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Pointing to Scalzifeed

John Scalzi is at it again. His tongue-and-cheek categorization of "real world" deals, a poke at Publishers Lunch (which impressed me in large part because I confess I've read exactly 2 paragraphs of Publishers Lunch; it's eye-glazingly boring, and transmits not a lot of useful information. Well, to be fair, not a lot in the paragraphs that I managed to take in the single time I tried) seems to have caused a bit of annoyance.

http://www.scalzi.com/whatever/archives/001135.html

Scalzi says some of what I've said here, but in more concentrated form, and with his usual dollop of wit & observation.

Comments

rachelmanija
Sep. 14th, 2004 10:28 am (UTC)
What Lunch does do is show you which agents are selling whose books to whom, and who's getting six figures for them. I find that rather interesting.
msagara
Sep. 14th, 2004 10:35 am (UTC)
I don't think I got that far <wry g>.

Or rather, the books that were being sold weren't anything I could ever imagine writing -- I'm very insular, so far, and understand the genre of SF/F better than many, but that's probably because of my famous over-focus.

Which makes LOCUS, with its slightly closer to real figure deals, more useful for -me-, although not for people who are writing across a broad spectrum.

But now that you've posted this, I'll try it again when the plants have stopped sporing for a few minutes -- because it is not, in fact, a bad idea to keep an open mind. Mine sometimes needs a crowbar to achieve this...
zhaneel69
Sep. 14th, 2004 11:10 am (UTC)
Amen to that. I'm biased, but I think that Locus is a great industry aid. For People & publishing alone. The upcoming books and news are also good. I tend to skip the review 'cause I don't have the money to stay in the new books. Interviews are fun.

Zhaneel