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CasperPearl
03-18-2011, 01:55 AM
Hello everyone,


I'm excited to share with you The Memory Eater: Stories that Erase the Past to Save the Future. This science fiction-inspired anthology consists of 27 uniquely written and illustrated stories based on a futuristic device with the ability to locate and destroy any memory in the human mind. Each of 27 authors wrote an original story around the concept, and 27 artists contributed a companion original piece of art for the stories.

The anthology was pitched to select publishers with positive feedback, but ultimately, I decided to take advantage of the evolving book publishing landscape and retain control over the book publication and distribution by raising the funds to self-publish. Today marks the launch of the Kickstarter.com fundraising campaign to raise funds to publish The Memory Eater, which is ready to print right now!

Kickstarter is a unique Internet funding platform for creative projects by writers, musicians, artists, designers, filmmakers and visionaries of all kinds. Artists post an in-depth profile of their creative work and ask interested people to pledge a donation over a short period to reach a funding goal. If the goal is reached, the pledges are funded, and the artist can help bring their creative project to life.

Please visit The Memory Eater fundraising campaign at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/875080901/the-memory-eater-anthology and support the project. The page includes a project introduction video, story and art samples and links to several contributor web sites. The platform offers several pledge levels ranging from $1-$300 with rewards attached to each donation. Rewards run the gamut from written acknowledgement in the anthology, to free books, to bookmarks and T-shirts, to custom created, artist-signed The Memory Eater artwork on canvas. Pledges are not collected (via PayPal or credit card) unless and until the project goal of $4,250 is reached in the 40-day campaign period.

The Memory Eater's Kickstarter campaign runs through May 12, 2012. For further information about The Memory Eater anthology, visit my blog at www.anthologies2011.blogspot.com (http://www.anthologies2011.blogspot.com/); http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Memory-Eater-Anthology (http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Memory-Eater-Anthology); and Twitter at @TheMemoryEater.

Thank you for checking out the campaign and for your support of my work!


Best,
C. P.

CasperPearl
03-26-2011, 03:27 AM
Bump:)

pangalactic
03-26-2011, 03:39 AM
Hi CasperPearl, welcome to AW!

A couple of questions, if that's alright?



What is the payscale for stories that are accepted? Just seen the part about splitting an equal amount of the profits.
What rights are you buying, and how long for?
Is this a print or e-publication, or both?
What kind of publicity/marketing support will the anthology be given?
When you say 'every genre' - does that include erotica/porn, and what are the limits for such stories if so?

That's all I can think of right now (it's prety late here :e2yawn:), but I'm sure other people will be along with more.

It sounds like an interesting concept though!

Zefiris
03-26-2011, 04:28 AM
This sounds like a fun concept for an Anthology :)

May give it a go and submit if I think up any good ideas for it!

CasperPearl
03-26-2011, 04:51 AM
Hey pangalactic, great questions. Yes, to all of them:)

1. What rights are you buying, and how long for?
I'll ask for exclusivity for 6 months, non-exclusive Electronic and Audio Rights, World English-Language Anthology Rights and First Foreign-Language Rights.

2. Is this a print or e-publication, or both?
I'm aiming for print-on-demand followed by e-book editions.

3. What kind of publicity/marketing support will the anthology be given?
While I do have some connections in the publishing world, many in the online writing community, and several at a local media outlet, the main focus of this anthology will be a group effort.

The plan is to target one specific date (to be determined later) for everyone to buy the anthology on Amazon. Think of it as a huge fundraising event. The hope is that we can sell enough to reach #1 on the sales charts, or high enough on the list to catch the public's eye. If we can get it that far, the rest will be downhill. I'm confident in the idea—it's just making it into the spotlight which will be the hard part.

But other than that, I'll put as much into promoting this idea after it's published as I am right now, which is a lot:)

4. When you say 'every genre' - does that include erotica/porn, and what are the limits for such stories if so?
I'm looking strictly for quality. I don't want to limit anyone in what they submit. That's why there are no word/genre limitations.

One thing to note is, I'm going to be completely honest through this entire process. I'm not here to trick or fool anyone, and I want everyone to have a clear understanding of what I plan to do. I'm a writer too, and the plan is to promote great writing.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask.

