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Common Misperceptions about Publishing January 10, 2011

Posted by Jason in Uncategorized.

Charlie Stross, sci-fi author, has put together one of the best explanations of publishing I’ve seen. He answers all sorts of questions, among them “how big will my advance be?” and “why are books the length they are?”

His series comes in nine parts-

1. The structure of the publishing industry

2. How books are made

3. What authors sell to publishers

4. Translations and foreign rights

5. Why books are the length they are

6. “Why did you pick such an awful cover for your new book?”

7. How much do SF/F authors make, and how do they break into the business?

8. Lifestyle or Job?

9. ebooks


Credit: The Browser



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