Publishing Profits and E-books

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Author Paolo Bacigalupi (The Windup Girl, Zombie Baseball Beatdown) has once again started a fascinating discussion on social media, this time on the merits (or demerits) of publisher’s profits on e-books.  He gives a fascinating insight into an industry that is a mystery to most of us, even though it impacts all of us bibliophiles [….]

Thanking the Gatekeepers – One Writer’s Views on the Advantages of Traditional Publishing

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Paolo Bacigalupi is an award winning science fiction writer.  Author of the amazing book, The Windup Girl (which won the 2009 Nebula Award and tied with China Miéville’s The City & the City for the 2010 Hugo Award) and Zombie Baseball Beatdown, as well as four other novels and many award-winning short stories, he definitely [….]

Author Vince Flynn Dies at 47

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The literary community lost a great talent when Vince Flynn died on Wednesday after a 2-1/2 year battle with prostate cancer.  But for those of us who live in the Twin Cities, the loss of the man is every bit as hard as the loss of the author.  Not only was Flynn – or “just [….]