|Posted on Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 09:51 am: |
Jason Stoddard picked up on something I said in the March Asimov's and expanded on it here:
|Posted on Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 08:12 pm: |
An interesting concept.
It's impossible to get a bunch of serious writers together without them touching on the shrinking short fiction marketplace and the sense of doom and gloom writing spec fic can yield to.
I wonder if this is generational and that younger writers will readily accept mixed media and the Internet. There are limits to the two dimensional page that the computer can bypass.
|Posted on Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 08:24 pm: |
Look forward to reading your article. As to the link...
I agree that ad based websites are likely to bring in more revenue than subscription based ones.
Subscriptions would work if one had strongly compelling material unique to the site. That's a really hard sell.
Most of that hard sell is the continued significant resistance to reading anything of any length online.
Coupled with a resistance to have work remain exclusively online (for example novels).
And then the final blow that folk really aren't
|Posted on Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 08:27 pm: |
reading longer works.
I agree that folk gravitate toward other media.
|Posted on Monday, January 29, 2007 - 08:26 am: |
It's not my article. It's Jim Patrick Kelly's web column and he just quoted me about online advertising picking up.
|Posted on Monday, January 29, 2007 - 09:43 am: |
Thanks for the clarification.
I was sort of hoping that you'd written something in Asimov's
|Posted on Monday, January 29, 2007 - 10:48 am: |
Sorry. I hate writing :-) and only do it when forced to.
|Posted on Tuesday, February 13, 2007 - 07:23 am: |
Read the March Asimov article and even if you don't like to write, your point about using ads to cover costs was a good one.
|Posted on Tuesday, February 13, 2007 - 08:05 am: |