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  1. Happy Post for Me

    by , December 3rd, 2011 at 08:25 AM (Rob Garbin's Blog)
    I finely have some good news to report for a change. I have had my first story sold to an anthology. While it is not a paying market, it is critical exposure and a first step toward bigger things. The anthology is "Tales of the Sword" being put out by Red Skies Press who is still looking for stories to include. I will be published along side some other notable SFFworld writers who are friends.
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  2. Is the agency model good for consumers and publishers?

    Recently, Smashwords, the largest distributor of independent eBooks, announced they had renegotiated their contracts with Kobo, Barnes & Noble, and Sony to follow the agency model instead of the wholesale model. When Amazon launched the Kindle a few years ago, they used the wholesale model which meant the publisher sold the book at a discount to Amazon, then Amazon would sell that book for whatever price they chose to consumers, usually at a loss. When Apple launched their iPad, they popularized ...