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Re: Общополезности

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Re: Общополезности

Postby Кал » Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:17 pm

Възникват ли нови жанрове на Запад?

Да, постоянно. Някои още не са си намерили утвърдено име. :)

По въпроса как ги приемат по-големите издателства... скептично? :D Ама те по-големите издателства са си муднички по принцип.
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Re: Общополезности

Postby Кал » Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:27 pm

С благодарности към Мирослав Пенков и неговите студенти в University of North Texas:

Литературни списания в САЩ, според престижа им
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Re: Общополезности

Postby Кал » Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:59 pm

Примерно писъмце (query), когато някой submission не е получил отговор много дълго

Dear Editors:

On DATE, we submitted to you NAME OF STORY by AUTHOR. We have not heard from you since then. Can you please let us know what the status of the submission is?

Kind regards, etc.


Повечето издания си пишат колко време трябва да изчакате, преди да пращате таквоз. Rule of thumb: Do not send before 120 days have passed.
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Re: Общополезности

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Re: Общополезности

Postby Кал » Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:48 pm

And now for some celebration of out most favorite topic:

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Re: Общополезности

Postby Кал » Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:51 pm

Daniel Bensen: Literary agents

(A talk with yours truly. ;))
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Re: Общополезности

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Daniel Bensen: Promotion strategies, part 1

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Re: Общополезности

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Re: Общополезности

Postby Кал » Thu May 02, 2013 9:07 am

Alfie Dog: Critique Service

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Re: Теми от другите подфоруми

Postby отсъстващ » Mon May 13, 2013 3:08 pm

Това е външен линк, но реших, че тук ще е подходящо.

Преместих го в по-подходяща тема – Кал.

В статията се описва как 2 автори получават 1 млн. аванс за книга в САЩ. Единия от тях описва как са стигнали до това. Мащаба, страната и други неща са различни, но има и някои общи неща. Като интереса на другите да се занимават с теб, известността в различните и проявления и ползата от нея.

http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/blog/2013/04/15/how-to-get-a-book-deal/#more-9295
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Re: Общополезности

Postby Кал » Thu May 16, 2013 12:11 am

Daniel Bensen: Promotion Strategies, part 3

(hi, Dan! :D)
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Re: Общополезности

Postby Люба » Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:36 pm

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... местя, но ... вземи да преименуваш темата на "Литературни общополезности". Или по-точно да насочва. Да не стават обърквания като моето :)
И като ме прочетеш, вземи и да ме изтриеш без-следно
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Re: Общополезности

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Ама това е форумът „Фантазийска преводаческа школа“ – предполага се, че темите са свързани с преводаческо-продуцентската ни дейност. :)
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Re: Общополезности

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Видях и го признавам това, ама кое те кара да си мислиш, че е нормално човек да гледа цялата нишка най-горе, а не само 'неговата търсена и нужна тема' според моментния спомен какви теми с "Полезно" като корен има :)
Инак това с Фантазийската школа го видях и осъзнах като потеглих да местя и не ми излезе "Полезно" като тема. А само 1 страница от темите на малобройната откъм теми "Фантазийска школа" :) Айде, трий ни. Стига сме спамили народонаселението. Ама имай и това моето наум като кръщаваш следващи теми в бъдеще... ако приемеш логиката
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Re: Общополезности

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Абе... нека си седи тук засега. Може да е полезно на другите.
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Re: Общополезности

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Вземи го вкарай в "Пътеводителя" с насочващ акцент, ако не е тогава ...? Оставям го
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Ъ, „Пътеводителят“ е само за Фантазия – понеже тя е единственият форум, който не е тематичен. Останалите форуми са фокусирани върху темата, която е в заглавието им - както „ Фантазийска преводаческа школа“ тук.
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Re: Общополезности

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Re: Общополезности

Postby Кал » Mon Oct 07, 2013 1:15 am

Playing the Short Game: How to Sell Your Short Fiction: a 32-part series by Douglas Smith

(Who just won his third Aurora award for a short story. ;))
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Re: Общополезности

Postby Кал » Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:47 pm

The Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review: Ouch! Form Rejection Letters

(...) With that said, we do understand the hurt and difficulty of having work declined, which is the word we prefer to use. Declined. Rejection is such a loaded word. Declined is a much more accurate way of saying, we value the opportunity to read your work and thank you for trusting us with it. It just wasn’t for us. Perhaps a future work will be and we wish you the best in extending this work to other journals.

(...)

