Tuesday, July 3, 2012

ATTENTION NEW PULP AFICIANADOS:THERE'S A NEW PUBLISHER ON THE BLOCK

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ATTENTION NEW PULP AFICIANADOS:
THERE'S A NEW PUBLISHER ON THE BLOCK

ATLANTA, GA—There's a new publisher who has taken up the mantel of New Pulp.

Writer and editor James Palmer has formed a new publishing imprint designed to take advantage of the surge in popularity of New Pulp fiction, as well as the huge explosion of Print on Demand publishing and ebooks.

"This is an amazing time to be a writer or editor," says Palmer.  "I really wanted to hit the ground running with something that can use these new technologies in new and unique ways."

Giant Robot Books will not only publish New Pulp, but weird western, steampunk, and sci-fi, and has several anthologies planned.

"I will be rolling out some theme anthologies as well as individual novels and short stories," says Palmer.  "Stick around. It's going to be a wild ride."
  
Why Giant Robot?

Palmer chose the name for this new imprint very carefully, after a lot of thought.  "At first, I thought all the really cool names had been taken," he says.
Palmer wanted something that really captured the imagery of classic science fiction, something retro and fun.  "We already have White Rocket Books," says James, "and you just can't get a more iconic image for science fiction than the rocket ship."

Palmer finally found what he was looking for in a childhood guilty pleasure.  "I finally just started thinking about what else I liked about the genre," he says.  "And I've always been a fan of giant robots like Gigantor, Voltron, Tranzor Z, and the Transformers."

Giant Robot Books will be a way for Palmer to bring his love for classic sci-fi and pulp into the twenty-first century world of indie publishing.

"POD and ebooks are game changers," says Palmer.  "They allow talented writers who cannot interest the big publishers or only cater to a small niche to still get their work out there and find an audience."

Giant Robot Books plans on rolling out ebooks featuring new pulp characters, but they also have plans for several anthologies.  Palmer is also busy working on the imprint's website at http://www.giantrobotbooks.com/, which will feature a free subscription newsletter.

"I've got a lot of stuff planned, and I hope everyone will join me on this journey," Palmer says.

Giant Robot Books is a new publishing imprint specializing in science fiction, New Pulp, steampunk, and more. To learn more or sign up for the free monthly newsletter, visit http://www.giantrobotbooks.com/. You can also follow GRB on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GiantRobotBooks and Twitter @giantrobotbooks.