Archive for March, 2011

#17 with a Bullet: 20 Years Later Author Emma Newman

Posted in 20 Years Later, authors, Emma Newman, meet the author with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 24, 2011 by MRL

Emma Newman

When I was a kid, my mom was a reporter at the local daily paper in the small Central Texas town where I grew up. Back then, they were still using hot lead to set the type of the newspaper. So, given the fact that the vast majority of printing today is digital from PDF files, more technological change has taken place in the design/printing field in the last 15 years than in previous hundred . . . and significantly more than in the 400 years before that.

At the same time, though, to point out the obvious, the Internet has changed the nature/scope of communication to the same degree. When Dystopia Press first got on Twitter, we got to know Emma Newman as she was our 17th follower. And, as well, she was one of the first people to submit¬† a manuscript to us. Given that she’s based out of the UK (and we’re in Texas), it’s kudos all around to the Internet as her YA post-apocalyptic novel 20 Years Later will be the first title released by Dystopia Press.

Recently, Emma shared some thoughts her thoughts on books, writing, and the writing life.

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Weekly Links Roundup (3/7-3/13/2011)

Posted in 20 Years Later, authors, Emma Newman, weekly links on March 13, 2011 by MRL

Once again, the post-apocalyptic elves have been working furiously at the Dystopia Press home office/compound. While much of our time has been spent closing out the final pre-press work on Emma Newman‘s 20 Years Later, we did find time to upload a PDF of the first five chapters of 20YL here. In the next few weeks, we’ll make this sample available via the nifty interfaces at Issuu and Scribd as well.

Links of note below for this week include a great fundraiser for the  Red Cross which is even more timely than ever!

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Writers for the Red Cross Auction 2011

Posted in authors, book covers, bookstores, design & layout, recommended publishing resources with tags , , , on March 12, 2011 by MRL

I came across the Writers for the Red Cross 2011 Auction a little late—it goes on for five weeks and I discovered it in the middle of of week 2 thanks to a tweet by Steve Tiano that he’s auctioning off the layout of a book in week 3—but for anyone with an interest/connection to books, there are plenty of great items/services to bid on.

And, with everything that’s going on currently in Japan, it’s more timely than ever to donate to organizations that respond to disasters/calamities around the world.

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Weekly Links Roundup (2/28-3/6/2011)

Posted in 20 Years Later, acquisitions, apps, Emma Newman, movies, weekly links with tags , , , , on March 6, 2011 by MRL

It’s been another busy week at the Dystopia Press home office. Pre-press work on Emma Newman‘s 20 Years Later is just about done and the marketing efforts continue to ramp up. (In the very near future we’ll be posting the first five chapters for everyone to read in addition to an online media/press kit.) In other news, we’re currently in negotiations for the rights to what we hope will be our next book . . . more on that as it develops.

But, back to the task at hand, here’s our weekly list of links you should check out.

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The PipClock: A Post-Apocalyptic App You Can Use

Posted in apps, fan generated content, iPhone, video games, world of depleted with tags , , on March 5, 2011 by MRL

I will be the first to admit that when it comes to technology and gadgets I am a late adopter. We had dial-up at the DP home office until about three years ago and I had a pay-as-you go $15 a month cell phone for the last two years—after never having had a cell phone before that—because, after all, the Interwebs and cell phones . . . did they really have a future or were they just fads?

Needless to say, it took me forever to get an iPhone—and even then, it was the Dystopia Press CFO who got me one for my birthday in January—and so I waited long enough to get the fourth generation. However, when it came to buying my very first app (and after browsing around endlessly trying to decide if I really wanted Angry Birds or not), it was a no-brainer what that inaugural app was going to be once I saw . . . the PipClock.

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