Publishing links round-up: October 19, 2011

Since I’m hard at work writing and editing this week, with little time to blog, here’s some links to interesting articles about various recent happenings in the publishing arena: The big one that has people talking: Amazon to begin publishing original books, starting with a fall slate of 122 titles. This move cuts out publishers entirely, but how can they respond when they’re so dependant on Amazon? Also getting a…

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Munchkin Skullkickers!

I’ve known about this for a few months, but it’s finally been officially announced so I can talk about it: Steve Jackson Games is doing a version of Skullkickers for their classic fantasy card game, Munchkin! They made the announcement early today at New York Comic Con, and the game itself will be out for 2012. More info on the Skullkickers site, although most of the details haven’t been made…

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Witchlanders Launch Party

Last week I attended the launch party for Lena Coakley’s first novel, WITCHLANDERS. It’s a YA high fantasy being published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers and it’s been getting great reviews – you can check out more coverage on Lena’s website. Sadly, October 6th was a busy day for me and I didn’t make it out to Ben McNally Books, the launch party location, until after Lena had finished…

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