Priced NOT to sell (retraction)

Retraction: I originally wrote this article based on some information I was given which it seems was incorrect.  I had been informed that large publishers operated under the same rules for Kindle publication as smaller/self publishers do via DTP, and wrote this article discussing why then publishers were charging above $9.99 Click to read more...

Hobbit – the movie…

Yup, “The Hobbit” finally got a green light for production!  Planned as a 3D release, filming should start early next year.  Peter Jackson (the director from the Lord of the Rings films, for those who didn’t know) has agreed to do the directing.  Click to read more...

Fear

Well, better late than never!  I went to Albacon last weekend.  It’s an annual SF&F con in Albany, New York.  To be more precise, I went to the Friday of the con, which was all writing workshops.  Click to read more...

Kindle Singles – New short market opening up?

Amazon just announced a new line for their Kindle platform, yesterday. Called “Kindle Singles”, the idea seems to be to release short works at a lower price. Here’s the press release:

Less than 10,000 words or more than 50,000: that is the choice writers have generally faced for more than a century–works either had to be short enough for a magazine article or long enough to deliver the “heft” required for book marketing and distribution.

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We’ve moved!

As you’ve probably already noticed, if you were reading the site before this weekend, I’ve moved the website to a shiny new URL – http://kevinomclaughlin.com.  The old site (http://www.kevinwriting.com) is still active, and will be until January – happily redirecting anyone who hasn’t updated their bookmark yet.  Click to read more...