April 9th, 2005, 03:56 AM
Originally Posted by Radthorne
Well Kevin, small press aren't the only ones who don't get reviewed in Locus. Like all magazines of their ilk, what is reviewed is entirely in the hands of the interests/tastes of the reviewers.
You're welcome to litter your impressions here!
April 9th, 2005, 04:37 AM
I AM too a mod!
Ahem... "I" got my short story in ASIM reviewed in Locus... favourably!
It was my one moment of fame... humour me.
April 9th, 2005, 10:02 PM
It's a great thing to be reviewed in Locus, Bren.
Originally Posted by Rocket Sheep
It's also not the end of the world if you're not
April 9th, 2005, 10:18 PM
Ah, the trials and tribulations of small press publication! Kevin and I could talk alot about this. But honestly, it has its benefits too. The road is harder for sure. But at least, as he already mentioned, you have a much longer period of time in which to create a name for yourself.
I think a publicist can really help. They can organize things and send out mailings. They can call bookstores and venues and try to set up tours that you might be uncomfortable doing yourself. I can't peddle my self well. I am really bad a self promotion. My heart leaps to my throat and my pulse quickens when I have to call an event manager at a store and tell them about myself and my books.
I agree that a publicist can't create buzz. It won't ring true if they try. But they can put together marketing kits and publicity packages. If you are with a small press and their marketing budget is small, then you can supplement it in this way. If stores don't know you exist, then they won't buy your books.
I am not sure why Locus is so reluctant to review small press titles. There are some wonderful small presses today, and even in the past there were always some great ones. A review in Locus, even a mediocre on, usually gets your books into Barnes and Noble. That's just the way it is.
April 9th, 2005, 11:12 PM
Books of Pellinor
I had to look up what Locus was
But now I have found out, I'll humour away...congrats! They seem to feature a lot of Australian stuff...
April 9th, 2005, 11:29 PM
I AM too a mod!
Yes, they're not reluctant when it comes to semi-pro magazines.
May 12th, 2005, 04:02 PM
Hi Jac and Sammie,
just thought I'd let you know that Crash Deluxe is out in about three weeks in the UK (September in Oz). Hope you've got crash helmets...
June 28th, 2005, 04:36 PM
I just reread Nylon Angel, before sending it out to some bookclub-members in Holland. My copy of the book will take a tour through Holland. I couldn't resist picking up Code Noir tonight. I've read all evening and I just read the last page. It was again one big roller coaster, LOVED it. God, and I love Parrish, what a character.
I hope my bookclubmembers will like the books too. So exciting. Will be trying to get my hands on book three now....
God, I loved Code Noir.....
June 28th, 2005, 06:03 PM
Originally Posted by Phedre
how SUPER cool!
I hope your bookclub like it as well. Thanks for thinking of me and sending it out.
Do many people use Bookcrossing? I see it on google a lot but I had never heard of it before.
July 18th, 2005, 07:19 AM
It's extremely big, apparently. But a lot of the books that are 'set free' into the world aren't correctly adopted and just dissapear from the streets into someones bookcase or someone garbage bin
That's why I'm not setting books free on the streets, but just share them (and not all of them) with members of the bookclub. This way I am sure they are read, they are appreciated and they don't get lost.
I am planning to do some Bookcrossing though, I actually found a BC-book last year, but it's pretty hard to find a place where the book has good chances at being picked up by an interested reader.