We’re getting geared up for our online release party. Starting on June 4th at 7:00 a.m. (PDT) some very talented authors, editors, and designers will be gathering to meet readers, play games, and discuss the anthology. The Ultimate Release Festival may be an online event, but you can score some real, hold-in-your-hand prizes. We’ll have games and giveaways throughout the two day event.
Why two days? Because we have a lot to celebrate!
Two members, Nils Nisse Visser and Lia Rees, put together our first ever face-to-face book launch at The Yellow Book, a steampunk pub in Brighton.
In addition to selling several copies, the festivities were attended by Peter Fawn, founder of the Edgar Allan Poe Society of Prague. He not only purchased a copy for himself, but also one for Susan Tane of the Baltimore Poe Society. We are beyond excited that copies of Merely This and a poster designed by Lia Rees will be added to two of the largest Poe memorabilia collections in the world.
“The Poe Society of Prague has at it’s core, over 15,000 items relating to Mr. Poe, including first editions and rare articles, but the main part of the collection focuses on the influences that Poe has had across all aspects of 20th Century popular culture.” (Edgar Allan Poe Society of Prague homepage)
That’s not all! In the days following the release, several reviews from readers appeared on Amazon and Goodreads. From the UK to Spokane (and several stops in between), copies of Poe Goes Punk are finding homes. Check out some photos of some of our contributors, the book, and some Poe swag.
It may be Friday the 13th, but we’re feeling pretty lucky over here at Writerpunk Press. In addition to releasing Merely This and Nothing More: Poe Goes Punk at the end of the month, there are a lot of other great things happening:
We’ve rounded up a bunch of people and prizes. All we’re missing is you! Our Ultimate Release Festivalkicks off Saturday, June 4th at 7am (PDT).
Come meet some authors that contributed, learn about PAWS Animal Rescue, play Poe Trivia, join contests and raffles, and grab a slice of (virtual) cake. We have some great prizes, including ebooks, paperbacks, and some crafty items. The release party will take place entirely online, so you can join us no matter where you are.
Click here to RSVP, check out the line up of authors and editors, and get a sneak peek of some of the prizes.
Thunderclap Goal Reached
We asked and you answered! Since we want Poe Goes Punk to make a big splash on its release day, we set up our first-ever Thunderclap campaign. In a few short days, we hit our goal of 100 supporters. With a combined social reach of 114,889, news of our third release will be seen all over Facebook, Twitter, and Tumbler.
If you haven’t joined yet, there’s still time. Please click above and add your support. If you already have joined our Thunderclap, thank you so much! You’ve earned an extra big slice of (virtual) cake.
There’s just over 20 days left, and we would love for our social reach hit another big milestone. You can help us get there by spreading the word.
The trailer for Merely This knocked our socks off and we couldn’t wait to show it off. Also, click on the image below to see which Poe tale adaptations will be included.
So, is your favorite Poe tale represented? Sound off in the comments below.