Posts Tagged ‘ finances ’

To hard sell or not to hard sell?

Oct 29th, 2010 | By | Category: CG Blog

We strongly dislike asking for money. This is a major failing for a business. Having been on the wrong end of the hard sell far too often, we balk at pushing too hard when Crossed Genres comes out with a new publication, or has a sale. We don’t want to alienate readers, especially since the […]

Small Prestidigitation

Oct 27th, 2010 | By | Category: CG Blog

As I mentioned in a personal blog post yesterday, money is always a concern for Crossed Genres. Now that I’ve run the numbers, even more so. Last year at this time, when we posted about the most unpleasant part of running an SFF magazine, we had a net loss for 2009 of over $1500. At […]

LAST day to preorder the CG anthology! …& more

Nov 29th, 2009 | By | Category: CG Blog

Tomorrow (Monday, November 30) is the Last day to take advantage of the preorder deal for the 1st Crossed Genres anthology! just $9 (plus shipping), and it comes with a free online subscription and a chance to win a copy for your local library! Monday is also the LAST day that issue 1 will be […]

…and it’s not too terribly long

Nov 25th, 2009 | By | Category: CG Blog

It’s 10 minutes to midnight, so this’ll be quick, bullet-points style: Issue 13 is completely done, ready to go. Woo! Going to spend any time I have between now and the end of the month working on the anthology and reading. Lest anyone be misled by my last post, we have not quite reached that […]

Defining success

Nov 23rd, 2009 | By | Category: CG Blog

Put yourself in our shoes, just for a minute. You live a pretty normal life. You work a day job you’re at best indifferent about, as does your significant other. You’ve got some debt that (for the moment) is manageable. You’re raising a great kid. Generally your life is good – tiring, but good. You […]

The extent to which you resist

Nov 21st, 2009 | By | Category: CG Blog

Well, since my post earlier today, a few more people have pitched in with contributions or purchases. Thank you! We’re still not quite where we need to be yet, but we’re getting closer! Please help us make our budget and not go broke! (And remember, there are only 9 days left to purchase a anthology […]

Running an SF/F magazine: the most pleasant part?

Nov 21st, 2009 | By | Category: CG Blog

First, I apologize if this post is a little unfocused; I’m feeling ill at the moment and may not be the most coherent. Since Kay made her post about our need, and I followed up with my post about our finances, an amazing number of people have responded. Dozens of people have posted about our […]

The most unpleasant part of running an SF/F magazine

Nov 19th, 2009 | By | Category: CG Blog

When I started writing this blog, it was with the intent of showing what goes into the production of a small science fiction & fantasy magazine. Obviously we don’t have a lock on the only way to do things, but I think the blog has been pretty successful in revealing the day-to-day operations, the long-term […]

The problem’s plain to see/too much technology

Nov 8th, 2009 | By | Category: CG Blog, News & Announcements

Modern technology is pretty amazing in that it can distract you from itself. You get on the computer to perform 1 task; 15 tasks later you’ve forgotten what the first one was, you only know you haven’t done it… Editing is under way. Kay’s taken care of some of it, and I’ve done a bit […]

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