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WIRED DIFFERENTLY In these troubled times for the book business I’m seeing a few authors selling much better than expected, many declining drastically, others staying flat. Part of the reason for that crazy volatility, I think, is the unpredictable appeal of some genre books to readers who usually read other things. But my clients’ attempts…… Continue reading Market Insights: Russell Galen, Scovil Galen Ghosh Literary Agency
It’s been an interesting couple of years for Realms of Fantasy. The magazine was launched with the October 1994 issue and never missed a single issue in its publication table for almost fifteen years. Now in the last two years the magazine has been cancelled twice and come back twice under new ownership. As most…… Continue reading Market Insights: Douglas Cohen, Realms of Fantasy
We continue our series of mid-month guest blogs from the SF&F marketplace with a look into the newest SFWA-qualifying short fiction market, Beneath Ceaseless Skies. If you’re just now tuning in, and missed our visits from agents Matt Bialer and Russell Galen, you may wish to go back and check them out. Next month: Joshua…… Continue reading Guest Blog from Scott H. Andrews: “Literary Adventure Fantasy”
It’s an ill wind that blows nobody any good. Who has benefited from the typhoons and twisters of the last few years in publishing? Series authors are one example. Series are among the few types of fiction that have actually sold better since the big downturn that began in 2008. Series aren’t affected by the…… Continue reading Guest Blog from Russell Galen: Meta-Series