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Golden Age of short fiction?

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There was a panel at the recent Science Fiction Worldcon in Reno, where a few notable figures from known short fiction markets discussed how technology changed or will change short fiction.

You can read the whole article over on io9.com … http://io9.com/5833833/how-technology-has-transformed-short-science-fiction-and-fantasy

I agree with a lot of points. Especially with the paragraphs about novellas and adventure fiction. I like the pulp stories of the 30s and 40s a lot, and I’d love to see those stories and formats rise again. Over here in Germany we still have those novellas, which were called “Groschenroman” back in the day. “Groschenroman” is a quite literal translation of the term “dime novel”...

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I am back!

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One of my earlier posts was titled “Procrastination is a bitch” … and that is still true. I still haven’t managed to make it my bitch, so here goes another try.

Lots has happened in the meantime in publishing. Self publishing gets more and more press. More and more writers try it. Another major ebook dealer opened a shop in Germany – Sprechen Sie Kobo?.

I wrote very little in the past few month, but now I am trying to get back into it and get some words down on the page.

I have also expanded a little in the social media field, since Google+ opened its doors a few weeks back.

Google+

You can read my Twitter stream here on this blog (right side) … if you want to follow me go here:

Twitter

And of course there is the blog. But you already know that, since you are reading it right now...

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$500,000 vs. $2,000,000

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Wow … what a week so far. Let’s recap the 2 major news I want to a adress in this post.

1) Barry Eisler, an NYT bestselling author turns down a $500,000 deal from St. Martin’s Press in order to self publish his next novel.

2) Amanda Hocking, the ebook-self-publishing shooting star of the past few month signs a $2,000,000 deal with … wait for it … St. Martin’s Press.

So basically St. Martin’s went “We don’t care about you leaving Barry … we’ll just give your money and way more to Amanda Hocking. Take that!”

Until a couple of weeks ago, when he announced on JA Konrath’ blog that he’d be publishing a short story on Kindle, I never heard of Barry Eisler, let alone that he was an NYT bestselling author...

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