CasperPearl
03-30-2011, 10:43 PM
Bump

Domoviye
03-31-2011, 03:34 PM
I'm interested, I've got a story idea for it now.

CasperPearl
03-31-2011, 04:12 PM
I'm interested, I've got a story idea for it now.

Can't wait to read it:)

shelley
03-31-2011, 05:12 PM
Are there any limitations to whom you accept stories from?
I have never been published, but I write a lot and I actually thought of a pretty good idea (In my opinion always) I'd like to submit. Is that ok?

CasperPearl
03-31-2011, 11:03 PM
Are there any limitations to whom you accept stories from?
I have never been published, but I write a lot and I actually thought of a pretty good idea (In my opinion always) I'd like to submit. Is that ok?

Definitely! I'm trying to encourage anyone and everyone to submit. I'm looking for the best stories, not the best background, so that's why I don't ask for a cover letter or qualifications.

shelley
03-31-2011, 11:15 PM
Great! I already started working on it!

Manuel Royal
04-01-2011, 12:47 AM
3. What kind of publicity/marketing support will the anthology be given?
While I do have some connections in the publishing world, many in the online writing community, and several at a local media outlet, the main focus of this anthology will be a group effort.

The plan is to target one specific date (to be determined later) for everyone to buy the anthology on Amazon. Think of it as a huge fundraising event. The hope is that we can sell enough to reach #1 on the sales charts, or high enough on the list to catch the public's eye.No offense, but that seems fantastically unlikely.

How do you define "profits", and how exactly will any profits be shared?

The basic premise of the anthology is a good one (been a popular science fiction idea since 1907). Reminds me of some of the themed anthologies of the 1970s. I'll see if my rusty brain comes up with anything.

Good luck!

pangalactic
04-01-2011, 01:02 AM
The plan is to target one specific date (to be determined later) for everyone to buy the anthology on Amazon. Think of it as a huge fundraising event. The hope is that we can sell enough to reach #1 on the sales charts, or high enough on the list to catch the public's eye. If we can get it that far, the rest will be downhill. I'm confident in the idea—it's just making it into the spotlight which will be the hard part.

But other than that, I'll put as much into promoting this idea after it's published as I am right now, which is a lot:)


The main issue I have with this (and please don't see this as an attack, as it's obvious to me that you really want this anthology to be a success) is that I don't know if that will affect sales as much as you think it will. I can only speak for myself, obviously, but I know that when I buy from Amazon it's never based on what the current bestsellers are. I can't even remember the last time I looked at the bestsellers list on there.

Of course, I could be very wrong and I hope that I am. I wish you every success with this; if you can make me eat my words I'll be ecstatic for you :-)

alexshvartsman
04-01-2011, 02:46 AM
I found the concept interesting, but the editor's plan to "post the anthology online as a free PDF after a few weeks" (as specified on their web site) seems very counter-intuitive to paying authors a % of profits, so I am out.

C.P.: You should advertise this on duotrope.com if you haven't already. They are an excellent resource for writers looking for places to submit their work.

CasperPearl
04-01-2011, 04:54 AM
No offense, but that seems fantastically unlikely.

How do you define "profits", and how exactly will any profits be shared?

The basic premise of the anthology is a good one (been a popular science fiction idea since 1907). Reminds me of some of the themed anthologies of the 1970s. I'll see if my rusty brain comes up with anything.

Good luck!

Hey Manuel, to answer your questions, profits will be anything the book makes--no hidden fees, of course:) And the profits will be split by the total number of published stories(less cover artist)/individual author's total number of published stories. The editor will most likely be counted as a published author, sharing in the profits as well.

CasperPearl
04-01-2011, 05:06 AM
The main issue I have with this (and please don't see this as an attack, as it's obvious to me that you really want this anthology to be a success) is that I don't know if that will affect sales as much as you think it will. I can only speak for myself, obviously, but I know that when I buy from Amazon it's never based on what the current bestsellers are. I can't even remember the last time I looked at the bestsellers list on there.

Of course, I could be very wrong and I hope that I am. I wish you every success with this; if you can make me eat my words I'll be ecstatic for you :-)

I would never make you eat your words:) And yes, I'm taking a chance, and asking others to take one as well, but the worst case scenario in this situation is each author will have another story in their personal arsenal, so in my eyes, it's a win-win.

