Post by Van Plexico on Apr 21, 2008 14:04:24 GMT -5
I've just signed the contracts and it's official -- Permuted Press (a small press horror/SF publisher) has purchased the rights to publish all three of my existing SENTINELS novels, with options of first refusal on the coming volumes.
The Sentinels will be one of three new superhero-based novel series they're launching as part of their brand new imprint, Swarm Press, which will focus on SF, fantasy, and especially superhero-based prose fiction.
And Chris Kohler is doing interior art for the second and third books, to match his amazing work on the first one.
I didn't know much about Permuted/Swarm before now, but it looks like they get tons of reader/fan traffic on their message boards, and they have a pretty dedicated and growing reader base. That's encouraging. (Plus, when I was in Borders on Saturday, two guys were buying books from Permuted right in front of me! A good omen...)
Meanwhile, White Rocket Books will go on as before, and hopefully will continue to grow. Part of White Rocket's mission statement is to provide publicity for its authors and artists and editors to gain bigger and bigger opportunities, and clearly this is already happening!
ps: If you have the White Rocket editions of any of the SENTINELS books, they're now "rare early editions!"
I have my copies already and Swarm really did a nice job with it. I'm very pleased.
I realize that not everyone here knows what this is, so here's a little bit of explanation:
I LOVE THE AVENGERS. I DO NOT WRITE FOR MARVEL (nor do I really want to).
So: I am writing a series of NOVELS that are similar in some ways to the old-school Avengers comics. Heroes thrown together against an overwhelming threat (or threats), and bickering amongst themselves as much as fighting the villains.
Chris Kohler has illustrated each of the three volumes with five pics each. I love Chris's work; it reminds me here of Jim Starlin (coincidentally, one of the comics writers I try to "channel" when I write this kind of thing!)
I'm happy to answer any questions anyone might have. Folks have tended to really enjoy these books so far (in the earlier editions, pre-Swarm Press). So check out the first one and see what you think, and let us all know here afterward!