Wednesday Weekly Roundup


As promised, here’s the last title in English for the coming weeks. The next one will appear in July, so plenty of time for you to try any new title that fancies you (if you’re new) or catch up (if you’re old-timer of this blog). A Taste of Silvery Earth – 7 stories to introduce you to the world and itโ€™s history should give you a pretty good idea of what the series is like if you’re unfamiliar with it.

Other titles and series are Star Minds Universe (for now complete), Future Earth Chronicles (complete), Vampires through the centuries (for now complete, although I have 2 unfinished stories on my hard drive), and everything else. And box sets, if you’re voracious. And multi-author anthologies if you’re in discovery mood.

Last week I wrote almost 14K between the portal story and another chapter of the Duology (that will probably need tweaks when I get back to it, but it was another 6K in the kitty! ;p). I’m at 190K+ yearly count, so a lot more for you to read – some of it already came out, granted, but there’s still a lot to come! ๐Ÿ™‚

If you’re a sci-fi writer, you might want to check the SPSFC and mark your calendars. If you’re a sci-fi reader, or, even better, a book blogger, they’re looking for you! (Giving up trying to use the “quote” block, and using italics for the quote):

What bloggers need to know:

Applications are now open to be one of our ten reviewers! Simply click here and fill out the form. As a former book blogger and reviewer, I know what youโ€™re in for. It will be a lot of work, but if you enjoy helping readers find hidden gems, it will be rewarding.

If you’re a fantasy writer, the original SPFBO opens even before the SPSFC, so mark your calendar for that one too. I participated last year with Magical Friends, this year I’m not saying yet! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Welcome to the wonderful world of indie publishing!

Signal boost for more sci-fi – if you’re a writer, it’s a paid market, if you’re a reader, well, it’s a new mag! ๐Ÿ™‚ Science Fictionery is ready to launch! Check it out – their first issue is full, but if you’re a writer, you can still submit to them. And if you’re a reader, stretch goals include:

  • Making each issue available in audio format
  • Custom artwork for our covers.

In their own words: ScienceFictionery is here to bring the best Science Fiction in the Galaxy, support writers, entertain readers, champion equality & diversity and to remind people that the future is theirs to craft. Check them out!

If, by any chance, you still think traditional publishing is for you, check this. I have a friend who writes literary historical novels, and she is rightfully looking for a traditional publisher. I told her to skip the agents and submit to the publishers directly. She found a British publisher who is accepting unagented submissions (and she’s British, so that works well for her), so I’m crossing my fingers for her.

But I’ve read her books and I know there would be no market for them, not even in the wonderful new world of publishing without some leverage from a big publisher. She already went the small publisher way for another book. and agreed it’s a waste of time.

Traditional publishing is still stuck in the 20th century, unfortunately. Avoid at all costs, unless you write literary stuff that won’t sell as indie. Anything else is fair game, if you manage to nail the metadata and follow David Gaughran’s advice on Amazon. Or grab the Write Stuff bundle before it’s gone.

You won’t get rich quick. You won’t be a bestseller in six months, unless you hit the jackpot and nail a subgenre where there’s little competition. But you’ll have a career.

Have a great week and happy writing and reading! :)In

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