The Amazon approach, along with releasing a free PDF of the book, is all part of the bigger picture. It worked for an anthology with a similar concept as mine, so I'm going to stay the course and follow that business model.

I'll go into the marketing aspect when addressing the free PDF route.

Oh, and I don't see anything as a personal attack. It's all constructive criticism, and regardless if supportive or not, it helps mold the direction.

CasperPearl
04-01-2011, 05:22 AM
I found the concept interesting, but the editor's plan to "post the anthology online as a free PDF after a few weeks" (as specified on their web site) seems very counter-intuitive to paying authors a % of profits, so I am out.

C.P.: You should advertise this on duotrope.com if you haven't already. They are an excellent resource for writers looking for places to submit their work.

Hey Alex, the idea behind the free PDF is actually to circulate the book and get people talking. I snagged this quote from the authors of the Machine of Death anthology:

"Why are we doing this? (Giving away free PDFs of the book) Aren’t we worried about hurting our book sales?

"In a word: no. You have proven time and again that you are willing to pay for content that you find valuable. You have shown that you are driven to share material that you fall in love with. And we are committed to ensuring that you can experience our work whether you can afford to buy a book or not; whether you live in a country that Amazon ships to or not; whether you have space in your life for a stack of paper or not.
Please, download, read, share and enjoy!"

If people like something, they will buy it. It's almost like a show of good faith on our part. But most importantly, the idea is to garner more interest. For every person reading the free PDF, you hope they bring in two or more potential customers.

I'm not trying to talk you into participating, and I understand that this will turn some people off, but anthologies in general make little money, so trying something new/different can't hurt much.

And thank you for the tip about duotrope. I've actually used that site quite a bit for finding markets. I'll go check it out now.

Sorry if it takes me a bit to respond. I'm advertising on about 40-45 websites right now:)

alexshvartsman
04-01-2011, 05:44 AM
CP:

Thank you for explaining your thinking, I appreciate it.

Of the 40+ web sites you are on, Duotrope will very likely net you the most submissions :) Many of the folks I chat with here at AW use it religiously, and will investigate any interesting markets that pop up in the "What's New" section. There's also Ralan.com which is pretty cool as well.

I am still skeptical about the strategy, but I can see that you are passionate about the project and wish you the best of luck with it. If a good idea for a flash that fits your theme strikes me, maybe I will give it a shot after all :)

CasperPearl
04-01-2011, 06:02 AM
CP:

Thank you for explaining your thinking, I appreciate it.

Of the 40+ web sites you are on, Duotrope will very likely net you the most submissions :) Many of the folks I chat with here at AW use it religiously, and will investigate any interesting markets that pop up in the "What's New" section. There's also Ralan.com which is pretty cool as well.

I am still skeptical about the strategy, but I can see that you are passionate about the project and wish you the best of luck with it. If a good idea for a flash that fits your theme strikes me, maybe I will give it a shot after all :)

No, thank you for the advice. I just submitted a form with the anthology information on it. I'm guessing that's the only way to get into their database.

I'll have to check out Ralan's now--a site I also used back in the day.

Anyway, I do hope you come up with an idea and end up submitting it. Or maybe you already have, but you erased it from your mind:)

Ms Hollands
04-01-2011, 11:14 PM
Beware of anyone trying to sell you the story that happens in Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind (or whatever it's called - I always mix it up - by Michel Gondry) as the concept sounds pretty much the same. If I can come up with something before June, I'll submit.

CasperPearl
04-01-2011, 11:25 PM
Beware of anyone trying to sell you the story that happens in Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind (or whatever it's called - I always mix it up - by Michel Gondry) as the concept sounds pretty much the same. If I can come up with something before June, I'll submit.

I haven't seen the movie, but I read the summary after someone else mentioned it. I'll have to look that story up and read it. Thanks for the tip:)

I've already had one person submit a novel and ask me to edit and find an agent for it. And they didn't even say please.

