Tag Archives: Star Wars
Why Diversity in Star Wars Makes Good Story Sense

Why Diversity in Star Wars Makes Good Story Sense

Casting news about the new Star Wars® film has created lots of controversy because of a lack of diversity among the cast. Many folks have been eloquent in expressing their disappointment and brilliant in their use of statistics to show why the cast should be more diverse. I agree with them, but for a different […]

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I, Jedi Rivalry?

I, Jedi Rivalry?

There’s a really great article about I, Jedi over on Tor.com. Ryan Britt has some very nice things to say about the the book. I’m really happy to see that it’s so well remembered after all these years. I would like to correct an impression from some of the comments readers have left concerning the […]

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Abracadabra: Books are Magazines

Abracadabra: Books are Magazines

The Magician stands on stage and invites a volunteer from the audience to lend him something. Not a piece of jewelry, or a dollar bill, but a book. The volunteer—an author—hands him a copy of his latest tome. The Magician places it on a stand and waves a hand at it. “Behold, a book.” He […]

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Book Returns—Insanity Incarnate

Book Returns—Insanity Incarnate

Yesterday I mentioned two things in my discussion of royalty statements that I wanted to talk a bit more about today. One was returns: Returns are a crucial part of the current book publishing model; and are one of the reasons it’s collapsing in on itself. Back during the Great Depression, book publishers started making […]

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Are The X-wing Books Really Out of Print?

Are The X-wing Books Really Out of Print?

Thanks to your comments, here, on Facebook, in blogs and on Twitter, I got an email from an editor at Random House asking me to assure you all that the X-wing books are not going out of print. The editor said that they never were out of print. The editor said that they consider the […]

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The X-wing Books are Out of Print

The X-wing Books are Out of Print

Usually when an envelope arrives from your publisher during royalty time, it’s a happy event. This time, not so much. A quick glance at the statements revealed that Bantam Spectra chose, during the second half of 2010, to let my Star Wars™ X-wing novels go out of print. Getting the news that such a decision […]

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DragonCon

DragonCon

Aaron Allston and I will be teaching an expanded track of Inner Circle Writer Workshop Classes at DragonCon over the Labor Day weekend. Last year was our first year. Our program was so successful, they’ve had to move us to a larger venue. (We’ll have enough chairs this year—without raiding other rooms.) You can either […]

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