Is there yet a movement where artists and creators make a testament that after their death all their work becomes public domain? Ie. an explicit middle ground between default copyright period and immediate PD at the time of publication?
I'd be interested in developing and advocating this kind of movement to widen the common public cultural legacy. But I guess some sort of legal expertise would be good to have. And if this is already a thing, then great, I'll join!
Want to read about bikes and dragons AND support my debut in the American market?
Then go and back the Dragon Bike anthology project on #Kickstarter! Less than a week left, and we need your support!
The anthology features my #velopunk story set in the 19th century South America.
Edited by @ellyblue and published by Microcosm Publishing.
The Kickstarter project for Dragon Bike anthology is now live!
Pledge your monies to get your own copy with my story (and many more). Please pledge the ”Tip your Author” level or more to make me extra happy. 😊
And as you've probably heard already, the unionizing #Kickstarter workers have said that it's not necessary to boycott, but you could show your support to them in other ways. So go ahead and fund the project!
Are you a writer and/or translator? Would you be interested in starting an international publishing co-operative?
I have experience from a small publishing co-op in a small country and know something about what works and what doesn't work. One main problem is small sales, so an obvious way to try to get bigger is to go international.
This is a very preliminary idea, but could it be doable to publish the same books ~simultaneously in several languages? And still operate as one legal entity?
Hello all my followers, old and new!
This is just to remid you that I'm not very active on this account any more. If you really want to follow me actively, I suggest you follow me over at @Stoori
You might think that someone who complains is having a bad time while someone who is quiet is having a good time.
It's the opposite.
Someone who complains:
* believes that what they are doing is worth complaining about
* believes that they are worthy of better circumstances
* feels a sense of agency over their environment
Someone who is quiet:
* doesn't believe what they're doing is worth complaining about
* doesn't believe they're worthy of better circumstances
* feels powerless
I've been on Twatter for 5 years now, and I've tweeted 2,002 times.
I've been on Mastodon for a bit less than 1.5 years now, and I've tooted about 1,500 times (total from several instances).
Thus on average I seem to be about 2.5 times more active here than on Twatter.
And needless to say, the interactions here are of x times higher quality.
Mikä on kapinallisin polkupyörämuistosi? Kerro se häsällä #velopunk!
Kaikkien Twitterissä ja Mastodonissa 2.9.2018 mennessä osallistuneiden kesken arvotaan 2 kpl Taru Luojolan romaania Ei kaikki pinnat kireällä.
I am uncomfortable with my partner's insistence that Christmas presents be surprises.
I hate lying, I hate keeping secrets, and I'm really not a fan of even pleasant surprises. I want to know what to expect so I can prepare myself.
Also, telling people what you're going to buy them spares them the trouble of buying it themselves and you the embarrassment of giving them something they already have.
Why do you of all people cling to a tradition that's bad for both of our mental healths?
A question for native English speakers!
If, for humorous effect, a pineapple is called 'ananas' in English fiction, would you find it OK and get the humorous intent, or would you just find it weird and a little off?
Se tunne kun ensimmäistä kertaa pitää esikoisromaania kädessään.
The Wandering Shop is a Mastodon instance initially geared for the science fiction and fantasy community but open to anyone. We want our 'local' timeline to have the feel of a coffee shop at a good convention: tables full of friendly conversation on a wide variety of topics. We welcome everyone who wants to participate, so long as you're willing to abide by our code of conduct.