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Why the Scalzi deal is good for everyone

On May 24 Tor Books announced a 10-year, 13-book deal with SF writer John Scalzi for a whopping $3.4 million. For a good 24 hours or so, the social web buzzed with reaction. Then the social web saw a new … Continue reading

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Local books for the holidays

At my writing group last night we were talking about selling books locally, and got to talking about the big pre-holiday shopping days coming up next week. In the US, we often refer to “Black Friday,” the day after Thanksgiving, … Continue reading

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Conversations Among Ruins book launch

Last night I had the pleasure of attending the book launch party for Matthew Peters’ novel Conversations Among Ruins. Matthew’s publicist, Cindy Campbell, arranged the event at Letters Bookshop in Durham, NC. I hadn’t been to Letters since it opened … Continue reading

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Timing isn’t everything

The more I go to writing conferences and readings and other literary events, the more I come to expect the same questions from the audience.  One of the most common is something along the lines of: “How do I figure … Continue reading

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The celebrity treatment

Yesterday I did a video interview about my writing, just like I was some kind of famous novelist. My writing group colleague Tyler Johnson, who is also an accomplished filmmaker, is working on a documentary project that involves interviewing local … Continue reading

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