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Preordering Upgraded

Preorders are now available for the trade paperback and ebook editions of UPGRADED, which will be released next month!

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August 2014 Issue of Clarkesworld

The August 2014 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine is now available. You can get the issue:

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AUGUST 2014 – ISSUE #95

FICTION

“Five Stages of Grief After the Alien Invasion” by Caroline M. Yoachim
“Bonfires in Anacostia” by Joseph Tomaras
“The Saint of the Sidewalks” by Kat Howard
“The Rose Witch” by James Patrick Kelly
“Seven Years from Home” by Naomi Novik
“Nevermore” by Ian R. MacLeod

NONFICTION

“The Issue of Gender in Genre Fiction: Conclusions” by Susan E. Connolly
“Human Nature: A Conversation with Peter Watts” by Julie Novakova
“Another Word: Obstacles and Style” by Daniel Abraham
“Editor’s Desk: Having an Adventure with Dad” by Neil Clarke

PODCAST

This month’s stories will be released in audio form over the course of the month. Read by Kate Baker.

COVER ART

Slumbering Naiad by Julie Dillon


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July 2014 Issue of Clarkesworld Magazine

The July 2014 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine is now available. You can get the issue:

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JULY 2014 – ISSUE #94

FICTION

“The Contemporary Foxwife” by Yoon Ha Lee
“Stone Hunger” by N. K. Jemisin
“Soul’s Bargain” by Juliette Wade
“The Halfway House at the Heart of Darkness” by William Browning Spencer
“Gold Mountain” by Chris Roberson

NONFICTION

The Issue of Gender in Genre Fiction: Publications from Slush by Susan E. Connolly
The Issue of Gender in Genre Fiction: The Math Behind the Slush by Susan E. Connolly
Annihilation, Authority, and Acceptance: An Interview with Jeff VanderMeer by Ben Fry
Another Word: Reclaiming the Tie-In Novel by James L. Sutter
Editor’s Desk: Adding Some Color by Neil Clarke

PODCAST

This month’s stories will be released in audio form over the course of the month. Read by Kate Baker.

COVER ART

Depot/Station by Albert Urmanov


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Upgrading soon

At long last, I can announce that my cyborg anthology, UPGRADED, is in the final stages of production and will be available in July.

 

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CONTENTS

Introduction by Neil Clarke
Come From Away by Madeline Ashby
No Place to Dream, but a Place to Die by Elizabeth Bear
Married by Helena Bell
A Cold Heart by Tobias S. Buckell
Honeycomb Girls by Erin Cashier
What I’ve Seen With Your Eyes by Jason K. Chapman
Wizard, Cabalist, Ascendant by Seth Dickinson
Seventh Sight by Greg Egan
Negative Space by Amanda Forrest
Mercury in Retrograde by Erin Hoffman
Tongtong’s Summer by Xia Jia
God Decay by Rich Larson
Always the Harvest by Yoon Ha Lee
The Regular by Ken Liu
Coastlines of the Stars by Alex Dally MacFarlane
Fusion by Greg Mellor
Memories and Wire by Mari Ness
Oil of Angles by Chen Qiufan
The Sarcophagus by Robert Reed
Synecdoche Oracles by Benjanun Sriduangkaew
Tender by Rachel Swirsky
The Cumulative Effects of Light Over Time by E. Catherine Tobler
Small Medicine by Genevieve Valentine
Collateral by Peter Watts
Taking the Ghost by A.C. Wise
Musée de l’Âme Seule by E. Lily Yu
About the Authors
About the Editor

Cover art by Julie Dillon

Coming soon in trade paperback and ebook formats. Preorder at Wyrm Publishing or email wyrmpublishing@gmail.com to be notified when this title is available to order.

Income from Ebook Sales

After I posted the percentage of the price of subscriptions and recurring payments that Clarkesworld receives, I was asked whether ebook sales were similar. Yes and no. We want you to buy where you like, but the numbers are quite different.

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It shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone that ebook purchases of our back issues and anthologies yield the best returns when they are purchased directly from us. It is, however, the place where we sell the least number of copies. Amazon has the clear lead in that department with B&N a distant second, followed by Apple and Weightless (they keep swapping places).

Recurring Payments and Subscriptions

There are many ways to support Clarkesworld Magazine. Among those are a variety of places to give recurring payments or buy subscriptions.

  • Patreon - The crowdfunding site that combines the best of Kickstarter and subscriptions. Pledge a monthly amount and they handle payment processing and tracking for us. We offer a variety of Patron rewards, including digital and print subscriptions. I expect big things from Patreon.
  • Amazon – The giant of the ebook world and the place where most of our subscriptions are sold. Most visible of all our options, good sales numbers and reviews here have secondary benefits that help us sell more subscriptions, ebooks, and print books.
  • Apple – We’re partnered with a third party to get into Apple because that’s the only way we can afford to get into their marketplace. Our subscriptions here are app-based and it represents the smallest of all the subscription outlets. That said, since it is an app, we can do a bit more, like include audio.
  • Weightless – The independent ebookseller that actually cares enough to make subscriptions available for small press magazines. If it wasn’t for these folks, a number of magazines would be having serious financial difficulties.

People often ask me which of these options gives Clarkesworld the greatest returns…

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From this chart, it’s clear that Patreon passes along more of your payment to us than anyone else. That doesn’t mean we want everyone with existing subscriptions elsewhere to suddenly jump ship and switch to Patreon. We like having a variety of sources of income. If one suddenly fails, we want to survive. We also see value in having good sales and reviews at a variety of markets. We need to cast a wide net and think about marketing value as well as financial value. (The two are so tangled it’s hard to separate them.)

We want you to choose whatever way works best for you. If that means subscribing via Apple, then go do it. If auto-delivery to your Kindle is important to you, go with Amazon or Weightless. Don’t think you are paying enough for you subscription? Consider switching to a subscription reward at Patreon or keep your existing subscription and make an extra pledge at Patreon. Choices are good. Make the best of them.

Thanks for your support!