Our thank-you list of campaign contributors is now live! Thanks to all who donated and supported our Indiegogo campaign!
Our newest anthology, Grey Area: 13 Ghost Stories launches on October 24th, and we're getting excited! The launch takes place at the McConnell Memorial Library, 50 Falmouth Street in Sydney, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. There'll be readings, refreshments, and of course the opportunity to buy the book! If you're a supporter of the Indiegogo campaign, you'll be able to pick up your perks at the launch.
Grey Area includes stories from thirteen Cape Breton writers: Hugh R. MacDonald, Meggan Howatson, Leah Noble, D.C. Troicuk, Nancy S.M. Waldman, Charlotte Musial, Voula Kappas-Dunn, Julie A. Serroul, Nancy MacLean, Diane J. Sober, Katrina Nicholson, Theresa Dugas, and Sherry D. Ramsey.
The book will be for sale through this site and at online retailers in both print and ebook formats following the launch.
Yesterday, we launched our first Indiegogo campaign, in support of our upcoming anthology, Grey Area: 13 Ghost Stories. Grey Area features ghost stories by both new and well-known Cape Breton writers with an introduction by local playwright, journalist, and storyteller-in-residence at the Cape Breton Regional Library, Ken Chisholm.
Indiegogo is an international, online crowd-funding platform which enables anyone to raise funds for a creative or other type of project. Interested supporters make donations of varying amounts in return for "perks" or rewards—the higher the level of support, the better the perks. Anyone can donate, become a supporter and receive the rewards.
The Grey Area campaign includes perks such as laminated bookmarks, spooky post cards ("ghost cards"), print and/or ebook copies of Grey Area and the other titles from Third Person Press, limited-edition handmade jewelry, and original artwork. Special rewards for writers include online writing courses, editing services, and cover art. All perks are transferable; supporters can double their good karma by donating and giving the perks to someone else as a gift. Everyone will receive an acknowledgement of thanks with their name listed on the Third Person Press website and Facebook page as well as having the satisfaction of having encouraged and literally supported writers from Cape Breton.
Our mission is to find, nurture, publish, promote and pay regional writers of speculative fiction. To date, we've operated completely independently, without support from government grants or other funding, and covered all expenses solely from the proceeds of book sales. The benefit of crowd-funding platforms, like Indiegogo campaigns, is that they provide up-front funding so that small, independent creators like we are can avoid heavy debt loads and reliance on funding avenues that may dry up in the future. This campaign will allow us to continue fulfilling its mission unabated.
Grey Area, due for an October 2013 release, will include stories from thirteen Cape Breton writers: Hugh R. MacDonald, Meggan Howatson, Leah Noble, D.C. Troicuk, Nancy S.M. Waldman, Charlotte Musial, Voula Kappas-Dunn, Julie A. Serroul, Nancy MacLean, Diane J. Sober, Katrina Nicholson, Theresa Dugas, and Sherry D. Ramsey.
The Indiegogo campaign launches on August 1st and runs through September 15th. Watch the video and find out more about the book, the campaign and the perks at the Indiegogo website: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/grey-area-13-ghost-stories/x/777792.
Third Person Press has a little summer reading treat--or teaser--for you. We've put together three stories, one each from Undercurrents, Airborne, and the newly-released Unearthed, in a free sampler ebook.
The stories included are: "Winter Bewitched" by Sherry D. Ramsey, "Mind Drifter" by Julie A. Serroul, and "Mud Pies" by Nancy S.M. Waldman. The e-sampler is available in .epub and .mobi formats (one zipped file) right here, and in many formats from Smashwords.
If you haven't read our anthologies and would like a taste of the stories to see if you'd like them, now is the time to take some for a test-drive!
Our latest release, Unearthed, is now available to order directly from our website. Just click over to the order page!
The electronic version will also be available soon; we're just making sure everything is in order for your best e-reading experience.
And if you missed our blog post series of interviews with our authors, they're still online (along with our newest call for submissions) over at our news blog: thirdpersonpress.blogspot.com.
In the days leading up to the launch of Unearthed, we're posting some short, fun, interviews with many of our contributors, over on the TPP News Blog. Check them out at http://thirdpersonpress.blogspot.ca!
The fourth volume in the Speculative Elements series.
Find all the details about our new call for submissions, on our submissions page.
We're currently putting the finishing touches on our newest anthology, Unearthed. Watch this space for a sneak peek at the cover art, coming later this week!
