknowledged as the time when the Housing Market crumbled, and the USA went into severe financial crisis right in the middle of a big Presidential Election. Yeah, but it was all easily predictable by SF writers in 200...
Business Model of Writers In a changing World Part 2: Google