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Robert Bridson
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But after a dozen or more deaths at a Yemeni wedding, don't expect anything to change. 
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Always loved this since seeing the documentary with Paul Pena.
 
Okay, this guy is WAY better than I am at this. Great stuff. Thanks, +onkar bhardwaj!
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Evie Wyld is one of the most celebrated authors of her generation. She makes about £8,000 per year from writing novels. If you are a young author, you are probably lucky if you can match her success. These big publishers give back to the author about 12.5% (mostly through an advance), keeping the rest... With the same sales, as a self-published author with Amazon, Wyld would make making £45,000 a year (70%).

It seems to me that the author making 70% is the fair thing... the difficult part in making a book is not the marketing, editing or cover... the bulk of the work is done by the author... really... how is that even in question?

Unsurprisingly, many authors are trying to self-publish and they like it...

" 25% of writers had published something themselves. (...) Eighty-six per cent of those who had self-published said they would do so again.

I should add that big publishers require you to sign away your rights, whereas you get to keep them if you self-publish.
Chief executive of 9,000-member UK group argues that while 'authors' earnings are going down generally, those of publishers are increasing'
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A piece of mine was just premiered at a concert in Kamloops.
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Fire, in space! (well, micro-gravity inside the ISS)
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The world-wide web has made journals obsolete: it's better to put papers on a freely available archive and then let boards of top scholars referee them. But how do we get to this system? In math and physics we have the arXiv, but nobody referees those papers. In biology and medicine, a board called the Faculty of 1000 chooses and evaluates the best papers, but there's no archive - they get those papers from traditional journals. Whoops - never mind! Now the Faculty of 1000 has started an archive!
Late last year, we published an invited commentary in Nature calling for science to more formally embrace post-publication peer review, and stop fetishizing the published paper. One of the models w......
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