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#501: You What, Part One

August 19, 2010

Notes from the Manager

Related Strips: #499: Ad Infinitum; #500: You Light Up My Life

A couple of bits of news to talk about…

First, on the front page of the site, you'll notice a box below the Notes from the Manager saying "BE THE FIRST TO COMMENT" or "ONE COMMENT" or whatever. I've added Disqus-powered comments to the main site — so you no longer need to head over to the Multiplex Facebook page or sign into the forum to talk about the latest strip with your fellow fans. The best part is — if you already have an OpenID, Disqus, Facebook or Twitter account, you've already got an account!

But… way more importantly:

Multiplex: Enjoy Your Show (Book 1)
is now available for pre-order!!

Click on over to the Multiplex Store to find out more details about the book, or to pre-order your copy today! The book has an on-sale date of September 22nd; I'll be shipping pre-orders several days in advance of that, though, so order early to get yours by the 22nd! (Hopefully.)


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Tell me a story. (Looking for a prose writer for an eBook single.)

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 If you have already written the short story, great, but it must be previously unpublished.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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