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Mass market headed for the Pyr(e)?

It sounds like bad news, but it's not. Pyr is the science fiction imprint of Prometheus Books and GalleyCat reported that Pyr is having a go with mass market. I find it encouraging that a publisher is expanding its formats in this economy. It goes against the panic that seems to have set in in some areas. And maybe once they get comfy with the whole mass market thing, they'll branch out into e-books. Now that I own a Kindle, I am eager for spec fic publishers to climb on the e-book bandwagon with me. Come on in! The digital water is fine! (I think I just mixed my metaphors. Holy Sarah Palin!)






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ex_kaz_maho
Nov. 11th, 2008 11:38 pm (UTC)
I read about that here:

http://fantasybookcritic.blogspot.com/2008/11/winners-of-jane-lindskoldthirteen.html

They are releasing the 'Cassandra Kresnov' novels in mass market, which is pretty cool.
karen_w_newton
Nov. 12th, 2008 12:41 pm (UTC)
I think so, too. the more the spec fic market expands, the better for all of us!
(Anonymous)
Nov. 16th, 2008 10:05 pm (UTC)
Amazon is showing Pyr's book price as $9.98. Will be interesting to see if the size is typical mass market or the "grande" size that other publishers are selling for $9.99. KRI
karen_w_newton
Nov. 16th, 2008 10:28 pm (UTC)
Interesting! I did not check that out myself. I suppose if you create mass market but sell at trade paper prices, you maximize profits. I would think readers would be a little pissed off, though. Although $9.99 isn't much more than today's mass markets, I guess.
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