Notes from the Editor

Catch a wave…

August 9, 2010
Catch a wave…

There’s been a lot lot LOT of talk lately about the future of publishing, ebooks, etc.

Here’s Simon Wood talking about e-books from an author’s perspective. Here’s Pablo Defendini talking about what he would do with Barnes and Noble – which recently put itself on the auction block. And here’s a paperback publisher moving to e-books first, and following up with trade paperbacks. It’s a really interesting time to be in the publishing game.

But what does it mean for readers? It means options.

Know Your Market

July 21, 2010
Know Your Market

I’ve been looking over submissions for issue two, which have been trucking right along, thank you very much. I’ve been looking at some of the commentary we’ve been getting, which has on the whole been very positive, thank you also. One of the stated missions of Flying Island Press is to develop writers. Let me […]

The Importance of a hook

July 12, 2010
The Importance of a hook

First lets talk about what a hook is. When you use Google to define: hook you will find a definition that is about two pages long with so many different meanings that I think it is important to make it clear what I am talking about. A hook in the way I am thinking is […]

What do I buy? Stories.

July 10, 2010
What do I buy? Stories.

That should be pretty obvious, right? However, after looking over the last round of submissions, and over the first wave of the current one, it looks like we need to talk about what I’m looking for. Yeah, I’ve posted a little on that over at madpoetfiles.com, but what I was talking about was the emotional […]

Setting course

June 2, 2010
Setting course

Welcome to Flying Island Press. An explanation is offered as to where we started, and what my goals are for FlagShip. We go live July 4th, 2010.

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