Posts Tagged ‘Publishing’

Today begins an auspicious new day for Threat Quality Press, as we begin publishing the first volume of Sword of Savonarola, by Chris Braak.  Rather than an epic series of stand-alone novels that, when strung together, constitute a very long story, Sword of Savonarola is one very long story that is conveniently divided into seven different books.

The first book is The Man with the Red Right Hand.  Chapter One can be found here.  New chapters will post every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday through the end of December.  However, at ANY TIME you will be able to purchase the entire book from Amazon in ELECTRONIC FORM:

book cover

So. If you’re patient, you can read the whole thing for free. If you’re excited about it, and you’ve got a spare three dollars, you can read the whole thing at once. As you can see, we’re trying something a little different with this, and if you are interested, we’re going to explain the theory here.

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Brass Knuckle Books

Posted: August 19, 2011 in Braak
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Brass Knuckle Books

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Numbers

Posted: December 3, 2010 in Braak
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Between the three books (The Translated Man, The Translated Man and Other Stories, and Mr. Stitch), if you count the sales this month and the stuff that I managed to move at this and last year’s PhilCon, I have sold a total of about 900 copies.

This is, obviously, not enough to make a living.  But I remain optimistic.

Authors and Self-Promotion

Posted: November 12, 2010 in books, Braak
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Here’s an interesting bit about writing and self-promotion by Betsy Lerner.  Her general point — that authors have to work to promote their book, and that getting published isn’t a guarantee of getting noticed is well-taken, and true.  What would be the point of creating a beautiful store with a fine logo, and then just waiting for your audience to come by?

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ON SELF PUBLISHING:

the-translated-man-cover-picOkay, I have an announcement.  As of today (technically, as of Wednesday), Threat Quality Press is, technically, an IMPRINT.  This means that you will now be able to purchase books, written by your two favorite internet diarists (I like “diarist” better than “blogger” because it sounds about a million times classier).  The first book, my novel The Translated Man, is now available for purchase on our second new page “The Press.”  For obvious reasons, you should buy it.  But let’s also take a minute and talk about self-publishing, because I have a feeling that this is going to be a significant thing in a few years.

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