On form declines. Yes, they are difficult to receive. We know. The truth of it is journals are not only artistic outreaches but also businesses. Our staff are real people who really read your submissions. We receive many submissions and so our time is limited in how much we can spend on unsolicited submissions while publishing the journal, tending to our families, writing our own stories and novels, as well as teaching classes, etc. We must manage our time strategically in order to make the journal sustainable. We’ve seen too many fantastic journals fall under because of talented and well-meaning editors over-extending their services and their abilities to sustain. For this reason, we do not often give personal detailed feedback. We do sometimes but not always. We will sometimes offer “we did like something” general feedback which means we did like something but because we are not a workshop submissions basis, we do not feel it our place or responsibility to instruct submitters on how to change their stories to suit our ideas of perfection. We are not the end all of aesthetics, though, we try to be very eclectic. Offering personal feedback on works that we haven’t fallen in love with would be like that guy or girl in high school who was into you but decided you weren’t the one for him or her because your laugh was a certain way or because you wore Lee jeans instead of Levis and so he or she tried to change your laugh or jeans brand in hopes of finding you more attractive. What a dick.

Remember this “love,” this artistic aesthetic and preference is very subjective. No editor is completely objective and we feel editors should never claim to be. Therefore, one journal’s response to one work does not in any way validate or invalidate a work. Aficion comes with preference. It would be irresponsible of us to instruct submitters on how to write their stories “better” when really we would be instructing submitters on how to write stories “our better.” Again, Levis instead of Lees. If you like to write Lees, go for it! In fact, once you have formed your Lees so perfectly to your butt and thighs and calves and have perfectly worn out the knees, we might even find that we like Lees too! But changing your Lees to suit us is not the craft of an editor. Change must come from within the writer. Even a single line of constructive feedback, though well meaning, can derail a direction a writer was on and potentially kill what would otherwise have been a fantastic end product. If we had the time to sit and have coffee and debate and discuss the values of Lees and Levis with you and how they fit into your craft overall and in your story specifically then perhaps we would be that writing feedback you deserve. We are able to do this for you in our Eckleburg Workshops but not in our submissions system. We consider personal feedback to be appropriate in workshop venues and/or in response to a submission only when a work is so close to our perfection already that we cannot forget it, whether or not we felt the work met its full potential or not.

FIRST RULE: Be true to your voice and then read, read, read Eckleburg and if you love us and still want us so badly you stay up at night fantasizing about us then keep reading and writing until your work and Eckleburg have become so simpatico that we are lovers meant to be. We hope to one day be this for you but we understand if we are not. There are many journals and many editors from which to choose and we would encourage you to stick with the same plan. Read, read, read that journal until you decide you are meant to be or not. Either way, the onus is on the writer to decide if his or her work suits the journal and vice versa after reading the journal obsessively. Really. Read it obsessively. No better way. Unless an editor solicits you, which is very cool. We do solicit sometimes if an editor finds a writer and craft we adore. If we do end up providing personal feedback at some point then fantastic but it shouldn’t be a determining factor. One story might not strike us at all and then the next story might hit so perfectly we’re astounded. Such is the way of it sometimes.
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Re: Общополезности

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Re: Общополезности

Postby Кал » Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:59 am

Piers Anthony: Internet Publishing

A very detailed resource of online publishers.
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Re: Общополезности

Postby Кал » Tue Nov 26, 2013 7:47 pm

Кал wrote:Playing the Short Game: How to Sell Your Short Fiction: a 32-part series by Douglas Smith


Почвам да вадя ценни неща.

Първите са линкове към блоговете на успели колеги:

Kristine Kathryn Rusch: Business Rusch Publishing Articles

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(Тонът им е смазващо добър. Или просто смазващ... :D)


Dean Wesley Smith – съвети за самиздат:
Think Like a Publisher
Killing the Top Ten Sacred Cows of Publishing

Doulgas Smith wrote:(...) when you write your story, its copyright is automatically protected. You don’t have to register your copyright (file with your particular government) to protect it (a recommended exception: if you’re sending anything to Hollywood, you should formally register copyright. You’re still protected if you don’t, but it will make proving your copyright easier in any subsequent lawsuit in the event of theft of copyright, something that is much more prevalent in Hollywood).

Същото важи и в България.

Copyright vs. moral rights:
Douglas Smith wrote:First, there is a large difference in how moral rights are dealt with under international copyright law versus US copyright law. For example, the Canadian copyright act defines moral rights as including the following (taken from http://publications.gc.ca/site/eng/ccl/ ... oralRights):

“Right of Paternity: includes the right to claim authorship, the right to remain anonymous, or the right to use a pseudonym or pen name.

