I know I’m swimming against the current on this one. The voice of experience tells me that anthologies aren't big sellers and the oxymoronically-labeled long short story is arguably one of the most unloved forms in the publishing family. While these observations may be true for traditional publishers, I’m not a traditionalist and I plan to experiment with business models and marketing approaches to create platforms that work for my publishing niche--short stories.
My initial goals are modest--publish one Far Orbit science fiction anthology per year. Along the way, I’ll be experimenting with single-story publishing and creating themed short story collections. To help me move forward more quickly, I hired publishing consultant Eileen Wiedbrauk to handle book building and cover designs. She also created our logo and custom web page. Eileen was the editor-in-chief of Worldweaver Press for four years.
Well, that’s the big news for now. I'm still available for guest editor gigs and other freelance publishing activities, but Pushpin Books is my new WIP. You can follow the the travails of the little pushpin that could on our website, and twitter feeds. It's gonna be fun!
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