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1. Chris Riddell Illustrates a Neil Gaiman Poem

Gaiman Riddell Poetry (GalleyCat)Artist Chris Riddell has taken it upon himself to create illustrations for a Neil Gaiman poem called “Locks.” Follow this link to see a digital album with all 11 of Riddell’s artistic pieces.

According to Gaiman’s Facebook post, he wrote this poem for his daughter Maddy back when she was a toddler. It was later featured in his short fiction collection, Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders.

Click here to listen to Gaiman perform a reading of this poem. In the past, the two have collaborated on several of the United Kingdom editions of Gaiman’s children’s books. Earlier this year, Riddell illustrated an “artist’s creed” that Gaiman wrote in honor of the terrorist attacks at the offices of Charlie Hebdo magazine.

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2. New Yorker Launches a New Digital Novella Program

New Yorker Logo (GalleyCat)The New Yorker has launched a new digital program to showcase long-form fiction called New Yorker Novella. The fiction editors of the publication will edit the pieces.

The first novella being featured, entitled In Hindsight, comes from writer Callan Wink. It will also appear in Cressida Leyshon’s forthcoming short story collection entitled Dog Run Moon.

Here’s an excerpt from the piece: “Lauren followed the drag mark for a mile down the gravel road and then another half mile down her dusty driveway and then parked her truck and cried. The bastard had shot one of her steers—one of six, red Texas longhorns—and dragged it down the road by its neck and deposited it here for her to find, practically on her front step.”

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3. Audiobooks.com Debuts Self-Publishing Tool

Audiobooks.com is getting into the self-publishing business.

Aiming to be what Smashwords is to audiobooks, the site has created a audiobook distribution service called ‘Author’s Republic’ which will allow self-published authors to sell sell audiobooks through more than a dozen distributors and retailers.

Author’s Republic will submit titles to Audiobooks.com, Audible, iTunes, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Scribd, Downpour, and tunein, as well as library providers such as Findaway and Overdrive. Most of these platforms will pay authors an average of 35 percent royalty on what their titles are sold for. iTunes and Amazon will pay a 25 percent royalty.

“With the explosion in self-publishing and the simultaneous growth in the audiobook industry, getting the right tools in place will help both industries grow together,” stated Sanjay Singhal, Audiobooks.com CEO. “ACX is doing some great work, but there are a lot of issues there that our service was built to address.”

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4. Archie Comics Digital App Relaunched for iOS Devices

archie comics logoThe Archie Comics publishing house and the Madefire technology company have formed a partnership. Together, they have relaunched the Archie Comics app.

It has been made available on iOS devices. Users will be able to access comics and graphic novels from every Archie imprint.

Here’s more from the press release: “While many comic publishers have chosen to keep their buy-as-you-go and ‘unlimited’ digital comics apps separate, the new Archie Comics app forges new ground by merging both—allowing fans to experience the many worlds and adventures of their favorite Archie titles under the convenient roof of one aesthetically pleasing and groundbreaking app. App users will be given the option to utilize the ‘Archie Unlimited’ service, an ‘all you can read’ option available exclusively through the new Archie Comics app.”

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5. Chronicle Books Kicks Off 4th Annual #GiveBooks Campaign

#GiveBooks Charity (GalleyCat)Chronicle Books has launched the 4th annual #GiveBooks campaign. The publisher has partnered with First Book and Gramming for Good for this charity venture.

Here’s more from the press release: “Since 2012, authors, booksellers, publishers and the general public will share their love of reading by flooding social media channels with tweets, pins and pledges using #GiveBooks. #GiveBooks also aims to encourage holiday shoppers to support local bookstores and give books as gifts this holiday season.”

Chronicle Books has pledged to donate 30,000 copies of the Star Wars Epic Yarns series to First Book. As the campaign progresses and the #GiveBooks hashtag becomes more widely circulated on the internet, a black and white illustration of a bookshelf will be filled with color on the GiveBooks.co website.

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6. Google Play Books to Launch a New Veritcal Scrolling Feature for Comics Readers

Scroll (GalleyCat)Google Play Books will introduce a new feature to make it easier to read comics on digital devices. Henceforth, users will be able to view a comic in “landscape mode” and vertically scroll as they read.

Here’s more from the blog post announcement: “Reading a comic book is all about following the story and enjoying the art, dialogue and pace the way you want. But navigating a comic can be tricky on a small phone or tablet screen…Flip your device on its side and you can easily scroll through the story with quick vertical swipes.”

For the time being, this upgrade will only be available to Android phone users. The Google team is celebrating by offering a selection of issues from a variety of popular comic series free of charge for the next week. The free comics will come from The X-Files, Lazarus, and Jem and the Holograms.

