Madeleine Robins November 2nd, 2009
Almost a year ago a bunch of writers got together and, to borrow a line from some 1940s musicals, said, “Hey, we have a barn! Let’s put on a show.” Translation: twenty or so of us decided that, with our various talents, our backlists, and our increasing concern about the shape of publishing and our place in it, we were going to try something new. Thus, Book View Cafe was born: a website where readers can find short and long fiction by name authors, for free or for a nominal fee. In the nearly one year since then, the Cafe has added some authors and gained almost 1500 subscribers. The site generates 700,000 hits a month (!), we’ve promoted new releases by various of our authors with blog posts and Twitter-fic contests. And now, BVC announces the creation of Book View Press and its first e-publication: an anthology of new and reprint SF: Rocket Boy and the Geek Girls.
BOOK VIEW CAFÉ LAUNCHES ROCKET BOY AND THE GEEK GIRLS
Book View Café, the Internet’s only professional author cooperative announces the creation of Book View Press. Book View Press will expand the Café authors’ mission of bringing the best online fiction to the readers by bringing new work ready-to-read on the most popular ebook devices, including the Amazon Kindle, the Sony eReader and a variety of cell phones.
This group of award-winning and best-selling authors is launching their new press with a its first science fiction anthology: ROCKET BOY AND THE GEEK GIRLS. A collection of rare reprints, hard-to-find favorites and bold new tales by some of SFs finest authors including Vonda N. McIntyre, Katherine Kerr, Judith Tarr, P.R. Frost, Patricia G. Nagle, Amy Sterling Casil, and Maya Kaatherine Bohnhoff.
Rocket Boy and the Geek Girls is available at http://bit.ly/rgr4K for the Kindle version and http://www.bookviewcafe.com/index.php/BVC-eBookstore/ for other formats including pdf, mobi, prc, lit, lrf, epub.
To celebrate the launch of Rocket Boy, BVC is holding a TwitterFic contest. For details visit the BVC website: http://www.bookviewcafe.com
For info contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
I have a story, “Abelard’s Kiss,” in the anthology, but that’s not the only reason to check it out. Deep Genre’s Katherine Kerr is in the anthology too. And in the spring we’ll be bringing out a companion e-anthology full of great new and reprint fantasy stories. It’s good reading, available in most electronic formats.
Hey: BVC may not be the future of publishing, but it’s one version, and it’s here now. We, as writers, decided to take control of a small patch of our destiny and a small patch of the internet. Come check it out!