Scarred Lands Player’s Guide – Role-playing Game Review
 

Scarred Lands Player’s Guide

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Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #5: Fifth Seven to Fall
 

Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #5

Fifth Six to Fall

 
Paternus: Rise of Gods – Hardbacks Kickstarter – Ends Today!
 

Paternus: Rise of Gods

Hardbacks Kickstarter - Ends Today!

 

Browsing all articles tagged with ebooks.

So What’s The Fuss About Calibre?

So What’s The Fuss About Calibre? 

There’s a lot of discussion surrounding ebooks at the moment: about how they are going to kill the paperback, how they will revolutionise publishing, how they’ll never be as good as a real book, how they are the future whether we like it or not. Love them or loathe them, ebooks are here to stay. […]

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Traditional Publishing, Self-Publishing and The Pro Writer

Traditional Publishing, Self-Publishing and The Pro Writer 

Once upon a time, not long ago, there was ‘real’ publishing and vanity publishing. ‘Real’ publishing paid the author, and authors paid the vanity publisher. The lines were clear. Few self-published books made it across the threshold into legitimacy. Self-publishing carried a stigma, regardless of how well-written. My, how things have changed. Blame or credit […]

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Fantasy & Ebooks: Big in China!

Fantasy & Ebooks: Big in China! 

When you think of China it’s likely that images of dragons, spirits, magic, combat, swords and alternative states of consciousness come to mind; all the ingredients of a successful fantasy novel. This is likely to contrast heavily with the second image you’re likely to get, the birthing place of the majority of our affordable electronics […]

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Forms Of Fantasy

Forms Of Fantasy 

I haven’t written an article for Fantasy-Faction in a while and so, I thought I’d better start by saying something interesting. “As a fantasy/science-fiction fan you are deeply nostalgic and/or interested in the progression of our world.” Is that interesting? Well, I’m not sure, but what about if I chuck the words fantasy literature, science-fiction […]

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Amazon Policies Frustrating Fantasy Authors…Again

Amazon Policies Frustrating Fantasy Authors…Again 

Interesting article by Paste Magazine today on a kind of customer behaviour, which they refer to as “jerk-like”, whereby certain customers are choosing to return ebooks after they’ve read them (the entire thing, the whole way through) as a means to enjoy a free read at the author’s and publisher’s expense. The reason I found […]

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Is Pirating Books OK if you buy it later?

Is Pirating Books OK if you buy it later? 

I’ve been pointed to a post on Reddit.com that asks whether pirating ebooks (i.e. downloading them FREE off the Internet using illegal file sharing sites) is OK so long as you buy the book should you enjoy it. The post can be found here. Personally, my thoughts are NO! In 2013 this is a feeble […]

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Kindle Fire HD Review

Kindle Fire HD Review 

A few weeks back, I received an email asking if I wanted a free Kindle. Now, I’m sure that you, like me, get these kinds of emails on a daily basis. So, you’ll forgive me when I tell you that I was just about to delete the thing. Then, just as I was about to […]

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Maps And eReaders

Maps And eReaders 

“I wisely started with a map.” – J.R.R. Tolkien. Clearly ebook publishers ascribe to a different way of thinking. Does Amazon.com hate fantasy readers? Does Barnes & Noble? Kobo? Apple? I’m reasonably certain the answer is, again, no. But sometimes I do wonder. I would imagine fans of historical fiction and non-fiction history occasionally feel […]

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Return of the Novella: Ebooks and the Awkwardly Sized Novel

Return of the Novella: Ebooks and the Awkwardly Sized Novel 

Novelettes and novellas are two categories that, together, encompass the gap of awkward sized stories – between 7500 and 70,000 words (according to SFWA). Many classics are included under these twin umbrellas, but I’d like you to ask yourself a question: when did you last read one? For most of us, that will entail some […]

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Gollancz To Launch World’s Largest Digital SFF Library

Gollancz To Launch World’s Largest Digital SFF Library 

There is no doubt about it, Gollancz is the UK’s leading publisher of fantasy fiction. Just a quick browse of the fantasy shelves in WH Smiths or Waterstones will reveal an abundance of G’s standing proudly upon the book’s spines. I have to say that I am a massive fan of Gollancz’s titles. They really […]

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