Sunday, November 7, 2010

Writer's pitch 1 - Trek ePub Publishing

Media has always been where the Twelve Trek Days has tried to break new ground, with full-cast audio books in 2007, ePublishing on Issuu in 2008 and music videos last year. This year, mobile computing has finally come of age with the new generation of netbooks heralded by the eponymous iPad. What better way to show Star Trek's continuing fanservice to geekdom by releasing the Twelve Trek Days of Christmas as a true eBook on the ePub format?

What do I want from you? A word processor file copy of your story in either MSWord or OpenOffice .doc format that is formatted the way you want it to appear and that has been edited for style, spelling and grammar. I would particularly like to see longer works, such as a Novel (>40,000 words), Novella (17,500 - 40,000) or Novelette (7,500 - 17,500).

What will we deliver in return?
  • Your story as an ePub file lodged online so that it will be available for download.
  • It will be formatted to an agreed standard with a cover, title page, Table of Contents, Chapter headers etc.
  • If you don't have a cover I will help you get one done, probably by artists on Deviant Art.
  • I will create a 3D book cover image and “Dust jacket notes” for distribution and publicity purposes
  • The six books ePublished will be released on alternate days as part of the Twelve Trek Days of Christmas on a variety of Star Trek forums. Last year we released on the Trek United, Starfleet International, Star Phase II, Star Trek Hidden Frontiers and Star Trek Intrepid forums.
All graphics and files will be made available to you, along with the instructions on how they were created so that you can create your own fan fiction on ePub if you desire.

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