Ebooks: The New Pulp Paper with Russ Anderson, Jr.

Weird WestThis week, Perry welcomes Russ Anderson, the editor of PulpWork Press’ anthology series, How The West Was Weird and the ebook formatter for Pro Se Productions, plus the founder of Anderfam Press. Listen in as Russ and Perry discuss the ins and outs of ebooks—why you need them, how easy it is to make them, where you can go to learn more, tips and tricks on formatting, and some of the different things you can do with ebooks. Plus, a discussion of how ebooks are the new pulp paper and how they’ve enabled the old pulp workhorse mentality to thrive in a new era!

Smashwords Style Guide – A simple guide to formatting ebooks in Microsoft Word for submission to Smashwords.

Scrivener – A writing program useful for any kind of writer, with built-in ebook export options.

Creating an eBook with InDesign – Instant InDesign’s video tutorial for using Adobe InDesign to format an ebook.

Draft2Digital – If you’d rather have someone else format your ebook, the folks at Draft2Digital can help you with that.

DriveThruFiction – Another place to post your ebooks.

DGI – A great way to distribute ebooks is with scratch-off cards, which can be made for you by the people at DGI.

Also check out the following publications from Russ Anderson:

How The West Was Weird, Vol. I

How The West Was Weird, Vol. II

How The West Was Weird: Campfire Tales

The New Adventures of Diamondstone the Magician

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Percival Constantine

Percival Constantine

Born and raised in the Chicagoland area, Percival Constantine is a graduate of Northeastern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Arts in literature and mass media. In 2005, he began working in the comic book industry as an editor for Making Comics Studios. Since then, he has also worked as a freelance letterer and writer for, among others, AC Comics, Black Glass Press, and Cosmic Times. In 2007, Percival self-published his first novel, Fallen. His second novel, Chasing The Dragon, followed in 2008. With the publication of Love & Bullets in 2010, Percival officially joined the ranks of PulpWork Press. In 2012, he became an editor for Pro Se Productions. He currently resides in southern Japan, where he works as a writer, editor, and teacher. He also hosts a podcast show called The Exploding Typewriter: Pulp Writers on Writing Pulp. For more, visit PercivalConstantine.com.

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