Notes from the Manager
In case you haven't seen it yet, here is the trailer for Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds (yes, it's supposed to be spelled that way).
If you haven't been around since Thursday or didn't read the Notes from the Manager last week, you missed an update on Friday. You also missed the grand opening of the brand-spankin' new Multiplex Store, featuring two kick-ass T-shirt designs and the slightly updated, lower-priced downloadable version of the Multiplex: Chapter 1 ebook. (Yes, #2 is still coming!)
Buy stuff now and support your favorite movie theater-themed comic that's actually updated in the past four years! :)
(As I mentioned last week, if you have already purchased a copy of the earlier HD edition of the Multiplex eBook, drop me a line and I'll give you coupon codes for a free upgrade to the new edition, as well as a small discount any anything else in the store.)
All purchases come with a free (random-ish) 1" button and my eternal gratitude.
If you own a shop of some sort and would like to sell them, bulk discounts can be arranged, as well!
And if you don't see anything you like, drop me a line and tell me what you would like to see in the Multiplex Store!
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- Free eBooks!
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- Character doodles!
- Invites to Google Hangouts!
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- and MORE!
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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 If you have already written the short story, great, but it must be previously unpublished.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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