The Big Bucks Log Out | Topics | Search
Moderators | Register | Edit Profile

HOME | CATALOG | DOWNLOADS | LINKS | EDITORIALS | DISCUSSION | CONTACT

Topics | Last Day | Last Week | Tree View | Search | User List | Help/Instructions | Log Out | Edit Profile | Register
Night Shade Message Boards » Mamatas, Nick » The Big Bucks « Previous Next »

Author Message
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Gordon Van Gelder
Posted on Sunday, March 13, 2005 - 09:05 am:   

Who was that guy on the cover of Parade this week?
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

barth
Posted on Sunday, March 13, 2005 - 09:39 am:   

i don't know, but he doesn't make much money.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Nick Mamatas
Posted on Sunday, March 13, 2005 - 01:52 pm:   

That was me, and my photographically enhanced gigantic anvil of a chin!
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Scott Edelman
Posted on Sunday, March 13, 2005 - 02:08 pm:   

I saw that this morning. Congratulations on the publicity! How did it happen?
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Ellen Datlow
Posted on Sunday, March 13, 2005 - 05:40 pm:   

I feel like an idiot but what's Parade?

Whatever it is, congrats Nick ;-)
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Nick Mamatas
Posted on Sunday, March 13, 2005 - 10:56 pm:   

Ellen, Parade is a rather dumb magazine that is part of the Sunday supplement of many Sunday papers. In NYC, Parade is part of The Daily News, and also Long Island's Newsday (thanks to cost-cutting, which eliminated Newsday's own Sunday mag years ago.) It's in enough papers that it basically has millions of readers, or at least cover-lookers.

I'm one of a zillion people on the cover of the annual "What People Earn" issue, along with blackjack dealers and Spongebob Squarepants and Condeleeza Rice.

Scott, they actually take volunteers. See:
http://whatpeopleearn.parade.com/



From MUG's amazon ranking shooting up 320,000 points this morning, looks like I sold a few books from it too.

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Scott Edelman
Posted on Monday, March 14, 2005 - 05:27 am:   

I didn't know that they took volunteers.

I wonder -- do you think that the words "horror writer" were more attractive to them than just "writer?" A part of me thinks that "horror" is what attracted them -- it sounds much more interesting to a general reader, I think.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Nick Mamatas
Posted on Monday, March 14, 2005 - 10:37 am:   

Yes, pitching myself as a horror writer was all my secret plan to get their attention. I decided to volunteer after seeing Lea Hernandez, the comics creator, listed last year.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Ellen Datlow
Posted on Monday, March 14, 2005 - 11:48 am:   

Thanks, Nick. I don't read The Daily News, which is why I'm not familiar with the insert.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Luís
Posted on Friday, March 18, 2005 - 01:34 am:   

"He is included in a diverse group, including teen actress Lindsay Lohan ($10 million) and Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice ($180,000), horror writer Nick Mamatas ($18,500) who kind of looks the part, NBA star LeBron James ($21 million) and martial arts teacher Ana Hotaling, 39, of Ann Arbor, Mich. ($12,000)."

http://www.al.com/news/huntsvilletimes/index.ssf?/base/news/1110709502153540.xml
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Nick Mamatas
Posted on Friday, March 18, 2005 - 09:48 am:   

Dissed by Alabama, our third ugliest state!

Add Your Message Here
Post:
Username: Posting Information:
This is a private posting area. Only registered users and moderators may post messages here.
Password:
Options: Enable HTML code in message
Automatically activate URLs in message
Action:

Topics | Last Day | Last Week | Tree View | Search | User List | Help/Instructions | Log Out | Edit Profile | Register