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by ThomasKCarpenter
Wed May 06, 2015 5:49 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!
Replies: 598
Views: 252518

Re: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!

LDWriter2 wrote: And BTW Thomas It's Dresden Files

Oops, is it only on Kindle?


Fixed.

And only on Kindle, for now. I'll go wide (put on all retailers) in the fall. But Amazon is the king still, so I need to pay my dues. :)
by ThomasKCarpenter
Wed May 06, 2015 9:30 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!
Replies: 598
Views: 252518

Re: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!

Your cover artist designed a compelling cover. Did they capture the look of your characters that you held in your mind. . Close enough. But I wasn't worried about matching the picture of Katerina in my head. First and foremost, it had to be a cover that intrigued readers, and it does that in spades...
by ThomasKCarpenter
Wed May 06, 2015 2:36 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!
Replies: 598
Views: 252518

Re: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!

Dustin Adams wrote:I grabbed a copy.
Can't wait to read it! (Just a few more V.31 stories ahead of yours.)


Thanks! :)
by ThomasKCarpenter
Tue May 05, 2015 9:26 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!
Replies: 598
Views: 252518

Re: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!

I'm excited to announce the release of the first book in my new series, The Dashkova Memoirs called Revolutionary Magic ! The Dashkova Memoirs is a new series along the lines of the Dresdin Files or Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows , filled with myths of the ancient world. Book two, A Cauldron of ...
by ThomasKCarpenter
Mon May 04, 2015 9:41 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 799
Views: 228748

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

It is one of the few places where you don't need an agent. You don't really need an agent for submissions. Even when the publishers say they do, they'll still take your submission if you send it to the right person. Back when I was submitting to trad publishers, I received many a personal response ...
by ThomasKCarpenter
Thu Apr 30, 2015 5:58 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: SFWA New Release Newsletter
Replies: 0
Views: 1393

SFWA New Release Newsletter

If you'd like to receive infrequent information about new releases from SFWA members, sign up for our newsletter.

http://eepurl.com/bjoXEf

There will be giveaways and free books and stuff. :)
by ThomasKCarpenter
Sun Apr 12, 2015 8:17 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!
Replies: 598
Views: 252518

Re: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!

I put out a bundle this week with a bunch of other amazing others, including Amanda McCarter. http://thomaskcarpenter.com/2015/04/08/new-release-women-of-the-apocalypse-bundle/ https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61b8uSM24LL._UX160_.jpg It's only $0.99 on all retailers.
by ThomasKCarpenter
Sat Apr 11, 2015 1:57 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Hugo Award Nominees
Replies: 66
Views: 19258

Re: Hugo Award Nominees

GRRM really hits it out of the park on this one.

http://grrm.livejournal.com/419232.html
by ThomasKCarpenter
Thu Apr 09, 2015 3:45 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Hugo Award Nominees
Replies: 66
Views: 19258

Re: Hugo Award Nominees

Thought I would add this to my earlier comment as proof of VD's intentions.

http://file770.com/?p=21780&cpage=1#comment-250236
by ThomasKCarpenter
Wed Apr 08, 2015 6:16 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Hugo Award Nominees
Replies: 66
Views: 19258

Re: Hugo Award Nominees

There were two slates that were presented: Sad Puppies and Rapid Puppies. Brad T. led the SP3 slate which was widely known about. Vox Day, a self-professed racists, mysogonist, and generally all around a-hole who was kicked out of SFWA, has made it his mission to "destroy the Hugos". He of...
by ThomasKCarpenter
Sun Apr 05, 2015 2:35 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Hugo Award Nominees
Replies: 66
Views: 19258

Re: Hugo Award Nominees

I'm trying to ignore the part of the nominee list that came from the RPs (Rabid Puppies) side.

But I'm really happy for Kary English and Annie Bellet, two very deserving writers with amazing stories. Good luck to them both!
by ThomasKCarpenter
Sat Apr 04, 2015 11:32 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Hugo Award Nominees
Replies: 66
Views: 19258

Hugo Award Nominees

by ThomasKCarpenter
Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:30 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Women of the Apocalypse Bundle
Replies: 0
Views: 1232

Women of the Apocalypse Bundle

For the next three weeks, Amanda McCarter and myself - along with seven other authors - will be on StoryBundle for the Women of the Apocalypse Bundle. If you don't know how it works, you pay a sliding scale amount for purchasing the bundle. The more you pay, the more books you get. http://storybundl...
by ThomasKCarpenter
Wed Feb 11, 2015 2:36 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4106
Views: 906576

Re: Success!

bobsandiego wrote:I scored my first pro level sale.
Waiting in the contract, but it's 5 cents a words and it's my flat rejection from last quarter
wotf006


Woot! Grats!!!
by ThomasKCarpenter
Wed Feb 11, 2015 3:50 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Copyrighted work
Replies: 16
Views: 5200

Re: Copyrighted work

Whenever I write something that I have a feeling may be marketable or is good enough to submit to a contest I copyright it. Is this the same procedure others on here follow before submissions? Has anyone ever just written a story or novella and sent it in without copyrighting the work? You might wa...
by ThomasKCarpenter
Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:37 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4106
Views: 906576

Re: Success!

