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Free anthology of quality sci-fi & fantasy
Detective thrillers, political satire, family drama, fables, fable deconstructions, the mysteries of debugging: there’s something in this anthology for every fan. Contains nine original stories and five original artworks.
We found awesome fiction, bought it, and released it online under a Creative Commons license. We learned a lot, so the appendix, “How To Do This And Why,” has submission/rejection statistics, our budget, and some behind-the-scenes musings on process, supply and demand.
Some excerpts from the stories that got us over four stars on GoodReads:
Day-to-day life with a sponge golem was pleasant.
-“Daisy” by Andrew Willett (audio version)
Anyone who’d ever seen the Martian Ambassador would recognize it, the way he wielded it like his staff of office.
I frowned at Seeth. “So how does the Ambassador’s staff wind up broken on a street in the Crops, when the Ambassador is dying peacefully in his hotel room?”
“I guess that’s what I need you to find out.”
-“The Ambassador’s Staff” by Sherry D. Ramsey
Sarita kept feeding her, one bite after another. “You were the one who insisted on breast-feeding. Joshua and I would have been fine using formula. They’ve duplicated the ingredients found in breast milk, you know. Perfected it two decades ago.”
“It’s not the same,” Kate insisted. “I can’t prove it, but I’m sure it isn’t.”
-“Jump Space” by Mary Anne Mohanraj
Xanathan Kurtler didn’t die because of greed. Not his own, anyway. It wasn’t greed that made him plant those trees.
-“Goldenseed” by Therese Arkenberg
The technically proficient could breach the best software security systems by deliberately inducing errors in the hardware. Couldn’t the rational induce faith in themselves the same way?
-“Single-Bit Error” by Ken Liu
The crack of leather that followed hurt more than my own whipping.
You might think we’d never be dumb enough to eat Jilly Jallys again.
-“Friar Garden, Mister Samuel, and the Jilly Jally Butter Mints” by Carole Lanham
Those and more, available as HTML, PDF or print-on-demand physical book. Plus mobile editions:
TRASH PROOF NEWS RELEASES is a tool designed with one specific goal – to get you publicity in your target media that achieves a return on investment that rivals and even exceeds your best marketing. It offers media everything they need to run with the story using you and the resources you’ve arrayed and meet their needs in today’s fast paced environment and ever changing technologies.
Praise for Paul Krupin’s Trash Proof News Releases
In Trash Proof, Paul Krupin once again displays his unique ability to cut through the fluff and provide actionable advice right from page one. This book goes way beyond the competition. I would recommend it for the novice through the experienced publicist, to the “do-it-yourselfer”. There’s something valuable here for everyone.
– Barbara Kimmel, Publisher and Publicist
Wow! A results-only guide to getting free coverage in the media. This is the BEST book on the subject out there! The examples are priceless!
– Joe Vitale, author “The Attractor Factor”, and many other books
Updating his classic “Trash-Proof News Releases” for the Internet era, Krupin once again provides extremely useful guidance (successful press release formulas, journalist interviews, and plenty of examples) useful to both novice and experienced seekers of media coverage–including do-it-yourselfers who don’t do PR for a living.
– Shel Horowitz, author of Grassroots Marketing for Authors and Publishers and other books
50 Benefits of Ebooks is Published in an Updated and Expanded Edition
A new edition of our popular book about ebooks is now available.
50 Benefits of Ebooks is a lively introduction to the brave new worlds of ebooks and electronic publishing. This revised September 2009 edition (now 51,000 words) is 25% larger than the March edition, contains new chapters, and features an inspiring Afterword by Michael S. Hart, founder of Project Gutenberg.
A PDF version is available for sale right now. An EPUB version will be available on September 28; the paperback will be released on October 14.
The price is $ 2 — one-tenth of the paperback price.
There is a special discount for senior citizens and for buyers of the March edition: $ 1.
Michael S. Hart, who has been called ‘the inventor of ebooks’, says about the book: “This book is pretty much a ‘must read’ and a ‘ready reference’ for anyone considering eBooks.”
In addition to the essay by Mr. Hart, new chapters have been added, and other chapters have been expanded and updated, including the chapter about How and Where to Find Free Ebooks. An article “The Google Book Search Settlement Demystified”, offers a clear and simple explanation of this boggling issue.
