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Noticias Literatura 15-2

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An interview with Gorka Pera Seijo, autho of "Los supervivientes del arca," the rules of a new Spanish language writing competition and the announcement of the publication of Spanish speculative fiction magazines.

AMAZING NEWS: 3/6/16

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Apes in space...after that, what else do you need?

MOVIE REVIEW: NOSFERATU (1922), Copyright? What copyright? 

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Steve travels back to 1922 to look at the first vampire movie, Nosferatu, and its influence on modern vampire movies.

Vampirella: Character or Commodity?

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Do we need an excuse to look at images of Vampirella?

Self-Publishing Odyssey: Part 4 Designing the Cover Image

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Alastair Savage's Self-Publishing Odyssey moves on to stage 4: Designing the cover.

Ciencia Ficción y Cultura Libre

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Luis Cermeno examines the benefits and the conflicts that occur when science fiction publishing meets the creative commons.

Self-Publishing Odyssey: Part 2 Agents and Editors

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How do you get anyone to look at your book? When I was an in-house editor, I was very aware that it was difficult to get anyone to read a submission from a member of the public. The reality is that most editors are extremely busy and continually up against time pressure.

A Little Game of Three-Hobbit Monte

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A discussion of the pitfalls of movie rights agreements in regards to the Hobbit franchise.

Crear una revista de ciencia ficción – ¿Por dónde comenzar?

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A different approach to publishing projects

From Locks to Freedom

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The problem with the internet is that anyone can write something down, publish it, and present it as fact when it’s not. I have ten titles on Amazon, and another one coming out later this week. Every single one, the default is no DRM, although there is a check-box I can click if I decided I wanted it on my work. Which I don’t. Unlike Big Music and Big Publishing, I don’t think all people are thieves. I also know better than to think that DRM is anything but a challenge to hacker twits who break stuff just for jollies.

Grouchy Bestselling Authors Hamstring E-Book Market. In Other News, Dog Bites...

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Bestselling mystery / thriller authors Keigo Higashino and Jiro Asada, with five other popular genre writers and mangaka, have been embroiled for the last three years in a complicated series of lawsuits against "jisui" scanning companies. These jisui companies operate custom digitalization services.

Art Theft

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I've been thinking this week about art theft. I don't mean art theft as in black stocking cap clad thieves pulling off a museum heist....

Our Ansible is Missing – Intellectual Property Theft in Science Fiction

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In 1985, Orson Scott Card published Ender’s Game, a book that relied heavily on the use of a faster-than-light communication system called the Ansible....

Art + Fandom ≠ Fan Art, part II: Images of Galadriel

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Well it looks like I put my foot right into it in my previous post! Several people objected to my definition of the term...