The Freelancer's Survival Guide: Third Edition

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Most people become freelancers without any idea of how to run a business. They learn in the school of hard knocks. Kristine Kathryn Rusch has taken the school of hard knocks and made it into one of the most useful business books written in years. Experts consider Rusch’s book the bible for the self-employed.

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About Kristine Kathryn Rusch

New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch writes in almost every genre. Generally, she uses her real name (Rusch) for most of her writing. Under that name, she publishes bestselling science fiction and fantasy, award-winning mysteries, acclaimed mainstream fiction, controversial nonfiction, and the occasional romance. Her novels have made bestseller lists around the world and her short fiction has appeared in eighteen best of the year collections. She has won more than twenty-five awards for her fiction, including the Hugo, Le Prix Imaginales, the Asimov’s Readers Choice award, and the Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Readers Choice Award.
Publications from The Chicago Tribune to Booklist have included her Kris Nelscott mystery novels in their top-ten-best mystery novels of the year. The Nelscott books have received nominations for almost every award in the mystery field, including the best novel Edgar Award, and the Shamus Award.
She writes goofy romance novels as award-winner Kristine Grayson and futuristic sf as Kris DeLake.
She also edits. Beginning with work at the innovative publishing company, Pulphouse, followed by her award-winning tenure at The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, she took fifteen years off before returning to editing with the original anthology series Fiction River, published by WMG Publishing. She acts as series editor with her husband, writer Dean Wesley Smith, and edits some of the volumes, as well.
To keep up with everything she does, go to and sign up for her newsletter. To track her many pen names and series, see their individual websites (,,, She lives and occasionally sleeps in Oregon.

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Reviews of The Freelancer's Survival Guide: Third Edition by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Ferran reviewed on July 15, 2012

Good enough that I'd already read it at K. Rusch's site and I still bought it. Looking forward to what she might do with "The business Rusch" series.
(reviewed 8 months after purchase)
Misti Wolanski reviewed on April 14, 2011

Fantastic. I had read much of the blog posts before buying this, and bought this as both a thank-you and a way to have a copy handy. Now I'm wondering if I should get the paperback version, because I know a lot of people who can benefit from this.

"The Freelancer's Survival Guide" isn't just for independent contractors. I'm an independent contractor who also independently publishes fiction, and much of what's in this book is helpful for both my endeavors.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
Pentucket Publishing reviewed on Feb. 13, 2011

This book is off-the-charts amazing. Whether you're a current freelancer or someone who's dreaming of doing it, this book is for you.
(reviewed 45 days after purchase)
Alliteration Ink reviewed on Dec. 4, 2010

Kris Rusch brings both her experience making a living as a freelancer and her skill at explaining complex topics simply to the fore in this absolute MUST-READ for anyone wishing to become a freelancer.
(reviewed 25 days after purchase)
Glittering Throng Press reviewed on Dec. 1, 2010

A fantastic guide to the freelance life, if you're thinking of going freelance you'll want this book!
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)

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