Greetings all, hope you're having a good day. Ian here from the SPA, doing some rounds letting people know what's up in Small Press Association land. We've been on a strong steady climb in membership for a while now (started in earnest when we formed a relationship with ICE Press, great bunch of guys they are!) and are fast approaching 500 registered members on the forum. It's a great time to get in on the learning/teaching machine known as the SPA, as it's really taking on a life of it's own.
So what's really going on in the group right now? Here's some highlights:
Nine, count 'em 9 new bands have been added to our website listings, and you can read about them here: http://www.dimestoreproductions.com/Obs ... nd/new.htm
This includes a bunch of new material in our Jukebox, check that out on this page: http://www.dimestoreproductions.com/Music/
If you're in a band or know one, and would like to see them listed, here's how to get in: http://www.dimestoreproductions.com/Obs ... .htm#BANDS
There is the discussion of the forming of a system for publishers to use the SPA logo and printing service/ Distribution avenues as a part of our Imprint. We are currently on the lookout for a full time co-ordinator who will handle soliciting publications through traditional and non traditional means, as well as advertising for the imprint. It will be a job, and will include compensation based on performance and sales. So to get your head into the thought pattern here, read the thread, and add your ideas!
http://www.dimestoreproductions.com/For ... IC_ID=1158
Speaking of Distribution, we're having some great conversation about the development of how Dimestore will be distributing it's publications at this topic thread.
http://www.dimestoreproductions.com/For ... PIC_ID=653
Finally, the SPA flagship publication, Mysterious Visions Anthology, will be seeing it's final Digest sized issue soon. After that, we are planning to relaunch the title in a full size comic size. You can join in the discussion of how the title will work right now!
http://www.dimestoreproductions.com/For ... IC_ID=1215
So that's about all the big highlights, wanted to mention that we do have a few new tweaks on the review system for those of you who read the Small Press/Independent reviews we do: You can now add your own voice to the fray, and not just click and rate publications 1-5 stars, but add a review of your own about the publication too! Just another way we try to help create the best buzz about what's good to read out there we can. Check it out at: http://www.dimestoreproductions.com/Obs ... Newpub.asp
Take care all! Keep spreading the word!