In the meantime, here's a peek at the back cover copy:
Imagine what might arise from and disappear into the soil...what grows, what is buried, what teems unseen. This collection, exploring the ends of the Earth and beyond, offers tales from the depths of darkness: zombies, vampires, murky unknowable worlds, underground prisons, malevolent spirits--to the lightest heights: earthen magic, little people, buried treasure and fantastical creatures!Sound interesting? We hope so!
Just until December 25th, all Third Person Press ebooks are on sale for only 99 cents each! Don't miss out on this amazing sale--fill up your e-reader with great science fiction, fantasy, and horror stories! Buy direct from our order page and get your instant download right away.
Want to buy as a gift? No problem. Simply buy the book(s) of your choice and, instead of downloading yourself, share the download URL with your preferred recipient.
You can also use your Smashwords account to get these deals! Use the following coupon codes:
To Unimagined Shores launched on December 6th and is now on sale in print and ebook formats. Find it on our order page (where you can request to have your copy signed by the author! ~ just make a note with your order), or order it from amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Powell's, or Smashwords. Makes a great Christmas gift for the speculative fiction lover on your list!
Just until December 15th, you can enter to win a print or e-version of the book (winner's choice). Get all the details from Sherry's website.
Third Person Press is pleased to announce the forthcoming release of To Unimagined Shores: Collected Stories by Sherry D. Ramsey. Sherry's stories have appeared in serial publications and anthologies in Canada, the US, and Australia, and are collected here in one place for the first time. The collection also includes a new, never-before-published story in her popular "Albettra" series. Launch dates and details will appear here soon!
"Sherry D. Ramsey's short stories are filled with vibrant characters, good writing, and thrum with humanity, even when there aren't many actual humans in the story. Fans of speculative fiction should definitely check out To Unimagined Shores." ~ Mark A. Rayner, author of The Amadeus Net and Marvellous Hairy.
The submission period for Unearthed is closed and we are currently reading all our submissions. We're very pleased to have received a record number of submissions this time around, so thank you to everyone who sent us something. Currently, we have no open calls for submissions.
In other news, Third Person Press has a new News Blog at http://thirdpersonpress.blogspot.com. This should be your go-to spot for TPP news and updates, so please bookmark it! You can also sign up to receive email updates when we post something on the site.
Due to a change in our publishing schedule, we are extending the deadline for submissions to Unearthed until February 28, 2011. All other details in the submission guidelines remain the same.
Following a very successful launch, Airborne is now readily available in print and ebook formats. Click over to our order page to find the format that's right for you!
If you're in Cape Breton and looking for a print copy, email us. to find the most convenient way to purchase your copy.
Join us the evening of Wednesday, October 6th, for the official launch of our new release, Airborne! The launch takes place at the McConnell Memorial Library, 50 Falmouth Street in Sydney, from 6:30~8:30, and will feature readings, refreshments, and of course book sales and signings. The launch is open to the public, so we urge you to attend and support our local writers! Find out more about the authors and stories featured in Airborne here.
Anyone attending the Cabot Trail Writers Festival the weekend before the launch will be able to have a sneak peek at Airborne, hear Sue McKay Miller read from her story, and even buy one of a limited number of pre-release copies that will be available at the Festival. Then you can come to the official launch as well for more readings and a chance to meet many of our authors and get your book signed. We hope to see you there!
Airborne will be available to purchase through our website in both print and electronic versions following the launch date.
In honour of "Read an E-book Week," from March 7th to March 13th we're offering the electronic version of Undercurrents for $4.00, a 20% saving! Click over to our order page to order your copy now. Instant download!
A Cape Breton Anthology of Speculative Fiction
The landscape of Cape Breton writing doesn't necessarily begin at the Canso Causeway and end at the Cabot Strait-at least not between the covers of this volume.
The fourteen stories in Undercurrents ply the literary oceans of time and space, possibility and imagination. And while you may find familiar themes in these pages-love, change, greed, spirituality-you will discover that they take on a new perspective when viewed through the lens of the speculative...[more about the book]
Click over to the Undercurrents page and watch our new promotional video! (Make sure your sound is turned on)
Directly from Third Person Press: Click here to order from us via PayPal -- we now offer both a print version and a .pdf ebook!
From Amazon.com: Click to order
From CreateSpace.com: Click to order
Following the book launch, Undercurrents will be available from selected merchants around Cape Breton. A complete list will appear here in the coming weeks, or you may Email Third Person Press for details.