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PostSubject: Shock Totem Holiday E-book   Tue Nov 15, 2011 4:03 am

Available now for $0.99: http://www.amazon.com/Shock-Totem-Holiday-Macabre-ebook/dp/B00695SL8I

So we're doing a special Shock Totem e-book for the holidays this year. It'll become available around Dec 1. This one is a bit different from our print issues in that it will feature fiction from the main Shock Totem staff, extended staff and others. It'll also include anecdotal holiday memories from a wide range of artists, some dark, some funny, some sweet.

Here is the current TOC (we may get a few more holiday memory entries in the next day or two) and artwork:

* Heartless, by Mercedes M. Yardley
* Vincent Pendergast’s Holiday Recollection
* Jennifer Pelland’s Holiday Recollection
* Streamer of Silver, Ribbon of Red, by K. Allen Wood
* Mark Allan Gunnells’ Holiday Recollection
* Nick Cato’s Holiday Recollection
* Santa Claus Is Coming to Get You, by Kevin J. Anderson
* Stacey Longo’s Holiday Recollection
* Tinsel, by John Boden
* Leslianne Wilder’s Holiday Recollection
* One Good Turn, by Robert J. Duperre
* Jack Ketchum’s Holiday Recollection
* Sheldon Higdon’s Crappy Holiday Recollection
* Christmas Wish, by Sarah Gomes
* Simon McCaffery’s Holiday Recollection
* ‘Twas the Night, by Nick Contor
* Daniel I. Russell’s Holiday Recollection
* Lee Thompson’s Holiday Recollection
* A Krampus Christmas, by Ryan Bridger
* Howling Through the Keyhole (Story Notes)



The artwork is ridiculously good! I'm kinda bummed it won't see release in print. Maybe next year we'll open submissions and expand it to print. For now, though, it'll be an e-book. I'll post again when it's available. =)

I know the fact that this is an e-book will keep most of your from reading it, but I figured I'd post it anyway. Hell, most of the Shock Totem team won't even be able to read this because they've yet to embrace digital publishing! Haha.

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PostSubject: Re: Shock Totem Holiday E-book   Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:11 am

Nice! So I can download it to my Kindle?
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PostSubject: Re: Shock Totem Holiday E-book   Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:11 pm

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Nice! So I can download it to my Kindle?
When it's available, yeah.

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PostSubject: Re: Shock Totem Holiday E-book   Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:28 am

Does it work for iPad too?

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PostSubject: Re: Shock Totem Holiday E-book   Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:51 am

Who designed the cover?

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PostSubject: Re: Shock Totem Holiday E-book   Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:58 am

It will work for the iPad, iPhone, PC, etc. You'll just have to download the Kindle app.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=sa_menu_karl3?ie=UTF8&docId=1000493771

And Mikio Murakami (http://www.silentqdesign.net) did the cover. He's the man! He did the covers for issues 3 and 4, and he's so good we already have work for issues 5 and 6.

For those unaware, John Boden is Shiney and Nick Contor is Tall Tyrion, though he doesn't come around much these days.

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PostSubject: Re: Shock Totem Holiday E-book   Wed Nov 16, 2011 3:15 pm

I will get this. I've loved everything from you so far. But I agree, I wish this was a physical release. The artwork alone would have been worth the price!

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PostSubject: Re: Shock Totem Holiday E-book   Wed Nov 16, 2011 3:26 pm

kmorg wrote:
I will get this. I've loved everything from you so far. But I agree, I wish this was a physical release. The artwork alone would have been worth the price!
It was such a last-minute idea it would have been impossible to do a print version. Not enough time.

Plus Rex never responds to my e-mails. lol!

Thanks, Kurt! Off topic: I sent that CD yesterday. The digipack might be the flimsiest I've ever seen!

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PostSubject: Re: Shock Totem Holiday E-book   Wed Nov 16, 2011 3:29 pm

Eyesore wrote:
kmorg wrote:
I will get this. I've loved everything from you so far. But I agree, I wish this was a physical release. The artwork alone would have been worth the price!
It was such a last-minute idea it would have been impossible to do a print version. Not enough time.

Plus Rex never responds to my e-mails. lol!

Thanks, Kurt! Off topic: I sent that CD yesterday. The digipack might be the flimsiest I've ever seen!