I am pleased to report that the rewrite request received last month has now turned into an acceptance. The Sockdolager has found one of my rare ventures into Victoriana to its taste. 4400 words. I don't know whether you guys are all familiar with the urban myth about London buses - you wait for an ...
by ThomasKCarpenter
Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:34 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: New SFWA Rules
Replies: 31
Views: 10033

Re: New SFWA Rules

Well, it'll be weird if they keep the rules the way they are, because I easily qualify for SFWA. On short fiction, the previous stipulation was that the market had to be SFWA approved, but the way they've opened up the criteria (which makes sense) would qualify me right away. And then, on the rules ...
by ThomasKCarpenter
Tue Feb 03, 2015 7:11 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: New SFWA Rules
Replies: 31
Views: 10033

New SFWA Rules

And a great crying out was heard as dozens of WOTF entries pro'd out.

http://www.sfwa.org/2015/02/sfwa-welcomes-self-published-small-press-authors/

Seriously though, once we get clarification from Joni, this may be the end for quite a few of us.
by ThomasKCarpenter
Fri Jan 30, 2015 3:48 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1175
Views: 249392

Re: Five Minute Rant

Opened up my email tonight and got 4 rejections, a new record for me. wotf016 The only good news is three of them were personal, which softened the blow a bit. A tiny, tiny bit. There...my five second rant. Aaargh! Oops! Spoke to soon. Just checked my email again before bed and got an acceptance. I...
by ThomasKCarpenter
Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:45 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: How much do short stories help to build a career?
Replies: 27
Views: 8528

Re: How much do short stories help to build a career?

Just throwing in my two cents worth about earning more than two cents. When you put out a novella (say less than 60 pages single spaced) or even a novel what do you typically charge for readers to view the story? I have a few friends who suggested .99c is the best price, they jump onto those priced...
by ThomasKCarpenter
Tue Jan 20, 2015 7:15 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4106
Views: 906576

Re: Success!

Grats, George!

wotf010
by ThomasKCarpenter
Tue Jan 20, 2015 3:53 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4106
Views: 906576

Re: Success!

Ishmael wrote:Well, this is still quite a novelty for me, but 2015 is off to a good start. Stupefying Stories have accepted a 2700 word piece entitled 'ALL OF THE PEOPLE, ALL OF THE TIME'
.


Grats!

wotf010
by ThomasKCarpenter
Thu Jan 15, 2015 3:53 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 799
Views: 228748

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Still not an almost success--as far as I know--but at least BCS sent me another positive comment and it sounded like the story may have gotten further than my previous ones. How far is anyone's guess. Could be only a couple of "inches" or half way there. If the comments you get are from t...
by ThomasKCarpenter
Wed Jan 14, 2015 10:17 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: WorldCon Roll Call
Replies: 79
Views: 23652

Re: WorldCon Roll Call

Who got the 2016 bid? Kansas City? Yes. Kansas City. I'll be there at this one since it's just across the state. Which state? Are you in Kansas or Missouri? We might have need of Kansans to help on the Space Bus. We'll take any help (and any passengers) we can get, but Kansans in particular might b...
by ThomasKCarpenter
Wed Jan 14, 2015 3:53 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: WorldCon Roll Call
Replies: 79
Views: 23652

Re: WorldCon Roll Call

Elen Tel'Ithil wrote:Who got the 2016 bid? Kansas City?


Yes. Kansas City. I'll be there at this one since it's just across the state.
by ThomasKCarpenter
Wed Dec 31, 2014 12:21 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: WorldCon Roll Call
Replies: 79
Views: 23652

Re: WorldCon Roll Call

It's time once again for the WorldCon Roll Call, Sasquan edition! WorldCon in 2015 will be in Spokane WA, August 19-23. If you're planning to go but haven't got your tickets yet, buy now. The price goes up tomorrow! Also, some cons don't open hotel reservations until the start of the year, but Sasq...
by ThomasKCarpenter
Tue Dec 30, 2014 4:03 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1070969

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Sounds like a fun exercise. Only going to list people I've read and without looking at my bookshelves or the interwebs. Asimov Heinlein Clarke McCafferty Kris Rusch Nancy Kress Ken Liu Annie Bellet Brad Torgerson Pournell (10) JK Rowling JRR Tolkien George RR Martin Hugh Howey Patrick Rothfuss Resni...
by ThomasKCarpenter
Sun Dec 28, 2014 9:54 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1070969

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

gower21 wrote:This thread continues to be a Holiday Miracle.


So what are you going to announce in 49 more posts? You're nearing 2000! wotf001

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