In which we talk about publishers behaving badly, authors self-publishing, the future of reading and the price of a short story. Also we talk about books. Shocking, isn’t it?
News Night Shade apologises for any problems they’ve caused any of their authors: http://blogs.publishersweekly.com/blogs/genreville/?p=559
SFWA puts Night Shade Books on probation as a qualified SFWA market for a period of one year, effective immediately: http://www.sfwa.org/2010/07/a-note-to-sfwa-members-regarding-night-shade-books/
The Weird Revival: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/966713798/the-weird-revival
Aqueduct publish their 50th book in 6 years of publishing: http://www.omnivoracious.com/2010/07/l-timmel-duchamp-and-her-excellent-aqueduct-press-celebrate-reaching-the-50book-mark.html
Shirley Jackson awards winners: http://www.shirleyjacksonawards.org/sja_2009_winners.php
Mythopoeic Awards announced: http://www.tor.com/blogs/2010/07/2010-mythopoeic-fantasy-awards-announced
Don’t forget to vote in the Hugos (by July 31) and nominate for the Ditmars (um... today, July 23)
What have we been reading/listening to?
Alex: The Walled Orchard, Tom Holt (abandoned); Soulless, Gail Carriger; Secret Feminist Cabal, Helen Merrick; Pattern Recognition, William Gibson. Listening to: Coode St podcast; AstronomyCast; SGCast (definitely abandoned); Bad Film Diaries. Tansy: Moonshine, Alaya Johnson. Palimpsest, Catherynne Valente on the iPad! Kraken by China Mieville (abandoned). Listening to: the Ood Cast. Bad Film Diaries Alisa: Power and Majesty
Pet Subject: self publishing in the changing face of the publishing industry
The Omikuji Cyberfunded Art Project - http://www.catherynnemvalente.com/omikuji/ Apple opens iBookstore to self-publishers - http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2010/05/ibooks-opened-to-self-publishers.ars
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