Category Archives: Publishing

End of an Era, The Start of a New One

I’ve been a member of sff.net since 2001. At the time, it was the place to go if you were a professional or aspiring professional in the field of science fiction or fantasy. They offered special rates for SFWA members, … Continue reading

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We should all be doing as well as Borders… wait, what?

Maybe we should all go out of business. Wait, now here me out. This is about Borders again. Our local, doomed Borders Bookstore has been having their big going-out-of-business sale and Margaret and I have been dropping a shocking amount … Continue reading

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Observations on the nature of these posts…

Some observations about this blog: “Clara Bow” and “nude” are two paired search flags that show up almost daily in my reference log. There are people out there who really like the idea of a nude Clara Bow (who wouldn’t?) … Continue reading

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My “too sense” regarding Borders and the book biz

I grew up around bookstores. They were and still are my favorite store to visit. My family even owned a bookstore for a while when I was a kid. Explains a lot, huh? My point is, the closing of Borders … Continue reading

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Bold Fabrications About Certain Webcomic Notables

None of the supposed “facts” about certain notable webcartoonists are true. They’re all lies. Fabrications and misrepresentations. This part of the post wouldn’t know the truth if it bit it on the post-erior. Lies. Lies. Lies. Now you may be … Continue reading

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Beats rubbing two sticks together or banging on rocks…

So about a dozen of us are hanging out together at Oakland Beach in Warwick last night when it started to rain and we retreated to the gazebo. Sitting around in a circle, I noticed that, because we’re a nerdy … Continue reading

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Everybody Knows You’re a Dog

I mentioned the other day that I was looking for a nice, easy, streamlined way to get in touch with Facebook’s marketing in order to get permission to use their name in the title of a book. I may have … Continue reading

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Whew! More webpaging (it’s also a word!) and some Scouting thoughts

I’ve been a WordPress machine lately. In addition to new pages for BearManor Fiction, this site, and an unnamed social site for some of my coffee-meet friends, I’ve also created a whole new website for The Merry Blacksmith Press using … Continue reading

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Webcomicing it up (webcomicing… it’s a word!)

Remember how many of us started the day with the comics section of the local paper? Yeah, those days. Nowadays, I still start my day with comics, but rather than the increasinly lame comics found in newspapers these days, I’m … Continue reading

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