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There are so many things going on in the CGP world, we decided a newsletter was in order!

1. CROSSED GENRES #30: LUCK RELEASED
2. CG MAGAZINE RE-OPEN TO SUBMISSIONS
3. CGP TITLES NOW AVAILABLE THROUGH EBOOK RETAILERS
4. SCIENCE IN MY FICTION CONTEST 2011: OFFWORLD
5. READERCON


CROSSED GENRES #30: LUCK RELEASED

CG Magazine’s 30th issue is out! There are 5 remarkable stories of LUCK to read for free on the website:

How the Goddess Came to Spring Flowering Valley by Andrew Penn Romine
Little Magic by Tom Howard
Luck Be a Lady by Amy Sundberg
Paid by DeAnna Knippling
I Can’t Imagine by Sandra Wickham

Please read, enjoy, and let the authors know what you think with a comment!


CG MAGAZINE RE-OPEN TO SUBMISSIONS

We are once again open to submissions to the monthly magazine!

The May theme is Heroes & Heroines! Please read the submission guidelines here.


CGP TITLES NOW AVAILABLE THROUGH EBOOK RETAILERS

Titles from Crossed Genres Publications from now on will be available via all the major online ebook retailers!

Our 4 current major titles:

A Festival of Skeletons by RJ Astruc
Crossed Genres Quarterly 1
Crossed Genres Year One
Crossed Genres Year Two

…are now all available from Smashwords, Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble PubIt and Apple iBookstore, and will soon be available from Sony, Kobo and more!

All future titles, including Crossed Genres Quarterly 2 (Release: 6/1/11) and Kelly Jennings’ Broken Slate (Release: 7/15/11), will be available through the same channels.

For more information about our titles & distribution please visit our catalog.


SCIENCE IN MY FICTION CONTEST 2011: OFFWORLD

The Science in My Fiction blog has officially announced the 2nd annual short story contest! Short stories between 2,000-6,000 words will be considered by our judges panel:

Tobias Buckell – Author (NYT Bestselling novel Halo: The Cole Protocol)
Liz Gorinsky – Hugo-nominated editor, Tor Books & Tor.com
Cameron McClure – Agent, Donald Maass Literary Agency
Joan Slonczewski – Campbell Award-winning author; Professor of Biology
Lavie Tidhar – Author (The Bookman, Camera Obscura)

The winning story will be paid professional rates (5 cents per word) for the story to be published in the 2011 Science in My Fiction anthology! Prizes for 2nd and 3rd places too!

This year there’s an additional twist: All stories must be set off Earth! Please read the submission guidelines for more details. Submissions will be accepted from June 1 through August 31.


READERCON

Speaking of Crossed Genres Quarterly 2 and Broken Slate: Both will be available at ReaderCon, where CGP will have a table in the Bookshop! ReaderCon will see the official release of Broken Slate in print and ebook!


We have so much more coming over the next several months, but we’re not quite ready to announce any of it! Expect more excitement in the near future!

Mirrored from Crossed Genres.

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Crossed Genres just completed its first-ever convention as dealers: We had a table in the Hucksters Room at Boskone.

Our overall experience was a good one; while we didn’t make much money, we did okay, met and re-met some great people, and had fun.

There’s one thing in particular that we thought was worth noting about our experience, and that’s that CG had one thing in the dealer’s room no one else had: Ebooks.

Now, several of the other publishers at the con do sell ebook editions of their publications. But apparently, none of them thought to bring that format to a convention. Crossed Genres was the ONLY dealer in the entire Hucksters Room that was prepared to sell ebooks to customers, on the spot, so they could start reading immediately on their smartphone, tablet or laptop. It was easy to set up: we just pre-arranged some emails with attachments, emailed them to ourselves, and whenever someone bought one, we forwarded it to them. Simple, right? We were the only ones doing it.

We also were offering a deal at the convention: Every ebook we had available for $20. That’s 9 monthly issues, the new Quarterly #1, CG Year One, CG Year Two, and RJ Astruc’s novel A Festival of Skeletons – over 450,000 words bundled together. It’s a good deal, over 35% off the books’ regular ebook prices.

The quasi-prominent marketing of our ebooks, plus the special deal we were offering, resulted in something we hadn’t really expected: 45% of the total revenue we took in at Boskone was from ebooks.

That is, frankly, astounding to us – that’s a significantly higher percentage than our usual ebook sales (though the special probably accounts for that difference). But the fact that we were able to sell such a significant percentage of ebooks, in person at a convention, tells me that there’s a big opening for this – just as with non-direct book sales, there is room for ebook sales alongside the traditional print sales even at conventions. In fact, a few of the other dealers there commented that they’d noticed how well our ebooks had sold and gotten attention, and admitted that they were thinking about following our lead at future conventions. One or two even asked for details of how we’d arranged the sales, which we were happy to provide.

So if you’re an avid ebook fan, keep your eyes open for ebook deals at conventions. And if your favorite publishers don’t have ebooks ready-to-sell at their table… ask them why!

Mirrored from Crossed Genres.

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