Friday, 18 July 2014

 Fahrenheit 451

“The books are to remind us what asses and fool we are. They're Caeser's praetorian guard, whispering as the parade roars down the avenue, "Remember, Caeser, thou art mortal." Most of us can't rush around, talking to everyone, know all the cities of the world, we haven't time, money or that many friends. The things you're looking for, Montag, are in the world, but the only way the average chap will ever see ninety-nine per cent of them is in a book. Don't ask for guarantees. And don't look to be saved in any one thing, person, machine, or library. Do your own bit of saving, and if you drown, at least die knowing you were headed for shore.”
― Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

 Interesting article in the Huffington Post

Are There 5 Reasons to Stick With Major Publishers?
No, There Are Zero Reasons

Respectfully, there aren't five reasons to go with New York. Actually, there are zero reasons.
If they can't do a good job with Hillary Clinton's new book, and that release is generally viewed as a flop, why would they do any better with a book written by a mere mortal?

Monday, 7 July 2014

Finally signed a contract for my short story 'Copenhagen Assault.' With Pro Se Productions.
They had been sending me emails about the contract. Which I have never received. But finally, one got through so now its just a matter of editing the piece so the Editor is happy with it. I have no idea when this will be released or what the final name of the anthology will be called.
It started out as a Pulp-alternative edition. But they are running with so many new titles with all sorts of New Pulp and Genre Fiction. That it could easily morph into another form entirely.
But as any Author will tell you, as long as it gets into print I will be very happy.

Anyway looking forward to working with these guys. As they seem to be very passionate about what they do. And what they are doing is producing a great platform for a lot of new writers to cut their teeth on the New Wave Pulp and Genre Fiction that Pro Se Productions is producing. This could be the new Golden Age of Pulp. Who knows:D~

The Exploding Typewriter

Here is an interesting interview with Tommy Hancock covering the start of Pro Se Productions. Worth a listen as these guys are passionate about what they are doing.

In the age of self-publishing when anyone can be a writer and the gatekeepers no longer matter, the question of whether or not publishers are still necessary is often raised. Tommy Hancock, editor-in-chief of Pro Se Productions, returns to the Exploding Typewriter to discuss these very topics. Listen to Tommy as he explains what Pro Se offers its authors, how they put out their books, and whether or not publishers are still viable. Perry and Tommy also discuss the current state of New Pulp, some of the problems it faces, and some of the ways it can expand beyond its current boundaries.