Just to clear up a bit of confusion that seems to have spread without my knowledge:
The only portion of my pitch that was kept was that the participants in the Writer’s Symposium all contributed stories.
After my original pitch, Stephen D. Sullivan (of Walkabout Publishing) took the concept and turned it into a print book. After the initial pitch, I had no input on the design, layout, business model, or any other aspect of that anthology or this year’s. (In fact, I didn’t start Alliteration Ink until months after GenCon.)
Probably because of the various "Steve" and "Stephen"’s floating around, at least one person got the two of us mixed up. I’d like to make sure credit (or blame, or wombats) go where they’re due.
I am Steven Saus. I do eBook conversions, and as Alliteration Ink, I only do digital books, including The Crimson Pact. (And even that’s not edited by me; all editing credit goes to Paul Genesse.)
Stephen D. Sullivan runs Walkabout Publishing. Aside from a story in Stalking The Wild Hare, I also have a story in Mages and Magic, both published by Walkabout Publishing.
Walkabout Publishing and Alliteration Ink are completely different entities, with different business models.
Okay, now moving on to everything else…
If you watch the Alliteration Ink website, you’ll have noticed that Easter came and went without a note about Spec The Halls. Expect that at midsummer’s eve instead.
I’m expecting to finish "So You Want to Make an eBook?" before Marcon (Memorial Day weekend) – at least, the blog portions of it. The finished eBook might be a bit later – say, first or second week of June.
I’ll be making a BIG announcement in the next two days about Alliteration Ink.
This should be an interesting summer.