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Libros Hubo muchas reseñas de libros el mes pasado. Gary Dalkin reseña la colección de 10 historias Feast and Famine: Book Review – Feast and Famine...

Unknown Worlds Unknown

A long time ago, in a comic book far, far away...

What You Pay For

Sometimes I see a review on Amazon that makes me do the puppy thing - you know, cock my head and make that little...

Halloween in Japan

In Japan, Halloween is pumpkins and ghosts, just as Christmas is Santas and reindeer.

INDEPENDENT BOOKS – 100% DIY?

Can indie authors - truly indie - be treated as artisans?

The Artful Collector: Art Hierarchies #2: “Fine Art” is Better than...

Please don't shoot the messenger. I'm not responsible for the "high" and "low" art divide—into which categories we've shoved "art we collectively treasure" vs "art...

The Power of Free

Face it, no-one needs to buy a fiction book. It’s not like underwear, or food, or a roof over their heads. It’s entertainment.

“Will people be in costume?” How mainstream media sees SF fans.

Maybe it's time for fans to relax about how the mainstream media sees us. We do sort of rule the world.

Website Review: Star Wars dot com

For fans of classic space opera, one of the most iconic movie franchises ever produced in the genre is arguably that of the Star Wars saga. Not surprisingly, one of the most informative sites on the web pertaining to all that is Star Wars is the aptly named www.starwars.com.

Playing the Short Game: How to Sell Your Short Fiction (Part...

independently publishing your stories yourself

Marketing 101: Strategies for Growing your Email List

Sending emails without one's permission is what is commonly know as spam and you don't want to get a reputation for being a "spammy author."

Playing the Short Game: How to Sell Your Short Fiction (Part...

I finish off the discussion I began in part 29 on some of the paths a writer might choose to take for their short fiction career, this week focusing on publishing a collection of your short fiction.

Building Online Communities

Building an online community can expand your reach, build customer loyalty, and help members generate and share knowledge. But where do you start?

A Science Fiction Primer

Media SF - in all of its varieties - is firmly and uncontestably rooted in the literature (whether it acknowledges its sources or not). The problem for the audience of media fare is that the mainstream definition of "sci fi" is overly broad, encompassing bad examples along with the good and offering no inherent means for distinguishing one from the other .

Genre vs. Literary: The SFF Experience

SFF fans are some of the friendliest and smartest people I know. I don’t know how literary writers and fans interact across various platforms.

Articles Populaires – Juillet 2013

A round-up of popular posts en Francais

The Artful Collector: What Gets MY attention at a Worldcon art...

I am totally biased and opinionated when it comes to art. It has to connect with me in some emotional way.

Marketing 101: Email Lists Management Software

If you do only one marketing initiative, it should be to make a concerted effort to develop and maintain your email list.

Playing the Short Game: How to Sell Your Short Fiction (Part...

Making your first professional sale does not improve your probability of making your next one. Now and throughout your writing career (assuming you intend to have a writing career), you will always face the same challenge: to write the best stories you can and to keep them in front of professional markets until they sell.

Marketing As A Metafictional Tool: Harnessing the Power of Misdirection

Deliberate misdirection is a writer's tool that also deserves a place in the marketer's toolkit. Here's how writers can colonize the search page, where the reading experience ought to start.

Playing the Short Game: How to Sell Your Short Fiction (Part...

Cool Stuff That Might Happen (or Not): Awards, Best of Anthologies, Movies Welcome back! This week I’ll be looking at some of the cool things...

The New Doctor and the Spin Behind It

The BBC is a weird organisation. The night after the first episode of the first series of Doctor Who aired, their news site broke...

Marketing 101: Authors and Reading Communities

I'm a member of two really large and really great reading communities: Goodreads /r/Fantasy on reddit Recently in /r/Fantasy there was a post about self-promotion. And I...

Playing the Short Game: How to Sell Your Short Fiction (Part...

Bonjour / Hola / Ciao: Selling foreign language rights (conclusion) In parts 25 and 26, I began another mini-series on your options for re-selling your...

Who Is Your Audience, and Why Should You Care?

The artistic process, whether painting or prose, is admittedly the child of self-expression. The long-standing image of the cloistered artist in her studio —...

Playing the Short Game: How to Sell Your Short Fiction (Part...

Bonjour / Hola / Ciao: Selling foreign language rights Last week, I began another mini-series, this one on your options for re-selling your stories after...

Photographs, Fantasy, Cover Design and Neil Gaiman

Let's take a break from looking at artwork. Let's look at some photos instead. Most people like looking at photographs. Usually these are family photographs, sometimes...

Le paysage éditorial de la science fiction et de la fantasy...

Le paysage éditorial de ce que nous appelons en France, les littératures de l'imaginaire est particulièrement riche. Nous commencerons cette série de trois articles...

Playing the Short Game: How to Sell Your Short Fiction (Part...

A Writer’s Magic Bakery: Selling your stories again (and again, and again...) Welcome back to my series on marketing and selling short fiction. Last week,...

The Artful Collector: Handling Difficult People Part 2: The Collector (or)...

Do you think artists have a monopoly on “crazy”?  Heh.  You ain't seen nothin, till you've had to handle the people who buy SF/F...