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19 February 2013

Something Interesting (to me at any rate)

I know this is pretty dumb, but I just got totally jazzed when I discovered that my story from ARCANE II is one of three featured as representative of the anthology's weirdness at Cold Fusion Media's website. It has probably been there for weeks, but while searching for clues to when the print edition might be coming out, I happened to notice it. That's a thumbnail synopsis of "The Dubious Apotheosis of Baskin Gough" highlighted in blue in the screenshot. Part of what is exciting is that a lot of emphasis is placed on one-sentence summaries as both a test of story structure and a marketing tool, and having the editor choose mine to summarize makes me think that I did something right in that sprawling tangle of a story.

On a somewhat related note, I am currently working at getting some of my previously published stories whipped into shape for individual release in ebook format. The biggest challenge (and, I have to admit, the fun part) is putting together a professional-looking cover for each. Here is a mock-up of a cover for "Hard Winter," which I mentioned in my previous post. Any comments would be warmly appreciated.


Anonymous said...

I'm waiting on the Arcane print edition, too -- great tagline for your story! And a good-looking cover for your e-story, to boot. I've been doing the same for the past year -- selling previously published work on Amazon -- and I've really enjoyed the experience, getting my stuff out to a whole new audience.

Patrick McGinnity said...

Thanks Milo! I'm still trying to sort out the technical end of getting the cover and text formatted properly, but hopefully I'll be able to list this one soon. If you have any advice on programs or other ways to tackle that, I'd be glad to hear it.

I dig your covers, too, by the way. Especially Alienated's, though Beneath the Surface has a cool one too.