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  Interview with Jim Baen, August 1999
Baen: [laughs] Along with Larry Niven, I am not the person people would think of when they name “Mister Tact.” And this may be why I have a group of writers I work with - we become friends, and then I don’t have to worry about being socially adept.
Baen: I think it very definitely shaped the birth of the space program, and is still an influence although not as great.
Baen: I think of them as “the rice bowl crowd,” because they have to go begging for grants to fill up their bowls.
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 Chicon 2000: Editor Guest of Honor: Jim Baen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-30)
Baen - Any editor you work with is just as likely to be at another house in two years.
Baen - [laughs] Along with Larry Niven, I am not the person people would think of when they name "Mister Tact." And this may be why I have a group of writers I work with - we become friends, and then I don't have to worry about being socially adept.
Baen - I think of them as "the rice bowl crowd," because they have to go begging for grants to fill up their bowls.
www.chicon.org /gohs/baen.htm   (3171 words)

 Baen's Bar, A Successful Community, by Walt Boyes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-30)
Baen got an interesting idea about two + years ago: He suggested to his authors that they should post "snippets" of works in progress, to get continuity checks, reality checks, historical and logical consistency checks, and, oh yeah, to whet appetites for the books when they finally came out.
One of the most interesting of Baen's uses of community is his counter to the fact that midlist authors are hard to push.
Baen encourages his midlist authors to participate actively in the Bar community, and sales of Baen's midlist books have steadily increased, because people get to know them, see snippets of their work, and they buy books they probably never would have ot herwise.
www.learningfountain.com /baensbar.htm   (751 words)

 Making eBooks Work, Part 1: Baen
First up is Baen Books, a paper publisher first and foremost and one of the few independents left after the large-scale buy out of the giant media conglomerates.
As further enticement, Baen has established what they call their Free Library.
In fact, Baen's position is that the industry's conventional wisdom is wrong.
www.writingonyourpalm.net /column020429.htm   (1078 words)

 Babbage Analytical Engines
One of the first uses the BAEN was put to was as a telegraph operator.
A numeric code, (BAENs where never digital, they were base ten and still are to this day), was devised based on letter frequency in the English alphabet, with the most common being the assigned the number one.
A Virginia BAEN could warm a room with its waste heat, but its small size made it much more attractive to businesses, and it began to appear everywhere.
www.ahtg.net /BAEN.html   (427 words)

 Baen Celebrates 20 Years of Independent Science Fiction Publishing
In the current era of publishing mega mergers and consolidation, Jim Baen, president and publisher of Baen Books, is celebrating his independence and twenty years of science fiction publishing.
Baen attributes much of his success to his "small shop, where people come to play." He has been using the Internet to both sell books and find new authors.
While Baen's Bar creates a sense of community for the publisher, it has also served as a talent pool for Baen.
www.writenews.com /2003/071103_baen_twenty_years.htm   (467 words)

 Jim Baen (Founder, Baen Books)
Baen is celebrating its 20th anniversary through 2003.
Founder Jim Baen took a few minutes from the festivities to reminisce about the success of the company that carries his name...
Perhaps though I am confusing the lamentable state of SF with the equally lamentable state of fiction publishing, which I believe to be a result of the wide-and-growing-wider supply of electronic entertainment of all kinds.
www.scifidimensions.com /Dec03/jimbaen.htm   (952 words)

 Blogger: Email Post to a Friend
Before Baen came out with its ebook programs, I was of course acquainted with it; they've been publishing a lot of good SF & fantasy (mostly military or political, but some other stuff too) for some time now.
Out of this came the idea for the Baen Free Library: authors who cared to do so could make one or more of their Baen works available for free download—and many did; there are now over two dozen books in the Free Library that can be downloaded at no charge.
Perhaps the biggest reason is that Jim Baen feels that most people these days prefer tree-books to ebooks for pleasure reading—but when given the chance to read a book in electronic format, they may read enough of it to decide they like it enough to purchase the actual physical product.
www.blogger.com /email-post.g?blogID=7713884&postID=109708175350293792   (961 words)

