Colonists Summit Early Bird Registration

I cannot wait for April 18 — actually April 16, because I’m flying in early to experience more of Austin. We would love it if you could join us April 18 and 19, 2015, in Austin, Texas, for our very first Colonists Summit! Early Bird registration — and 25% off the full price — is […]

Authorpreneur’s Almanac #22

Happy New Year! The Almanac was one of the most interesting things we did last year as a company. This year it will be even more exciting, as we go from good to great. Last year’s word was iterative, this year’s — even though Dave makes fun of us — is optimize. We’ve already started to (slowly) optimize our […]

Introducing the new S&S Studio Manager

You have probably heard my name before — Amy Schubert. I was active in the original Fiction Unboxed forums, I attended the World Building Summit in September, and the guys have mentioned me on a couple recent podcasts. I am the person on the other end of help[at]sterlingandstone.net — some of you may have already […]

Authorpreneur’s Almanac #21

Authorpreneur’s Almanac #20

We’ve had quite a lot of starting and stopping with our social media initiatives. Mostly stopping. Longtime awesome follower of the Smarter Artist — since loooooooong before it had a name — Tara Jacobson raised her hand to help. First, she made us a video showing her process. We said, that’s awesome. How about we hire you […]

What Type of Sterling & Stone Reader Are You?

Sooo … you ran across Sterling & Stone. That’s fantastic. We think that no matter what you’re looking for writing- or reading-wise, you’ll be happy here. We have fiction of all kinds: five whole imprints’ worth of stories of all shapes and sizes, from horror to sci-fi to literature to romance … even stuff for kids. (And, on […]

Why You Need to Ignore the EZ Button if You Want to Succeed

Once, in the span of 2 months, I did four major endurance events. The reason wasn’t to win them (I didn’t come close) or to get in shape. It was “to see if I can.” I wanted to try what seemed impossible, to push my limits. I’m not a masochist, but the idea of taking the […]

Authorpreneur’s Almanac #19

We’ve talked a lot about Sterling & Stone’s 2015 goals — ambitious to say the least. These goals, especially our Q1 initiatives are among the things we discuss most often. It may seem arrogant to continuously compare ourselves to Pixar, but we believe that it’s smart to know what we’re aiming for and to constantly […]

How We All Met Part II

Looking back to April of 2012, it’s strange to think that there there was a time when I wasn’t meeting with Sean and Dave every week to discuss writing, publishing, and authorpreneurial business-building in front of our large, enthusiastic, kick-ass podcast audience. But that day existed, back when things were very different for all three of us … […]

Authorpreneur’s Almanac #18

It’s nice to see these meetings getting so efficient! That long list of things we still needed to sweep up just a couple of weeks ago was daunting. But it’s inspiring to see how far we’ve come in just a couple of weeks. In this 20 minute video we breeze through our list of must-dos […]