Today the Dragon Wins

"Today the Dragon Wins" offers information from Fantasy Author and Professional Editor Sandy Lender. You'll also find dragons, wizards, sorcerers, and other fantasy elements necessary for a fabulous story, if you know where to look...

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Sandy Lender is the editor of an international trade publication and the author of the fantasy novels Choices Meant for Gods and Choices Meant for Kings, available from ArcheBooks Publishing, and the series-supporting chapbook, What Choices We Made.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Wolf's Bits
A more technical talk about Garden City

The collection of fiction from Jamieson Wolf entitled Garden City will be the focus of his interview here at The Dragon tomorrow. If you peruse the Garden City Review from yesterday, you'll find that the collection features character vignettes from a fictional/fantasy community where Wolf's imagination brings elements of the supernatural flawlessly into the "real world".

Here's the technical aspect for you. Garden City is an eBook comprising 133 pages. It contains 20 stories ranging in word count from quick to grab-a-cup-of-hot-cocoa-and-relax-for-a-little-while-you-deserve-it-after-a-long-day.

But I want to go to the eBook aspect for a moment because, as far as I'm concerned, it takes a bit of moxie to publish a book electronically. I mean, only 1 percent of the 196 million readers in the United States will purchase, download, and read an electronic book, according to Bob Gelinas, co-owner and editor/publisher of ArcheBooks Publishing, Las Vegas, Nev. At first, you may wonder if it's worth the effort to go after that marketplace. If you think about it long enough, you realize, that's a pretty sizeable group of people willing to spend dollars for your product. Let's go get 'em!

Wolf visits The Dragon tomorrow during his blog tour. He can answer questions concerning traditional publishing, which he experiences with his fiction novel Hope Falls, and e-publishing and self-publishing, which he has experienced with his fiction novels Electric Pink, Electric Red, and Garden City, and with his non-fiction novel Finding the Muse. Join us!

"Some days, you just want the dragon to win."

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