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Noticias Literatura 15-2

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

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

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

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

Vampirella: Character or Commodity?

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

Self-Publishing Odyssey: Part 4 Designing the Cover Image

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

Ciencia Ficción y Cultura Libre

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

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

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

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

A different approach to publishing projects

From Locks to Freedom

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...

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

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

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

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