Right of Integrity: In the case of a work being adapted, modified or translated, the author/creator’s right of integrity must be respected. … [An] author/creator’s right to the integrity of his work is violated if the work is a distortion, mutilation or modification of the work that is prejudicial to the honor or reputation of the author/creator.

Right of Association: … [An] author/creator has the right to prevent anyone from using his work in association with a product, service, cause, or institution.”

Or basically, whoever is acquiring the non-moral rights to your work doesn’t get to mess up your work or associate your work or your name with something with which you wouldn’t want to be associated.

Again, under Canadian copyright law (and I believe, under most non-US international copyright law), moral rights are personal to the author and remain with the author regardless of what other rights are licensed *unless the author waives their moral rights*. If waived, the period of the moral rights transfer is the same as the period of the other rights licensed.

However, copyright law in the US allows moral rights to be transferred along with copyright. Apparently to comply with international copyright treaties, the US added moral rights to their Copyright Act, but the definition of moral rights used is not as inclusive. In the US, moral rights provide the author the right to:

- Claim authorship for a work
- Prevent the use of the author’s name on any work not created by the author
- Prevent intentional distortion or mutilation that prejudices the authors honor or reputation
- Prevent the destruction of famous works

I’m with Colleen on this one. If a market asked for moral rights, I would not sign the contract. But again, folks, I am not a lawyer, so do your own research before signing any contract.

Интересен паралел с дискусиите, които водим тук, в България.
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Re: Общополезности

Postby Кал » Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:17 pm

Reversion of Rights

Douglas Smith wrote:Typically, for a magazine (serial rights) sale contract, rights will revert to you based on the magazine’s publication schedule, and will usually be tied to when the subsequent issue (the one after the issue in which your story appeared) is published. For example, a magazine that publishes four times per year or every three months might not revert rights to you until four to six months after they’ve published the issue with your story. This is only fair–they don’t want you selling your story as a reprint (second rights) and have it appear in a competing market until they’ve had a chance to sell their issue containing your little tale.

For anthologies, it’s typical to have a one-year post-publication reversion clause. Again, this longer period is only fair, as book marketing and distribution has a longer ramp-up period and requires a longer period to get their investment back, compared to magazines, which have an existing subscriber base.


Doug says typically. Not always. He elaborates on that point later in the post.
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Re: Общополезности

Postby Кал » Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:29 pm

Send to the Best First

Douglas Smith wrote:One last argument for “start at the top”–if you do sell to some lower level, non-pro market, nobody will care. Nobody. Established pros won’t be impressed. Editors at the big markets won’t be impressed (do not include those sales in your cover letters. You’ll just underscore the fact that you’re a newbie, and worse still, a newbie who submits to non-pro markets. I’ll have more to say on cover letters and submitting in an upcoming post). So what have you gained by selling to a lower, non-pro market? Nothing. So don’t do it.


So *gulp* this confirms my gut feelings about my first sale .... (Though its payment was pro-rate. And I had tried many markets before that.)
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Re: Общополезности

Postby Кал » Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:41 pm

Courtesy of Douglas Smith, another extremely useful market list:

Ralan.com

Especially Pro markets and Anthology pay-to-pro markets.

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If we fail miserably at sales, we might switch from Duotrope.com to this one. But then we'll lose all those great stats. ;)


И още един ресурс, подобен на Duotrope:

The Grinder
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Re: Общополезности

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Re: Send to the Best First: Cover Letters

Douglas Smith wrote:If you have publication credits, include only professional and highly regarded markets. No matter how proud you are of your sale to some non-paying market (and you shouldn’t have been submitting there to start with [...]), including them will hurt your credibility, not help it.

If you have a lot of publication credits, select only a few of the best.

If you’ve been published before in this market, make sure that you mention that in your first paragraph: “I am a previous contributor to Amazing Stories (issue #595, Winter 1999).”

...

I would definitely include an Honorable Mention from WotF [Writers of the Future]. WotF is a well-regarded contest, and many WotF winners have gone on to professional careers. Any editor would definitely count that as a “pro” credit.
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Re: Общополезности

Postby Кал » Tue Nov 26, 2013 9:52 pm

Douglas Smith: Doing your own tracking

If you can't use a service like Duotrope or Grinder. (Or want to supplement it.)
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