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Wednesday Already

A couple of links:

* How Authors Get Paid by Mette Ivie Harrison
This is a Tumblr post, and some of the misconceptions I'd heard before, but I hadn't heard that people believe that authors get paid by the publisher just for being authors, like there's a regular salary. No, that does not happen.

When I reblogged it, I added a bit to the end about payment for author appearances: Also, most SF/F authors don’t get invited to places that can afford to pay them for their appearance. Even if you’re doing several hours of programming at a convention, unless you’re a headliner/major guest, you have to pay for travel, food, hotel, etc, yourself, though you probably won’t have to pay for your admission to the convention, and some conventions will also give you an extra pass for your spouse. At WorldCon and World Fantasy, you have to pay for your convention pass like all the other attendees. (Though if WorldCon makes enough money, they sometimes reimburse the panelists for their convention pass, which is very exciting.) I’ve been a published writer for 21 years, and I’ve probably done less than ten paid appearances in all that time, and the paid appearances were usually $100 or less.

* Hands by Kari Sperring
My written words are judged, by some, by my age and appearance. They don't need to read me to know what I think, for older women are a uniform class. Our bodies, like our words, are not worthy.

More Books

* A kickstarter for The Labyrinth of Flame by Courtney Schafer
This is the conclusion to the Shattered Sigil trilogy, after The Whitefire Crossing and The Tainted City. I gave the first book a quote and said "A tense adventure fantasy, with magic, intrigue, and engaging characters in a desperate race to cross a deadly mountain range...an exciting original read."

* Forgotten Suns by Judith Tarr is up for preorder in ebook