We need some more red pens…
Pressing Matters: Week of April 22-26, 2013
- Slush reading is, as usual, ongoing. We have a couple requests for full mss out, though, and one possible revise-resub going out…plus a number of snoozers and a few “I like this but…I just…there’s something not there” responses, which are always the hardest.
- Continuing edits on Infinity Key by Chrysoula Tzavelas and II Crimsonstreak by Matt Adams. Adding in edits for Grave by Joan Frances Turner. ALL THE EDITS.
- eBook galley of City of Devils is coming together, and we’re about to make that available…along with the cover reveal!
- Chris is making a new attempt at a cover for The Dominion, this time referencing a ton of old travel ephemera I found. Should be interesting…
- The mega-talented Brooke Stephenson is back on board for the cover of II Crimsonstreak – and her ideas are phenomenal. It’ll be another smashing cover!
Reviews, Promotions, and Buzz
- The Other Half of the Sky is now available! And editor Athena Andreadis is offering a bonus screenplay to anyone who buys the anthology!
- Mark your calendars for May 11 – Justin Robinson just confirmed that he’ll be in Artist Alley at Long Beach Comic Con! Stop by and keep him company, lest he do something drastic like tap-dancing on his table…
- Are you in or near Philadelphia? Save the date for May 19 at 5pm: Anne E. Johnson will be doing a reading from Green Light Delivery at Head House Books!
- Oh dear. Another small press is closing due to financial problems – once again caused by growing too fast and not paying attention to the business side. All the more reason for careful, slow, managed growth at C&G…
- James Patterson took out full-page ads calling for government to support publishing. I’m…not entirely sure what I think about this, but at least it’s opening up discussion about what the industry means to whom.
- A neat exit interview with the outgoing chief editor of the OED.
- Royalties and accounting are nearly taken care of; some changes by Amazon mean delays in payment, but we should be able to get it taken care of…
- Mastermind Kate spoke at the 2013 IPNE conference last weekend, and has a roundup of the happenings…
- And your bit of fun: some very creative literacy campaign posters.