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    @steevo

    Just got started on it this morning, all good so far
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeJan 11th 2012
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    Once more unto the breach, I say!
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    If you guys decide to, I'll find a thing or three to contribute.

    And help set up the layouts again.
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      CommentAuthorBeamish
    • CommentTimeJan 11th 2012
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    I'll even let you fix my spelling again!
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    Finished it yesterday.
    As expected not every single story was too my taste, but I can't say there was a bad one among them.
    Enjoyed it, now determined to write more than one for the next collection!
    • CommentAuthorsteevo
    • CommentTimeJan 11th 2012
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    ! Ah I love the initial excitement of a new project. I need to give the current one (and myself) a bit of time to breathe, but hopefully I can start planning a new book by March or so.

    And, if you guys like the book, recommend it to others. Also, we'd be flattered if you'd review us on amazon.com or lulu.com.

    Links to both Kindle and print versions at Facebook.
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeJan 11th 2012 edited
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    Is this the first time a project like this has been undertaken; a compilation from the minds of people from Whitechapel? It's easy for me to say, as I was happy to buy a copy, yet I feel we should all give it as much support as possible so more can come out; a few quid is a small price to pay when you think about what it could mean for all the writers on this site.

    I guess what I'm trying to say is we owe it to ourselves. It takes me back to all the old "pulp"sci-fi etc short story compilations that once was a thriving medium e.g NEW WORLDS in which authors like Moorcock used to serialize their works.

    Yeah,things have changed, especially with the internet, but I love those old books and what they represented.

    I look forward to the next one. And the one after that...
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeJan 12th 2012
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    Whitechapel Quarterly: Short Fiction and Articles.

    ...hm.
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      CommentAuthorBeamish
    • CommentTimeJan 12th 2012
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    Hmmmm indeed (creepy finger tapping)
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    Whitechapel Quarterly: Now with illustrations?
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    I will be ordering mine on pay day (Wednesday) and can't wait, this looks really nice and it's been a while since I delved into an anthology, so should be fun. Also, when it comes around to the next one in a few months I should have a few things to submit for consideration seeing as last week, inspired by Budgie's fast-fic approach, I've committed myself to producing a new short story between 750 - 1000 words each week.

    Whitechapel Quarterly in any format sounds like a must have. I look forward to seeing how this develops.
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    @Warped Savant:

    Illustrations make any kind of e-publishing several magnitudes more challenging...
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      CommentAuthorMorac
    • CommentTimeJan 15th 2012
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    I wouldn't mind contributing some more, if we were to do this again. I have a few half-finished things that could use a good deadline...
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    Vornaskotti -- Yeah, I know. Depending on a few things, the illustrations can make it a lot harder. I'm currently working on a project where the guys grandfather did illustrations for a book and he wants it on his Kindle. If it's at the beginning or end of a chapter, then it's not an issue. It's when (as is the case with most of them) they're in the middle somewhere, then the spacing doesn't work unless you have the font and everything on your Kindle set to a certain size. Because it's just for him, it's okay. I'm doing it based on his viewing preference. But then I'm also having an issue with it as he wants some of the illustrations that only take up half a page to be at the bottom of the page.
    But yeah, Sometimes it's easy, sometimes it's hard. Small illustrations that would be used as bit pieces at the beginning of the stories or something right at the end would be (I think) fairly easy. Having pictures throughout the stories would be awkward looking.

    Plus, I think Amazon charges more depending on the size of the file... but I could be remembering something different.
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    Something that I haven't seen mentioned by anyone yet:

    Does anyone have an e-book reader that isn't a Kindle? I have a few other formats of the book from when I was converting it. If anyone needs it in another format (E-Pub, PDF, RTF, etc) say something on here and I'll see if we (you, me and Steevo) can work something out.
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    I've done some e-book conversions to both ePub and Mobipocket (ie. Kindle) and yeah, you can use pictures but you'll have to more or less make them a chapter of their own, so that they'll basically take one page. Pics between stories would work, but pics interspersed in stories looks clunky because of the text flow, and because of the oh-so-varied way most e-readers still render the code. We are really now in the same position where web developers were 10 years ago - a book can look completely different depending on the reader you are using (either a device or an app on iPad, for example...)
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    ...a book can look completely different depending on the reader you are using (either a device or an app on iPad, for example...)

    After I had sent Steve the basic layout to make sure it was how he wanted it he asked me to move a sentence up 5 or 6 lines (on the page with all the legal text, not anything in the stories) so that it was on the same page as everything else. I was confused 'cause it looked fine on mine, but whatever, I figured he used a larger font then I do (I have it set about as small as it can be). It wasn't until later that I realized that he was using the Kindle app on his computer to look at it.
    I'll have to remember things like that for future formatting that I do.
    • CommentAuthorsteevo
    • CommentTimeJan 15th 2012
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    @Vornaskotti - Great blog article, thanks for pimping our baby up.

    I love the ideas bouncing around here guys. I'm getting psyched about starting up a new project with everyone, and a WC quarterly sounds amazing, though I dunno if I could do one of these four times a year with my current schedule. Maybe we could get four people willing to edit/layout a book and they each do one a year? I dunno...just spitballin here.

    Also, what @Warped Savant said, if you have an eReader that's not a Kindle and can't get the book, let us know and we'll work something out for ya.

    FYI for all interested, we've sold a combined (Lulu and Kindle) 29 copies of the book so far. Not too shabby.
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeJan 15th 2012 edited
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    I'd need to learn how to layout an e-book (which I'm more than willing to learn to do), and I'd be happy to edit one! Actually, a rotating editor's position might be kinda fun.