Manuel Royal
04-02-2011, 04:55 PM
Beware of anyone trying to sell you the story that happens in Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind (or whatever it's called - I always mix it up - by Michel Gondry) as the concept sounds pretty much the same. If I can come up with something before June, I'll submit.As noted, the same concept was used in the 1907 story "The Mansion of Forgetfulness", and a number of stories since. It's a premise that lends itself to romantic complications (comedic, bittersweet, or tragic), though I'd probably use it in more of a mystery-thriller type story.

CasperPearl
04-14-2011, 02:41 AM
As noted, the same concept was used in the 1907 story "The Mansion of Forgetfulness", and a number of stories since. It's a premise that lends itself to romantic complications (comedic, bittersweet, or tragic), though I'd probably use it in more of a mystery-thriller type story.

A lot of submissions I've received have revolved around romantic complications. I would definitely like to read a mystery-thriller story:)

Aaron Wilder
04-14-2011, 02:54 AM
A lot of submissions I've received have revolved around romantic complications. I would definitely like to read a mystery-thriller story:)

I'm working on a crime story.

dgaughran
04-14-2011, 05:00 PM
I have a crime story idea too, but its at the early stages. I might submit if I bash it into shape, I really like the sound of this project.

Best of luck,

Dave

LStein
04-15-2011, 01:56 AM
Damn! I was thinking of writing a story involving a couple. Guess that idea ain't that original.

Ann_Mayburn
04-15-2011, 03:41 AM
For what it's worth, I can vouch for Casper being on the up and up. He's a member of a critique sight that I used to be active on and really is this passionate and very talented. :)

I'm totally slammed with projects atm, but I wish you the best of luck Casper and I know that you'll be rocking the Amazon charts. :D

Ann-aka Diana Shelton on TNBW ;)-I have multiple personality issues)

alexshvartsman
04-15-2011, 05:39 AM
@LStein: Shouldn't hurt yout chances as long as it's a great story :)

I'm mulling over an idea that might work for this... still gestating though, but there's time yet, before the deadline.

LStein
04-15-2011, 08:55 PM
Alex, I'm still going to write the story because I like the idea but maybe I will submit it to the anthology. Thanks!
(http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/member.php?u=43259)

Darren Frey
04-15-2011, 09:29 PM
If there is still room for submissions I would like to have a stab at it.

CasperPearl
04-17-2011, 03:51 AM
For what it's worth, I can vouch for Casper being on the up and up. He's a member of a critique sight that I used to be active on and really is this passionate and very talented. :)

I'm totally slammed with projects atm, but I wish you the best of luck Casper and I know that you'll be rocking the Amazon charts. :D

Ann-aka Diana Shelton on TNBW ;)-I have multiple personality issues)


Hey, Diana! Thank you very much for the kind words:) Or should I call you, Ann? Who are you, really? I thought I knew. I thought I knew:) But I had several names as well in the past, and I often got them confused. Now I'm down to one.

I've taken a break from the site as well. I will be passing on, well, you know.

Anyway, I hope your workload frees up and you submit something. But I can make due with cheering, too!

CasperPearl
04-17-2011, 03:59 AM
I'm working on a crime story.

I honestly don't think I've had a crime submission yet, and if I did, well, it's in the minority.

And as Alex stated, if it's a great story, it will be included.

CasperPearl
04-17-2011, 04:04 AM
I have a crime story idea too, but its at the early stages. I might submit if I bash it into shape, I really like the sound of this project.

Best of luck,

Dave

Thank you very much, and I wish you the best of luck with your story:)

On a crime note, I watched Good Fellas last night for the first time. What an intense movie.

Aaron Wilder
04-17-2011, 04:12 AM
Thank you very much, and I wish you the best of luck with your story:)

On a crime note, I watched Good Fellas last night for the first time. What an intense movie.

What took you so long? :)

CasperPearl
04-17-2011, 04:14 AM
Damn! I was thinking of writing a story involving a couple. Guess that idea ain't that original.

Don't let that discourage you. There are a lot of different directions to take the couple idea. And most stories revolve around relationships in some shape or form.

CasperPearl
04-17-2011, 04:17 AM
If there is still room for submissions I would like to have a stab at it.

Hey, Morningrise, I'll be accepting submissions until June 15, 2011, so definitely give it a shot:)

CasperPearl
04-17-2011, 04:22 AM
What took you so long? :)

The stars aligned, lol. I happened to be wired at midnight when the movie had just started (missed the first 15 minutes).

