Kevin's Watch Forum Index
 HomeHome   MemberlistMemberlist   RegisterRegister   SearchSearch   ProfileProfile   FAQFAQ   StatisticsStatistics  SudokuSudoku   Phoogle MapPhoogle Map 
 AlbumAlbum StoresStores   StoresItems Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

KW ANTHOLOGY 2017: I have the original documents!

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Kevin's Watch Forum Index -> Kevin's Watch Anthology Forum
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
aTOMiC
aTOMiCus Prolificus

Male
Joined: 10 Sep 2003
Posts: 20466

Thanks: 69
Thanked 19 Times in 16 Posts

Location: Tampa, Florida
6523 White Gold Dollars
Tokens
HP

User Items:
1 Member of THOOLAH2 Covenant's Novels1 Ultraman


PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:35 pm    Post subject: KW ANTHOLOGY 2017: I have the original documents! Reply with quote

Woohoo!



Jay has sent me the original documents of the first three Kevinswatch Anthologies.

What I'd like to do is go with Jay's suggestion to combine all three books into a single volume and publish it as a compilation.

I will have to re format the original documents to conform to Lulu.com's current guidelines which are a bit complex and specific.

If there is any interest, I think it would be cool to add a limited number of new stories to the book.
It would give those that hadn't had their stories published in the original anthologies a chance to participate.
If we add new material I would need help with editing as I am terrible with punctuation, sentence structure etc.

See the Kevinswatch Anthology Contributor's guide in the newly resurrected Kevinswatch Anthology Forum for details.

If Ali returns she had volunteered to do editing in a different thread.

All the participants will get proper credits for their participation as was done originally.

The book would be offered as a non profit publication and any charges would be strictly for the cost of creating the book. I would also set it up to be downloaded for free.
Lulu includes a free ISBN so the book would be registered and available to general public.

Its also possible to publish the book as a hardback which is very cool but obviously more expensive to purchase. I'd like everyone's feedback on this issue before we go to publication.

I'd like to have the book completed and available on or before November 1st of this year if possible.

I've always enjoyed working on the Anthology project. The level of talent this group possesses is remarkable.

I am opening up this idea to discussion.

Let me know what you think, your excitement and above all if you have concerns.


Tom
_________________
Uh oh!


Quote:
"I'm not sure why I posted in this thread. Its like dropping a balloon into a cactus farm."


"There is tic and toc in atomic" - Neil Peart


Last edited by aTOMiC on Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:29 am; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Sorus
eternal antagonist

Female
Joined: 27 Jun 2005
Posts: 9471

Thanks: 17
Thanked 31 Times in 31 Posts

Location: above the soil, and into the wind
18180 White Gold Dollars
Tokens
HP

User Items:
1 Soar1 Pocket Knife


PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That all sounds good.
_________________

Burn your white flags
Refuse to surrender
And raise your red flags
To remember
To remember



Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Avatar
Immanentizing The Eschaton


Joined: 02 Aug 2004
Posts: 52034

Thanks: 70
Thanked 140 Times in 137 Posts

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
13447 White Gold Dollars
Tokens
HP

User Items:
1 Pantheon Veteran


PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Should we re-open the Anthology sub-forum?

--A
_________________
Don't believe everything you think.

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Phoogle Map
aTOMiC
aTOMiCus Prolificus

Male
Joined: 10 Sep 2003
Posts: 20466

Thanks: 69
Thanked 19 Times in 16 Posts

Location: Tampa, Florida
6523 White Gold Dollars
Tokens
HP

User Items:
1 Member of THOOLAH2 Covenant's Novels1 Ultraman


PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Avatar wrote:
Should we re-open the Anthology sub-forum?

--A


If we get a noticeable response to this thread it might be a good idea.

If not then leave it mothballed.
_________________
Uh oh!


Quote:
"I'm not sure why I posted in this thread. Its like dropping a balloon into a cactus farm."


"There is tic and toc in atomic" - Neil Peart
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
StevieG
Andelainian

Male
Joined: 12 Dec 2007
Posts: 3111

Thanks: 8
Thanked 16 Times in 16 Posts

Location: Australia
4631 White Gold Dollars
Tokens
HP

User Items:
1 Furls Fire


PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's awesome Tom! I reckon there'll be a few interested people to contribute some new material. Maybe a "bad writing' section also? Very Happy
_________________
Hugs and sh!t!! ~ lucimay
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Phoogle Map
aTOMiC
aTOMiCus Prolificus

Male
Joined: 10 Sep 2003
Posts: 20466

Thanks: 69
Thanked 19 Times in 16 Posts

Location: Tampa, Florida
6523 White Gold Dollars
Tokens
HP

User Items:
1 Member of THOOLAH2 Covenant's Novels1 Ultraman


PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

StevieG wrote:
That's awesome Tom! I reckon there'll be a few interested people to contribute some new material. Maybe a "bad writing' section also? Very Happy


I hope there will be interested parties wanting to contribute stories, good, bad or even ugly.

I don't plan on jumping on this project until I hear more from other members.
_________________
Uh oh!


Quote:
"I'm not sure why I posted in this thread. Its like dropping a balloon into a cactus farm."


