ebooks have enabled new opportunities for both traditional and self-published authors. Barriers to entry have been lowered, gatekeepers have expanded and both readers and writers are benefiting from this brave new world.
Need some good reading to distract you from the heat, the forest fires, the pandemic? How about a pandemic anthology? How about the July-August issue of the Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction? Go for it!
Oxygen is kind of important for life on this planet: learn about its cycle
After a two-week absence, Steve returns with a book review. Complimentary—and scathing—Steve talks about Mark Rounds’ first book.
An all-new follow-up to Steve’s Ace Doubles columns. He’s doubled up with laughter, because he’s doubling his Ace writings!
A lot of old (’50s and early ’60s) SF was written by women under masculine or masculine-sounding names. One of the best was Andre Norton. Join Steve in a look at this terrific action/adventure SF like they “just don’t write anymore!”
This week Steve’s all over the map. He reviews an old YA by Andre Norton, talks about cover artists (including Ed Emshwiller) and answers a comment from a reader. Oh, and he throws in a little egoboo for himself.
This week, Steve hypes his local convention and talks to best-selling ebook writer Ed Howdershelt, plus there’s advice on writing and selling ebooks!
If you’d love to sell your new book to one of the big SF print publishers, Steve–with a little help from his friends–tells you how to start!
Steve looks at Netflix’s new SF offering by The Wachowskis and J. Michael Straczinski. The season starts slowly but begins to build quickly after episode 1.
This week Steve looks at two movies and an anthology. Great anthology, one lousy film and one… what?
What’s it like to live in NAZI occupied America?
Steve talks about artists and their Christmas cards. (Only a day late, right?) Merry Christmas!
Steve gets all excited over a shared-universe anthology series. And tells you where to get FREE SF!
Steve collects movie memorabilia at cons. Do you?
Steve reviews a book and a movie that he enjoyed.
Michael, our in-house expert on all things Hachette and Amazon, braves the slings and arrows to ‘splain some things to us.
Who is going to win the Book Subscription War (I)?
Hachette. Amazon. One need say nothing more to gain the attention of writer’s everywhere. Sullivan’s take on author manipulation.
Fraught with peril and nail-biting anticipation, launching a new book is always exciting.
Amazing Stories’ resident expert on publishing indie, traditional and seemingly every other outlet, weighs in on the Amazon-Hachette dispute.
Amazon vs Hachette and lots and lots of newsletters and press releases!
As if we didn’t have enough to deal with already…Hatchette and Amazon are locking horns.
Amazing News: Unfairly Biased Towards Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror, Unbalanced towards the same and totally and completely unafraid of admitting it!
A look at self-publishing promotional strategies.
STOP THE PRESSES! AMAZING STORIES will begin publication of a special 88th anniversary edition of the magazine on April 1st, 2014. April 1st may be April Fools Day, but this is no joke. Beginning Tuesday, April 1st, the contents of Amazing Stories’ 88th Anniversary issue (April 2014, Volume 75, Number 1, Whole Number 610) will […]
Michael dives even deeper down the rabbit hole of author’s earnings.
Part 2 of Michael’s examination of earnings in the field of authorship.
Data is showing indie publishers on the rise for customer satisfaction, Keith West explores where this could lead.
Ink Mage is not your typical fantasy adventure story. In fact, author Victor Gischler is not your typical fantasy adventure writer. But rest assured, the two have come together into an impressive display of epic storytelling.