 Science Fiction & Fantasy from Baen Books - Home Page
Since its inception in 1984, Baen evolved to be one of the leading publishers of science fiction and fantasy, and in recent years a leader in electronic publishing and the fight against encrypted books.
The Baen Books Webscriptions program is a model in the field, and the discussion board at http://bar.baen.com, “Baen’s Bar,” is an active forum and thriving online community.
Jim is survived by two daughters, Jessica Baen, 29, and Katherine Baen, 14.
www.baen.com   (518 words)

 Are "Open Source" eBooks a Bad Idea?
Baen runs a program they call "webscriptions", where members--there's no fee for joining--can purchase all the books Baen publishes for a particular month as ebooks for a flat $10.
Baen encourages their authors to put the first book or two of a series in the library, where anyone, webscription member or not, can download them completely free of charge.
Baen's strategy is to use ebooks, cheap or free and unrestricted, as a kind of "gateway drug" to their print lines.
www.writingonyourpalm.net /column010730.htm   (762 words)

 Population: One: Bane of Baen
Baen's taken that final step over the edge; they're now publishing a book which goes beyond right-wing military fiction to...
Baen’s taken that final step over the edge; they’re now publishing a book which goes beyond right-wing military fiction to embrace the Patriot movement.
Jim Baen read a manuscript which has the same elements you’d find in a Patriot Movement tract about the evil government and decided it would be a great book to publish.
popone.innocence.com /archives/2003/10/03/bane_of_baen.php   (1403 words)

 Baen Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-30)
Baen Books is a publishing house that publishes science fiction and fantasy novels including numerous military science fiction genre works.
They also created the Baen Free Library an online collection of SF novels an experiment into free electronic publishing.
Baen was founded in 1983 by Jim Baen.
www.freeglossary.com /Baen_Books   (334 words)

 Baen ebooks CDs as .torrents   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-30)
Baen Books is a successful science fiction publisher that releases a lot of its titles as non-DRM text/html files via its website and on CDROMs bound into its book.
Now, all six of the Baen CDs, representing a substantial library of science fiction, are available as Bit Torrent files, to be gang-downloaded to all comers at speed.
Baen readers use the electronic editions of their favorite series to build concordances of characters, places and events.
www.stargeek.com /item/112100.html   (2934 words)

 Population: One: Comment on Baen and Dixie   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-30)
Now, it's certainly Baen's decision to publish any book with a strong political agenda, whether it's something like this or the latest Al Franken or Rush Limbaugh rant.
Even if there were evidence that the head of Baen strongly supported these views (which there isn't), I still would buy books I wanted to read from them.
Posted by Neil Frandsen at October 25, 2003 10:04 PM The term "Patriot Movement," in the United States, has been co-opted by right-wing fanatics who believe that they legally don't have to pay taxes and that the UN is plotting to take over the US.
popone.innocence.com /mt/mt-cm.cgi?entry_id=1227   (433 words)

 Definition of Jim Baen
When Doherty left to start Tor, Baen shortly followed and started the SF line there.
Baen Books has established a large readership, publishing books by authors such as David Weber, John Ringo, Eric Flint, David Drake, Lois McMaster Bujold, Elizabeth Moon, Mercedes Lackey, Larry Niven and many more.
Jim Baen is very active on the baen.com website, "Baen's Bar," where his interests in evolutionary biology, space technology, politics, military history, and bad puns are discussed along with science fiction.
www.wordiq.com /definition/Jim_Baen   (308 words)

