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In talking about the changes in the publishing industry and their devastating effect on midlist authors, I’ve touched on the phenomenon of writer’s block. I talked about it briefly in a guest blog elsewhere. For authors whose careers have been … Continue reading
In the process of disseminating my long post on the evolution of publishing, and then adding a personal note about what it’s done to me and how I’ve managed to be fit enough to survive, I’ve heard quite a few … Continue reading
Gabrielle Harbowy, who is both an editor and writer, knows about “unsellable” stories. As an editor, she’s acquired and edited novels that had been rejected so many times, the authors were despondent (and some of these have gone on to … Continue reading
Our Blogmistress asked me to post this here, for those who may not have seen it yet, and for further discussion and reflection. I will be posting additions over the next few days or weeks, drawn from comments and suggestions … Continue reading
Book View Cafe member Judith Tarr is guest-blogging over at C.E. Murphy’s place. The subject: what publishing was like when she first got into the business, what it’s evolved into–and what authors can do about it. It starts like this: … Continue reading
Amazon has announced that their Kindle Direct Publishing program will now allow people to submit and publish television fanfic for “Gossip Girl,” “Pretty Little Liars” and “Vampire Diaries.” A number of authors quickly chimed in about how draconian the contract … Continue reading
Nook and Microsoft, sitting in a tree, K * I * S * S * I * N * G First comes books, then comes hardware, Then comes software with nightmare support. It is still just a rumor, but with … Continue reading
by Laura Anne Gilman Yesterday, someone asked me what the on-spec manuscript I’ve been working on, was. My answer: a story. No, they said, what kind of story? With words, and characters, and Stuff Happening and their world changing, even if The … Continue reading
A year ago I was winding up my first crowdfunding campaign, for a YA novel that Book View Cafe published as Living in Threes. I undertook the experiment at the suggestion of others who had gone before me, researched and studied … Continue reading