Self-published authors can join SFWA The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America has opened its doors to independent and self-published authors. If your novel made at least $3,000, you can apply for active membership. More details here.
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America has long had certain requirements for membership: You have to publish a few short stories or one novel, with a publisher paying "professional" rates. But what about self-published authors, who are making a decent living off their writing?
Jean Rabe, editor of the SFWA Bulletin, has stepped down in the wake of tons of criticism of the organization's official magazine, which featured regular contributors talking about "lady editors" and commenting on how hot they are. (Plus there's the cheesetastic cover you see at left.)
There appears to be good news — Random House has made some big changes to the contracts it offers for its e-book imprints Hydra and Alibi.
Amazon's ill-considered game of chicken with Macmillan last weekend continues to backfire for the bookseller; now the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America have gotten involved, delinking Amazon for "hurting authors."