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Thursday, December 6, 2018

STUPEFYING STORIES 22 : Status Update



We’re still waiting for the proof copy we ordered to show up.

We’ll be sending out contributor’s copies just as soon as we’ve confirmed that the print quality is acceptable. In the meantime, while we’re waiting, we’d like to take this opportunity to remind you once again that SS#22 is out on Amazon and ready to buy. These links should take you directly to your local incarnation of Amazon.

Kindle edition » https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KVPG88Q
Paperback » https://www.amazon.com/dp/193883464X

Kindle Unlimited Subscribers: SS#22 will be free on KU through the end of February, 2019, after which we will be pulling it from KU and releasing it on Nook, iTunes, and as many other ebook platforms as we have access to at that time.



Speaking of Kindle Unlimited...

Just a gentle reminder here that the following books are still free to KU subscribers, but will be dropping off KU and then released on other platforms at various times during the next 90 days.

STUPEFYING STORIES 20 » https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079J6V935
STUPEFYING STORIES 19 » https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0793K7F4W
STUPEFYING STORIES 18 » https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078G83JHV
STUPEFYING STORIES 17 » https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XPGZFW5
STUPEFYING STORIES 15 » https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01JJNR3RQ

Eminently Binge-Readable Novels by Henry Vogel  

THE RECOGNITION RUN » https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0734G8SSV
THE RECOGNITION REJECTION » https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077MTSZCL
THE RECOGNITION REVELATION » https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07C98YX6B

THE FUGITIVE HEIR » https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BC4PUSY
THE FUGITIVE PAIR » https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01JDQ4K1Q
THE FUGITIVE SNARE » https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0713VVYM2

THE COUNTERFEIT CAPTAIN » https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01F131EQE

SCOUT’S OATH » https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TH859HA
SCOUT’S DUTY » https://www.amazon.com/dp/B017081LFC
SCOUT’S LAW » https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MSKV5MV

AUDIO BOOKS! WE GOT AUDIO BOOKS! 
We spent a small fortune on these audio books. Please buy ‘em!

THE FUGITIVE HEIR » Audible link
THE FUGITIVE PAIR »  Audible link
THE COUNTERFEIT CAPTAIN » Audible link
 


A few observations about the print editions

We’ve worked with a number of POD printers and short-run print shops over the years: most were either too expensive, too haphazard when it came to the quality of the finished product, or both. We did THE RECOGNITION RUN series through IngramSpark Lightning Source, and while they delivered a good-quality book, our up-front costs were high.

We’ve done most of the rest of our print editions through CreateSpace, and have generally been happy with the results. Unfortunately, Amazon has shut down CreateSpace, and is pushing us to migrate all our books to Kindle Direct. STUPEFYING STORIES 22 is the first book that we’ve done through Kindle Direct, hence our hesitancy about the quality. One of the really good things about CreateSpace was that they let us order production-quality books before the book went live on Amazon, so that we could proof the thing and get contributor’s copies into the hands of authors well before the release date. Kindle Direct does not let us do that, hence the long lag time between when the book goes live on Amazon and when we can send contributor’s copies.

Our search for a good, reliable short-run print shop continues...

1 comment:

Mark Keigley said...

Once again, thanks for slogging through this!