Archive for April 27th, 2009

Apr 27 2009

Unoriginal thought of the day: Selling e-books for $10 is inane

I provide advice about how to write novels, comic books and graphic novels. Most of my content applies to fiction-writing in general, but I also provide articles specifically about superhero stories.

Shaun Hill covered $10 e-books yesterday. Harper-Collins tried to justify this outlandishly high price by saying that the paper, binding and other physical costs of a single hardcover copy usually run out to about $2.

Shaun points out a few good reasons why $10 is well above an optimal price point. I’ll expand on these a bit.

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Apr 27 2009

Nobody’s Asian in the Movies

Published by under Comedy,Superhero Comedy

From Dr. Horrible.

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Apr 27 2009

We’re now accepting entries to our mailing list

I have a few misgivings about mailing lists, so let’s get those out of the way.

  1. I will only send you release information for my book about how to write superhero stories.
  2. I will send you at most three e-mails.
  3. I will not give or sell your e-mail address to anyone else.

Thanks for your time!  Publishers will probably be more receptive if I have hundreds of readers waiting for release information.  I appreciate your help and interest.

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Apr 27 2009

I hate the phrase “given the opportunity.”

Published by under Uncategorized

Don’t wait to be given an opportunity. Make your own.

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Apr 27 2009

Have you taken our survey?

Hello again! If you haven’t taken our survey yet, I would really appreciate if you gave us 5-10 minutes of your time. You can take it by clicking here or by clicking beneath the fold.
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Apr 27 2009

List of Superhero Novels and Their Publishers

When you write a novel query, publishers may ask you to describe some similar, competing titles. Ideally you can come up with a few similar titles that were successful; that suggests that your title will be successful as well. If you’re pitching a superhero novel, here are a few titles that might be comparable to yours.  NOTE: If you’re looking to get a short story with superheroes published, check out this list of publishers instead.

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