A followup to the Night Shade sale
An evaluation of when to take it slow, in light of another publisher’s troubles.
A few good reasons to use a pseudonym
Thoughts on widgetized creativity and the place of small press.
Thoughts on sex in youth-oriented fiction
Why covers matter, and why they need to be just right for the book they wrap.
When talking piracy, the moral is: Don’t be a jerk.
A very interesting Guardian piece about why teens don’t cuss in novels. This is actually something we thought long and hard about with respect to Debris Dreams, as witnessed by this earlier post on the subject. The second draft we looked at was chock-full of some very vulgar language. But it was also very appropriate: [...]
A question about brand extensions and C&G schwag.
This New York Times article on authors’ writing schedules is both illuminating and a clear moment of “raise your hand if you’re surprised.” Writers have to keep turning out work in order to stay in the public eye? Who knew!