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#884: The Best There Is at What He Does

February 3, 2014

Notes from the Manager

Related Strips: #883: I Have Seen the Future

The manager of the Naperville 14 is James Szajda (like it says in the strip). He’s one of the Kickstarter backers for Multiplex: There and Back Again, and he pledged enough to get a small role in the comic.

Book Two will be available for pre-order… soon! I’ve explained elsewhere, but the books are in-hand now, but school is getting in the way of packaging everything up — particularly doing the hundred-some sketches and such — and I want to make sure the Kickstarter backers have their books on the way before I start taking more orders. I’m guessing that pre-orders will launch later this month (but possible March), with its on-sale date of about a month later. Patience, please!

700+ page reading loads in two weeks are a little tough for me, but things should ease up… soon? Maybe?

Anyway. Szajda will return at least a few more times, though not right away.

 


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 If you have already written the short story, great, but it must be previously unpublished.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