Newsbitten #2

Today we’ve got some big news from Cemetery Dance, not much in the way of medium-sized news and because I’m feeling generous, two shots of indie. Before I begin, Meli’s Bloody Bytes touched on a few things that I wanted to mention, so check them out here.  On to the news.

Sales/New Releases

The big news from Cemetery Dance is that their “Renewable Gift Certificate” offer took exactly 2 days to sell out. Why is that big news? Cemetery Dance is finding new ways to be innovative with print publishing, something that a few (6) other publishing houses would do well to emulate. The concept was this: Spend $400 now on the gift certificate, get $100 a month for the entire year of 2012. The money rolled over and didn’t expire until December 31, 2012. That means you could potentially have $1200 worth of books to buy for the Christmas season. Obviously, this deal was awesome, but it still warrants mention, because you need to be on the lookout for it.

Keeping with Cemetery Dance for just a minute, not only are they happy to report that many of their recent releases are close to selling out, but they’re also interested in knowing if you have a Kindle. They’re looking to develop some promotions and would love your help. Here’s the email address, just put “Kindle User” in the subject line and let Brian know how many CD books you own. brianfreeman@cemeterydance.com. They also have some sweet pre-orders on right now, hit up the website for all the info.

Flash

Dark Moon Digest is hosting a limerick contest, click here for details.

Indie Shot(s)

Stant Litore has released the second in The Zombie Bible series What Our Eyes Have Witnessed. You can pick it up at either Amazon or Barnes & Noble. I’d like to congratulate Stant on the success of Death Has Come Up Into Our Windows, which is now a bestseller on Amazon.

The 12 Days Of Creepfest are upon us! Click the link to be taken to the list of blogs (can’t join in anymore). This is brought to you by most of the same folks who were in the Coffin Hop, however this event was spearheaded by mega-talented author/cover artist RL Treadway. Giveaways, interviews and some fine reading can be had.

That’s all I have for this week. With Christmas kicking all of our schedules in the face, I’m not sure whether I’ll return with this feature next week, or if I’ll have something else. To ensure that you don’t miss anything, make Dreadful Tales your homepage, follow us on WordPress, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. To keep up with me either click the link in my bio, or follow me on Twitter.

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5 thoughts on “Newsbitten #2

  1. I’m upset with Cemetery Dance because I renewed my subscription last May, and they have been dragging their asses to get out the next issue of the magazine. Supposedly, it’s coming out this month. I’ll believe it when I receive it in the mail or see it on the stands.

  2. Thanks for taking the time to mention the 12 Days of Creepfest! We decided to leave it open until the 15th, today – and as of now at 12:11 PST the link is still open for authors wishing to participate – until Midnight PST!

    Regards,

    RL.Treadway

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