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Adam Israel
Reprint questions 
4th-Nov-2009 12:37 am

I have my first story, published in the Return to Luna anthology from Hadley Rille Books, available to submit as a reprint. I’ve read/heard a few good discussions about the economics of reprint sales but I am woefully uneducated on them otherwise. Help me, hive mind. Any best practices to follow or traps to avoid?

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4th-Nov-2009 06:45 am (UTC)
I've only had four reprint sales but my thought on it is that the rules are few. For the first publication of a story you want to go for the best market possible. After that money doesn't matter so much since it's already been published. My question would be is it a market you wouldn't mind being in? While I never--almost never--sub to non-paying zines, if a 4theluv market wanted to reprint a story of mine I'd let them if I liked the publication and it didn't appear amateurish or espoused things I don't believe in.

Having said that, a reprint could find a home in a better market than the first. So don't discount money and prestige. But it's mostly writers with big names who can pull this off.

ETA: cool hat! :D

Edited at 2009-11-04 06:47 am (UTC)
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