Amazing Stories’ resident expert on publishing indie, traditional and seemingly every other outlet, weighs in on the Amazon-Hachette dispute.
Michael weights in on Brenna Aubrey’s decision to turn down a six-figure advance.
Michael J. Sullivan explores the world of audio books and subsidiary rights: Should you hang on to them? Will they be a significant source of income? Just how well are audio works doing?
Michael J. Sullivan provides insight on the types of things you should be concerned with when signing a contract with small presses.
In my last article: Demystifying Contracts #4: Agency – Terminating Contracts I was exploring the tip of an iceberg…in that case it was what happens when you no longer are getting along with your agent and would like to find another one. But this is just one of the possible problems that may occur and when evaluating the contract. There are others, and in fact it is best to look at a contract considering all the various worst case scenarios. So let’s look at some.
Getting out can be harder than getting in – read your contracts!
The time has come, my friends, to talk of cabbages, and sealing-wax, of walruses and kings… and of contracts, those sheets of paper that hold so much power in them. Whether you have submitted to […]
Sign Here: What to look (and look out) for in short fiction contracts (Part 1) Welcome back to my on-going series on how to market and sell short fiction. These posts are written in a […]
This will be my third installment about contracts. For reference you can also refer to: Demystifying Contracts #1: Novels – Ownership vs Rights Transfer Pulling Back the Publishing Veil: Life of Copyright Terms As we […]
There has been much talk this week about the contract terms of Random House’s new digital imprints. John Scalzi, president of the SFWA has had several posts on his his blog and Hydra’s (that’s the digital […]
Today I want to concentrate a bit on the contractual aspects with regards to editing. Let’s start out by mentioning there are two broad classifications of fiction and each has different requirements. Work for Hire – Generally […]
One of my plans for my posts here at Amazing Stories is to focus on some of the aspects about publishing that a new author may not be aware of. I hope to have a […]
Michael J. Sullivan is a speculative fiction writer who has written twenty-five novels and released nine. Eight of his fantasy books (The Riyria Revelations, and The Riyria Chronicles), were published by Hachette Book Group’s Orbit imprint. Hollow World, a science-fiction thriller was released by Tachyon Publications. The first four books of his new series, The First Empire, has sold to Random House’s Del Rey imprint, and the first book is scheduled to be released in the summer of 2016. He can be found on twitter, through his blog www.riyria.com, and on his facebook page and his publisher’s page for the series.