Getting things together for several upcoming launches, and doing all the edits!
Pressing Matters: Week of April 29-May 3, 2013
- Made a conditional offer on an interesting manuscript – it needs some more resolution at the end, but if the author’s willing and able to make the changes, we’re gonna have a FUN story on our hands. More to come!
- EDITING ALL THE THINGS. You have NO idea.
- You can now pre-order the print version of The Daughter Star by Susan Jane Bigelow! It’s the usual deal, with great bonuses available!
- eBook galley of City of Devils is coming together, and we’re about to make that available…along with the cover reveal!
- Waiting on cover sketches for Infinity Key and we’re on tenterhooks!
Reviews, Promotions, and Buzz
- The Other Half of the Sky is now available! It’s doing great, ranking in the Top 100 on Kindle in Sci-Fi Short Stories and in the Top 100 books for Sci-Fi Anthologies. Oh, and editor Athena Andreadis is offering a bonus screenplay to anyone who buys the anthology!
- Meanwhile, Athena has discussed the difficulties in putting together the anthology with Bull Spec magazine in an essay called “Like Water Through Stone.”
- Book View Café has a great, thoughtful post by Other Half contributor Sue Lange about the roles of women in sci-fi. Well worth a read!
- And on the topic of really wonderfully thoughtful reviews, check out this one by Foz Meadows on Susan Jane Bigelow’s Broken!
- Haven’t picked up a copy of Constellation Games by Leonard Richardson yet? Now’s your chance to get something even more exciting! The novel is part of the current video game-themed StoryBundle!
- 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!
- The Book House in St. Louis may be facing eviction. This is terrible on multiple levels – first, it’s a GREAT independent bookstore that may be getting booted from a great location in order to build storage. We don’t need more corporate storage; we need more bookstores! Beyond that, the Book House takes a chance on a lot of small press publishers – they stock many C&G titles and really believe in us, just as much as we believe in them – and without bookstores like the Book House, everyone is that much the poorer. Time to join in that letter-writing campaign, and see what else we can do to help keep them in their location and in business.
- We all judge books by their covers. But what happens when you ask a two-year-old to judge a book based only on its cover art? Answer: lions.