 Baen Free Library - Laughing Meme
The Baen Free Library is one of the coolest ideas around.
Still in the late hours of the night, when you can't sleep, you can read On Basilisk Station to see if the Honor Harrington books are as bad as you always thought.
(not quite) Or can discover, Louis McMaster Bujold, Baen's rare exception who gets mixed up by seeming to be genre writing, while actually dicing and chopping the tropes of military scifi into a feminist inspection of the future, and multi-genre romp, as her wonderful short novella, Mountains of Mourning available.
www.laughingmeme.org /archives/000649.html   (560 words)

 Baen Free Library   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-30)
Baen wants you hooked, and they are willing to spend money to do it.
(Baen said we could distribute the books on the CD, they didn't say I could insert ads; and I would feel crass even asking.
Putting two ads on this one page is too little too late, so I have no way to fund the bandwidth for this on an ongoing basis.) I encourage you to continue reading the Baen Free Library at the Baen site.
baen.ghostwheel.com   (816 words)

 Baen Webscriptions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-30)
Baen Books has announced Webscriptions, a $10 a month service that serializes upcoming frontlist titles, for the three months before the title is released.
I feel that Baen is taking an important step here in realizing that the benefits far outweigh the risks here, and I hope that they extend this service to their midlist as well, especially new and unknown writers that are trying to break in to the field.
They are giving the electronic version of a number of their books in a give away free for the down-loading.
www.fiawol.com /943518318/index_html   (379 words)

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 Baen announces WebScriptions - SFWA News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-30)
Baen Books is offering readers the opportunity to read books in electronic form before they are published.
The announcement of Webscriptions came as a surprise to at least one of Baen’s authors, who indicated that their contract with Baen does not include an electronic royalties clause and was concerned that all contractual details had not been worked out beforehand.
Jim Baen, publisher of Baen Books, was not questioned on this issue, but in a response to other questions, noted, "it is our intent and in my opinion our obligation to keep every author with a Webscribed book fully informed of numerical details via our royalty reports."
www.sfwa.org /news/webscrip.htm   (265 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-30)
Chicon 2000: Editor Guest of Honor: Jim Baen Chicon 2000 Editor Guest of Honor: Jim Baen Rev. 09-Sep-1999 Previous: Bob Eggleton (Table of Contents) Next: Bob and Anne Passovoy _________________________________________________________________ Infobot: info@chicon.org Jim Baen started his editorial career at Ace Books.
JB - So you learned the ropes of editing - Baen - What I really lusted for there was the Science Fiction Editor's job, but there was no way Pat LoBrutto was going anywhere.
The closest I came to writing hunks of a novel was "The Taking of Satcom Station," but the real author was Barney Cohen and it was his novel to which I gave a very heavy edit, and my name went on it.
www.chicon.org /text/baen.txt   (3234 words)

 Jim Baen Interview   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-30)
He started his own company in 1984, and Baen Books has gone on to publish some of the industry's top authors, including David Weber, Gregory Benford, Charles Sheffield, David Drake, and Larry Niven.
I got interested in Interviewing Jim Baen for this section on The Future of Reading after I met him at the World Science Fiction convention, where he was the Publisher Guest of Honor.
I think Baen Books is using electronic media extremely well as a complement to its traditional, and still primary, business of publishing paper books.
www.futurist.com /futuristnews/archive/Jim_Baen_Interview.htm   (1486 words)

 Lois McMaster Bujold
The gas attack on Miles' parents is one of the opening moves in a civil war later known as Vordarian's Pretendership.
Miles' first assignment as an Imperial Auditor is to investigate the wreck of the terraforming mirror at Komarr.
The Vorkosigans' honeymoon trip is interrupted by a messy diplomatic incident in quaddie space, which Miles must attempt to unravel.
www.acme.com /jef/reviews/l_bujold.html   (497 words)

 Lawrence Lessig
This led angry fans of Baen Books to write to complain that Baen was far better than Tor.
I apologize to Baen fans, for I certainly don’t intend to criticize the amazingly innovative business model of Baen (which nicely mixes free and non, and strongly encourages new authors).
Tor publishes the best books and Baen does the best job enticing new readers to their authors with the free books on the web.
www.lessig.org /blog/archives/001935.shtml   (390 words)

