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    Posted: 06 Sep 2014 at 10:50pm
Just a quick sharing for now of what happening next with this (aside from me spending hours on end glued to a PC screen doing all kinds of twiddly typesetting stuff - I love it really! Tongue).

The main thing I'm keen to get settled is the very important (but probably tedious) subject of copyright for everyone. I've been having a look around online on how other collections are presented and really it's almost a no-brainer. Looking at a fairly high-end dark fantasy collection featuring, amongst others, Neil Gaiman and Tanith Lee - if this is good enough for them then...

 All stories are copyrighted to their respective authors, and used here with their permission.

And for the general copyright

Copyright © 2014 by DreamWorlds Publishing 
Cover design artwork by Jan Hawke & ****
Ebook design by Jan Hawke

This book or any portion thereof may not be reproduced 
or used in any manner whatsoever without the express 
written permission of the publisher except for the use of 
brief quotations in a book review.

and the slightly different spiel for the eBook

No part of this publication may be reproduced, used  or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any information storage and retrieval system, without the express written permission of the publisher except for the use of brief quotations in a book review.

Still awake? Tongue Well done you! LOL

I'll be repeating this on LinkedIn in a few days but you can post opinion etc at will in here as well
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  Quote Saranna Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Sep 2014 at 11:55am
Yes that looks familiar and I'm sure it's the way to go.
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  Quote Galen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Sep 2014 at 2:34pm
good luck with this, guys.  wish I had the time to be a part of it.
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  Quote Nurbor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Sep 2014 at 12:41pm
if it's good enough for them, good enough for me!
They lived their belief and if asked they would gladly die for it.Tell me now who in your glorious age holds such a belief? All that lives is born to die we must make the best of the time we are given
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  Quote angel7090695001 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Sep 2014 at 12:58pm
Yeah, that looks like the standard spiel.
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  Quote Jano Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Sep 2014 at 5:16pm
Thanks chaps! Thumbs Up And to those in the same boat as Galen - don't worry about missing the tide this time around as I feel a second anthology coming in for 2015/6 Wink

OK - I've started typesetting for those bits that are ready to go (which is actually most of them Tongue) and getting some of the ancillary areas going as well. Here's what I've got for a dedication page


Dedicated to . . .
all dreamers of dreams, be they light or dark: 
but most especially to those closest to the tellers
of the following tales, for their unending patience, 
support and kindnesses ~ particularly when that 
came in warm, frothy, comforting mugs before bedtime.

also we'll have some author info after your story if appropriate (like here for Mary's Stealing of the Signal Cross story)

Author's Note

“Ru Nando’s Stealing of the Signal Cross” is an old, old tale, told for many generations on the continent of Dorya on both sides of the Great Mountain Range. To read more about this world and its people, and of the Door through which Gi Faaro went to visit a Delaware Indian village, look for Mary Patterson Thornburg’s novel The Kura, to be published by Uncial Press, Spring 2015.

and a more generalised piece at the end of the books with the other acknowledgements and credits. This is going to be mine -

Jan Hawke
Jan has been writing for a long time, but finally began a series of short safari stories that eventually became her debut novel, Milele Safari, in 2005, when serious illness forced her into early retirement. Eight years later the book was self-published, at the same time that DreamWorlds Publishing was launched by Jan and a few other fantasy writer friends on the DreamWorlds forum. 
Milele Safari was not a fantasy, but it did have some folkloric elements and fables threaded through some very dark dream imagery. The adaptation of Onwards and Upwards featured here, was very much influenced by Kipling’s Just So Stories, but Dreamless Roads is a memoir and testament to the friendship and inspiration that Jan found on fantasy fan forums with several other people who are now key members of the DreamWorlds community. The Dead Path  also owes its creation to another online friend and blogger, Tara Sparling, who threw down a flash fiction gauntlet via a very entertaining ‘Literary’ Title Name Generator series — in this case for crime noir novels from which the title sprang fully formed like Athene from Jan’s lurid imaginings . . . 
Jan is currently working on the first of a series of fantasy novels set in a galaxy far, far away, and a long, long time into the future. Dragons, and possibly unicorns, may be in it as well.

