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by Brad R. Torgersen
Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:45 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Brad's in Analog AGAIN...
Replies: 160
Views: 74706

Re: Brad's in Analog AGAIN...

However, if anyone is wondering what it's like to see Toni Weisskopf send you an e-mail telling you that she wants to buy your book, it's something a lot like this:

waiting . . . waiting . . . waiting

*PING* (the "you've got mail" sound from Microsoft Outlook)

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by Brad R. Torgersen
Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:43 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Brad's in Analog AGAIN...
Replies: 160
Views: 74706

Re: Brad's in Analog AGAIN...

I need to make a smiley for when people sell books!

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by Brad R. Torgersen
Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:26 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Stop Submitting Manuscripts to Traditional Publishers
Replies: 10
Views: 3198

Re: Stop Submitting Manuscripts to Traditional Publishers

I would modify it to say: submit to Trad Pub, just be aware of what you're potentially getting into. I know lots of people who are sore at Trad Pub for giving them a bad deal, and I also know people who are making six and seven figures from Trad Pub. Likewise, I know lots of Self Pub people who are ...
by Brad R. Torgersen
Sat Jun 08, 2013 8:21 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Analog Submissions
Replies: 507
Views: 123410

Re: Analog Submissions

Here's what Trevor told me: Basically, incoming submissions built up during the transition last fall -- Stan had a lot of things on his plate as he headed out, and I didn't touch the stack while I took care of the pressing matters, like training my replacement and getting immediate issues out the do...
by Brad R. Torgersen
Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:55 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Analog Submissions
Replies: 507
Views: 123410

Re: Analog Submissions

Bob, if you want to PM me a short little note to Trevor Quachri, I will pass it on to him. He won't mind. It was an honest predicament. Probably you can keep the story in both slush piles. Whoever responds with a "YES" first, gets the story I guess? But Trevor will appreciate it if you let...
by Brad R. Torgersen
Mon Jun 03, 2013 5:00 pm
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: Some cosmetic changes
Replies: 11
Views: 6366

Re: Some cosmetic changes

Yes, those old threads are gone for good. What I've noticed (having been here since 2008) is that almost nobody goes back and recycles a thread once it's been pushed too far into the past, thus questions and information tend to duplicate. As new threads are created to disseminate or talk about the s...
by Brad R. Torgersen
Fri May 31, 2013 11:22 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Brad's in Analog AGAIN...
Replies: 160
Views: 74706

Re: Brad's in Analog AGAIN...

Mike Resnick wrote:I think Analog should set aside a Brad Torgersen Section every issue. They're damned near doing it already anyway.


He he he, thanks, Writer Dad. wotf007
by Brad R. Torgersen
Thu May 30, 2013 10:01 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Brad's in Analog AGAIN...
Replies: 160
Views: 74706

Re: Brad's in Analog AGAIN...

Late development: Trevor sent edits, just one day later than the contract.

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by Brad R. Torgersen
Wed May 29, 2013 7:48 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Brad's in Analog AGAIN...
Replies: 160
Views: 74706

Re: Brad's in Analog AGAIN...

82 days, with no edits. Just a contract! A first, for me. Usually Stan and/or Trevor have at least a few little comments or changes. Not this time, apparently.
by Brad R. Torgersen
Wed May 29, 2013 10:40 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Brad's in Analog AGAIN...
Replies: 160
Views: 74706

Re: Brad's in Analog AGAIN...

Quick update: my 15,000 word novelette "Life Flight" just got picked up, for Analog.

That's story #8 to that market, for me.

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by Brad R. Torgersen
Wed May 29, 2013 9:44 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Update
Replies: 14
Views: 3463

Re: Update

Tuna! Time for the moderator to go make a sandwich! wotf015
by Brad R. Torgersen
Wed May 29, 2013 8:27 am
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: Some cosmetic changes
Replies: 11
Views: 6366

Some cosmetic changes

You will notice the rearranging of the deck chairs on the good ship.

Other than splitting out the writing and business sections, I've also set up some auto-pruning to get rid of threads that have been dead for longer than a year.
by Brad R. Torgersen
Wed May 29, 2013 8:16 am
Forum: Interviews: Entrants, Judges, Past Winners
Topic: Annie Bellet
Replies: 8
Views: 3618

Re: Annie Bellet

I think that makes sense.
by Brad R. Torgersen
Wed May 29, 2013 8:10 am
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: Oh, man, is it spammer season again ALREADY?
Replies: 11
Views: 6292

Re: Oh, man, is it spammer season again ALREADY?

Quick update: all the latest spam (and spammers) have been deleted.

PM me if you spot any more. THX!
by Brad R. Torgersen
Wed May 29, 2013 7:57 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Update
Replies: 14
Views: 3463

Update

OK, Tom had a good idea. Separate out the BUSINESS stuff specifically. So now we have a BUSINESS section (to include indie and self-pub discussion) and we have a CRAFT section (for discussing craft, talent, technique, etc.)

