Writer Beware’s Victoria Strauss analyzes Harlequin Horizons and the trouble it presents for authors.
Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware
Deep question number one: Why has the launch of Harlequin Horizons provoked such a gigantic firestorm of indignation, when the launch of West Bow Press (which is exactly the same sort of venture, except way more expensive and with a referral fee scheme thrown in) not only didn’t cause a big outcry, but received some fairly positive mentions from industry professionals?
I have my own theories, but I’m interested in what others think.
Deep question number two: Is Thomas Nelson RWA-eligible? If so, why hasn’t RWA repudiated it as well?
Paul Di Filippo and Sheila Finch have accepted appointment to the jury for the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for the best SF novel of the year. In 2009, Paul A. Carter retired from the jury after having bravely served for many years, almost since the Award’s inception.
Yesterday, PW reported on the launch of AgentInbox, a new service from collaborative writing website WEbook.
“AgentInbox is a service that connects publication-ready authors with reputable, vetted literary agents,” says the service’s FAQ for writers. Writers enter their book’s “vital stats,” including title, genre, query letter, and all or part of the manuscript (there are several tutorials to help with the polishing process). They can then check AgentInbox’s roster of participating agents and choose which ones they’d like their submission to go to. WEbook staff pre-screens submissions, then forwards them on to the agents chosen.
Welcome to SFWA's newest Active member Caroline M. Yoachim. Read her story "Tending the Mori Birds" at Fantasy…. http://bit.ly/8oGuy # Today is the last day to buy a 2010 WFC membership at the reduced rate of $100. http://www.worldfantasy2010.com/ http://bit.ly/2fbiP # Welcome to SFWA's newest Associate member William T. Vandemark. Read "A Splash of Color" at […]
Welcome to new members, Caroline M. Yoachim, Carry Ryan, Jedediah Berry, William T. Vandemark. Plus John Klima is looking for fairy tale reprints.
On Friday, Google, the Association of American Publishers, and the Authors Guild filed a revised version of the Google Book Search Settlement. It’s now up to Judge Denny Chin to set dates for a notice period, an objection hearing, and the final Fairness Hearing.
@categardner Heh. This is the first year associates have been able to even nominate. in reply to categardner #
In January of 2009, SFWA adopted a new set of Nebula Rules. This year is their first in effect so we thought we’d review the process for those who are curious.
As readers of this blog know, I’m fascinated by the strange phenomena that flourish at the fringes of the publishing world. So I was thrilled recently to discover yet another example: an online course that teaches people how to become Virtual Author’s Assistants.