When I'm sending out the first phase of proofing to you all I'd like it back with something similar from everyone who's contributed to go in at that point (or before that if you're keen Wink), so get your thinking caps on in the meantime Smile



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  Quote Saranna Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Sep 2014 at 10:26pm
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  Quote Jano Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Sep 2014 at 11:29am
LOL
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  Quote Saranna Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Sep 2014 at 9:46am
Eeek!  Spotted an it's where an its should be! panic
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  Quote Jano Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Sep 2014 at 9:50pm
Bugged- OK I fixed it cat juggler
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  Quote Saranna Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Sep 2014 at 10:12pm
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  Quote angel7090695001 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Sep 2014 at 7:17pm
Author bio, ahhhh *runs away.Sabre RattlerNot just a one sentence generalisation.
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  Quote angel7090695001 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Sep 2014 at 7:19pm
Alert the grammar police.

Also I noticed the same error from a teacher. A teacher! *gasp what?
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  Quote Jano Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Sep 2014 at 10:26pm
There's a lot of it about! Tongue 

Re the author bio - it doesn't have to be a huge piece just a 'flag' for you to wave and let people know where to find you/what you do/what's in the pipeline or any stuff you like really. In Mary's case she's got a book coming out that's about the same world as her short story so it can be a shop window for you as well Wink
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  Quote angel7090695001 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Sep 2014 at 11:10am
Ah, thanks for clearing the bio bit up.
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  Quote Jano Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Oct 2014 at 10:33pm
Ta-dah moment coming up! Tongue  Here's the basic draft cover spread image for the anthology


alternative with more back-cover detail


and whole effect with text

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  Quote Jano Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Oct 2014 at 10:44pm
Comments welcomed  Smile

Proofs are now available for the signed off stories and will be sent out this weekend so watch your mailboxes Wink
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  Quote Saranna Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Oct 2014 at 9:15am
Woooooo! Thanks Jano PC- abuse
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  Quote Galen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Oct 2014 at 12:18pm
great cover Jan.  well done everyone.
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  Quote Jano Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Oct 2014 at 10:45pm
I may have a more 'freeform' title image coming along in here later, but it's good to get some feedback in Smile

Proofs going out tomorrow Wink
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  Quote angel7090695001 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Oct 2014 at 10:30am
I like the cover but the end of the lines in the first paragraph of the back cover are hard to read because of the fire. I'm not sure if that would look the same in print though. My personal opinion would be to shade the title in but I don't mind either way. Looks awesome, though. 

P.S The balls are planets, right?

P.P.S Received my proof.
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  Quote Jano Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Oct 2014 at 3:30pm
Thanks again guys  Smile 

Angel - yup the balls are indeed planets! They kind of feature in all the header artwork on the main forum, but in particular this one - 

That top part of the back cover blurb was a problem so I've put some shadowing under it which isn't showing up too well on the low resolution image I've used for posting (the print version of the file would take several minutes to download! Confused)

For the record it says 'Magic always happens for a reason, wherever and however it is created. Inside the fantasy, or springing from it...'

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  Quote angel7090695001 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Oct 2014 at 4:32pm
Ah, thanks. The print version would take hours to download on my slow, satellite internet.
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  Quote Jano Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Oct 2014 at 10:25pm
OK - this is alternative 'freeform' title solution for the front page which is using more decorative, fanciful typefaces that get across the dream aspect more effectively.




And of course opinion is very welcome! Wink
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  Quote angel7090695001 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Oct 2014 at 5:35pm
I like the font of the free form one but I think I prefer the first one because of readability though I love the swirls.

P.S Sent you my bio.
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  Quote Jano Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Dec 2014 at 10:54pm
OK - I've hit the publish approval button today around 5 pm local time Tongue

More info HERE - will be more at the weekend when it hits the e-shelves
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  Quote Galen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Dec 2014 at 8:26pm
Congrats everyone!
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  Quote Saranna Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Dec 2014 at 10:10am
It's very exciting - I have also indulged in looking at my 2nd edition of 'Perian's Journey' on Amazon (mine and Alistair McGechie's, that is) and it does feel nice.
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  Quote Jano Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Dec 2014 at 6:09pm
On my knees here and in dire of mins pys  - BUT

StarClap The eBook version is ready! ClapStar

I've been on the verge of cracking this for 2 days now (some tricky formatting needed to get some of the poetry and table of contacts working properly) and today I've spent about 5 hours solid trying to put the last little things showing up as wrong on the validator... In the end it was because there just 1 space too many on one entry in the metadata code so it was driving me nuts trying to find it
 Combust

Anyway 'tis done now and so tomorrow ('cos I'm taking the rest of the evening off) to recover from the trauma... Ouch) I can get on with the uploads which means...

Santa CAN now get you the eBook of Dreamless Roads - a fantasy anthology in time for Christmas!!!!!

Ho Ho Hooooooo! LOL

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