Porter Anderson’s recap of publishing buzz eviscerates AWP’s poor leadership, covers SFWA’s battle with Random’s new contracts, Richard Nash’s defense of literature and more.
Building a Sci-Fi and Fantasy Publishing House from Scratch
Science fiction and fantasy publisher Angry Robot, part of the Osprey Group, is the creation of one man and many minds working in tandem across the UK and the Atlantic.
Is Now a Perfect Time for a Michael Moorcock Revival?
Michael Moorcock, grand master of the fantasy genre, has fallen in and out of favor and print. Publisher Victor Gollancz is banking on a digital revival.
Live Naked Writer: Fantasy Author Invites Readers to Watch as She Writes
Silvia Hartmann is writing her new novel The Dragon Lords on a publicly accessible Google Doc, allowing readers to watch and comment.
Have a SF or Fantasy Manuscript? Now’s Your Chance to Be Published
HarperCollins’ SF and fantasy imprint, Harper Voyager, has announced that it will accept complete and unagented manuscripts for a two week period in October.
Rethinking Rights in a Transmedia World
By Daniel Kalder As President of Brain Candy LLC, Scott Walker is one of the individuals behind the project Runes of Gallidon, an online fantasy world in which a community of fans are invited to contribute characters, concepts and stories to the central concept. It’s what Walker bills as “a guided collaborative enterprise breaking down the barrier between creator and …
What Kinds of Content Should Authors and Publishers Give Away for Free?
By Edward Nawotka Sometimes giving it away for free seems to work: Cory Doctorow gave away several of his early novels online for free and it has subsequently turned him into a successful, traditionally published author. Or so that’s the story he likes to tell. Of course, giving away an entire book has it’s risks. Notably, that the book will proliferate …
Undead, Dystopias Popular at Bologna, says Droemer Knaur
By Siobhan O’Leary Last fall Droemer Knaur launched a new fantasy line called PAN, focusing on so-called “all-age books.” As part of its plan to start building a list that would speak to a broad range of age groups, the publishing house attended the Bologna Book Fair for the first time last year. In an interview with the Boersenblatt, Beate …
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