Disclosure Statement

Because I think it will be interesting to do so, and because I think this sort of transparency might even be useful: Here’s a disclosure statement of past and current business relationships that I have, that I can publicly announce at this moment (there may be business relations I cannot yet disclose for contractual reasons; those will be announced when possible). “Business relationship” in this case means an employee or contract relationship, or a freelance relationship that went beyond single, discrete pieces of work (like a short story or newspaper/magazine article). This list is current as of June 12, 2014; I’ll update as necessary.

Current business associations:

* Macmillan Publishing, through its imprint Tor Books, who is my primary fiction publisher in North America. Tor UK, a part of Pan Macmillan, publishes many of my books in the United Kingdom.

* Subterranean Press, who publishes my limited editions and other specialized work.

* Amazon, through its audiobook subsidiary, Audible.com, who is my primary audiobook publisher.

* The Orion Publishing Group, via its imprint Gollancz, who is one my UK publishers.

* Random House, via its imprint Heyne, who is my current German publisher.

* NBCUniversal, through its Universal Cable Productions and Syfy subsidiaries, where my novel Old Man’s War has been optioned for a television series.

* Industrial Toys, with whom I worked on its video game Midnight Star, and with whom I continue to have a consulting relationship with.

* Aside from Heyne and Gollancz, I have business relationships with more than 20 other publishers around the world for foreign translations of my work.

Previous business associations (currently existing companies only):

* The McClatchy Company. I worked at its Fresno Bee newspaper (’91 -’96).

* AOL (when it was America Online). I was an in-house writer/editor (’96-’98) and then did freelance work (’98 – ’07)

* NBCUniversal and MGM: I was a creative consultant for the TV show Stargate Universe, produced by MGM and airing on the Syfy network.

* Paramount Pictures, which held the film option on my novel Old Man’s War.

* Baker & Taylor: I wrote and contributed to books offered by its Portable Press imprint.

* The Penguin Group: I wrote books published by its Rough Guides imprint.

* The Walt Disney Company: I worked on a project covered by an NDA.

* AMC Networks: I wrote a column for its Web sites.

* Ziff Davis Media: I wrote reviews and columns for its Official US Playstation Magazine.

* Cox Media Group: I wrote reviews and columns for its Dayton Daily News newspaper.

* Time Warner Cable: I created a video game review Web site for its Road Runner High Speed Online subsidiary.

* 21st Century Fox, via its FX network, where my novel Redshirts had been optioned for a television series.

* Legendary Pictures, where my novel Lock In had been optioned for a television series.

In addition, I ran a writing/editing business called Scalzi Consulting, which undertook projects for various clients, including Sullivan & Company (a marketing group), Network Solutions, US Trust, Oppenheimer Funds and Warburg Pincus. Scalzi Consulting is currently dormant as I focus on fiction.

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