Bard and Book
Bard and Book Publishing represents an incredible new vision for connecting publishers, authors, and readers. How does it work? Those who subscribe to our reader community get access to every creative piece our authors generate, for as long as the reader maintains his membership- at no additional cost to them! The authors in turn receive the vast majority of the funds received by subscribers, allowing the readers to directly support writers. Moreover, the authors receive a share of all the revenue that the publisher receives, as well. There is no better publishing model in the market today for authors.
The readers make out well, too. Not only do they receive 5-10 new short stories or poems each month and every 3-5 months the latest novel one of our authors has completed. That’s less then a dollar per book! Beat that! But we’re not done: in many cases, readers get to ‘watch’ as the stories are actually written, providing feedback throughout the process. For example, an author may make available installments of novels that they are writing and solicit comments.
Readers get exclusive access to the authors in ‘member area’ only sections of the site and instant access to every work that has been produced by the author, past and present. Depending on the subscription plan the reader chooses, the reader may also get one or more soft or hard cover editions of BBP’s books, again, at no further cost to them, but also making sure that BBP isn’t a collection of ‘starving artists’!
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During a zombie apocalypse, eight seemingly random people take shelter in a spooky chapel in the middle of the woods.
Seriously, it's like Lovecraft meets the TV show LOST with a backdrop of zombie hordes. If you're not interested in that, then there's something wrong with you.
A Devious Halloween Scheme
It's Halloween and Cassie Clark and Maddy Roberts have a little trick in mind for their single parents. The two little girls are just sure that if they can get Cam Clark and Kimberly Roberts to spend a little time alone together, they'll fall in
love. The girls don't realize that their scheme has set off a chain reaction of events that will leave their very lives in danger.
Having built a time machine, a scientist travels to a distant future where religion has been eradicated and men of science rule.
On a hot summer's night in 1978 Randy and Jimmy discover that catfish and turtles aren't the only thing living in the murky waters of Deep Cove. Their discovery makes for a riveting, action packed short story.
Tale of the Twelve Part II - Sir Ronceval's Tale
Sir Ronceval and his squire join up with three enigmatic knights to hunt a strange and powerful beast that always manages to stay one step ahead of them. On the way they discover the heart of true knighthood, and that things are rarely what they seem.
The Missing Child
This is the inaugural short story of the ten year-old author who goes by the name "Big Mike." He's on a quest to earn enough money to buy his own gaming computer. This story may or may not be based on real people and/or real events. The release of this story is authorized by Big Mike's father, who refuses to fork out that much money, but is perfectly happy to let Big Mike try to earn it.
In Search of Schrödinger's Cat
Brian is having a very, very bad universe. While he has certain creature comforts, he isn't doing well with the ladies and he knows--just knows--that alternate Brians in other universes are enjoying loads of fame, riches, and success. But Brian has an idea on how to solve his problem, once and for all: in this universe.
Love Can Be Scary
From the demented mind of OJ Wolfsmasher comes a molotov cocktail of a love story destined to not ever wind up on the same bookshelf as any book from Nicholas Sparks. It will either make you reconsider what you think about everything, or just make you angry. You won't find out until you read it.
Swing Dancing is an activity for nerds pretending not to be nerds. But sometimes even nerds get lucky.
Light and Song
A family faces hardship. Can they overcome the pain of the past?
Four friends get together for dinner. One has big news.
Big News by Joseph Shaw
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Bubblegum and Suckers: A Children's Book for Adults
"Free bubblegum and suckers to everyone! Fudge and Cookies for all! Free health care, free drugs, free everything! Nobody pays and Everyone Benefits!" cry the children. In this short story coming on the Supreme Court decision on Obamacare, idealists grapple with reality, and youngsters take on old fogeys for the future of the country.
Some students like to study, and some don't. Walter McDuke has never been what you'd call an active learner. But what happens when he needs an "A" in order to avoid summer school? Hilarity, that's what. And also cheating and blood.
"Speculation" is a short story about Philip Johnson's first three seconds after he dies.
Three conversations in a restaurant between three separate groups of people all about the same topic.
The 2012 Collected Works Of Chris Morrow
Constantly updated throughout 2012 by Bard and Book Publishing, this collection of Chris Morrow's witty and insightful short stories and commentary is sure to delight.
Fear And The Storm
Jill Peters has a long list of fears and phobias but tornadoes have never been one of them. Crossing eastern Kansas, that all changes when she and her husband take shelter from a tornado in an abandoned farmhouse. Now she must face her fears if she and her husband are to survive.
The 2012 Collected Works Of Jamie Greening
Constantly updated throughout 2012 by Bard and Book Publishing, this collection of Jamie Greening's witty and insightful short stories and commentary is sure to delight.
"Steve Chooses" is a paranormal short story about a homeless man.
Amish Love Story
You know what I see when I check out Christian fiction at my local Christian book store? Row after row of Amish romance novels. This is a parody of them.
The Trouble with Bricks
Suzie Phipps and her brother Cleotus are in a world of trouble. Actually, they’re in an alternate-reality, Alice-in-Wonderland-on-steroids world of trouble.
The 2012 Collected Works Of Derek Elkins
Constantly updated throughout 2012 by Bard and Book Publishing, this collection of Derek Elkins' witty and insightful short stories and commentary is sure to delight.
What happens when a Christian and an Atheist wash up on a deserted island? Can they stomach each other enough to learn to survive together? Or will their differences doom them both?
The Lonely Levite
Levi is the last man alive, and so must set out into the empty world to look for a wife, and the future of mankind.
The Knight in Black Tuxedo
"You're as plain as plain can be" said the father to the daughter, in front of her prom date. Could anyone survive the weight of such crushing words?
Bring on the Brave World
Many joke about world domination but no one expected someone to actually try to get it. What happens if someone tries, and actually succeeds? In this short story, the attempt is described and the results are disconcerting, to say the least.
Questions For A Culture That Has Closed Its Mind
Q: Are they stories, or are they test? A: They're both! From OJ Wolfsmasher comes a delightful experiment in fiction that will grab your brain by the ear and force it to consider new possibilities.
In Full Color
You couldn't get Sid Cynic to believe anything he didn't see with his own eyes. You can imagine his dismay when cars started relying on computers. As a mechanic with a skeptical bent, there was a lot going on that one couldn't see. Sid Cynic knew that real life happened in full color. The rest was rubbish.
The 2012 Collected Works of Robert W Cely
Enter the imaginative world of Robert W Cely in this 2012 anthology of short stories. Constantly updated throughout the year with new additions, there is always something to hold the reader's interest.
The 2012 Collected Works of Joseph Shaw
Joseph Shaw's clever and often poignant insights into human society in 2012 are collected together as they are written in this constantly updated anthology.
This One Belongs to the Reds
Is Baseball about winning? Or is it about something else? Author Joseph Shaw tells a story of generations linked together to America's past time.
The 2012 Collected Works of OJ Wolfsmasher
Constantly updated throughout 2012 by Bard and Book Publishing, this collection of OJ Wolfsmasher's witty and insightful short stories and commentary is sure to delight.
Helmets Do Not Expand With Heads
Have you ever wondered what NFL players were actually thinking between plays? With so many suffering head injuries, it's a shame that helmets don't expand with heads... this would surely help them think more clearly...
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