Geoffrey Allan Plauché

548 Flips | 2 Magazines | 18 Following | 51 Followers | @gaplauche | Geoffrey is an Aristotelian-Libertarian political philosopher, an adjunct instructor for Buena Vista University, the founder and executive editor of Prometheus Unbound, and the webmaster of The Libertarian Standard. His work has appeared in Libertarian Papers, the Journal of Libertarian Studies, the Journal of Value Inquiry, and Transformers and Philosophy. He lives in Edgewood, KY with his wife and two children.

Libertarian short story contest hosted by the Libertarian Fiction Authors Association and Students for Liberty.…

It is our pleasure to announce that we have teamed up with Students For Liberty to hold a contest to find the best libertarian short stories.<p>There is …

Your Side Business Is Probably Not Going to Be the Next Big Thing

For many people, when it comes time to think about making some extra money on the side, thoughts like "I'm going to make the next big app!" can feel …

Why authors and trad pub don't reveal authors' earnings

Three days ago, a traditionally-published author blogged under the title: <b>HONE$TY PO$T: An Average Traditionally Published Author's Pay</b>. It's a full …

On Almost Human, what Facebook knows about you can kill you

Last night's <i>Almost Human</i> was light on the android-cyborg banter, but heavy on the evils of consumer identity tracking software. When a …

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New SF Imprint: Simon451

Simon & Schuster has announced the launch of a new adult SF/F imprint, Simon451. The imprint will publish both print and e-book formats, but will …

First Game of Thrones season 4 trailer shows why Westeros is hell

Here it is — your first real glimpse of <i>Game of Thrones</i> season four, filled with the lovely sound of various characters having their worlds shattered, …

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A scale for the size of the universe, from quarks to quasars

Imagining the smallest of the small and the largest of the large in the universe can be a mind-bendingly difficult task. This awesome interactive …

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Announcing the foundation of the Libertarian Fiction Authors Association, Writing Group, and Mastermind.…

A few years ago I launched <i>Prometheus Unbound</i>, a webzine providing news and reviews of speculative fiction from a libertarian perspective, in part to …

The Business Rusch: Branding (Discoverability Part 6)

Last week, I got taken to task all over writer communities on the internet (and probably in writers’ group meetings as well) for telling writers with …

Don’t Anyone Put Me in Charge | The Passive Voice | A Lawyer's Thoughts on Authors, Self-Publishing and Traditional Publishing

From Hugh Howey:<p>By my count, half of the top 10 bestselling science fiction authors on Amazon right now are self-published or published with Amazon. …

3 Lessons Comedians Can Teach You About Your Career

Imagine walking up on stage in front of a packed house with an objective to make strangers laugh. For most people, this proposition sounds …

Fast-Paced Best Seller: Author Russell Blake Thrives on Volumes | The Passive Voice | A Lawyer's Thoughts on Authors, Self-Publishing and Traditional Publishing

From The Wall Street Journal:<p>Yoon Kimn wishes Russell Blake wouldn’t write so much.<p>Ms. Kimn, a 46-year-old IT consultant who lives in Coram, N.Y., is …

Rejection Letters Received by Bestselling Authors

Don’t feel badly if your book has been rejected. It’s happened to the best writers.<p>Alfred Knopf rejected George Orwell’s <i>Animal Farm</i>, on the grounds …

Will Your Novel Be a Best Seller? Ask This Super Accurate Algorithm

It's tough for humans to predict how well a book will sell until after it's published—it's something of a gamble. But now, a new algorithm can tell …

Watch OmniCorp Unveil Robocop at Its CES Keynote In 2027

Remember OmniCorp, the sinister mega-corporation that built Robocop and his unstable robo-cousins? With the advent of surveillance drones and …

Understanding some dialogue basics will help your #writing.

Shares 554<p>OLD POST ALERT! This is an older post and although you might find some useful tips, any technical or publishing information is likely to be …

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Libertarian leader Jeffrey Tucker, CEO of Liberty.me and publisher of Laissez Faire Books, shared with Bitcoin Magazine his views on how Bitcoin is …

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Science fiction writers excel at predicting the future. Jules Verne imagined rocket ships long before rockets were blasting into space. William …

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Astroturfing: The Source of Zombie Memes in Publishing?

Why are there so many zombie memes in publishing? Why is there so much groupthink? It might be because the industry isn’t particularly diverse. Or it …

300 Years of Imaginary Space Ships: 1630-1920 | Inside Adams: Science, Technology & Business

<i>The following is a guest post from Trevor Owens, Special Curator for the Library of Congress Science Literacy Initiative and Digital Archivist in the</i> …

10 Heroic Prophecies That Didn't Turn Out The Way the Heroes Expected

Nothing says "epic destiny" like a huge prophecy. When a hero hears a mystical-ish person intoning that he or she is destined to set everything …

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