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by Brad R. Torgersen
Tue May 28, 2013 7:58 pm
Forum: Interviews: Entrants, Judges, Past Winners
Topic: Annie Bellet
Replies: 8
Views: 3618

Re: Annie Bellet

I think there can be some wiggle room for people who have pro'd out, but would have won anyway with a few more entries.
by Brad R. Torgersen
Tue May 28, 2013 7:52 pm
Forum: Interviews: Entrants, Judges, Past Winners
Topic: Tobias Buckell: Surivorship Bias
Replies: 8
Views: 2605

Re: Tobias Buckell: Surivorship Bias

A few thoughts: 1) Toby's been at this long enough that I think he's been humbled; especially by the performance of his RAGAMUFFIN universe books. 2) Perhaps the best example of sheer willpower overcoming the odds, is Kevin J. Anderson. 3) Writing good stories is the best "solution" to alm...
by Brad R. Torgersen
Tue May 28, 2013 7:34 pm
Forum: Interviews: Entrants, Judges, Past Winners
Topic: Clarification
Replies: 0
Views: 1383

Clarification

Just FYI, the purpose of this sub-forum was to (mainly) highlight interviews and articles about/by Contest judges, as well as current and prior winners. Articles which more broadly discuss business, especially e-publishing and the indie marketplace, now have their own sub-forum under WRITING: http:/...
by Brad R. Torgersen
Tue May 28, 2013 7:15 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: The Business Rusch- Another Big Change!
Replies: 13
Views: 4476

Re: The Business Rusch- Another Big Change!

Ummmmm, maybe it's time I split out a separate section for indie publishing? Seems to me the current arguments boil down to, "Indie publishing is pro! / Is not! / Is so! / Is not! / Is so!" And since I hate to see friends spar over something like this, I am going to politely ask that the d...
by Brad R. Torgersen
Tue May 07, 2013 8:44 pm
Forum: Interviews: Entrants, Judges, Past Winners
Topic: WotF Finalists in Galaxy's Edge
Replies: 40
Views: 9482

Re: WotF Finalists in Galaxy's Edge

I like to read the dictionary!

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by Brad R. Torgersen
Thu May 02, 2013 10:48 am
Forum: Interviews: Entrants, Judges, Past Winners
Topic: Ask Bwana - yes, ask him!
Replies: 18
Views: 5706

Re: Ask Bwana - yes, ask him!

Mike's addressed it (more or less) in numerous places throughout the Bwana columns. Basically, he was editing tabloids and doing pseudonym books in the sex field for a good many years. While also running a dog kennel and raising show collies with his wife Carol. So essentially Mike's been self-emplo...
by Brad R. Torgersen
Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:59 pm
Forum: Interviews: Entrants, Judges, Past Winners
Topic: Brad Torgersen interview
Replies: 4
Views: 2200

Re: Brad Torgersen interview

In truth, I am working to get myself out of the habit of bursting. It's like pulling teeth. But I have so much work being asked of me by editors right now, I can't afford to not give myself some kind of schedule, set goals, plant butt in chair and grind it out, etc. As Kevin Anderson would say, a go...
by Brad R. Torgersen
Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:43 pm
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: No communication
Replies: 3
Views: 2743

Re: No communication

Joni can be reached at contests(at)authorservicesinc.com

If you're sending paper manuscripts from overseas, that may be part of the problem?

Have you tried the electronic submissions system?
by Brad R. Torgersen
Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:06 am
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: Really large issue - cannot submit!
Replies: 11
Views: 4924

Re: Really large issue - cannot submit!

I wish I had control over the submission software for the Contest, but that's out of my hands. wotf012 Yes, please contact Joni with any technical errors you've experienced, as she can facilitate. contests(at)authorservicesinc(dot)com And in the end, if you must, print the bugger and send it in via ...
by Brad R. Torgersen
Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:09 am
Forum: Interviews: Entrants, Judges, Past Winners
Topic: WSJ: Hugh Howey's Wool
Replies: 8
Views: 3057

Re: WSJ: Hugh Howey's Wool

Howey, Hocking, these are the best case scenarios for self publishers.

Good for them that they're working both sides of the line: lord knows *I'd* certainly entertain six or seven figures, from a print publishers!

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by Brad R. Torgersen
Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:01 am
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 4, vol. 29 - RESULTS POSTED
Replies: 71
Views: 21095

Re: Quarter 4, vol. 29 - RESULTS POSTED

FYI, final results posted in the very first part of this thread.

Hat tip: Dustin Adams.
by Brad R. Torgersen
Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:59 am
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 3, vol. 29 - RESULTS POSTED
Replies: 54
Views: 16805

Re: Quarter 3, vol. 29 - RESULTS POSTED

FYI, final results posted in the very first part of this thread.

Hat tip: Dustin Adams.
by Brad R. Torgersen
Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:39 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Brad's in Analog AGAIN...
Replies: 160
Views: 74706

Re: Brad's in Analog AGAIN...

bobsandiego wrote:I just read Brad's story in Analog and I quite enjoyed it. It certainly made my time in the E.R. more pleasant while I waited on doctors and tests.
Thanks Brad for the pick me up.


No, thank you for taking the time to let me know you found my material worth your time!

Much obliged.

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