Candlemark & Gleam
Candlemark & Gleam is an experiment in publishing. We consider ourselves modern anachronists – creative types dedicated to preserving the beauty and individuality of age-old publishing forms while adapting them for the digital era.
Our goal is to distribute innovative, high-quality creative works in an innovative manner.
We don’t believe that the Electronic Era has to mean the death of the book. In fact, we think it opens up some exciting new avenues…and reopens some exciting old ones, too. Some long-forgotten publishing concepts are due for a revival, and Candlemark & Gleam is out to inject new life into ideas like serial fiction, book clubs, bundling, and bespoke and artisanal binding.
We also aim to experiment with publishing tricks only possible in this brave new era of digital wonders: embedded content, multimedia and reality-bending fiction, and more. If you can dream it up, Candlemark & Gleam wants to give it a shot.
We specialize in speculative fiction – it’s another way we want to explore what’s possible. We believe wholeheartedly in the power of imagination, and we want to promote speculative fiction (sci-fi, fantasy, horror, etc.) as it deserves to be promoted: not a genre, but a way of looking at things with fresh eyes.
For now, we’re a digital-only publisher. Eventually, we intend to branch out into paper and beyond, using the same innovations we intend to bring to the digital realm. Digital is a sustainable, ethical publishing model that doesn’t involve pulping thousands of returned books; the advent of digital printing processes and just-in-time fulfillment means that this model can be applied to print, too, and we hope to take part in that revolution in the near future.
In short, Candlemark & Gleam aims to marry the best of publishing’s past with the best of its future – combining Victorian publishing concepts with 21st-century technology in order to create something new, something exciting, and something that can update the book and the story for whatever lies ahead.
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Hickey of the Beast
Connie thought freshman year might suck. She never thought it'd be literal.
There's something bad on the campus of Springden Academy. Something that feeds on students and warps their minds. And, as Connie and her friends try to figure out what's going on, it starts to look like she's the only one who can stop it.
Freshman year was hard enough without having to fight evil after class.
Broken figured she was done with heroics when she lost the ability to fly and fled the oppressive Extrahuman Union. But then the world started to fall apart around her, and the mysterious Michael Forward entered her life, dangling the possibility of redemption and rebirth.
Can a shattered superhero help save humanity's hope for a better world?
Her sister swore that she would never let her die; now the entire world may pay the price.
In a land where gods walk beside men and witches defy death, war changes everything. Scholar and warrior, witch and king, priestess and corpse—all must come together to save their world from the ravages of the coming tempest.
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