New entry Dec 07
Critters is 23!
Yes, 23 years ago Critters was born. Wow! Thanks so much to all of you, who've made it such a resounding success!
Critters no longer accepting European Union members :(It's with a heavy heart that I have to announce Critters can no longer accept people in the European Union as members. This is a result of the "GDPR" privacy laws going into effect. I'm a big fan of privacy, and applaud the general idea behind the GDPR, but the way it's implemented forces me to close the door to EU writers. [read more why...]
Books from Critters!
Check out Books by Critters for books by your fellow Critterfolk, as well as my list of recommended books for writers.
New Book from a Critter Member**NOW IN PRINT EDITION TOO!** Awesome new book, HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR SPECULATIVE FICTION OPENINGS, from a Critter member whose unearthed a shard of The Secret to becoming a pro writer. Really good piece of work. "...if you're at all concerned about story openings, you'd be nuts not to read what Qualkinbush has to say." —Wil McCarthy, author of BLOOM and THE COLLAPSIUM
How to Write SF
The Craft of Writing Science Fiction that Sells by Ben Bova, best-selling author and six-time Hugo Award winner for Best Editor. (This is one of the books your ol' Critter Captain learned from himself, and I highly recommend it.) (Also via Amazon)
P&E Has a New Caretaker!
I'm very happy to announce that P&E has been handed off to a new caretaker! Check out the site for news and such. Hurrah!
I'm being interviewed live on public radio for Critters 20th birthday. For those who want to listen, it's on the 10am (Mountain time) show on Thursday, 11/19/16, on Colorado Public Radio - www.cpr.org has streaming on the site or it's 90.1 FM in the Denver area. [Interview is done, you can listen on the site]
Free Web Sites
Free web sites for authors (and others) are available at www.nyx.net.
ReAnimus Acquires Advent!
ReAnimus Press is pleased to announce the acquisition of the legendary Advent Publishers! Advent is now a subsidiary of ReAnimus Press, and we will continue to publish Advent's titles under the Advent name. Advent was founded in 1956 by Earl Kemp and others, and has published the likes of James Blish, Hal Clement, Robert Heinlein, Damon Knight, E.E. "Doc" Smith, and many others. Advent's high quality titles have won and been finalists for several Hugo Awards, such as The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy and Heinlein's Children. Watch this space for ebook and print editions of all of Advent's current titles!
Network speeding up
I'm switching the connection over to a new, shiny 10X faster network because of all the load. There might be bits of downtime as your boxes learn new addresses and things. Should be brief. Let me know of any prolonged outages you see.
Preditors & Editors Changeover
With the very sad passing of Dave Kuzminski, who ran P&E, I've taken over the P&E duties. Lots of what I hope are improvements; check it out at pred-ed.com.
is Dying has been Replaced
THE SIGIL TRILOGY: The universe is dying from within... "Great stuff... Really enjoyed it." — SFWA Grandmaster Michael Moorcock
Announcing ReAnimus Press
If you need help making ebooks from manuscripts or print copies—or finding great stuff to read—look no further! An ebook publisher started by your very own Critter Captain. (And with a 12% Affiliate program.) [More]
Comments for: Stephanie Barko, Literary Publicist
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2011 P&E Winner for Promo Firm
Hundreds of endorsements on LinkedIn and 50+ written endorsements from clients and partners for this book publicist.
She is the BEST !!!!!!!!
Stephanie knows the publishing industry well, and understands how to match her clients' books with the outlets most likely to give them recognition and exposure.
Stephanie's client, my friend Elizabeth Harris, had a sold-out book for her signing at BookPeople in Austin, Texas! She also got interviewed on NPR and several other venues. Really fine publicist.
Stephanie is AMAZING and such a FABULOUS support to her clients!!! She truly deserves this honor!! THANKS...Darlene Templeton
Editor & Preditor? There is no contest, she is more. Howzabout- Laudator Tempous Acti? :A peculiar anthologic maze, an amusing literary chaos, a farrago of quotations, a mere olla podrida of quaintness, a pot pourri of pleasant delites, a florilegium of elegant extracts, a tangled fardel of old-world flowers of thought, a faggot of odd fancies, quips, facetiae, loosely tied' (Holbrook Jackson, Anatomy of Bibliomania) by a 'laudator temporis acti,' a 'praiser of time past' (Horace, Ars Poetica 173).
Stephanie gave me some of the best advice I received for my book, and she didn't charge me a dime for it. When I was trying to figure out who to ask to buy one copy of my non-fiction middle school Texas woman's biography on Oveta Culp Hobby, she recommended I ask Oveta's son, Bill Hobby, Jr., the former governor of Texas. I did ask him and while he didn't buy 1400 copies and put one in every middle school in Texas, he DID send my name to his PR person, told her to help me for four months, and to SEND HIM THE BILL! In gratitude, I sent Stephanie a check. She is generous in her time, knowledge, and cheerleading!
Stephanie helped me launch my book in August 2013. She was a patient educator as well as a publicist. I did not know anything about the new way that books are promoted with such things as a virtual tour or a book trailer. Stephanie is wonderful to work with and I am most grateful to her.
Stephanie was very helpful in my quest to create a quality product.
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