There’s been some Internet buzz over the past few days about an apparent scam in which an unknown individual, posing as agent Jodi Reamer of uber-agency Writers House, targeted an unsuspecting author with a fake representation offer, followed by a fake high-advance contract offer from a major publishing house, all in the space of a few hours.
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Winning a foothold on other worlds whispers in our ears that we’re more than Picts or Serbs or Tongans: We’re humans. ~Carl Sagan, A Pale Blue Dot.
An interesting book or movie is one that cannot be taken apart and compartmentalized like that. If it can be summed up in a two sentence elevator pitch, then it does not have room to breathe.
So… You’ve wondered what this new social network is good for. Fair question. Google+ offers one thing that I think is amazing for writers and other creative types.
If you thought that Judge Denny Chin’s denial of the Google Book Settlement last March was the end of that story, you were wrong.
When publishing relationships go bad, the writing was often on the wall long before the author signed on the dotted line.
When I decided to “go dark” on Twitter, Facebook and IMs for one hundred days, I wasn’t sure what effect it would have on my web presence.
I’m in the throes of revision right now. It’s not a happy place necessarily, or an easy place. The process is difficult, painstaking and sometimes a pain in the butt.
Today the board of directors of SFWA voted to add Lightspeed Magazine to the list of SFWA qualifying markets. Just celebrating its first year online, this imprint of Prime Books is a 2011 Hugo Award nominee. Edited by John Joseph Adams, the magazine features science-fiction short stories and non-fiction. They have published SFWA authors such as Nancy Kress, Bruce […]
Dear Members, Last year, the SFWA board of directors voted to place Night Shade Books on probation for a period of one year. Night Shade Books responded by agreeing to work with SFWA to address the issues that our members had with their business. During the past year, Night Shade Books has been cooperative and […]