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30 April 2012 @ 02:21 pm
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The e-book pricing conversation showed a fair amount of support for “mass market paperback price minus 10-20%”, which is pretty interesting. Thank you all for the contributions–coming from a position where I’m looking at doing a bit of self-publishing, it’s really terrific to get that feedback from, well, potential customers, to be blunt about it. :)

In other news, I’m teaching a writing course (with an emphasis on fantasy fiction, of course, but equally of course I think any writing course can be generally applied if anything sensible is said in it) at the Irish Writers’ Centre on May 19th-20th. I post this because 1. there may be a reader or who who’d like to attend, and 2. because it will hopefully remind me to go pick my fellow writers’ brains about worldbuilding and magic systems. :)

Juliet McKenna and Diane Duane both have pretty glowing (& largely spoiler-free) things to say about Avengers: Juliet’s post is here and Diane’s is here.

Laura Anne Gilman’s Cosa Nostradamus Kickstarter–2 novellas for $9!–is in its final few days with less than $1000 to reach goal! Quick, go buy in so we can find out what happens with Danny the faun!

Oh oh! Dublin got the 2014 Eurocon bid! All you people in America who keep saying you should visit Ireland, this is a VERY GOOD opportunity! ShamroKon (bahahaha, I just saw the name) will be August 22-23, the week after London’s Worldcon. A two week geek holiday in the making! Come one, come all!

(x-posted from the essential kit)

Laura Anne Gilmansuricattus on April 30th, 2012 01:26 pm (UTC)
awwww, you're throwing a convention just for my birthday! ;-)

(okay, the weekend before, anyway)
kitmizkit on April 30th, 2012 01:29 pm (UTC)
we were only thinking of you! *tempt tempt tempt*
roseaponiroseaponi on April 30th, 2012 01:47 pm (UTC)
I can't go to Ireland! :( Or England! :(

But if you keep your class notes (take video?) and make an e-course of your class, I'll buy it. (assuming, as always, that Urgent Things do not drain my hoarded cash)
Alix (Tersa): Kitties--brotherly love (tersa)tersa on April 30th, 2012 03:16 pm (UTC)
I'll see if I can save up to make the trip. It'd be fun to get to Ireland FINALLY and to see you. :)
S. L. Grayshadowhwk on April 30th, 2012 04:00 pm (UTC)
So. So tempting. So tempting.
Jason Drakejasondrake on April 30th, 2012 04:46 pm (UTC)
another potential resource for help with world building and designing magic systems is any players of rpgs you might know. I'm not an author but I know I've done work on setting design and such for custom built games
jamileigh17jamileigh17 on April 30th, 2012 08:43 pm (UTC)
Oooh that's tempting. I've been wanting to go to the UK for ages, I bet we can get our acts together for that!
irishkateirishkate on May 1st, 2012 12:05 pm (UTC)
I might even risk going to Worldcon..It couldn't be too terrifying right? I mean if it's in our neck of the woods I'll know many of the attendees personally.

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