1. Lifeline

    Lifeline South. Staff Supporter Contributor

    Oct 12, 2015
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    On the Road.

    Baen - or what happened after Jim died?

    Discussion in 'Publisher Discussion' started by Lifeline, Nov 28, 2015.

    Hi there,

    I was just reading several interviews with different authors/editors. Most of them mention Jim Baen as being a huge influence/supporter while he was alive. I am quite in love with Baen's philosophy, and while I was not that aware of all the implications it has on an authors sales/books back when JB was alive, I am wondering now if there was any change in that in later years i.e. since he died. All of the interviews I've read are several years old and JB was alive then.

    Any thoughts?
  2. Chinspinner

    Chinspinner Contributor Contributor

    Oct 15, 2011
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    London, now Auckland
    I am not sure. Didn't he release most of his writing without restriction? I think he tried to subvert traditional publishing? Dunno enough about him though.
  3. BayView

    BayView Huh. Interesting. Contributor

    Sep 6, 2014
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    He was an editor and publisher. I'm not familiar with any writing he might have done. I think you have the wrong guy.

    Baen is still certainly a going concern in publishing. I'm not sure if it's quite as innovative as it was when Jim Baen was at the helm, but it's still pretty successful, I'd say.
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