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7. Digital comics: Where do tablets go from here?

By Bruce Lidl The digital comics landscape has settled down significantly in recent months. Since Amazon’s acquisition of ComiXology in April 2014, it has become essentially the de facto standard for digital comics and now distributes just about every publisher around. Unless a real industry-wide Netflix-type subscription model ever takes off, it is hard to see […]

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8. The Walking Dead’s Mobile Game Storyline to be Unveiled on Wattpad

Mobile entertainment company Scopely is experimenting with the social reading and writing platform Wattpad for its The Walking Dead: Road to Survival mobile game.

The company will post one chapter at a time from the game’s narrative on Wattpad. story will be posted one chapter at a time. Jay Bonansinga, co-author of The Walking Dead graphic novels, is writing the narrative, which is set in The Walking Dead Universe. Each chapter will have “life-or-death choices and paths not taken.” After all of the chapters have been released, Wattpad readers can enter stories for consideration in an actual in-game storyline.

“Expanding and adapting The Walking Dead universe with Scopely for The Walking Dead: Road to Survival has been a unique and exciting way to bring these fan-favorite characters to life beyond the page,” stated Bonansinga. “I can’t wait for Wattpad’s readers and fans of the series to get their hands on the brand new original chapters and share their own stories.”

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9. Illustrator Submission :: Daniel Arriaga

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Daniel Arriaga is an illustrator based in the USA whose work often tells a narrative, depicting fun characters. He has worked in various departments at Pixar, and also Disney. He has helped to produce films such as Wall-E, Up!, and Wreck-It-Ralph. Arriaga combines digital art with a subtle painterly style to bring his work to life, and his clever colour palettes create a nice ambiance in all his work.

If you’d like to see more illustrations by Daniel Arriaga, please visit his portfolio.

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10. Avon Books Launches the ‘Avon on the Air’ Podcast

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11. Ways to Organize Your Home Writing Cabinet: INFOGRAPHIC

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12. Joan Collins Remembers Her Sister

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13. DC Entertainment Makes Vertigo Profile on Wattpad

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14. Dark Horse Comics Comes to Hoopla Digital

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15. Illustrator Submission :: Lea Taloc

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Lea Taloc has combined her passion for the kitchen and illustration to create beautiful works which often appear in food blogs and magazines. Through her art and graphic design techniques she is able to convey emotions and add visual embellishments to every day life. Lea Taloc’s work has a bright and airy feel to it which is refreshing and cheerful. 

If you would like to see more of Lea’s work, please visit her portfolio.

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16. Rodale Inc. and Rodale Books to Launch Rodale Wellness

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17. Authors Can Now Copyright a Book on MyIdentifiers.com

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18. Doctors Without Borders Joins Wattpad

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19. DC Comics Announces New Digital Wonder Woman Series

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20. Pizza Hut Architecture Explored in New Kickstarter Book Project

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21. Explore Vintage Book Covers on The British Library’s Flickr Page

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22. Jane the Virgin Team Publishes Short Novel on Wattpad

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23. Inkshares Adds New Features to Publishing Platform

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24. Jane Austen Centre Launches a Daily Quote App

janeaustenThe Jane Austen Centre has developed “The Jane Austen Daily Quote” app. According to The Guardian, it has been made available for both Apple and Android devices.

At the moment, it currently features 365 quotes which is a sufficient amount of content for one year. The creators plan to update the app on a yearly basis with a new batch of Austen’s wise words.

For those who want to hear more from Austen, follow these links to download free digital copies of Pride & Prejudice, Mansfield Park, and Emma. What’s your favorite book by Austen? (via The Los Angeles Times)

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25. Sterling & Stone Launches Kickstarter Campaign for Story Writing App

The trio behind the Sterling & Stone indie publishing company hope to raise $80,000 on Kickstarter. They intend to use the funds to hire developers to create a story writing app called StoryShop. We’ve embedded a video about the project above.

Here’s more from the Kickstarter page: “We’ve tried for years to fit our story planning square pegs into the available round holes, and found that they never quite fit. We love the tools we use daily, like Scrivener and Evernote and Slack and Asana, but we’ve reached a point in our process where keeping track of our worlds and characters and stories in tools that were intended for other purposes is now a productivity bottleneck. But whether you’re a pro or a novice, this tool is specifically designed so you can create rich characters and stimulating, consistent worlds that your readers will want to return to again and again.”

Welcome to our Kickstarter Publishing Project of the Week, a feature exploring how authors and publishers are using the fundraising site to raise money for book projects. If you want to start your own project, check out How To Use Kickstarter to Fund Your Publishing Project.

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