But as a huge movie buff, I'm ashamed I didn't see this one sooner. At first, I thought it was Casino.

I'll be watching The Fighter tonight. Hope it lives up to all the hype.

LStein
04-24-2011, 10:58 PM
Don't let that discourage you. There are a lot of different directions to take the couple idea. And most stories revolve around relationships in some shape or form.

Thanks for the encouragement, Casper! I'm definitely going to write the story, still.

CasperPearl
04-25-2011, 04:10 PM
Thanks for the encouragement, Casper! I'm definitely going to write the story, still.

Awesome. Worst thing that can happen is you have another story under your belt:)

Nicola
05-02-2011, 01:26 PM
Hi Casper,

This is a novel idea - I love it. Are you still looking for submissions? I know you stated a deadline of 15th June 2011, but am wondering whether you have been so flooded with great stories that you aren't accepting any more. If you are, then do you have a preferred theme that would help keep variety within the anthology? I would be happy to tackle a theme not yet covered.

Best Wishes,

Nicola

CasperPearl
05-03-2011, 12:21 AM
Hi Casper,

This is a novel idea - I love it. Are you still looking for submissions? I know you stated a deadline of 15th June 2011, but am wondering whether you have been so flooded with great stories that you aren't accepting any more. If you are, then do you have a preferred theme that would help keep variety within the anthology? I would be happy to tackle a theme not yet covered.

Best Wishes,

Nicola

Hey Nicola,

I am still accepting submissions. They come in bursts, usually over the weekend, so I've been able to handle them fairly well.

Here's a list of some themes that are lacking or are in short supply:

A character deletes a beloved memory so they can experience it again for the first time. Example: A woman has her favorite movie deleted so she can watch it again for the very first time.

A character thinks they are having a certain memory deleted, but another character (their spouse/family member/best friend) pays to have something else deleted, perhaps a habit they despise. An example would be: “A man went in to have his nagging wife deleted, but it turns out his wife paid the technician more money to wipe video games, beer and sports from his mind. Now the man apparently watches The Notebook every night while eating bonbons with his wife.”

Someone deletes a past mistake, like accidentally hurting/killing someone, and after the wipe, they make the same mistake again.

A character deletes a deceased loved one.

Perhaps so many people delete one memory, like a terrorist attack, that a debate arises as to whether the event actually occurred or not.

A character deletes one memory but something important gets deleted along with it. I have a good example in the advertisement: “But be warned, for sometimes memories are strung together. Like an ex-husband and children. Or drugs and a $50,000 college education.”

Mistakes: “If a licensed technician makes a mistake (only 3% error rate), the main character may forget how to walk, or how to talk, or how to go to the bathroom.”

Someone wants to start clean, so they delete their entire memory.

A killer fails/succeeds at deleting the evidence from their mind. They get caught or get away with it.

Someone tries to make someone else think that they had something deleted. Think con-artist.

Anything humorous.

Regardless of which topic is chosen, I always look for a purpose. Why did the man get his entire memory wiped? Why did the woman delete her husband who died in the war?


I hope these help! If you have any to add to the list, let me know:)

Nicola
05-03-2011, 08:20 PM
Thank you Casper - an idea has emerged! :)

Best Wishes,

Nicola

pangalactic
05-03-2011, 10:52 PM
I'm working on a story for this; the prompt got my mind spinning. It's going slowly, but hopefully I'll have it ready before the deadline!

CasperPearl
05-05-2011, 07:31 PM
Hey guys, glad I could be of help. I started a running list of ideas on my blog, so there are a few new ones since my last post.

Laurathewriter
05-11-2011, 10:25 PM
Hi Casper,

I'm in! Your concept was fun - thanks for the inspiration & the opportunity.

CasperPearl
05-13-2011, 12:34 AM
Hi Casper,

I'm in! Your concept was fun - thanks for the inspiration & the opportunity.

Hey Laura, got your entry. I'm glad it inspired you, and thank you for taking the time to submit:D

CasperPearl
05-25-2011, 11:59 PM
I wanted to let everyone know that I extended the deadline to July 15th!

pangalactic
05-26-2011, 05:27 PM
I wanted to let everyone know that I extended the deadline to July 15th!

