Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Some snippets from around the place, with my comments added....
"I can see someone writing slightly huskier guys, but given that nobody is writing romances about women my size even when they’re writing rubenesque heroines, I’m not thinking this is a trend that will be embraced." [Shannon C.]
I don't know about trend, but I will read BBW and BBM readily--I have my own personal preferences, but in a novel what is important to me is that the protagonist desires the object of affection, not that I would. Likewise, I don't require the protagonist to be like me.
"L&L Dreamspell is now paying Advances - even to brand new authors! From $100 to $250, depending on the book's length and author's experience." [L & L Dreamspell]
The website remains pretty terrible but they specify that they take erotic romance. Guess it's time to update the publisher list again. The payment of advances is interesting but their posted contract is vague, does not specify what costs are included in "net", suggests that they take movie rights and suggests the author agrees to co-sue plagiarists, presumably including legal costs?
"Indeed, if e-books become the norm, the publishing industry as we know it may wither away. Books may end up serving mainly as promotional material for authors’ other activities, such as live readings with paid admission." [Paul Krugman]
Yep, digital products inevitably become free. That's why Microsoft went bankrupt.
p.s. I missed posting for a few days there because I am travelling for work again and so ran a bit short of time and wi fi.