Today the Author Stories Podcast feed has been hijacked by the Apocalypse. I am joined by Michael Bunker, Nick Cole and Rob McClellan to talk about this revolution in publishing and the massive launch of five books on one day.
Apocalypse Weird has been referred to as a mix between the Marvel Universe and Lost. We talk about the scope of this project and what people can expect for the next five years from Wonderment.
On Monday, February 23, there will be a massive launch party on Facebook with all of the Apocalypse Weird authors, and there will be prizes all day long. Click on the link above and be sure to check ‘going’ on the event to get all the updates for this massive launch party.
Some of the launch prizes include:
- Five signed paperback copies of Nick Cole’s Soda Pop Soldier for the review voted most helpful on Amazon by midnight on February 23. There will be one prize per launch book.
- Three paperback copies of Texocalypse Now signed by Nick Cole and Michael Bunker. To be eligible, ARC readers must post their favorite excerpt from one of the launch novels on Facebook and tag the author in the week leading up to the Launch Party.
- A signed copy of pirated print copy of Osage Two Diamonds, by Michael Bunker, which officially does not exist in print. This prize will go to the best review of one of the launch novels on Amazon as voted by the launch authors by 6:00 PT the day of the launch.
The grand prize is a tier two contract for the Apocalypse Weird world of novels. This prize will go to the best pitch as chosen by five launch authors at 4:00 PT on February 23. The winner will have to have purchased, read, and shared on social media at least one and preferably all launch books.
Readers will be notified of ARC availability via the Apocalypse Weird mailing list, and the mailing lists of the individual launch authors. Texocalypse Now ARCs have already been distributed and Reversal ARCs are almost all gone. Make sure you are signed up at Apocalypse Weird and don’t miss a single ARC.
Stefan Bolz has a great blog post that is updated regularly that gives a glimpse into the AW books so far. Go read it here: Apocalypse Weird: The MARVEL Universe for the Digital Age
The current host schedule is (all times PST):
2:00-3:00 PM: Chris Pourteau & Lesley Smith
3:00-4:00 PM: Nick Cole & Forbes West
4:00-5:00 PM: Hank Garner & Eric Tozzi
5:00-6:00 PM: Kim Wells
6:00-7:00 PM: E. E. Giorgi & Kevin G. Summers
7:00-8:00 PM: Michael Bunker & Stefan Bolz
8:00-9:00 PM: Jennifer Ellis