On design and professionalism

A friend just passed along this post of Tobias Buckell’s about the sale of Realms of Fantasy magazine to Damnation Press. His comment? “I thought, how bad could it be? Then I clicked. Now I know better.” It’s true – that website is painfully bad. I was trying to browse their titles, and what I […]

NaNoWriMo: A Publisher’s Perspective

November is upon us, and in the world of letters, that means NaNoWriMo. For those of you who’ve been living under a rock – or off the internet – for the last few years, NaNoWriMo is the fun little abbreviation for National Novel Writing Month, a project of the Office of Letters & Light. It’s […]

Hickey(s) of the Beast Guest Post

The fabulous Tkoeh (@tkoeh, tkoehcreations.blogspot.com) got a wee bit excited about the mere concept of Hickey of the Beast, and went a little overboard on Hallowe’en – she actually created satanic hickeys and wore them to a party! Yeah, we’re so sending her an ARC of the book for this. Talk about a superfan…and this […]

On Hard-to-Read Fonts

According to a study by Princeton University researchers, hard-to-read fonts may enhance learning. Heaven help us all, this means that Comic Sans actually serves a legitimate purpose…and all those fonts that are even worse than Comic Sans, and which should never be used to typeset a book? Also have a legitimate, non-accent purpose. I only […]

Hickey of the Beast: Coverlicious!

For the past, oh, two months or so, I’ve been plugging away on the cover for Hickey of the Beast. From a few initial ideas floated by the author, we’ve been through something like 25 different ideas, and got it down to 8 or so final choices. It is unreal how fast I can Photoshop […]

More review thoughts

Another review for Erekos has come in, this time from the amazing folks at The Book Smugglers. So far, it seems that the only major complaints from ANYONE are “it’s very literary” and “MOAR ACTION PLZ!” Honestly, I can’t tell you how pleased this makes me. Erekos is, in fact, a very literary, meta novel…and […]

Broken by Susan Jane Bigelow

Broken

Coming soon from Candlemark & Gleam: Broken. Can a shattered superhero help save humanity’s hope for a better world? Broken figured she was done with heroics when she lost the ability to fly and fled the confinement of the Extrahuman Union. But then the world started to fall apart around her, and the mysterious Michael […]