Out of interest, is that due to quantity of submissions or quality? Or both?

Aaron Wilder
05-26-2011, 05:49 PM
I wanted to let everyone know that I extended the deadline to July 15th!

Whew! Was trying to finish mine last weekend but other work got in the way. Now behind on betas and my novel and this story.

Thanks!

CasperPearl
05-31-2011, 05:00 PM
Out of interest, is that due to quantity of submissions or quality? Or both?

Due to a change in marketing, the anthology has gotten a late burst of interest. To give you an idea, for the first two months, my blog received about 2,000 hits. This month alone, it received almost 3,000. Now it's averaging about 170-190 hits per day.

CasperPearl
05-31-2011, 05:00 PM
Whew! Was trying to finish mine last weekend but other work got in the way. Now behind on betas and my novel and this story.

Thanks!

No problem Aaron:)

Mike Lamb
06-01-2011, 03:11 AM
So, is this a one-man show as far as editing and promotion? Because I work for Wordplague. We just released our first book http://www.amazon.com/The-Four-Humors-ebook/dp/B0051HA7OG/ref=cm_cr_pr_pb_i and we've got some more stuff in the future (including my novel), but we're still looking for new titles. I recommended this project, and my editors are interested. You can drop an email to editorial@wordplague.com for more info. Just mention that Mike Lamb sent you.

Also, I'll probably try and submit a story for this. I write humor.

CasperPearl
06-02-2011, 06:54 PM
So, is this a one-man show as far as editing and promotion? Because I work for Wordplague. We just released our first book http://www.amazon.com/The-Four-Humors-ebook/dp/B0051HA7OG/ref=cm_cr_pr_pb_i and we've got some more stuff in the future (including my novel), but we're still looking for new titles. I recommended this project, and my editors are interested. You can drop an email to editorial@wordplague.com for more info. Just mention that Mike Lamb sent you.

Also, I'll probably try and submit a story for this. I write humor.

Hey Mike, thanks for the recommendation. While I am doing most of the work solo, my wife, a professional editor, is going to be touching up the stories once I'm done with them.

I'll take a look at Wordplague when I get a chance. I appreciate the interest and hope you do decide to submit something.

C. P.

CasperPearl
06-20-2011, 09:40 PM
There are just three weeks until the deadline!

Bartholomew
06-20-2011, 10:26 PM
Casper,

I sent you a question via PM. Let know know. =)

Laurathewriter
06-20-2011, 11:23 PM
So, Casper - are you buried in stories?

pangalactic
06-20-2011, 11:39 PM
I fully intend to submit a story to you. Fingers crossed I get it done before the deadline.

pangalactic
06-24-2011, 01:38 AM
Finally got around to submitting. As per the guidelines I haven't included a covering letter what with the story being in the body of the email. Hope that's OK!

dgaughran
06-24-2011, 01:53 AM
Casper,

Looks like I'm not going to have something for you ahead of the deadline. But I love the sound of this anthology, and I'm gonna buy a copy.

Dave

J.W. Alden
06-27-2011, 01:01 PM
Ahh, wish I'd seen this sooner. I love the premise, it got my noggin rocking. But there's no way I'd make the deadline, and I just started work on my novel.

Perhaps, if you do a sequel one day I'll throw my hat in.

CasperPearl
06-27-2011, 03:31 PM
Hey everyone! Looks like I missed a few replies.

Am I buried in submissions? Not really, especially since I try to read them as they come in. I did, however, hit over 100 submissions about two weeks back. I believe the word count total for those submissions is around 210-220K words.

Pan, if I received your submission, by now you should have gotten a reply. Hopefully you did!

And to anyone considering submitting but who doesn't think they have enough time, stay tuned because you never know.

I am very busy at the moment, so if anyone has an urgent question, please email me at anthologies2011 (at) gmail (dot) com.

Thank you!

areteus
06-27-2011, 08:02 PM
Hmmm... may ponder this. I have some ideas...

pangalactic
06-27-2011, 09:31 PM
Hey everyone! Looks like I missed a few replies.

Am I buried in submissions? Not really, especially since I try to read them as they come in. I did, however, hit over 100 submissions about two weeks back. I believe the word count total for those submissions is around 210-220K words.

