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Book Title: Playing the Short Game: How to Market & Sell Short Fiction|
The author of the book: Douglas Smith
Date of issue: September 30th 2014
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Format files: PDF
The size of the: 9.97 MB
Edition: Lucky Bat Books
Read full description of the books Playing the Short Game: How to Market & Sell Short Fiction:Take your first step to becoming a professional short fiction writer—Buy this book!
In an engaging and conversational style, award-winning author Douglas Smith teaches you how to market and sell short stories—and much, much more.
Even experienced writers will find value here as Smith takes you from your first sale to using your stories to build a writing career.
"We short story writers have needed a book like this for decades. ... It’s spectacular." —Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Award-winning Author & Editor
The Fundamentals: The different types of writers. The benefits of short fiction. Rights and licensing.
Selling Your Stories: Knowing when it's ready. Choosing markets. Submitting stories. Avoiding mistakes. How editors select stories. Dealing with rejections. When to give up on a story.
After a Sale: Contracts. Working with editors. What your first sale means. Dealing with reviews.
A Writer's Magic Bakery: Selling reprints. Foreign markets. Audio markets. Selling a collection. The indie option.
Becoming Established: Leveraging your stories. Discoverability and promotion. Career progression in short fiction.
With an introduction by multi-award winning writer and editor, Kristine Kathryn Rusch.
"Douglas Smith is, quite simply, the finest short-story writer Canada has ever produced in the science fiction and fantasy genres." —Robert J. Sawyer, Award-winning author
Read information about the author"One of Canada's most original writers of speculative fiction." —Library Journal
"His stories are a treasure trove of riches that will touch your heart while making you think." —Robert J. Sawyer, award-winning author
"A great storyteller with a gifted and individual voice." —Charles de Lint
Hi! Thanks for visiting. I'm an award-winning Canadian author of fantasy, SF, horror, supernatural, and the ever popular "undefinable", with over a hundred story sales in thirty-two countries and twenty-five languages around the world.
I have won Canada's Aurora Award for speculative fiction three times, and have been a finalist for the international John W. Campbell Award, Canada's juried Sunburst Award, the CBC Bookies award, and France's juried Prix Masterton and Prix Bob Morane. .
My book length works include:
THE WOLF AT THE END OF THE WORLD (Lucky Bat Books, 2013) – Urban fantasy novel
CHIMERASCOPE (ChiZine, 2010) – Collection – Finalist for the Sunburst Award, Aurora Award, and CBC Bookies Award
IMPOSSIBILIA (PS Publishing, 2008) – Collection – Finalist for the Aurora Award
PLAYING THE SHORT GAME (2014) – Writer's Guide
LA DANSE DES ESPRITS (Dreampress, 2011) – Collection – Finalist for France's Prix Masterton and Prix Bob Morane
A complete list of my published fiction is available here along with reviews of my work, my complete award history, and some selected interviews.
I tweet at smithwritr.
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