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A small gaming company has raised $200,000 dollars to make a deck of cards based on Patrick Rothfuss‘s novel, The Name of the Wind.
We’ve embedded a video about the project, they have exceeded the original $10,000 goal many, many times. Once they exceeded $150,000 fantasy author Jim Butcher promised to model as Ambrose Jakis for a card in the series.
We’ve worked very closely with him to create a deck that is as much a work of art as it is an homage to his amazing literary work. And thanks to the star power that Patrick is lending to this project, we’re looking forward to some guest appearances and special events over the next month. This is definitely going to be one of our most exciting projects yet! We’re a small gaming company (and by small we mean two guys) from Austin, TX that has embraced the spirit and community of Kickstarter. You can find some of our successful deck projects like Call of Cthulhu, The White Rabbit, and Synthesis.
The Dresden Files novelist Jim Butcher has inked a seven figure deal for three books in a new steampunk series. The Cinder Spires series will begin with The Aeronaut’s Windlass.
Publishers Weekly broke the news, reporting that Donald Maass Literary agent Jennifer Jackson negotiated the deal with Anne Sowards. Here’s more from Butcher’s official site:
At the Reddit AMA a few months ago, Jim said, “It’s kinda League of Extraordinary Gentlemen meets Sherlock meets Hornblower. There are goggles and airships and steam power and bizarre crystal technology and talking cats, who are horrid little bullies.” Jim is still writing the first book, The Aeronaut’s Windlass, so we don’t have a release date yet. We’ll let you know as soon as there’s something to announce!
Small Demons, the site that explores the people, places and things inside of books, has cut a content deal with Penguin.
Here’s more from the release:
Having already inked deals with Simon & Schuster, Random House, Harper Collins and Hachette, Small Demons now has content deals with five of the big six publishing houses. Many books within the Penguin collection, including bestselling genre fiction and the world’s leading classics brand Penguin Classics, will begin to appear on the site over the course of 2013, allowing readers to explore their favorite books and draw surprising connections between seemingly disparate literary worlds: from Jack Kerouac’s jazz legends to Jim Butcher’s Chicago wizards, from Jane Austen’s genteel England to Charlaine Harris’s tumultuous Bon Temps, Louisiana.
Plenty of people would recognize actor James Marsters for his role as Spike on the Buffy the Vampire Slayer television series, but did you know he has also made a contribution to the publishing industry?
Marsters wrote a one-shot comic for Dark Horse Publications entitled Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Spike and Dru. Marsters also narrates Jim Butcher‘s fantasy-mystery series, The Dresden Files. The series’ short-story anthology, Side Jobs, will be published on October 26th with a Marsters audiobook to follow in November.
At an open conversation at New York Comic Con, Marsters entertained questions of any nature from the audience. One fan asked Marsters how he plays female characters while working on the audiobooks. Marstars replied that he was inspired by Shakespeare.