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ThinkingOutLoud 27: The Promise of All You Can Eat

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Elisabeth and Merianna discuss whether as an author you should love or hate Amazon. They talk about the new Kindle Unlimited and its impact on authors and publishers. They wonder whether it is more like an all you can eat buffet in which you can’t ever eat enough to get your money’s worth. They also discuss the business of selling books and how companies and publishers scale up and often lose who they are.

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  • Kindle Unlimited

  • New Doctor Who 

  • Amazon Hachette Debate 

  • Book Expo

  • Amanda Palmer Trust People to Pay for Music

  • Cory Doctorow Craphound

  • Harper Collins Tries Direct Sales

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ThinkingOutLoud 25: Mental Monsters

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ThinkingOutLoud 24: Pantsing It

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ThinkingOutLoud 23: A Tapping on Shoulder

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Elisabeth and Merianna talk about their plans to join in Camp Nano as well as the cabin they're joining. They also talk about characters who wake you up in the middle of the night, tapping you on the shoulder, waiting for you to write their stories. They also talk about visiting dogs and tractor dri...

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