More About the book:
Written for a wide audience — from ebook newcomers to experts — in 28 chapters, the book explores 5 essential aspects of ebook reading, writing and publishing: A. Benefits of Ebooks and Paper Books; B. Reading Ebooks; C. Ebooks for Authors & Publishers; D. The Value of Reading; and E. The Education of An Ebooklover. Ebook newcomers will find all the basics here. Ebook experts can debate and debunk the author’s wild predictions for the rosy and thorny future of ebooks, by reading the essay, “Publishing Ebooks: Ten Tremendous Trends in 2009.” Authors will discover tips and resources for ebook publishing. Library professionals will enjoy the book’s glossary, Index, and links to leading ebook sites.
For more information, contact Victoria Weise by email: ebook AT care2.com
For more information, please visit the book’s companion blog-site, at
374 pages (51,000 words)
Now you have your book…but do you know the best ways to promote and sell it?
This book will help you get ‘From Book to Market’ by giving you all the information you need to market, promote and sell your book using all the latest ideas and technologies. It is aimed at giving authors a way to build their platform which is important for traditionally published, as well as self-published authors.
I wrote and published my book and then realised I didn’t know how to sell it! I sat with the boxes in my living room wondering what to do next.
So I spent months reading, listening to audios and doing programs on sales and marketing and then putting the ideas into practice.
This 119 page book is the distillation of what I learnt. It will speed up your time to market and enable you to kickstart your sales by implementing techniques immediately.
- How do I sell my book on Amazon?
- How do I sell on the internet and as an ebook?
- How do I write a press release?
- What about networking and book signings?
- How to promote on TV
- How to write a marketing plan and the example of an award winning plan
- How to set up your own website
- Why you should have a blog and how to set one up
- How to use web 2.0 sites and social networking
- How to get traffic to your website
- How to use video and make your own book trailer
- The business behind your book – ways to make multiple streams of income
50 Benefits of Ebooks: A Thinking Persons’s Introduction to the Digital Reading Revolution
50 Benefits of Ebooks is a lively introduction to the brave new worlds of ebooks and electronic publishing. In 21 chapters, the book explores five essential aspects of ebook reading, writing and publishing:
A. Benefits of Ebooks and Paper Books
B. Reading Ebooks
C. Ebooks for Authors and Publishers
D. The Value of Reading; and
E. The Education of An Ebooklover (resources)
Ebook newcomers will find all the basics here. And ebook experts can debate and debunk the author’s wild predictions for the rosy and thorny future of ebooks, by reading the essay, “Publishing Ebooks: Ten Tremendous Trends in 20009.” Authors will discover tips, tricks and resources for ebook publishing; and library professionals will enjoy the book’s glossary, index, links to leading-edge ebook sites, and sections about how and why ebooks are good for libraries.
The paperback edition of this book is pocket-sized, 320 pages, about 40,000 words — and sells for $20. The ebook editions (in formats ePub and PDF) contain all the same content as the paperback — except the paper. The ebook editions are 1/20th of the paperback price, and sell for one dollar.
Pastore writes that he loves paper books, and hopes that they are never replaced by their electronic progeny. Nevertheless, every day, ebooks are growing in use, in sales, and in significance. After years of sputtering, the digital reading revolution has at last arrived.
50 Benefits of Ebooks is your friendly guide.
For more information, and additional updates and resources, visit the book’s companion website: EpublishersWeekly.net
Book publishing is changing: this book describes how to take advantage of those changes. This Volume II is the sequel to The Self-Publishing Manual (Volume I), the most successful book ever written on the subject. This manual describes how to use new techniques to write your book even faster, use new technology to publish it for less, and how to use social media for promotion.
As usual, our self-publishing guru, Dan Poynter, is on the cutting edge of the New Book Publishing Model. Volume II couldn’t come at a better time…when we so desperately need it!”
– Ellen Reid, www.bookshepherding.com
Self-publishers: This how-to book and encyclopedia will be your most important investment. The subject matter is succinctly stated, well planned, and organized with excellent illustrations; particularly notable are the sections on how to gather and refine material for any nonfiction book, no matter who publishes it. Poynter points you in the right direction.”
This is by far the best book of its kind.
— Writing & Publishing