In which we talk about publishers behaving badly, authors self-publishing, the future of reading and the price of a short story. Also we talk about books. Shocking, isn’t it?
Night Shade apologises for any problems they’ve caused any of their authors
SFWA puts Night Shade Books on probation as a qualified SFWA market for a period of one year, effective immediately.
The Weird Revival, a project seeking money for the promotion of weird books.
Aqueduct Press publish their 50th book in 6 years of publishing
Shirley Jackson awards winners
Mythopoeic Awards announced
Don’t forget to vote in the Hugos (by July 31) and nominate for the Ditmars (um… today, July 23)
What have we been reading/listening to?
Alex: The Walled Orchard, Tom Holt (abandoned); Soulless, Gail Carriger; Secret Feminist Cabal, Helen Merrick; Pattern Recognition, William Gibson.
Listening to: Coode St podcast; AstronomyCast; SGCast (definitely abandoned); Bad Film Diaries.
Alisa: Power and Majesty
Pet Subject: self publishing in the changing face of the publishing industry
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