"There is tic and toc in atomic" - Neil Peart
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Vain
Deus Ex Machina

Male
Joined: 02 Mar 2002
Posts: 5036

Thanks: 9
Thanked 12 Times in 10 Posts


6429 White Gold Dollars
Tokens
HP

User Items:
1 I Love KW1 Rubber Duck1 Foul Duck


PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd be interested in a compilation Smile
_________________

I have a bucket list
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website Phoogle Map
deer of the dawn
On a mission from God

FemaleRanyhyn
Joined: 11 Feb 2008
Posts: 5616

Thanks: 47
Thanked 52 Times in 50 Posts

Location: Jos, Nigeria
8067 White Gold Dollars
Tokens
HP

User Items:
1 Soaring Woodhelvin1 Oath of Peace1 Member of Linden's Army


PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fantastic!!

Never having been a part of this, do the stories have to be Covenant related, or just any worthy stories?
_________________
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle. -Philo of Alexandria

ahhhh... if only all our creativity in wickedness could be fixed by "Corrupt a Wish." - Linna Heartlistener

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Phoogle Map
aTOMiC
aTOMiCus Prolificus

Male
Joined: 10 Sep 2003
Posts: 20466

Thanks: 69
Thanked 19 Times in 16 Posts

Location: Tampa, Florida
6523 White Gold Dollars
Tokens
HP

User Items:
1 Member of THOOLAH2 Covenant's Novels1 Ultraman


PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

deer of the dawn wrote:
Fantastic!!

Never having been a part of this, do the stories have to be Covenant related, or just any worthy stories?



All of the stories we've published so far are original works and we have historically avoided fan fiction of any existing property, not that we're against that sort of thing but it just makes rights of publication much less complicated. Very Happy

Av, maybe the Anthology forum should be re activated after all and this thread should be moved there since the original forum has all of the guidelines posted there.
_________________
Uh oh!


Quote:
"I'm not sure why I posted in this thread. Its like dropping a balloon into a cactus farm."


"There is tic and toc in atomic" - Neil Peart
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Avatar
Immanentizing The Eschaton


Joined: 02 Aug 2004
Posts: 52034

Thanks: 70
Thanked 140 Times in 137 Posts

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
13447 White Gold Dollars
Tokens
HP

User Items:
1 Pantheon Veteran


PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Done. Very Happy

Find it next to the Hall of Gifts. Very Happy

--A
_________________
Don't believe everything you think.

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Phoogle Map
aTOMiC
aTOMiCus Prolificus

Male
Joined: 10 Sep 2003
Posts: 20466

Thanks: 69
Thanked 19 Times in 16 Posts

Location: Tampa, Florida
6523 White Gold Dollars
Tokens
HP

User Items:
1 Member of THOOLAH2 Covenant's Novels1 Ultraman


PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Avatar wrote:
Done. Very Happy

Find it next to the Hall of Gifts. Very Happy

--A


Thanks Av!
_________________
Uh oh!


Quote:
"I'm not sure why I posted in this thread. Its like dropping a balloon into a cactus farm."


"There is tic and toc in atomic" - Neil Peart
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
aTOMiC
aTOMiCus Prolificus

Male
Joined: 10 Sep 2003
Posts: 20466

Thanks: 69
Thanked 19 Times in 16 Posts

Location: Tampa, Florida
6523 White Gold Dollars
Tokens
HP

User Items:
1 Member of THOOLAH2 Covenant's Novels1 Ultraman


PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FYI I am beginning to receive submissions for the new material section of the Anthology which is awesome.

If you are interested in submitting a story you have months to get it finished and submitted. I might force myself to write something for this too.

I will post a firm deadline at some point. It will probably be for September 1st but I need a little time to think it over.

I have started editing the first three volumes together. Its going to take some doing. Its not hard just a bit time consuming so it might take a while.
_________________
Uh oh!


Quote:
"I'm not sure why I posted in this thread. Its like dropping a balloon into a cactus farm."


"There is tic and toc in atomic" - Neil Peart
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
drew
Haligonian

Male
Joined: 12 Sep 2004
Posts: 7860

Thanks: 8
Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts

Location: Canada
841 White Gold Dollars
Tokens
HP

User Items:


PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes. Please.
Compile all previous anthologies into an omnibus compilation.
Seeing our old writings in print may just be the shot in the arm that some of us need to start writing again!
_________________
I thought you were a ripe grape
a cabernet sauvignon
a bottle in the cellar
the kind you keep for a really long time
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Phoogle Map
aTOMiC
aTOMiCus Prolificus

Male
Joined: 10 Sep 2003
Posts: 20466

Thanks: 69
Thanked 19 Times in 16 Posts

Location: Tampa, Florida
6523 White Gold Dollars
Tokens
HP

User Items:
1 Member of THOOLAH2 Covenant's Novels1 Ultraman


PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

drew wrote:
Yes. Please.
Compile all previous anthologies into an omnibus compilation.
Seeing our old writings in print may just be the shot in the arm that some of us need to start writing again!


I agree, Drew.

BTW I just downloaded the template for the new book from Lulu.
The format is for a 6 x 9 hardback.
I imported all three documents into the template which resulted in a book of 679 pages.
I would love to proceed with the hardback version however there is a 700 page limit. If I didn't change a thing we'd be pushing the envelope so to speak.
I will check on the limits of a paperback version and see if we have any additional leeway with that format.

In any case this is going to be a whale of a book. Smile
_________________
Uh oh!


Quote:
"I'm not sure why I posted in this thread. Its like dropping a balloon into a cactus farm."


"There is tic and toc in atomic" - Neil Peart
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Kevin's Watch Forum Index -> Kevin's Watch Anthology Forum All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by Earthpower © Kevin's Watch