Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Skyler Hobbs and the Second Acceptance

Doctor Jason Wilder and I are mighty pleased to report that EQMM has accepted a second Skyler Hobbs adventure. "Skyler Hobbs and the Garden Gnome Bandit" will appear in a future issue, TBA.

Meanwhile, I've discovered that the February 2010 issue, shown here, containing "Skyler Hobbs and the Rabbit Man," is no longer available in electronic format. Some months back, it was offered by Fictionwise (I know, because I bought a copy). Now, that site offers only the seven most recent issues. Same for eReader.com. The eBook Store from Sony carries only the current issue, or offers yearly subscription. Amazon offers only subscriptions.

That seven-issue limit, I deduce, is because the magazine purchases electronic rights for only nine months from the issue's on-sale date.

But this brings up some interesting questions. What happens when eBooks or eMagazines go out of print? Are used book dealers then entitled to sell them, like any other old book or magazine? If not, why?

16 comments:

Deka Black said...

If not? Don't know, but used e-books will be a curious thing. if you think about it, e-books in some form canmake dissapear the used stuff bussiness.

Oh, and congrats for your acceptance ;)

Alan Griffiths said...

Many congrats on the acceptance, Evan - great news. Interesting question you pose regarding out of print e-books...

Best, Alan

David Cranmer said...

YES!

Super congrats, Evan. There is no stopping Skyler Hobbs. I'm happy (and bragging) to say I have the print February '10 issue.

Bill Crider said...

Congrats on the second EQMM sale!

Charles Gramlich said...

A nice coup indeed. Congrats.

Paul D. Brazill said...

Congratulations!

Evan Lewis said...

Thanks folks! Next step, finish the Skyler Hobbs novel.

Richard R. said...

excellent news, congratulations on the acceptance. As for OP e-books and stories, that's a problem, isn't it? They may live on in various hard drives, but certainly won't have the legs for a long future of used book buyers, or at least that's my guess.

Cap'n Bob said...

Great news. The new Ed Hoch is born. Or maybe the new Basil Cooper. Either way, keep 'em coming.

Richard R. said...

or the new August Derlith?

Evan Lewis said...

Or the new Kilgore Trout.

Deka Black said...

No, the new er... crap. All the guys i could say died from suicide of very very sick. better i stay silent.

Kenneth Mark Hoover said...

Congratulations on the new sale, that is great news indeed :)

George said...

Congratulations! I'm waiting to buy that Skyler Hobbs novel.

Todd Mason said...

That is a conundrum. You could encourage EQMM (if they're game) to post your story...but no immediate direct financial benefit to you there...but it that's not a concern...

And, indeed, congratulations.

Nik said...

Late to the party, as usual... me, that is. Congrats on your second sale - doubtless it will appear in the Feb 2012 issue? There's probably a story in your idea of second-hand e-books...!
Nik Morton