We have several projects in the works. We're currently reading for The Martian Wave, The Fifth Di..., Spaceports & Spidersilk, The Divided States of America, Mars Station Beta, Nomadic Novellas, Future Syndicate II, and A Poet Explores the Stars. We're also still reading for novels and short story collections. Please see our guidelines for complete details.
How do you approach cover design?
Most of our cover design is done by Laura Givens, although J Alan Erwine designs a few...especially for short stories and shared world stuff. We look for something that's going to grab the reader's attention, and at the same time something that hints at what the story might be about...without giving too much away.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Word of mouth and reviews by readers do far more than anything a small press publisher can do. However, we do a great deal of marketing through social media.
Describe your desk
Covered with projects in what we like to define as organized chaos.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords gives us an opportunity to reach a large number of markets that we would have to contact individually on our own. It saves us time, allowing us to devote ourselves to publishing, and it gives us and our authors opportunities that we might not otherwise have.
What do your fans mean to you?
Our fans (readers) are everything to us. Without them, we're nothing.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Our latest book, and this will change very soon as we have more titles coming, is The Union Man and other stories by Eamonn Murphy. The book is a small collection of three stories that we had published in two of our magazines.
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