Feel the Thunder

We’re still looking for 40 people to support our Thunderclap campaign.

Casia Schreyer - Author

We interrupt your regularly scheduled programming for this word from our sponsors. Well, not really, but I would like to ask you all for a bit of help.

Schreyer Ink Publishing is running a Thunderclap campaign for Open Minds, an anthology that I have a story in. We have 9 days to get 48 more supporters and I know we can do it.

18053318_10158611225740613_2134971717_o Open Minds features 6 authors, including me. The theme for this anthology was tolerance and acceptance. The stories are amazing, all of them.

We need your help to spread the word about this book. I think you should support this book because we need stories like this. We need stories that shine a light on acceptance in terms of race, religion, and gender/sexuality. We need to give these stories a platform to share their message because it’s a message that’s crucial right now as fear and mistrust…

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The Madhouse Grows

The Twilight Madhouse Volume 1 is set to be released on August 1st.

The Twilight Madhouse Volume 2 is set to be released on November 1st.

And now we are pleased to announce that The Twilight Madhouse Volume 3 is set to be released on December 1.

The reading period will remain open until August 15th, as planned. Keep your eyes open for important anthology information coming in November – we will be making some changes to how we do anthologies.

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Guess What We’re Up To

As of June 1st Schreyer Ink will be on Patreon. For those not familiar with Patreon here’s the low down on how it works.

Like Kickstarter, Patreon is a crowdfunding site, but with some BIG differences. Instead of a single, one-time, large (or medium, or whatever) payment in exchange for a finished book, movie, or product, you are making small (or medium, or whatever) monthly payments. And we do mean small. Even $1 per month is a big help.

So, you head over to Patreon and make a free Supporter account. Then you head over to Schreyer Ink’s page, which will be made public on June 1st, and click the big orange button that says you want to support us. Then choose the tier that suits your budget. We have tiers set at $1, $2, $5, $10, and even a Super Fan tier at $20.

At each tier you have access to some pretty cool rewards and perks including:

  • sneak peeks at all our published and upcoming material, including anthologies
  • discounts and free e-books, and even the chance at some free paperbacks
  • interactive creative content, like polls to help us decide on anthology themes, character names, etc.
  • the chance to name characters, or even become the face of a character in a graphic novel
  • early cover reveals
  • early access to pre-orders and submission calls
  • exclusive interviews with our content creators, and you get to ask the questions
  • public recognition on our blog and in our books (ever wanted a book dedicated to you?)
  • and more!

But why support us in this way? You already submit stories to our anthologies, follow our blog or Facebook page, and purchase books. So why Patreon?

Publishing books can be expensive and as a small press we don’t have a lot of capital yet to foot the bill. And that’s just simple honesty. Our goal at Schreyer Ink is to get interesting books into the hands of as many readers as possible – and that means keeping the cost of those books reasonable. Unfortunately for us that means we’re making pennies per copy, once we’ve paid out-of-house contributors their share. With a steady monthly income from Patreon we can pay our artists and editors a proper wage, upgrade our software, pay our anthology writers upfront for their stories, and more – all without raising the price of our books.

It boils down to this: a little support each month from some dedicated fans (who we will thank and reward and thank some more) means we can support our staff, our contributors, and our readers MORE.

If you’d like to support us you can join our mailing list using the form in the Contact Us tab and we’ll send the Patreon link to your inbox on June 1st. Or, head over to the Open Minds launch event (a 12 hour long, FREE, virtual party) where we will be posting the Patreon link on June 1st. As a bonus you’ll also have the chance to win some cool prizes from some awesome authors.

As always, if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, drop us a comment or hit the Contact Us button and shoot us an email. We are eager to see what creative doors this next step unlocks.

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Can I tell you a little secret?

Writer and editor, Angil Grafton is now on WordPress! She is looking for indie books to review so go check out her page.

Angil Grafton

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Okay, here goes….my dirty little secret. Are you ready? Here it is. I have no idea what I am doing. The best part about that is I get to have a tremendous amount of fun figuring out exactly what it is that I am doing…the worst part is the anxiety and fear of failing that goes hand in hand with setting out on new endeavors. I keep telling myself to breathe deep, and just let the words flow. It doesn’t matter if they are perfect, as long as they feel right. Don’t judge to harshly, don’t allow exasperation to hurry you along, when you need to take your time. That’s the downside of excitement, when you skip ahead, and hurry your steps, not fully enjoying the journey.  I want to savor every second. Life should be tasty.

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Open Minds E-book Preorders

Open Minds is not officially available until June 1st but if you want the book delivered directly to your inbox, app, or device the second it’s live you can now pre-order the e-book.

As a special bonus offer everyone who pre-orders Open Minds between now and May 31st will receive a coupon to download a free e-book from Schreyer Ink’s publishing catalog. Just post a screen shot of your pre-order confirmation page or confirmation email from Kindle or Smashwords and we’ll send you a coupon!

And don’t forget to join our Facebook launch event for more chances to win free e-books from Schreyer Ink Publishing and from a whole slew of guest authors! Plus free previews of upcoming works.

Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0722SDFP2/

Smashword link: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/722714

Facebook Launch Party: https://www.facebook.com/events/1397557710287069/

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OPEN MINDS Cover Reveal

Open Minds is Schreyer Ink Publishing’s first anthology. The official release date is set for June 1st. The e-book edition will be available for pre-order May 15th. The official launch party will be taking place virtually on June 1st. Simply join this Facebook event for more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1397557710287069

The cover for Open Minds was designed by Andreas Ganz who designed the covers for Pieces and Complex 48, both by Casia Schreyer.

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Andreas is available for custom cover design work. Simply use the contact form on the blog and use the subject: Cover Query and Andreas will be in touch!

So, without further ado, here is the cover for Open Minds:

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Open Minds features 7 stories about tolerance, acceptance, intolerance, and fear. For sneak peeks and more, we’ll see you at the launch!

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Twilight Madhouse Volume 1 Story List

Congratulations to the following authors on their acceptance to The Twilight Madhouse Volume 1.

Joanna Hoyt – Cracked Reflections

Dexter Fernandez – The Decent Thing

Paul Melhuish – End Bed

Max Shephard – The Other Side of Night

Jason J Nugent – Achievement Unlocked

Ken Goldman – POE 103

Cameron Smith – The Eryxian Talisman

Karin Fuller – Death to the Diddlers

Colin S Douglas – Pick your Poison

D.R. Perry – Spectrum

LJ McLeod – The Werewolf, The Vampire, The Demon, and The Girl

 

We look forward to reading further submissions to The Twilight Madhouse Volume 2. Our reading period closes August 15th, 2017. For more information on future anthologies please see our Submission Guidelines.

To all authors who have already submitted: To ensure fair compensation we had to cut off acceptance at eleven stories. No one who has submitted has been rejected yet. You will hear from us before August 31st regarding your submission. If you have any questions please feel free to ask.

 

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