Oh that uptight, Rex! Such a Rockstar! Laughing

I got a notification mail about the package, I believe. Thanks again!

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PostSubject: Re: Shock Totem Holiday E-book   Wed Nov 16, 2011 4:12 pm

Rex gets it done and he does a fantastic job, but he's a busy man so things take time. =)

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PostSubject: Re: Shock Totem Holiday E-book   Thu Nov 17, 2011 5:24 am

I updated the top post with the final cover art and TOC. Should be available for the Kindle sometime tomorrow. =)

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PostSubject: Re: Shock Totem Holiday E-book   Thu Nov 17, 2011 7:03 pm

Available now for $0.99: http://www.amazon.com/Shock-Totem-Holiday-Macabre-ebook/dp/B00695SL8I

Working on other formats as we speak.

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PostSubject: Re: Shock Totem Holiday E-book   Thu Nov 17, 2011 7:08 pm

Sorry, I won't be able to support you this time around.

Hell, I barely do digital downloads of music. Books on a "Kindle"? I'm not there yet.

Let me know when the next hard copy comes out. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Shock Totem Holiday E-book   Thu Nov 17, 2011 7:33 pm

Haha. I understand that.

But, if you're interested at all, you can download numerous Kindle apps so you can read Kindle books on your PC or phone or whatever.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=sa_menu_karl3?ie=UTF8&docId=1000493771

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PostSubject: Re: Shock Totem Holiday E-book   Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:11 am

This is pretty cool.

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,483 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

#25 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Fiction > Short Stories
#38 in Books > Literature & Fiction > Short Stories
#95 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Fiction > Genre Fiction > Horror

I know it won't last, but it'd be cool if it stayed that way. =)

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PostSubject: Re: Shock Totem Holiday E-book   Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:18 pm

Well, I helped boost the sales via Amazon. Didn't cost $0.99 though....

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PostSubject: Re: Shock Totem Holiday E-book   Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:47 pm

kmorg wrote:
Well, I helped boost the sales via Amazon. Didn't cost $0.99 though....
What did it cost? surprised

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PostSubject: Re: Shock Totem Holiday E-book   Sat Nov 19, 2011 9:09 am

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kmorg wrote:
Well, I helped boost the sales via Amazon. Didn't cost $0.99 though....
What did it cost? surprised

3.47

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PostSubject: Re: Shock Totem Holiday E-book   Sat Nov 19, 2011 3:06 pm

kmorg wrote:
Eyesore wrote:
kmorg wrote:
Well, I helped boost the sales via Amazon. Didn't cost $0.99 though....
What did it cost? surprised

3.47
What? From what site? It's set at $0.99 for all four Amazon sites you can buy it from (.com, .co.uk, .de and .fr).

I mean, even if they did some weird conversion rate, where out of those four regions is one US dollar worth 3.47?

surprised

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PostSubject: Re: Shock Totem Holiday E-book   Sat Nov 19, 2011 3:52 pm

I clicked the link in your first post. My memory was a little off, so the pice was lower. Her is what it says:

Kindle Price: $3.44 includes VAT & free international wireless delivery via Amazon Whispernet

Perhaps it costs more delivering files to Norway!?! Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Shock Totem Holiday E-book   Sat Nov 19, 2011 4:18 pm

kmorg wrote:
I clicked the link in your first post. My memory was a little off, so the pice was lower. Her is what it says:

Kindle Price: $3.44 includes VAT & free international wireless delivery via Amazon Whispernet

Perhaps it costs more delivering files to Norway!?! Laughing
Yeah, maybe. It should be $0.99, but I don't know what's up with VAT and that other thing.

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PostSubject: Re: Shock Totem Holiday E-book   Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:55 pm

Dear Luddites,

All issues are now available for the Kindle.

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PostSubject: Re: Shock Totem Holiday E-book   Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:59 pm

Eyesore wrote:
Dear Luddites,

All issues are now available for the Kindle.
I thought "Luddites" eschewed technology. If so, this would seem like a self-defeating announcement. Razz

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PostSubject: Re: Shock Totem Holiday E-book   Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:23 pm

tohostudios wrote:
Eyesore wrote:
Dear Luddites,

All issues are now available for the Kindle.
I thought "Luddites" eschewed technology. If so, this would seem like a self-defeating announcement. Razz
I was being sarcastic! lol!

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