2017/03/21

Lyonesse


Author, editor, publisher, and all-around Renaissance man Russell Newquist proudly announces the launch of Lyonesse.

What is Lyonesse, you ask? Ever since elitist New York editors destroyed the sci-fi short story market by foisting their lit-fic tastes on readers, enterprising publishers have sought a way to revive the once-dominant short fiction format. With Lyonesse, Mr. Newquist and the fine folks at Silver Empire may have found SFF publishing's holy grail.

While venerable SF magazines struggle to keep the lights on, Lyonesse takes an updated approach to bringing readers the best science fiction and fantasy stories. For a yearly subscription fee that starts in the same price range as a single Baen eBook, you can have a fun, high-quality SFF short story delivered straight to your inbox each week.

And for all you aspiring SFF authors despairing of the short story market's sorry state, 60% of all Lyonesse subscription fees go to their writers. In an industry that all too often treats writers like cattle, Lyonesse wants to make sure that you GET PAID!

I've heard from several quarters that subscription services might just be the future of publishing. Lyonesse may have cracked the problem of finding a viable short fiction publication model. They're well worth keeping an eye on for that reason alone.

Lyonesse: come for the quality SFF shorts. Stay for the paradigm shift.

This series just gets better

@BrianNiemeier

10 comments:

  1. Thanks for the signal boost, Brian!

    Lyonesse: come for the quality SFF shorts. Stay for the paradigm shift.

    Watch out - I may steal that for a tagline!

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    1. You're welcome. Keep up the outstanding work.

      "Watch out - I may steal that for a tagline!"

      Then you'll have beaten me. Beaten me at my own sick and twisted game!

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    2. So, I mostly write RPG settings and adventures. How might I go about getting a try-out to join team Lyonesse?

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    3. I recommend clicking the link up there that says GET PAID!

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  2. I don't regret backing this this kickstarter And given my bad luck with kickstarters, that says something.

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    1. Look how professional their web site is!!

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    2. Thank you, Brian. I spent a lot of time on it and opened up my wallet as well. It was worth it. If we end up flopping, it damn sure won't be because we put out a bad product.

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    3. I don't regret backing this this kickstarter And given my bad luck with kickstarters, that says something.

      That, right there, is the absolute best thing I've heard today. I very much hope that we can continue to make you feel that way.

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  3. Brian

    I think you made an insightful point about subscription as the future for publidhing. Nuvol.com a Catalan online only cutural magazine/paper is currently fundraising via verkami to republish some of their books and to expand to other genres. From what I've read nuvol wants to create a subscription model for future publication

    Another new publusher capitolbooks has regular crowdsourcing that seems like a subscription.

    It's publishing on demand forthe 21st century. So this is a very exciting development

    And congrats to Lyonesse. I desire company lost life success and readers' delight

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    1. Thanks. It's what I've heard from other pros in the industry.

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