TIMELY UPDATES


So, we have a number of deadlines approaching that you might want to know about.

Contest Updates

The Side of Good / The Side of Evil Good Reads Giveaway – This ends in less than two days. Don’t miss your chance to win one of three autographed copies of the book.

Author Spotlight Contest – Danielle Ackley-McPhail – 10 days left to get a free ebooks.

This is how it works:

  1. Between now and 12/25, take a look at my GoodReads profile
  2. Decide which book of mine you would most like to read
  3. In the comments at the bottom of the profile page tell me which book that is and why. There will be a special surprise for the person who leaves me the best or most creative reason why.

If I have the electronic files for that book in my possession and permission to circulate it, you get a free copy (formats may be limited).

If you leave a review of it when you are done, you can choose a second book under the same terms.

December Flash Fiction Contest – I Want to Believe… – Two weeks left to submit your entry into this month’s flash fiction contest.

In the popular TV series The X-Files, on December 22, 2012 the aliens invade Earth. In tribute to that monumental…if miscalled event…tell us your tales of alien invasion in 2012 words or less.

Submission Deadline: December 31. Entries should be mailed to especbooks@aol.com as a .doc, .docx, or .rtf attachment. Please include your name, story title, and contact information in your document. If we cannot identify your entry from the file you will be disqualified. Reprints (with proper citation) are acceptable if they meet the terms of the contest, but original fiction is preferred. Winning entry will be published on the eSpec Books blog and the winner will receive a free ebook copy of the eSpec Books title of their choice.

Visit http://www.especbooks.com for a list of titles.

 

Production Updates

The Weird Wild West – We are in the final stages of production. The artwork has been completed, the book is typeset, and the galley proofs have gone out to the authors. We expect to go to press by the end of the week. eBooks will distribute by the end of the month and we expect print books early in January. We thank you all for your patience.

NEW PROJECT ALERT – Gaslight and Grimm: Steampunk Faerie Tales – There isn’t much there yet, but we are preparing for our next Kickstarter campaign to fun a great new anthology of steampunk faerie tales. This is a resurrection of a project we were working on for another publisher some years ago but fell through so we are happy to say that nearly all the preliminary work is done on the stories and we anticipate the book will be out by March, once the project is funded. Authors on the project include: James Chambers, Jean Marie Ward, Jonah Knight, Elaine Corvidae, Bernie Mojzes, David Lee Summers, Jeff Young, Kelly A. Harmon, Christine Norris, Danny Birt, and Diana Bastine. The campaign will go live on January 5th. We hope you will use the link on the preview page to schedule a reminder.

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