 David Weber   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-30)
Webers' publisher Baen Books is pioneer in the sale of books in electronic formats and all the linked titles can be downloaded for payment when they not available for free.
The CD label explicitly that the contents are freely distributable and CD itself has been mirrored on various This CD was only the first: there now been four other releases.
Links are to online copies of the at two sites run by Baen Books : baen.com and webscription.net except upcoming books which are hosted jiltanith.thefifthimperium.com courtesy of Baen's Bar.
www.freeglossary.com /David_Weber   (578 words)

 Stirling, S.m. - The Stone Dogs (isbn 0671720090) - new and used books
Very slight tear on bottom of front wrapper at the spine; a store stamp appears on the top edge; spine has reading creases, otherwise this is a good reading copy.
Since the Draka conquest of Europe and most of Asia in the 1940's, the American-led Alliance and the Domination of the Draka have glared at each other accross the oceans, restrained by only the threat of thermonuclear annihilation.
Baen Pub no. 72009 Mass Market Paperback 1st 08/1990 Reading Copy or Better (a more complete description will be provided upon request).
www.isbn.pl /I-0671720090/The-Stone-Dogs.html   (499 words)

 Re: Baen Free Ebook CD ISOs Torrenting
If it's distributed via FTP or HTTP, Baen has to send the whole thing 1000 times, for a total of 500Gb of data transfer.
If Baen do it the traditional way, they need 5Tb of bandwidth -- which costs serious money (we're talking about the full capacity of a T1 line for two months).
Bandwidth isn't free, but BitTorrent makes it a lot cheaper for Baen (or other wholesale sources of data) to distribute entire CD images by spreading the cost among the interested audience.
www.cyber-spy.com /consumer-groups/07750-10056.alt.consumers.free-stuff.html   (359 words)

 Bryant - [Population: One] Baen and Dixie
I guess i can't be arsed to care about a publisher, notorious for awful book covers, that decides to try to make money with a nutbar's novel, or about a carefully crafted pop-country group going against their fanbase's political grain.
I can't agree with ostracizing Baen over publishing this than I can about ostracizing the Dixie Chicks for criticizing the President.
I don't know enough about the Baen Books publishing to say anything authoritatively there, but they have the right to publish whatever they want.
www.livejournal.com /~bryant/295337.html   (669 words)

 Ian Fogg - Baen eBook Tactics & DRM
They publish older books from current series for free download, in their entirety, to hook new readers.
Baen do not use DRM to protect the books, but offer them in a variety of standard formats (e.g.
For Baen, such DRM tactics, must keep their customer support costs to a minimum.
weblogs.jupiterresearch.com /analysts/fogg/archives/009314.html   (367 words)

 NEW DESTINIES - by Baen Jim - Used Books At Biblio   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-30)
Baen, Jim, ed.; Rick Cook, Robert A. Heinlein, Jerry Pournelle, Spider Robinson, Charles Sheffield, Harry Turtledove, Vernor Vinge, et.
BAEN 65408 1988 1st printing 287 pages, paperback, cover art by Gregory A. West, CONDITION: VERY GOOD, slight spine creasing and pages a little toned NOTES - Contributions by Jim Baen, Poul Anderson, F. Paul Wilson, Evan B. Sayers, Harry Turtledove, T...
BAEN 65628 1987 1st printing 288 pages, paperback, cover art by Craig Farley, CONDITION: VERY GOOD, light spine creasing and pages a little toned NOTES - Contributions by Timothy Zahn, Dr. Robert L. Forward, Poul Anderson, Joel Rosenberg, John and M...
www.biblio.com /search.php?tid=0&auid=0&stage=1&author=Baen+Jim&title=NEW+DESTINIES+-   (820 words)

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