Posts that have been categorized as: "External Promotion"

eARC for Seanan McGuire’s Book Posted to Illegal Download Site

Posted: July 11, 2018 in External Promotion
eARC for Seanan McGuire’s Book Posted to Illegal Download Site

So, a friend of mine re-posted something that Neil Gaiman Tweeted earlier today, and it bothered me enough that I thought it was worth a post here. Neil Gaiman’s Tweet was a reference to a series of Tweets that Seanan McGuire made about an issue that arose with her most recent book: The Girl in the Green Silk Gown, the second book in the Sparrow Hill Road Ghost Stories series.
One of the services that we use to review books before they come out is called NetGalley. It gives publishers the ability to send out eARCs (electronic Advanced Reading Copies) to reviewers ahead of publication schedule, so that they can have time to read the book, post a review about it, and get some buzz going so that the first-week sales of the book are high. Historically, the first-weeks sales volume for a book is a really good guide for how much money the book is going to make in its lifetime. And thus it’s used as a metric by loads of people to gauge how much attention to give to particular […]Read the rest of this post »

SyFy’s Expanse Cancelled… and Then Picked Up By Amazon!

Posted: May 26, 2018 in External Promotion
SyFy’s Expanse Cancelled… and Then Picked Up By Amazon!

I can’t exactly formulate in my head how upset I was by the announcement that SyFy was going to cancel The Expanse after three season. In fact, I can only blame my depression and funk about it on why I didn’t say something about it earlier here.
The Expanse book series is one of our favorite series here at EBR. James S.A. Corey (Daniel Abraham and Ty Frank) have done an amazing job of not only creating a world and cast of characters that are amazing in that series, but they’re doing it again in the TV series. I don’t know how it might be possible, but if anyone out there has read the books and enjoyed them and not watched the TV series, you need to fix your error. Seriously amazing, fun stuff being done in that show.
This whole save scenario reminds me a bit of the save that Daniel Abraham got when he got picked up by Orbit after Tor let him go. Still, Tor did a great job in picking him up in the first place. So I can’t help but say Thank You to SyFy […]Read the rest of this post »

Kickstarter: Gamut Magazine

Posted: February 26, 2016 in External Promotion Tags: Short Fiction

I come bearing tidings of a new, amazing Kickstarter campaign. This one should interest readers and authors alike.

Gamut Magazine. From the text of the Kickstarter: “Gamut will be a website (and eBook) with a wide range of voices—genre-bending stories utilizing the best of genre and literary fiction.

This e-zine will feature and publish fiction and non-fiction in the genres of Fantasy, SF, Horror… and, well, everything. As the head of this proposed magazine, Richard Thomas (a true professional), says, “Anything done with innovation, heart and emotion—that’s what I want. Everything I enjoy reading and writing typically leans toward the dark side, but I have been known to embrace lighter work, and humor, now and then. It just has to MOVE me. And I like to be surprised.
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The Planet Mercenary RPG

Posted: May 13, 2015 in External Promotion Tags: RPGs
The Planet Mercenary RPG

It’s time for another Kickstarter recommendation!

This time around is The Planet Mercenary RPG. This is Role Playing Game designed by two good friends of Elitist Book Reviews: Howard Tayler and Alan Bahr. Do those name sound familiar? They should. Howard Tayler is best known for his Schlock Mercenary webcomic. Alan Bahr is a game designer, and one of the reviewers here at EBR. Both are great friends, and great people.
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The Baen Big Book of Monsters

Posted: October 21, 2014 in External Promotion Tags: Baen
The Baen Big Book of Monsters

For our current book spotlight, I’m going big. It’s hard not to love stories about giant monsters. Seeing this recent rekindling of interest in them has made me a very happy man. THE BAEN BIG BOOK OF MONSTERS , edited by Hank Davis, is a terrific anthology that collects a bunch of classic giant monster stories from legends in the fields of speculative fiction and adds in a handful of new stories from current authors like Larry Correia, Sarah Hoyt… and Steven Diamond.
Wait, what? Maybe you are wondering if you read that right.
You totally did.
That’s me, baby. I managed to get accepted into this anthology. I’m super excited.
What this means is that I can’t review the collection. I’ll have someone else here at EBR do that eventually. But I couldn’t help but draw attention to this anthology. I’ve had a number of stories published in small press anthologies, but this is my first published large press story. It’s a big […]Read the rest of this post »

Blackguards

Posted: August 26, 2014 in External Promotion Tags: Kickstarter, Ragnarok
Blackguards

Well. Something new just popped up on Kickstarter. Have I said how much I love Kickstarter? It’s one of the best things to happen to the short-fiction market since… ever.
You know what else I love? I love assassin stories. Stories about thieves and rogues. You all know this. So over on Kickstarter is a new anthology from the awesome folks at Ragnarok Publications. This anthology goes by the title, BLACKGUARDS. All original fiction about assassins, mercs, and rogues. The list of authors is pretty awesome: Mark Lawrence, Carol Berg, John Gwynne, Django Wexler, etc, etc… Super awesome.
The Kickstarter campaign for it has been live for less than a day, and already they are closing in on 50% funded. But here is the main thing I know about Ragnarok Pub:
They are reliable.
When they say they are putting something together, they do it. They’ve done it before. Good folks. Reliable folks. Seriously, go support this Kickstarter. $10 gets you a copy. Of course, […]Read the rest of this post »

Elitist Book Review Presents: Blackguards

Posted: August 26, 2014 in External Promotion Tags: Dark Fantasy, Short Fiction

Well. Something new just popped up on Kickstarter. Have I said how much I love Kickstarter? It’s one of the best things to happen to the short-fiction market since… ever.

You know what else I love? I love assassin stories. Stories about thieves and rogues. You all know this. So over on Kickstarter is a new anthology from the awesome folks at Ragnarok Publications. This anthology goes by the title, BLACKGUARDS. All original fiction about assassins, mercs, and rogues. The list of authors is pretty awesome: Mark Lawrence, Carol Berg, Peter Orullian, John Gwynne, Django Wexler, etc, etc… Super awesome.
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Neverland’s Library – Kickstarter

Posted: October 28, 2013 in External Promotion
Neverland’s Library – Kickstarter

Update: Well, this project fell apart on Kickstarter, which is a huge bummer. I even offered to help out to keep it afloat, but I never got a response. The bright side is that everyone who contributed got their money back, and the project got saved by Ragnarok Publications. Those guys are awesome, and saved this amazing anthology from disappearing forever.

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