Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware Once upon a time, there was a self-styled literary agent named Cris Robins who ran a purported literary agency called The Robins Agency. For more than ten years, Robins charged editing fees, levied various upfront fees, and, as far as Writer Beware can determine, never made a single […]
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In an apparent pricing dispute, Amazon.com has removed Macmillan titles from its lists. According to the NY Times: “Macmillan, like other publishers, has asked Amazon to raise to the price of e-books from $9.99 to around $15. Amazon is expressing its strong disagreement by temporarily removing Macmillan books,” Edited to add: 1/30/2010 Macmillon’s CEO confirms […]
Resources, Industry News, and Member News for Stel Pavlou, Eric James Fullilove, and Paolo Bacigalupi!
The 28th was the last day to decide if you wanted to opt out of the Google Book Settlement. If you did nothing, by the terms of the settlement, you are automatically “opted” in. Here are some links we hope might help. SFWA’s official position on the Google Book Settlement Google Book Settlement website The Google […]
Each year SFWA, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, presents the prestigious Nebula Awards® for the year’s best literary and dramatic works of speculative fiction. This year SFWA’s Nebula Awards® Weekend will be May 14-16 in Cocoa Beach, Florida, on Cape Canaveral.
Resources and member news for Mary Robinette, John Scalzi, Sean Williams, Gail Dayton and Dan Wells!
The New York Chapter of the Internet Society is recorded video of the NYC Google Book Settlement Workshop. You may watch the two hour and fifteen minute workshop there or here.
SF Awards Watch reports that SFWA member Jedediah Berry has won the William L. Crawford Award. Congratulations!
In a video posted to YouTube on Friday, and in an accompanying press release, the CEO of Author Solutions, Kevin Weiss, invited the Romance Writers of America, the Mystery Writers of America, and the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America to sit down with him and other AS representatives to discuss the recent debate over AS’s “partnerships” with Harlequin and Thomas Nelson.