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Old 07-06-2012, 05:43 PM   #10
H.P. Lovesauce
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it used to be common for Sci-Fi writers to publish short stories, and then later put linked ones together
What are these "short stories" of which you speak?

A "pro" magazine sale offers as much money now as it did during McCaffrey's day, which was the same amount it had been decades earlier. It's become not worth it save as a marketing tool to perhaps "shave off" part of a novel to print in a periodical (which I guess is the same thing happening in reverse).

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What do you think of taking such second bites of the cherry with your stories? A cheat? Something you would like to do? Something that only applies to traditional publishing?
Well, as you point out, Anne McCaffrey did this.

AND NOW SHE'S DEAD.
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