Wednesday, July 20, 2011
The Business of Science Fiction: Two Insiders Discuss Writing and Publishing by Mike Resnick and Barry N. Malzberg
A series of discussions which were originally presented on the sfwa's newsletter which concerns almost all aspects of publishing and writing (and selling) science fiction in the USA. I have no intention ever doing that, but I found the discussions to be interesting anyway. Sometimes Barry N. Malzberg seemed to be more than a little clueless, especially concerning self-publicity and the role of ebooks and internet. Mike Resnick had a more sensible and direct approach. The book was fairly fast and enjoyably to read, but as the original essays were apparently published in a span of several years there was more than a little repetition.