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A Word of Advice to Aspiring Authors

Ok, aspiring authors, heads up.

You probably already have a spreadsheet to help you track submissions -- you know, which stories you've submitted, how long they've been under consideration, and so forth. That's great.

I'm here to tell you that you ALSO need to keep a spreadsheet for your sales, including the date you received the contract, whether you've been paid, the amount due, when the exclusivity expires, and so forth. Do it now, before you have a big inventory. Because once you've sold twenty-odd stories and someone asks you for reprint rights, you really, REALLY don't want to have to dig through your email looking for the original contract.

Just sayin'.

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celestialgldfsh
Mar. 23rd, 2012 01:57 pm (UTC)
I really need to do a better job of keeping track of this sort of thing. I don't suppose you have seen any ready-made spreadsheets for this?
nancyfulda
Mar. 23rd, 2012 02:08 pm (UTC)
'Fraid not. I just use Excel.

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Nancy Fulda -- Hugo and Nebula Nominee

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That Undiscovered Country
Jim Baen Memorial
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Movement
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Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, March 2011

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The Breath of Heaven
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In the Halls of the Sky-Palace
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Backlash (novelette)
Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, 2010

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The Man Who
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Dead Men Don't Cry:
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Nothing This Fun Could be Good for You (article)
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Like Rain From Silver Skies
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Knowing Neither Kin Nor Foe
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Nancy Fulda is a 2012 Hugo and Nebula Nominee, a Phobos Award winner and a Vera Hinckley Mayhew Award recipient. She is the first (and so far only) female recipient of the Jim Baen Memorial Award. Her fiction has appeared in a number of professional venues.

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