There’s been a bit of attention paid lately in the blogosphere to the “promotional” antics of everyone’s favorite author mill, PublishAmerica. As with other author mills, PA endeavors to turn its authors into customers.
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Monica Valentinelli talks about what it means to write non-fiction for the web versus writing for a print publication like a magazine.
In the Ethicist column last week in the New York Times, Randy Cohen addressed the question, “Are illegal downloads immoral if you already own a physical copy of the book?”
“Tools for the Toolbox” is a series of posts that describe disease types and organ systems. Eventually I hope to include enough information that a writer might be able to do some creative mixing and matching to produce the symptoms they want to give a character. Because it’s really frustrating to throw darts in the dark and hope something lands near the bull’s-eye. Hope it helps!
Member news for Kacey Grannis, Seanan Mcguire, Paul Levinson, Elizabeth Bear, Jay Lake, Glenn Lewis Gillette, Ari Marmell, Skyler White, Allan Cole, Toni L. P. Kelner, Rosemary Jones, and Paul Cornell!
As the election season winds to a close, we’d like to encourage SFWA members to ask the candidates questions in the Discussion Forums. Since we have some contested elections this year, make sure you participate in the process.
Amazon has been paying hardball lately. In February, Amazon and major publisher Macmillan went head-to-head over ebook pricing, with Amazon wanting to keep the wholesale pricing model that has till now been the norm for both ebooks and print books.
Member News for Tom Crosshill, Ari Marmell, Jane Yolen, Yasmine Galenorn, and Ken Brady!
Tom Doherty, Terri Windling and the late Donald A. Wollheim are recipients of the 2010 Solstice Award, presented by Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.
Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware I’ve gotten a number of questions recently about the Nurmal Resources PUBLISH ME! contest, from authors who’ve been solicited via email to enter it. (What’s Nurmal Resources, you may ask? A new publisher. According to its website, “Nurmal is passionate about developing resources that inspire a new normal […]