Pan, if I received your submission, by now you should have gotten a reply. Hopefully you did!

And to anyone considering submitting but who doesn't think they have enough time, stay tuned because you never know.

I am very busy at the moment, so if anyone has an urgent question, please email me at anthologies2011 (at) gmail (dot) com.

Thank you!

I've had an "I'll let you know once the deadline closes" reply, is that what you mean?

CasperPearl
06-28-2011, 11:38 PM
I've had an "I'll let you know once the deadline closes" reply, is that what you mean?

That's it!

LStein
07-03-2011, 02:07 AM
Casper,
I'm so glad you extended the deadline. My story's coming along nicely and I should be able to make it by the 15th.

CasperPearl
07-06-2011, 12:25 AM
Casper,
I'm so glad you extended the deadline. My story's coming along nicely and I should be able to make it by the 15th.

Good! I may have some good news coming along here in the next few days:)

Manuel Royal
07-14-2011, 12:34 AM
I wanted to let everyone know that I extended the deadline to July 15th!
Ah. Same deadline as the Machine of Death 2 anthology.

And here it is the 13th. What to do ....

pangalactic
07-14-2011, 11:56 AM
Manuel, check Casper's blog. He's extended the deadline to 'open until filled'. He posted here, but the boards have lost a few days worth of posts and it's vanished.

Just got word through that my story has made the shortlist. This pleases me :-)

CasperPearl
07-14-2011, 05:17 PM
Hey guys. It does seem that my newest post was lost, along with updated information on the anthology, so here's what it said:

I just wanted to let everyone know that I am now accepting submissions until I fill the book. I am also in the process of pitching this idea to a publisher. For more information, check out my latest blog post at anthologies2011.blogspot.com.

Laurathewriter
07-15-2011, 07:52 PM
So everybody get to work!

CasperPearl
07-19-2011, 03:48 AM
So everybody get to work!

:hooray:

CasperPearl
08-08-2011, 04:57 PM
I'm still looking for 2-3 more artists to illustrate stories, so if you are one or know of any, feel free to email me at [anthologies2011(at)gmail(dot)com] for details.

CasperPearl
08-29-2011, 09:01 PM
It’s here. Authors have exactly two weeks from today to finish writing/editing and submit their entries. This makes the final deadline September 12th. That means we’re playing a video game with zero lives, only the lives are extensions.

Emptyeye
09-10-2011, 08:26 AM
Well, I just sent something off. Hopefully it doesn't look too wacky in the e-mail. :)

CasperPearl
04-02-2012, 04:52 PM
I updated the information in this thread, mainly because others have mentioned that they would like to buy a copy of the finished book. Well now you can! I hope to garner your support:)

TwentyFour
04-03-2012, 04:13 AM
Excuse me, but the blog says you are asking for people to contribute funds in the amount of $4,250 to get this book off the ground. I'm no publisher, but why in the world would you need over four g's to publish this book (especially if your wife is editor) and Lulu and other sites will do so for far less? It does not make sense.

TwentyFour
04-03-2012, 09:44 AM
That's funny, I posed a question on your blog and you deleted it. May I ask why. It was simply the same thing posted here.

Your site says the following:


What Are the Funds Going Towards?

The funds raised through Kickstarter will be broken down accordingly:

• $3,370 will go towards printing the books (500+), shipping and handling, and setting up expanded distribution on Amazon.
• $750 will go toward promotional items (bookmarks, t-shirts and posters).
• $130 will go toward setting up Hance LLC as a legal entity.

If I’m able to raise money beyond $4,250, it will go towards more books! If I raise a ton, I’m hoping to invest in future installments of The Memory Eater.



I was just curious as to the reason you would ask people to pay for this publication to be printed, then pay to buy it later on. I also wanted to know why you would not go with Lulu or another entity. And the LLC has me a bit stumped. I sure would like to know why POD books would need to be printed (500) when you can simply order them online and let the buyer pay for them and get them in mail.

Bartholomew
04-03-2012, 08:17 PM
Make a thread in B&BC, maybe? He might be trying to get his publishing company started so that the book gets something approximating real distribution. It doesn't seem odd to me at all -- perhaps unorthodox, but not outside of reasonable for an indie publisher.