On Selling 6 New Books in 16 Months

On Selling 6 New Books in 16 Months

May 12, 2015

I have gotten very good at reviewing contracts in the last 16 months. My latest sale, a collection of greatest hits and new essays titled, THE GEEK FEMINIST REVOLUTION will be out next year from Tor Books. We’re gunning for spring/early summer so it works as a good warm-up tour for the release of THE STARS ARE LEGION on October 6th. That makes 6 books...

SFF Markets that Consider Patreon Stories for Publication

SFF Markets that Consider Patreon Stories for Publication

May 6, 2015

So last year Andrea Phillips put together a great list of markets that do and do not consider taking stories which were created via Patreon support. Because Patreon is a new-ish crowdfunding too, it’s not generally mentioned in submission guidelines whether or not the venue considers a Patreon story already published or not. Now that I’m producing...

The Worldbreaker Saga Gets Its Final Book, & Other Happenings

The Worldbreaker Saga Gets Its Final Book, & Other Happenings

May 5, 2015

As reported by Angry Robot Books today, we’ve sold rights to the third and final volume in The Worldbreaker Saga, titled, THE BROKEN HEAVENS. This deal has been in the works for awhile (THE MIRROR EMPIRE did well; it was just a matter of coming to terms on the deal, and for AR to unpack after their sale last year), and now it’s official. For those...

What’s it Like to Be a Creator on Patreon? My First Month

What’s it Like to Be a Creator on Patreon? My First Month

May 4, 2015

I’ve never crowdfunded anything before now, though not for lack of thinking about it. I have contractual obligations on everything novel length at this point, and with Tor’s new novella imprint paying so much for novellas, it didn’t make much sense to crowdfund them. So I looked at the type of fiction that generally pays the least no matter how I try to...

On Internet “Bravery”: This is not Nazi-Occupied France, Folks

On Internet “Bravery”: This is not Nazi-Occupied France, Folks

Apr 13, 2015

My grandmother grew up in Nazi-occupied France. When she was nineteen, she and her friends found a Nazi boot containing a severed human leg while walking along the river. For every Nazi the French killed, the Nazis would kill ten French citizens. So how many would the Nazis kill, my grandmother thought, for a severed leg? She and her friends huffed the boot and...

Writing Income Timeline: The Long Game

Writing Income Timeline: The Long Game

Mar 31, 2015

Now that the year’s taxes are done, it’s time to play the yearly “How much I made writing fiction last year game! I’ve written before about how fiction earnings have made up about 12-15% of my yearly income in times past. Since I know you all love these graph posts, here’s a nice neat graph of how much I’ve made in fiction...

What I Did on my Twitter Vacation

What I Did on my Twitter Vacation

Mar 30, 2015

It’s amazing how much you get done when you’re not on social media. Here’s what’s been happening. STORY SALE I have a new short story in Jonathan Strahan’s upcoming Meeting Infinity anthology, which has a fabulous Table of Contents. The story is called “Body Politic” and it’s dark and weird, as you’d expect...

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