Sunday, June 14, 2009
I an just back from the Historical Novel Society convention, but left my notes on someone else's car--so more about that later. In short the highlights for me were chocolate chip cookies, Jade Lee (just in general), the author/editor/bookseller etc turn out, an almost complete absence of cliquishness (everyone was mondo friendly), and many informative sessions. If you have sent me data and not heard back please give me another week or so as I have a backlog and totally blew off this weekend having fun at the con. The prize book has gone out to an anonymous random;y selected contributor.
In the mean time, am I the only one who can't get the Ellora's Cave website to work? I am wondering if they are wandering into the smoke zone with several rumours of treating authors in a manner not exactly consistent with their contracts. In other unsubstantiated and reckless statements of personal opinion I would like to say: Holly Lisle's emailing list=TMI. Ravenous Romance=so where is this data showing ground breaking start up sales figures? Wild Rose Press=no data from this press in a while. Is there a reason for this? Does it relate to being bottom of the rankings when data is provided or has this changed? And why (oh why) are hardly any American historical fiction writers writing about American history and most of them write only about the civil war?
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