The Question of Crowd-Sourcing: Why Kickstarter Troubles me

BLJ

  When Don Miller wanted to make a film of his book, Blue Like Jazz, he directed his fan base to a Kickstarter program and raised $300,000. And, yes, I was a contributor. Something I remembered today as I threw out my signed copy of the Blue Like Jazz poster, one of the “gifts” for those [Read More...]

Tate’s Abusive Tirade

Ryan and Mrs. Ryan

I’ve published two books with mainstream publishers, one with an academic press, and two with a Christian publisher. I like to think I know my way around this business by now. The basic differences between the publishers had little to do with anything other than money. Some committed more money to marketing. Some paid bigger [Read More...]

A bit of news for my friends

My apologies for just now getting around to telling you all this. I’ve been swamped as of late. I wanted you all to hear it here first but, well, sometimes life forces you to the backroads and no internet service… Nonfiction/ Narrative: Award-winning author of Will Jesus Buy Me a Double-Wide and After the Flag Has Been [Read More...]


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