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      CommentAuthorJaborwhalky
    • CommentTimeJun 10th 2009 edited
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    This might be of note to some, but we are making a go at having a pulp magazine that can make it in this digital age.

    Steampunk Tales

    With a number of the print mags going under and people not being able to take them self's away from there iPhones and iPod Touch why not try to get them to read something good and fun that are not tex message's.
    I was very lucky and got the likes of Jay Lake, Catherynne M. Valente,Phil Brucato and G D Falksen and 7 more writers to all jumped in to this project with the same hope that It will help keep people reading and keep getting writers and artists work out there .This is the first pulp style magazine for the iPhone so lets see if this experiment works.
    We are going to have monthly issues so any authors out there email me we might have a spot for you in a latter issue .It is thanks to WhiteChapel I was able to find the very talented Paul Sizer who did the cover for issue two of Steampunk Tales. You can see the preview for that here

    Cover of issue two by Paul Sizer here
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      CommentAuthorkperkins
    • CommentTimeJun 10th 2009
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    So. If you don't use iTunes+store, and you don't have an iPod/Phone you can't get this?
    That's too bad.
    • CommentAuthorpoor_boy
    • CommentTimeJun 10th 2009
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    <blockquote>It is thanks to White Chapel </blockquote>Just imagine the tears that would be spread if the name of the christian church were spelled wrong...

    *runs like hell*
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    @kperkins
    For the time being its on the iPhone and iPod Touch we are working at getting it on other formats.
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      CommentAuthorkperkins
    • CommentTimeJun 10th 2009
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    @Jaborwalky That would be cool
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    ...so, wait. You're actually limiting the ability of people to obtain this magazine? But also guaranteeing you make money off of every copy sold?

    Interesting. Keep me updated on how it works out for you?
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    Well here is the update you asked for,
    Its going well.
    We had it go live with just the iPhone and iPod touch as that was the fastest way to get it out there at a price that is cheaper then most cups of coffee.
    All the other platforms took a little more time to do but now we have them all so every one can get it now, Also we have a wonderful line up of great talent for future issues.
    http://www.steampunktales.com/issue_1.html
    See above we have it for The iPhone, iPod touch, PDF, Mobile eBook it will soon be for the Kindle too.

    As every one loves things that are free, we as a thank just put out a free issue that you can see and get here
    http://www.steampunktales.com/ it's also so people can get up to speed with the story that will be continuing on in issue 2 that will be coming out very soon.

    Some of the artist we have lined up to do cover work are amazing as are the writers .
    I mean we got Paul to do the cover for issue 2 and I found him on the White Chapel board, for issue 3 we are going to have a story by Molly Crabapples writer John Leavitt and there is many more things like that for issues down the road.
    Its good to have something for the writers and artist that comes out regularly and actually pays them for there talent.
    At the moment it is the only Steampunk magazine or anything such as that coming out monthly.

    with that, It's 6 am I have been up since yesterday so now I go to bed.
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    Here is the free issue we have up: See here that serial continues in Issue Two.
    Issue Two just went live tonight with the cover by PAUL SIZER who I found via Whitechapel in the "Draw Each Other" art challenge thread.
    Thank you by the way, had you not help set up this board I would never have found Paul, who is a super talent.
    Issue Two can be found here.

    Issue One, containing Cat, Jay and many more authors, is still up and available if you want to see it: You can find it here.
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      CommentAuthorConojito
    • CommentTimeSep 1st 2009
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    Nice work. I'm enjoying the free issue. I'm sure I'll be dropping cash on the next ish.
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      CommentAuthorLucifal
    • CommentTimeSep 3rd 2009
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    Looks good. I've not cashed out on an iPhone yet though it is my intention. I'm on the fence that still pictures are what people want to see on their iPiece - doesn't it lend itself more to animation? Someone is going to tell me now that people are already making shit loads of money out of flogging comics to iPeople.
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      CommentAuthorLucifal
    • CommentTimeSep 13th 2009
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    . . . Obviously they're not. . .
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    Someone is going to tell me now that people are already making shit loads of money out of flogging comics to iPeople.

    There are shitloads of people DOING it, I don't know if they're making money off it...
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    Question: Do the creators retain the rights to their work, or is it a work-for-hire situation?