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Constructive Thoughts on the State of Publishing

Kristine Kathryn Rusch has a buoying article on the publishing field (long and short fiction alike) in the current issue of The Internet Review of Science Fiction. The commentary following the article is quite interesting, and Ellen Datlow has written a post referring to the article that has generated equally interesting comments.

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I think the problem is that it's take longer than expected to determine how best to generate revenue from internet-based genre content. This leads less optimistic people to consider it a financial dead-end. In contrast, I think things will change for the better, as time passes and new (or even recycled and reworked) ideas and revenue models are suggested and tested.
Well, think of the comments as a place where optimistic and constructive suggestions are tested against pessimistic and less-than-constructive reactions. In my view, the positive comes out on top. :-)

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The commentary was interesting.

Personally, I disagree with KK Rusch about the problem being one of distribution rather than readership. I know a lot of SFF readers, and they almost always prefer novels to short stories. I see the short story lovers as an older generation, hailing from the days of Ray Bradbury and Arthur C. Clarke.
That's an interesting observation. In contrast, most of the readers of Lone Star Stories are much younger than that, from what I can tell. (I have done no formal polling on the topic.)
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