What The Sad Puppies Were All About

Corey Doctorow had recent piece about how well the Hugo and World con people had beaten back the threat of the racist homophobic Sad Puppies and managed to award a stable of properly diverse people for the Hugo.

https://boingboing.net/2017/08/12/saddest-puppies.html

The fact is that it was an empty victory with the other side abandoning establishment Science Fiction and it’s fandom to it’s fate mostly out of disgust and frankly because we no longer cared about trying to save something so obviously sick and rotten.  Great folks, now you’ve won. Now watch Worldcon rapidly disintegrate as all the people who might have cared have been driven away by your boorishness.  Followed shortly thereafter by the last marketplaces for SF  writers as the publishers kill them because they don’t make money.  Or at least keep the budgets so low that authors can no longer make a living writing for an establishment house.  The houses that have to justify the celebrity advances that don’t pay back somehow.

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Why Doesn’t Writing Pay Anymore?

We live in a time when content has to be created in ever larger quantities to meet the growing demands of a literate world.  It’s also proven that quality content sells very well and makes money.  Yet content creators can’t make money. Here’s a post from Vox Popoli.

http://voxday.blogspot.com/2016/04/dont-quit-your-day-job.html

Vox is referencing Kameron Hurley’s post, here.

So How Many Books Do You Sell?

I’ve posted about this before.

https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2016/02/21/its-ok-to-abuse-creatives/

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