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#504: You What, Part Four

August 27, 2010

Notes from the Manager

Related Strips: #501: You What, Part One; #502: You What, Part Two; #503: You What, Part Three

So it is official now: Small Press United (a division of IPG) will be the exclusive distributor of Multiplex: Enjoy Your Show for the US and Canada — a few cases of which, by the way, just arrived from the printer and look great.

(While SPU also sells to wholesalers in the UK and Australia, as well as other territories, it's too soon to tell if they'll be unloading any on the international market, I'm afraid. I will definitely keep you posted.)

The book should turn up at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.com in the very near future, and in wholesalers' catalogs for book retailers and comics shops in the not-very-near future. I'll keep you posted as to which ones, of course — especially if Diamond (the largest comics distributor in North America) is one of them.

To get your copy sooner rather than later, though, you'll want to pre-order the book from the Multiplex Store. :) Don't forget — the promotional thingy still stands: if I get 250 pre-orders before September 18th, everyone who has pre-ordered gets a free Multiplex bookmark! We're a little over 1/8th the way there, so stop waiting!


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Tell me a story. (Looking for a prose writer for an eBook single.)

Sunday, March 29, 2015

I want to take a foray into electronic publishing.

I am looking for a (prose) writer to provide a short story, novella or non-fiction story that I will turn into an iBooks-formatted eBook for sale (in the iBookstore), released under my Chase Sequence publishing imprint. Chase Sequence published Multiplex: There and Back Again, which won the 2014 IPBA Gold Medal for Best Graphic Novel/Drawn Book–Humor/Cartoon, so technically it is an award-winning publisher.

There is no limitation with regard to genre, but I will say that my taste in prose leans strongly toward literary fiction and non-fiction, and toward characters, psychology, and well-written prose over plot. (Margaret Atwood is my favorite writer.)

What to Submit: A pitch for a 30+ page, prose short story/novella/non-fiction piece. No comics — no picture books. If you have already written the short story, great, but it must be previously unpublished. Please include links or URLs to a resumé and examples of previous published work would be helpful, to give me a feel for your voice.

Send questions (or submissions) to gordon at multiplexcomic.com.

The Terms: No money up front, but 50% of the cover price in exchange for one year of exclusivity (from the date of publication). The writer retains all other rights to their story. These will be sold via iBooks only (at least at first), which means that Apple will get 30% and I will get 20% for my contributions: I will edit the story; I will design and produce the eBook; I will illustrate a cover for it (or hire someone else to, if I’m not the best fit for the story); I will help promote it.

Please submit your pitch before April 30, 2015. I will notify the selected writer(s) I am interested in working with as soon as possible after that.

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