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Martha Wells

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The plumbers finished, and we're just waiting on the contractor to schedule us to start putting the walls and ceiling together again. I spent most of the afternoon cleaning up dust that didn't get picked up by the dust sheets or the shop vac, but there's a lot more to go. (The electric saw and the drill they had to use created a lot of dust.) Insurance is thankfully going to cover a lot of it, but we still have to pay around $3000, so if you know anybody who might be interested in cheap ($2.99 US) DRM-free reprint ebooks of The Element of Fire, The Death of the Necromancer, City of Bones, Wheel of the Infinite on Kindle, Nook, or Kobo. (It does help to buy and rec the other books too, but with the reprints I get paid monthly by the retailers. With the others, if the book has earned out, it might be six months to a year before I get paid.)

Links:

* Kate Elliott: What Is Your Consensual Sex & Love Doing In My Epic Fantasy? (Spiritwalker Monday 16)
when you contend that realistic worldbuilding requires the inclusion of certain specific inequalities in order to count as realistic, you’re simultaneously asserting that such inequalities are inherent to reality

* Terrible Minds: Writers And Misinformation, Or: "How Did You Publish?"
This entire writing-and-publishing thing is shot through with pulsing black veins of misinformation. That’s not good for anybody, writer or publisher.

Book Rec:

I loved these fantasy regency MG novels by Stephanie Burgis. The second one Renegade Magic is now out in paperback. I thought they were just as readable and fun for adults as for kids.

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There just needs to be more people buying your books in general. A lot of people are missing out!

With all of the buzz on publishing I don't even want to worry about it until I get a finished manuscript going. All worrying seems to do is make the writing process that much more stressful, leading to a lot more procrastination.

If all the stores listed have DRM-free copies of your books, is there one place or another that you'd prefer we purchase from if we have no preference? (Like buying from one particular place gets you a better royalty or more exposure?)

I think it's a toss-up between Amazon and B&N - both pay monthly, and the royalty rates are the same. Amazon is maybe a bit better because of its rankings and recommendation system, as far as I know. But thank you very much for asking!

Looks like I bought the right ones then.

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