Posts that have caught my eye over the past couple of weeks (with an unintentional self/small pub and SFF focus):
- An interview with Marko Kloos, author of TERMS OF ENLISTMENT (military SF) – he talks about self-pubbing his debut novel and then going down the traditional publication route with 47North (Amazon’s SF imprint). Amazon has included this book in their current UK Kindle summer sale if you want to give it a try – it’s on sale for £1.97, which I think was the price at which I bought the self-pubbed version (I liked, FWIW).
- Sticking with the self-publishing to traditional publishing theme, Orbit UK are doing a series of posts about designing the book covers for David Dalglish‘s Shadowdance fantasy series (which was originally self-pubbed, but will be released by Orbit in October this year) – part 1 (Acquisition) and 2 (Cover Briefing Meeting) are up, and are interesting behind-the-scenes peeks! I didn’t read these books when originally released, but the covers are striking and I’m definitely tempted.
- James S.A. Corey (i.e. the writing team of Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck) posted the cover of their new Star Wars novel, HONOR AMONG THIEVES (out 2014). I’ve not read any Star Wars novels recently and have no idea where/how this story fits into the overall arc, but enjoy the Corey SF novels – it’ll be interesting to see how they’ve tackled the Star Wars universe.
- Joshua Palmatier posts about starting up a new small press and their first project - they’ve a Kickstarter on at the moment to fund their CLOCKWORK UNIVERSE: Steampunk v. Aliens anthology. I’ve passed on this ($15 for an ebook is a bit steep for me and neither steampunk nor aliens are really my thing), but they will almost certainly hit their funding goal and have some excellent authors on board.