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Re: Contest Anthology 2016
« Reply #30 on: December 21, 2016, 01:57:20 AM »
Depends what the anthology is about. I'm reading 2016 Best SFF Novellas Anthology and it has ~530 pages.

Anyway, so far (without November and December) there are 38 stories. Assuming all of them reaches the limit of 1500 words (some don't), we have a total of 57k words.

Assuming manuscript format (250 words per page) we have a total of 228 pages. Of course, published stuff usually appears to have 300-350? So our anthology can range from 163 to 228 pages long, depending on the formatting.
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Re: Contest Anthology 2016
« Reply #31 on: December 21, 2016, 02:43:23 PM »
i just opened the rtf in word and looked at the count.  so far, we're at 52k words.  it'll probably end up around 62k-65k once we add the 1750-word time traveling stories and the top dragons.

so yeah, what lanko said.  probably about 200 pages in book format.


edit:  oh.  i forgot to add this bit about page count.  these are some popular ones on goodreads and are anywhere from 300-800.  so, ymmv, i guess.  *shrug*

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9633064-hexed
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20168816-rogues
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/77232.Legends
« Last Edit: December 21, 2016, 02:52:27 PM by m3mnoch »

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Re: Contest Anthology 2016
« Reply #32 on: December 22, 2016, 06:21:49 PM »
I like it @m3mnoch

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Re: Contest Anthology 2016
« Reply #33 on: December 29, 2016, 07:24:51 PM »
okey dokey.  i went ahead and finished up a sample book as sort of a test to see where the holes are.  it's kind of a mess in that it needs better formatting for the introduction on each month, the table of contents needs some work, some stylesheet polishing, actual metadata content, a real cover -- all of that before we dig into the individual story formatting.

*shrug*

it's kind of fun, tho.

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- Anthology Downloads -
standard epub:
http://m3mnoch.com/static/ff-books/2016-contest-anthology-2016-12-20.epub

kindle mobi:
http://m3mnoch.com/static/ff-books/2016-contest-anthology-2016-12-20.mobi

rich text document:
http://m3mnoch.com/static/ff-books/2016-contest-anthology-2016-12-20.rtf
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Bumping this to get input from those that haven't voice an opinion. Surprised there hasn't been more commentary on this. A few have already voice their's for Yay or Nay, so wanting to hear from the others out there.

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Re: Contest Anthology 2016
« Reply #34 on: December 29, 2016, 07:46:10 PM »
Bumping this to get input from those that haven't voice an opinion. Surprised there hasn't been more commentary on this. A few have already voice their's for Yay or Nay, so wanting to hear from the others out there.

I downloaded it to my Kindle Fire. Looks pretty slick! The only problem I can think of is possibly some concern with the rights for the images introducing each theme. For example, is it possible the Deadpool panel in the "Breaking the Fourth Wall" section might become a copyright problem (I'd guess it's Marvel's IP) if this ebook is distributed as a thank you for a donation to Fantasy-Faction?

It'd be nice to get a quick opinion from someone who knows legal laws in the UK. Since Fantasy-Faction is based there and the anthology would be a thank you for a UK citizen/site, I don't think US laws would apply, but I'm not a lawyer.

Also, it might be interesting to add a set of quick bios at the back of the anthology? A paragraph or so about each author and how you can find out more about them?

No worries or objections other than my lingering concerns about the low probability of legal issues. I'm actually really impressed that m3mnoch's script handles formatting this well!

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Re: Contest Anthology 2016
« Reply #35 on: December 29, 2016, 07:53:17 PM »
Thanks for bumping. This was posted during a time I was out of touch, so I didn;t see it.
Will now be taking a look!
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Re: Contest Anthology 2016
« Reply #36 on: December 29, 2016, 08:30:24 PM »
Bumping this to get input from those that haven't voice an opinion.
Nay.
I don't see the point of it. And I don't really want my story to be a part of it.

But don't let my withdrawal/absence stop you (as a whole) if you like the idea.
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Re: Contest Anthology 2016
« Reply #37 on: December 29, 2016, 08:35:59 PM »
I hadn't even noticed that I finished in the Top 3 and would even be included.  I am definitely all for this and agree that it should be used for donations to the site (either through Patreon or setup through some other way), the legal stuff I'll let people smarter than me figure that out.  I wouldn't mind having the chance to go back and make some minor grammar type edits (or more ideally have someone else look at it) but I want to make sure if we did that we kept within the spirit of the competition and only allow marginal word count increases.

Also, with regards to artwork I know we have several people post their art on the forum so maybe some of them would like to take a shot and come up with something for the monthly themes.
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Re: Contest Anthology 2016
« Reply #38 on: December 29, 2016, 08:38:38 PM »
Also, with regards to artwork I know we have several people post their art on the forum so maybe some of them would like to take a shot and come up with something the monthly themes.

Great idea!

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Re: Contest Anthology 2016
« Reply #39 on: December 29, 2016, 08:44:14 PM »
It be more work but I would like to see old fashioned illustrations at the start of the stories.we don't seem to do them anymore.
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Re: Contest Anthology 2016
« Reply #40 on: December 29, 2016, 09:20:31 PM »
Happy for ours to be included, and we'd love to make the cover!  :P
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Re: Contest Anthology 2016
« Reply #41 on: December 29, 2016, 09:26:42 PM »
I gave my opinion already!!
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Re: Contest Anthology 2016
« Reply #42 on: December 29, 2016, 09:55:58 PM »
Yeah, I'm cool with my stories being included in this too.
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Re: Contest Anthology 2016
« Reply #43 on: December 29, 2016, 10:05:28 PM »
I gave my opinion already!!

You shouldn't be so quietly reserved be a loudmouth like umm m3m  ;D
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Re: Contest Anthology 2016
« Reply #44 on: December 29, 2016, 10:08:56 PM »
I will vote yes.
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