Darkover in Development

Amazon Studios has announced plans to develop a television series based on Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Darkover series. Bradley wrote more than 25 books and short stories and edited several anthologies set in the Darkover world. The series has also inspired its own conventions. The series is being developed by IM Global Television with Ilene Kahn Power and Elizabeth Stanley attached as executive producers.
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Macmillan Surprises Authors

Macmillan Publishers, which includes Tor Books, has announced that they will pay royalties to authors based on estimated lost sales from the period when Amazon.com removed the “buy” button from Macmillan books during a period of negotiations over the pricing of e-books for the Kindle. The payment is called the “Amazon Kindle Outage Adjustment.” In addition, many authors will receive royalties based on 25% of net receipts, instead of 15% of list price, which will work out to the authors’ benefit.

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ChiZine Press Review Contest

ChiZine Press has announced a review contest. To enter, review of ChiZine Press book and post a review on either Amazon or GoodReads. Send a copy of the review to ChiZine Press using the form on their webpage. Each review sent will enter the writer in a contest to win a free e-book.

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