The Tricky Thing About Reading ‘Neutral’

The following was prompted by a recent Telegraph article responding to K. Tempest Bradford’s reading challenge on XOJane. (I’m not linking the Telegraph article because I think it’s a steaming pile of crap – it’s poorly-researched, uses terrible argumentation, and includes personal attacks) A response I see come up frequently when people talk about reading challenges or…

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Amazon Crowd-Sourced Publishing

According to multiple sources, Amazon is preparing to launch a crowd-sourced, almost reality-TV-style publishing program, where authors upload unpublished MSS and those that receive the most votes get considered for Amazon Publication (by the genre/category-specific imprints, or by a new imprint, I wonder?) with fairly generous terms. Sources: http://www.thebookseller.com/news/amazon-launch-crowd-sourced-publishing.html?utm_content=bufferc00c0&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/digital/content-and-e-books/article/64103-amazon-launching-new-crowdsourcing-publishing-program.html https://kdp.amazon.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=207604&start=0&tstart=0 Thoughts? We’re in early…

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Reddit AMA on r/fantasy

Hi folks! The PROMONADO continues. I’m holding an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on the active r/Fantasy community on Reddit. Folks are posting questions all day, and I’ll be answering live at 7PM EDT. Please join in the fun! I’ve already got questions about tango, board games, and the current Amazon/Hachette situation…

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Linking Log

The last week has been an awesome-nado (a tornado made of awesome?), between the release of Attack the Geek, the cover release of Shield and Crocus, and more. I’ve pulled together most of the relevant links for easy review.   General Guest on Functional Nerds Podcast Interview at Mark Lawrence’s Journal Guest Post at Book…

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