New entry Apr 03
Critters is 20!
Yes, 20 years ago Critters was born. Wow! Thanks so much to all of you, who've made it such a resounding success!
I'm being interviewed live on public radio for Critters 20th birthday. For those who want to listen, it's on the 10am (Mountain time) show on Thursday, 11/19, on Colorado Public Radio - www.cpr.org has streaming on the site or it's 90.1 FM in the Denver area.
ReAnimus Acquires Advent!
ReAnimus Press is pleased to announce the acquisition of the legendary Advent Publishers! Advent is now a subsidiary of ReAnimus Press, and we will continue to publish Advent's titles under the Advent name. Advent was founded in 1956 by Earl Kemp and others, and has published the likes of James Blish, Hal Clement, Robert Heinlein, Damon Knight, E.E. "Doc" Smith, and many others. Advent's high quality titles have won and been finalists for several Hugo Awards, such as The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy and Heinlein's Children. Watch this space for ebook and print editions of all of Advent's current titles!
Free Web Sites
Free web sites for authors (and others) are available at www.nyx.net.
How to Write SF
The Craft of Writing Science Fiction that Sells by Ben Bova, best-selling author and six-time Hugo Award winner for Best Editor. (This is one of the books your ol' Critter Captain learned from himself, and I highly recommend it.) (Also via Amazon)
New Book from a Critter Member**NOW IN PRINT EDITION TOO!** Awesome new book, HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR SPECULATIVE FICTION OPENINGS, from a Critter member whose unearthed a shard of The Secret to becoming a pro writer. Really good piece of work. "...if you're at all concerned about story openings, you'd be nuts not to read what Qualkinbush has to say." —Wil McCarthy, author of BLOOM and THE COLLAPSIUM
Network speeding up
I'm switching the connection over to a new, shiny 10X faster network because of all the load. There might be bits of downtime as your boxes learn new addresses and things. Should be brief. Let me know of any prolonged outages you see.
Preditors & Editors Changeover
With the very sad passing of Dave Kuzminski, who ran P&E, I've taken over the P&E duties. Lots of what I hope are improvements; check it out at pred-ed.com.
is Dying has been Replaced
THE SIGIL TRILOGY: The universe is dying from within... "Great stuff... Really enjoyed it." — SFWA Grandmaster Michael Moorcock
Announcing ReAnimus Press
If you need help making ebooks from manuscripts or print copies—or finding great stuff to read—look no further! An ebook publisher started by your very own Critter Captain. (And with a 12% Affiliate program.) [More]
How to Load eBooks onto your Apple iBooks Library
If you've just bought an ebook from the Critters store, thanks! Now you'll want to load it onto your iBooks library.
It's easy! Here's how:
- Download to your computer the .EPUB format of the ebook you purchased.
- Connect your iPad/iPod/iPhone to your computer and run iTunes.
- Drag and drop the .EPUB file into the folder named 'Books' in iTunes.
- Sync all books in iTunes or sync just that one book and click update.
Notes...Here's a video that shows doing this.
There are lots of other book reader apps in the app store. (Each will tell you how to download books to it.)
(If you're looking for something else to do, a quick plug for the Critter Captain's other projects that might interest you:
ReAnimus.com — The Critter
Captain's project to help authors.
ReAnimus Press publishes great books from
bestselling and award-winning authors like Ben Bova, Robert
Silverberg, and many others. All genres, with lots of SF and
books on writing.
(We can also help you with making and selling ebooks and print
editions of your work. We can do the whole thing, or just
Check out the Critters Store for all
kinds of cool stuff for writers and readers.
- I've written some ebooks you might enjoy, such as:
Black Holes response time tracker
- Hate nuisance fees?
Say No to the Feeconomy. (Warning, humorous fees may apply.)
- Before you get a loan or refinance, make sure you're making
the most cost-effective decision for your unique situation.
as the "ultimate"
loan scenario comparison tool. (Not selling anything, just
a free tool.)
iFiction, a free payment collection
tool for writers who have an existing audience.
- Curing Bad Customer Service -- Just a Dollar a Minute
- I'm conducting an ebook pricing experiment you might find interesting.
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