A secret story should be yours alone: about who you are, who you want to be. Who you believe yourself to be, under all the social conventions and expectations. Are you secretly a sorceress? A priestess?
National writers’ organizations representing authors of books in a variety of genres believe a secret deal between Google and major book publishers may encourage Google to digitize, use, and sell copyrighted books illegally.
SFWA member @ferretthimself's advertisement-apocalypse story "Dead Merchandise" is now up at Kaleidotrope. http://t.co/l5KPJlXB… #
It’s human nature to take the inexplicable things in life and try to make sense out of it. What are those eerie lights that dance around in the swamp at night?
Seven years ago, the Authors Guild and several major publishers (including McGraw Hill, Penguin, and John Wiley) filed suit against Google for its unauthorized scanning of in-copyright books.
If you haven’t been to Dragon*Con before, here’s a little background. The convention takes place, technically, from Friday-Monday, over Labor Day weekend, in Atlanta. Most people come in on Thursday.
SFWA Member @alexotica cowrote + stars in Fin de Siecle, a comedy premiering at the International Cycling Film Fest in Herne, Germany Oct 6 #
But there’s a promising new comet candidate that could rival the moon in brightness and be visible in the day time sky late in 2013.
On June 11 of this year, a class action lawsuit was filed against PublishAmerica by a Baltimore, MD law firm, in association with high-profile litigators Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro.
Among other things, the complaint alleged that PA makes money off its authors while billing itself as a traditional publisher, requires authors to pay for “usual and customary marketing that any reputable publisher would do as a matter of course,” offers “services that are not reasonably designed to promote book sales,” and “duped” the three plaintiffs in the lawsuit with, among other things, “bogus services” and books “riddled with errors.”
Baltimore Book Festival Panel: Flavors of Science Fiction, 1pm. Jack McDevitt, Bud Sparhawk, Tom Doyle and Don Sakers. #