If it is, you should really pick up a copy of Soul of the Universe now while it's on sale for £0.99. It's 6 stories by 4 authors in a grab bag of styles and genres. Well worth it, in my opinion*.
You can get it at https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00IYP4ATK.
*I may be biased.
For the readers, the Anthology Club's first anthology came out the other day. It's a 6 story, 4 author collection that includes science fiction, western, emotional drama, fantasy and steampunk all under one cover. Reviews thus far have been very, very positive. That's at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IYP4ATK
For the writers, the Anthology Club is a collaborative community for writers of short fiction that provides the tools necessary for those writers to propose, produce and publish anthologies. You can check it out at http://anthologyclub.com.
If you need a good chuckle, we've also got a very refined and restrained book trailer at http://youtu.be/gwNC_R545sE. I think it should serve as a model for writers everywhere who are trying to promote their work.
Here we are - time for the big cover reveal of the first ever anthology produced by the Anthology Club - and I can't help but feel like I'm doing this wrong.
Conventional wisdom says I should have been drumming up interest in the cover all week; playing coy, dropping hints, that sort of thing. I don't think I should have to do that, to be honest. Why do I need to drum up interest in this book cover, when this book cover is interesting in its own right?
Instead of a lame attempt to market this book (and it would be lame, I'm terrible at that sort of thing), I'll just tell you about it.
"Soul of the Universe" is the first anthology published by the Anthology Club. The title derives from the Plato quote, "Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." All the stories in the anthology were inspired to some degree by music.
This cover was commissioned from a young artist named Kit Cooper, who was given the theme, "Music is the soul of the universe" and nothing else, and was then asked to interpret that theme. I may be biased, but I think Kit did an incredible job of that interpretation. I love this cover as much as I love the book it represents.
"Soul of the Universe" will be available for purchase on March 18th. Kit's other work can be found at http://rogueheartillustration.tumblr.com/
(How's that for a run on sentence? )
If you're willing to provide an honest review - on Amazon, Goodreads, Smashwords, your blog, or any combination of those - just comment here with your info (name, email, and preferred format please), PM the The Anthology Club page, or email your details to firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll set you up with a copy in your preferred format.
I am Head of English at an A level high school in Hangzhou, China, and Editor in Chief of The Anthology Club, a collaborative publishing platform for writers of short fiction. In my free time I write science fiction and fantasy.
My interests are as varied as they are shallow, and include writing, reading, photography, cooking, music, technology and general Jibber-Jabber.
- The Anthology ClubOwner, Editor in Chief, 2013 - presentI am the owner and Editor in Chief of The Anthology Club, which is a collaborative creation and publishing platform for writers of short fiction. It can be found at http://anthologyclub.com.
- Hangzhou Eton SchoolHead of English, 2013 - presentI am Head of English at Eton school - a CIE accredited A level high school in Hangzhou.
- Self-employed ESL teacher, sci-fi/fantasy writer, musician, expat Canuck and collector of languages.2013
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