Seinen Manga: Maturity in Japanese Manga
 

Seinen Manga: Maturity in Japanese Manga

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Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff
 

Godsgrave

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Matthew De Abaitua Interview – The Red Men US Release
 

Matthew De Abaitua

Interview - The Red Men US Release

 

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The Path of Flames by Phil Tucker

The Path of Flames by Phil Tucker
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Just when I thought I wouldn’t soon read an indie fantasy book as beautifully crafted as Alec Hutson’s Crimson Queen, I was pleasantly surprised by Phil Tucker’s The Path of Flames. I’d known about The Path of Flames since its release, and had followed Tucker’s meteoric fantasy debut and subsequent releases; but, like my experience with Crimson […]

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The Wolf of Oren-yaro by K. S. Villoso – Cover Reveal

The Wolf of Oren-yaro by K. S. Villoso – Cover Reveal 

Today we have author K. S. Villoso with us to talk about her upcoming release, The Wolf of Oren-yaro. I write no-holds-barred character-driven epic fantasy. My stories are usually set in a fully realized fantasy world heavily influenced by Asian cultures (though it also has plenty of the usual fantasy staples), with developed characters and […]

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THOSE BRAVE, FOOLISH SOULS FROM THE CITY OF SWORDS by Benedict Patrick – Cover Reveal

THOSE BRAVE, FOOLISH SOULS FROM THE CITY OF SWORDS by Benedict Patrick – Cover Reveal 

Here at Fantasy-Faction we’ve had the pleasure and privilege of hosting an entire bunch of gorgeous cover reveals for indie authors. Look at these bad boys as examples of those we’ve hosted just within the last twelve months (not to mention The Midnight Dunes just yesterday!): The Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off (SPFBO) cover contest is also doing […]

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How To Self-Publish

How To Self-Publish 

This one has been bubbling up for a while… Over the last few months, various discussions have erupted around the subject of self-publishing, specifically how it should be done. There have also been a few blog posts on the subject. There’s been a lot of banter. Mostly friendly, but it has got heated in places. […]

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Cover Reveal for MOTHER OF HERETICS by T. A. Miles

Cover Reveal for MOTHER OF HERETICS by T. A. Miles 

I exist in a brightly lit darkness, and so do my characters. I write horrific monsters, in decaying or threatened environments, harassing gender-ambiguous lovelies who fight back.  Especially featuring that theme is my current Enthraller trilogy, which is part of the overarching series, Bastards of the Gods. Enthraller is a story that was inspired by […]

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Angela Bole Interview – Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA)

Angela Bole Interview – Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) 

The Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), based in the United States, has served independent publishers and self-published authors since 1983. The organization is one of the few to serve this market, providing a wide-range of opportunities for its over 3,000 members. Today, I am excited to introduce Angela Bole, the Chief Executive Officer of IBPA, […]

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10 Tips for Self-Published Authors

10 Tips for Self-Published Authors 

In publishing there are outliers who release a book straight to the top of the charts, but they are few and far between. Happily, you don’t need this to happen to be able to make a full time living from writing—the slow build to a solid platform is equally viable, albeit longer in the making. […]

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How The Other Half Successfully Self-Publish

How The Other Half Successfully Self-Publish 

Uncle Mike has some things to say, people, and you’re not prying this karaoke mic from his hand until he’s done. Is this thing on? Right, okay. Hello. My name is Michael McClung, but for the duration of this little talk, you can think of me as Uncle Mike. In the self publishing world, I’m […]

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The SPFBO: Introducing Round One!

The SPFBO: Introducing Round One! 

So, here we are again. The Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off (#SPFBO) 3 is set to begin on July 1! Read all about it on Mark Lawrence’s blog, or check out our own announcement here. For now, here’s a rundown of how Fantasy-Faction will be handling Round One. As you know, 300 competing titles have now been […]

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The Emerald Blade by Steven Kelliher

The Emerald Blade by Steven Kelliher
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Eight months ago, I wrote a (fairly critical) review of Valley of Embers, the first book in Steven Kelliher’s Landkist cycle. Kelliher’s debut, I felt, had a solid and interesting premise which was somewhat let down by its execution. However, I also felt that: ‘. . . the more successful indie authors are those who […]

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The Writer’s Plague

The Writer’s Plague 

If you are a booklover who didn’t die before 1997, I would wager you have difficulty finding a decent story among the piles of…muck. In the past twenty years, authors—henceforth known as the Infected—have emerged, plague-ridden, with what we will collectively call the writing bug. While I try to remain optimistic, I cannot say this […]

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Self-Published Fantasy: How the SPFBO is Revitalising SFF

Self-Published Fantasy: How the SPFBO is Revitalising SFF 

With the exciting kick-off of the THIRD Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off (#SPFBO) already underway, I thought I’d share some thoughts about the complexities of self-publishing and how Mark Lawrence’s SPFBO initiative is shaking up not only the medium, but also the genre itself. (An older, less awesome version of this article can be found here.) Self-published […]

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