The Secret Author Of Czech Science Fiction Bestseller? The Chief Rabbi

You think your day job doesn't leave you enough time to pursue your dreams of becoming a science fiction author? Gaze upon the example of Rabbi Karol Efraim Sidon, the Chief Rabbi of the Czech Republic, and feel ashamed. He authored a bestselling science fiction novel, the first of a four-book series. » 4/14/14 3:40pm Monday 3:40pm

A Brilliant Cover to Celebrate 50 Years of Lloyd Alexander's Prydain

It's 50 years since Lloyd Alexander published the first book in his amazing Prydain Chronicles series — and to celebrate, the first book is getting an utterly beautiful new cover. We've got the exclusive reveal of this lovely artwork, plus an exclusive essay by the book's new editor, Noa Wheeler. » 3/03/14 3:12pm 3/03/14 3:12pm

The Best Science Fiction Romance Novels You've Probably Never Heard Of

Over at USA Today, there's a new column about science fiction romance books, called Sci-Fi Encounters — and for the first installment, Veronica Scott is interviewing author S.E. Smith. And more importantly, compiling a reading list of great SF romances. Including clones, breeder slaves and time travelers. » 2/27/14 1:53pm 2/27/14 1:53pm

Bill Clinton's defense secretary is writing an asteroid-mining novel

And William Cohen is writing his book with the help of NASA, as part of NASA's new program of outreach to science fiction authors. The former Republican Senator, who has already written a couple political thrillers, is telling a story about politics, murder — and sweet, sweet asteroid wealth. » 2/17/14 4:40pm 2/17/14 4:40pm

Most Amazon bestselling authors aren't making minimum wage

Yesterday we posted a chart from Hugh Howey's new report on author earnings, showing indie and self-published authors pulling ahead of people published by the "big five" in terms of total unit sales. Now here's another chart from an e-book publishing expert who's calling some of Howey's conclusions into question. » 2/13/14 3:40pm 2/13/14 3:40pm

This chart ought to make the publishing industry very nervous

Wool author Hugh Howey has been beating the drum for self-publishing for a long time — but now he claims to have data to back it up. His new report on author earnings contains some startling figures, but none more so than the above chart showing indie authors beating traditional publishers on unit sales. » 2/12/14 2:40pm 2/12/14 2:40pm