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Giddy

Getting a revised version from an author makes me giddy. No, seriously. It’s like Christmas and my birthday, all rolled into one. I’m sitting here, staring at the revised version of Erekos. Its author sent it to me two whole days ago, and I’ve just been sitting here, staring at it, ever since. It’s not […]

What Price Digital?

What price digital? That’s the big question these days, it seems. What price is a reasonable one to charge for an eBook? What are people willing to pay, and what is sustainable under the flurry of different distribution models that have been flying around? The answer most people are going to tell you is obvious: […]

Sea Changes

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: There’s nothing new under the sun. Okay, that’s not entirely true. There’s plenty out there that’s new, and exciting, and different. But there’s also a lot of history repeating, especially when panic and nail-biting is concerned in the publishing industry. This article from the IBPA neatly […]

Erekos: An Announcement

It’s time to announce Candlemark & Gleam’s first title! I’ve been in touch with the author for awhile now, and we’ve had an informal agreement for a bit, but the signed contract came in over the weekend, and the author has given me permission to start shouting to the heavens about my glee at acquiring this […]

The genre ghetto

Not sure how I feel about the restored Metropolis “no longer being science fiction”. It seems to me that saying “It’s no longer a science-fiction film,” said Martin Koerber, a German film archivist and historian who supervised the latest restoration and the earlier one in 2001. “The balance of the story has been given back. […]

What’s in a length?

I do love Charlie Stross. And I love reading his takes on the publishing industry and the future of the book. His CMAP series should be required reading. In fact, let’s make it some required reading right now, shall we? Why books are the length they are. This is a great post on why books […]

Going back to go forward

Forbes has an interesting discussion with the guys behind the Espresso Book Machine. A lot of this is tangential to our discussion right now. We’ll get more into the idea of digital versus offset printing in the future, but because right now, since Candlemark & Gleam is publishing as electronic-only, not in print, we’re more […]