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Trailer: The Rings of Power

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Just saw this come across my email. :) Starts in September: An ensemble cast of characters, both familiar and new, must confront the re-emergence of evil to Middle-earth. From the darkest depths of the Misty Mountains to the majestic forests of Lindon; from the island kingdom of Númenor, to the furthest reaches of the map, these realms and characters will forge legacies that will live on long after they’re gone. See the trailer here…

COMIC BOOKS: New Wonder Woman Comic Reveals First Trans Amazon

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DC Comics has become a little bit queerer as Themyscira, the island home of Wonder Woman, officially welcomed its first known trans Amazon. The creators of DC’s new series Nubia and the Amazons have confirmed that trans women can be Amazons and are welcomed onto Themyscira – the island nation of the female warrior women known as the Amazons. The first comic in the series begins with a flashback to Bia’s arrival on ​​Themyscira. In the DC universe, the Amazons are born through the Well of Souls, a portal through which women who died as a result of violence at … Read more

TV: Amazon Bringing the Wheel of Time to Streaming in November

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Amazon has unveiled the first-look at its upcoming fantasy series Wheel of Time – and it looks pretty epic. Based on the novel series of the same name, the story of Wheel of Time takes place in a female-dominated society. Originally penned by Robert Jordan across 15 novels, the television adaption is premiering this November on Amazon Prime Video. It’s been described as a cross between Game of Thrones and Lord of the Rings that flips the often male-centered genre on its head. In Wheel of Time, the largest kingdom is ruled by a queen who will pass her crown … Read more

FOR WRITERS: What’s Your Distribution Strategy?

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FOR WRITERS Today’s writer topic comes from QSFer Scott: There are many ways to sell a book. Some folks focus on a single channel, while others go wide. What’s your distribution strategy, and why? How’s it working? Writers: This is a writer chat – you are welcome to share your own book/link, as long as it fits the chat, but please do so as part of a discussion about the topic. Join the chat: FB:

FOR READERS AND WRITERS: What Happens To Our eBooks When We Die?

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FOR READERS & WRITERS Today’s writer topic comes from QSFer J. Scott Coatsworth: All of us have online assets we buy or rent from Amazon, Netflix, Apple and the like. But what happens to them when we die? Do we really “own” them at all? Writers: This is a writer chat – you are welcome to share your own book/link, as long as it fits the chat, but please do so as part of a discussion about the topic.

FOR WRITERS: Better to Go Wide or Go Amazon?

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FOR WRITERS Today’s writer topic comes from QSFer Elmer Reedy: There are many great book sales platforms out there, but Amazon is the big kahuna. Going all in on Amazon and Kindle Unlimited can result in higher ranking and greater sales, but it also means non-Amazon readers can’t enjoy your books. What’s your distribution strategy? Join the chat

FOR WRITERS: How Do You Distribute eBooks?

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FOR WRITERS Today’s writer topic comes from QSFer Richard Wood: What ebook distribution channels do you use? Amazon is almost mandatory I presume but what else do you use? Smashwords seems to handle the most formats and I understand distributes to Kobo, B&N Nook, Apple and possibly others. One quite successful LGBT author indicated that she uses Amazon and Smashwords and her books seem to be widely available. What are other options to maximize distribution? Join the chat

TV: Lord of the Rings Prequel Series Picked Up By Amazon

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This actually happened a couple months back, but I missed it entirely: In its quest to launch a hit fantasy series of the Game of Thrones caliber, Amazon has closed a massive deal — said to be close to $250 million — to acquire global TV rights to The Lord of the Rings, based on the fantasy novels by J.R.R. Tolkien. The streaming service has given a multi-season commitment to a LOTR series in the pact, which also includes a potential spinoff series. The LOTR original series, a prequel to Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring, will be produced by … Read more

TV: Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams is Here!

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“From the mind of the prolific sci-fi author, comes the new anthology series Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams. With 10 standalone episodes and a sweeping all-star cast, each epic story will explore fantasy, humanity, and a future we’ve only begun to imagine.” Stop. You had me at Buscemi. This looks particularly good based on the cast alone and it starts today! Not sure how I missed this but I’m glad I saw it in time. By Dave Post – Full Story at Worlds Without End