It is with great pleasure that I announce a couple of things. One, now that the writing population is slowly starting to embrace the digital age, this site will not only act as a homepage and plug-page for magazines and upcoming science fiction, fantasy and horror venues, but also be a store. You will be able to buy and then download short stories, novelettes, and novellas — most brand new, no reprints — from yours truly. I am open to further freelancing, networking, and marketing with other authors if they too would like to be a part of this store (like trading purchase info links). I advertise you, you advertise me. I sell your work, you sell mine. With that said, stay tuned to this site between now and mostly 2010. The future may be digital, but it still looks good from where I’m at.
This site will also act as the occasional home of the “short story review”, the science fiction media news source and, later down the road, a new and unique kind of cross-marketing, branding-upon-branding, product placement and more. To be honest, I’m surprised most bigger houses haven’t jumped on a similar bandwagon yet. Who knows, maybe it’s because the economy is still shoddy. It’s what will also hopefully help fund the new venture come 2011. I’d have to say that 2010 will also see an end to a majority of all print-related periodicals in “genre” featuring my stories in it. I’ve been informed that 2011 would be a sort of conversion stage. Or a few months after Kindle 3 comes out and prices on readers drop. Whichever comes first. Oh well. However…
The best part of all this is you will be able to go to places like Mobipocket, Fictionwise, and Amazon. You will be able to own my works on such reading devices as the Sony eReader, Kindle, Jetbook, iTouch, and so much more. Matter of fact, my first e-title will be debuting shortly. So stay tuned to the tab at the top of this page, entitled: “eBooks & Kindle”.
Lawrence R. Dagstine
Edited to Add: Fresh Blood Contest also coming soon…
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