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Re: Science Fiction Anthology Call - Entries Closed
« Reply #125 on: November 24, 2016, 02:27:22 am »
A few days to go to release and the pre-orders are mounting up.
We have been maintaining a place in the top 20 in Kindle AU > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Short Stories for a while and last night broke the top 40 in Kindle US > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Anthologies & Short Stories.

If anyone has a newsletter going out in December and feels like including a bit about The Newcomer, all the authors would be very grateful.

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    Re: Science Fiction Anthology - Release 28 November 2016
    « Reply #126 on: November 24, 2016, 02:32:44 am »
    Original thread post (copied here for posterity):

    Now that the entries for the multi-genre anthology are closed, I thought I'd sound out the interest in a scifi anthology.
    The theme (and probably title of the collection) is 'The Newcomer'. It could be an alien arrival, a transfer into a space marine platoon, the Genesis of a species, whatever. Anything within the broader science fiction genre is welcome, though in the interests of not getting hidden by Amazon we'd need to avoid outright erotica.
    The focus of the project will be on exposure for the participating authors. Each story will be immediately followed by a short 'about the author' and two links - one to their mailing list signup and one to their homepage (I would encourage participants to set up a unique landing page for these so they can track conversion). As all the stories will be scifi, this should help generate targeted also-boughts.
    Profits from the sales will go towards paying off the setup (cover, proofreading, formatting etc) and ongoing advertising costs.

    Entries should be between 2500 and 7500 words. As long as they are available to publish, they could have been already released somewhere else, though new pieces would have priority. They can be completely one-off stories, or introductions to series as long as they have a self-contained storyline.
    I can't guarantee that all entries will be included. You can submit more than one story, but I won't choose more than one per author to be included. I am aiming for 15-20 quality pieces that work well together and avoid covering too much of the same ground.
    If anyone would like to submit a cover for consideration, they will be considered too. If chosen, they would receive the same benefits as an author in the project (ie. an 'about the artist' page with links).

    I am aiming for a Christmas release to take advantage of new Kindles being received as presents. The deadline for entries will thus be 2359 31 October 2016 (please note that I am in the UK, so all times will be GMT). You can submit your entry at NOW CLOSED.

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    Re: Science Fiction Anthology - Release 28 November 2016
    « Reply #127 on: November 24, 2016, 04:59:49 am »
    Like the cover, like the release date, getting blog post/tweet/etc ready to announce the book! Yippee!

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    Re: Science Fiction Anthology - Release 28 November 2016
    « Reply #128 on: November 26, 2016, 12:45:35 am »
    The paperback is now available from https://www.amazon.com/dp/0995511012. There is still time to get it for someone for Christmas. As a special KBoards offer, you can get it from https://www.createspace.com/6719688 and use discount code Z7DHB4LP to get $1 off the list price.


    Once the ebook comes out on Monday it will be in the mathcbook program, so if you've bought the paperback from Amazon you can get the Kindle version for free. Perfect if you want to give the book as a present and read the ebook yourself!

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    Re: Science Fiction Anthology - Release 28 November 2016
    « Reply #129 on: November 27, 2016, 12:53:27 am »
    The links are now ready on the book page http://www.alasdairshaw.co.uk/thenewcomer/ ready for tomorrow's release.
    If you have a spare moment, please could you have a look to check it is all working for you?

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    Re: Science Fiction Anthology - Release 28 November 2016
    « Reply #130 on: November 27, 2016, 02:45:28 pm »
    We've hit #22 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Anthologies & Short Stories on the strength of preorders already.
    It releases tomorrow. Let's see how high this can go over the next week...

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    Re: Science Fiction Anthology - Release 28 November 2016
    « Reply #131 on: November 28, 2016, 08:02:00 am »
    We've hit #22 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Anthologies & Short Stories on the strength of preorders already.
    It releases tomorrow. Let's see how high this can go over the next week...
    Just sent out my newsletter and had Facebook posts/blog posts go out about it :-)

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    Re: Science Fiction Anthology - Release 28 November 2016
    « Reply #132 on: November 28, 2016, 12:11:57 pm »
    Three reviews just popped up this evening. Two are 5* and one is 3*.
    One of the 5* is a verified purchase from a 'Top 100' 'Vine Voice' 'Hall of Fame' reviewer.

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    Re: Science Fiction Anthology - Release 28 November 2016
    « Reply #133 on: November 29, 2016, 10:32:08 am »
    Got my first mailing list sign-up from the book this morning. Very happy!

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    Re: Science Fiction Anthology - Release 28 November 2016
    « Reply #134 on: December 01, 2016, 05:55:10 am »
    I blasted it out yesterday. Looks like we are at six reviews now, too.


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    Re: Science Fiction Anthology - Release 28 November 2016
    « Reply #135 on: December 01, 2016, 09:46:45 am »
    Alasdair,

    Let me add, also, that your hard work on this has been inspiring to watch. I really appreciate being included in this anthology, and the effort you and others have put behind it so far.


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    Re: Science Fiction Anthology - Release 28 November 2016
    « Reply #136 on: December 01, 2016, 10:02:01 am »
    Thank you.

    It was featured on the Speculative Fiction Showcase today.
    http://indiespecfic.blogspot.co.uk/2016/12/the-newcomer-edited-by-alasdair-shaw.html

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    Re: Science Fiction Anthology - Released 28 November 2016
    « Reply #137 on: December 01, 2016, 10:13:21 am »
    2 of our goodread reviews came from my readers!  I havent checked the amazon ones yet, but the one rather nice lady said she had posted there as well.
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    Re: Science Fiction Anthology - Released 28 November 2016
    « Reply #138 on: December 01, 2016, 10:32:34 am »
    Ooh, yes. Now you've reminded me about Goodreads...
    It managed to automatically identify some of the authors. If it hasn't appeared on your list of books yet, you may have to ask a librarian. There is a thread at the bottom of the book's listing.

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    Re: Science Fiction Anthology - Released 28 November 2016
    « Reply #139 on: December 01, 2016, 10:36:32 am »
    Kay and Sue also left reviews on Amazon!
    Yay!
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    Re: Science Fiction Anthology - Released 28 November 2016
    « Reply #140 on: December 03, 2016, 08:09:56 am »
    Sorry its taken a while but I now have some regular tweets going out for the Newcomer. My newsletter went out about it on the 28th and I've included a link to it in my more recent newsletter too (I had another release scheduled in). I'll include links in any other newsletters that go out soon too!

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    Re: Science Fiction Anthology - Released 28 November 2016
    « Reply #141 on: December 04, 2016, 11:27:32 am »
    I've added it to iAuthor - http://www.iauthor.uk.com/:23100
    If you are a member, please like and recommend it.

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    Re: Science Fiction Anthology - Released 28 November 2016
    « Reply #142 on: December 04, 2016, 05:25:17 pm »
    All my correspondence went out this week. I've been pleased to see this thing selling consistently, and now we're up to seven reviews. Very nice. You folks are reminding me that I still have a ton to learn on the marketing side of the house.


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    Re: Science Fiction Anthology - Released 28 November 2016
    « Reply #143 on: March 08, 2017, 05:29:23 am »
    I have just decided to run another anthology. I've started a new thread for it at https://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,248404.0.html

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    Re: Science Fiction Anthology - Released 28 November 2016
    « Reply #144 on: April 23, 2017, 02:51:28 am »
    Significant day today. The Newcomer just passed 1000 sales.

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    Re: Science Fiction Anthology - Released 28 November 2016
    « Reply #145 on: April 23, 2017, 05:08:02 am »
    Significant day today. The Newcomer just passed 1000 sales.

    Awesome!


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