Random Hydra Rides Again: Or, Why Better Isn’t Always Good Enough

And so the saga continues. There is a new contract. It’s better than the old one. It is not, however, even yet, a good contract. Scrivener’s Error, the publishing blog for true wonks, is not terribly impressed. What it looks … Continue reading

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Random Hydra and the Terrible, Horrible, Awful, No-Good, Very Bad Contract

There’s been a great deal of excitement on the interwebs for the past couple of days, as major publisher Random House has announced a wonderful! new! line of ebook imprints for various genres including science fiction (Hydra) and mystery (Alibi). … Continue reading

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Gatekeeping in the World of Ebooks

In this day, when social media are saturated with writers touting their self-published novels, it seems that anyone can write a book. Anyone with any talent or ambition, that is. Certainly, anyone willing to plug along and generate 80K or … Continue reading

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Writing in the Digital Age: R-E-S-P-E-C-T the Diva

One of the sharpest lessons of the digital revolution has been that authors who had been treated poorly by publishers were eager to take their case (or books, as may be) directly to the readers. Publishing professionals are still having … Continue reading

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