ebooks have enabled new opportunities for both traditional and self-published authors. Barriers to entry have been lowered, gatekeepers have expanded and both readers and writers are benefiting from this brave new world.
This week Steve does short reviews of a new movie plus five (5!) Aurora Award nominees for Graphic Novel… and asks for your consideration as well.
MIchael J. Sullivan is looking to help new authors with a contest!
Three really great Kickstarter campaigns you ought to know about.
Hardboiled. Lovecraft. McEvoy. Finney. Don’t need more than that!
The horror! The Horror! Lovecraft in verse…with pictures! My mind….it’s descending into MADNESS!
Science fiction and fantasy’s only annual humor anthology returns with stories from Robert Silverberg, Mike Resnick, Tim Pratt, Piers Anthony, Kevin J. Anderson, Jody Lynn Nye, and more.
A review of some current crowdfunding publishing projects
Michael touts a new tool for crowdfunding projects
It was bound to happen sooner or later. Given that there is a strong recursive strain in science fiction, it was only a matter of time until a book about crowdfunding was published via crowdfunding.
The Dashcon2 fundraiser is apparently NOT Dashcon. Get the skinny here.
Catherine Asaro is trying for a stretch goal on Kickstarter. Give it a hand!
A DUK: Down Under Kickstarter campaign. Check out Bret Kennedy’s project for the Chosen series.
an interview with the unstoppable game designer, author and illustrator – Gary Chalk.
Review of Raygun Chronicles, an anthology edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt.
If done well, an anthology is like a box of chocolates filled with a variety of delectable confections. Granted, there are bound to be a few flavors you are not partial to, but on the whole, the selection is delightful. When not done so well, you end up with something a little more like Monty Python’s Whizzo Chocolates, getting a mouthful of Crunchy Frog or Cockroach Cluster….
For more than 30 years, Ellen has edited speculative fiction with a discerning eye, helping to shape the stories and authors we all love to read.
I think this is pretty cool. A company with plans to mine asteroid, Planetary Resources, Inc., has just announced that they’re putting a telescope in space and they’re inviting the public to crowdfund it AND use it, too. The crowdfunding page with more information and videos is here, a mainstream news account is here, and […]
This month, we will see the first fruits of the great Kickstarter flood of 2012. The four titans of that period—Double Fine’s Broken Age, Obsidian’s Project Eternity, in Exile’s Wasteland 2, and Harebrained Schemes Shadowrun Returns—haven’t given us much beyond trailers so far, but Shadowrun is set to return in June, replete with Native American […]
I’m reading a really cool book right now, but in spite of my best efforts, life has gotten in the way and I won’t have it finished in time to meet my deadline for the review. So I’m going to discuss some things related to the book, and I’ll tell you the title when I […]
I’ve been exclusively published through a small press. I’ve been exclusively self-published. I’ve been exclusively traditionally published. But I’m about to go “hybrid” and I think it offers the best of both worlds, and, like me, many more are going the same route. For those who don’t know what a hybrid author is…it’s one that […]
Hi. I’m glad you’re here. Come in, make yourself comfortable, and let me introduce myself. My name is Keith West. I’ve been reading science fiction and fantasy for about 35 years, coming to the genre through comics, Star Trek, and Star Wars. You’re probably wondering what I’m going to blog about. After all, there are […]