Sunday, July 31, 2011

Welcome to the New AMP Imprint

First Happy Anniversary Aspen Mountain Press
And congratulations to all those Tourist who have made it this far.

Welcome to Aura…AMP’s new Speculative Fiction imprint!

 It’s still early days, but we at AMP have to tell you we are thrilled at how the imprint is shaping up. We’re getting in a flow of very good manuscripts, covering all the range of Speculative Fiction: horror, science fiction, fantasy. We’ve even got short stories and Young Adult works arriving—enough that we should be able to start off with a full schedule from the very start.

We’re also going to be gathering together some of the best of AMP’s previous Speculative Fiction titles and authors, giving a home to works by reliable authors such as Chris Morrow, whose horror writing is solid gold, to Celina Summers’ Asphodel Cycle. The combination of old gold and new-mined treasure is going to ensure that our readers will be able to enjoy a broad range of material from the very start.

We’re even working on developing an appropriate format for short fiction, debating the pros and cons of magazine format, anthology, and individual titles. I have to admit, we’re not quite sure what way we want to jump with that: it’s one of the exciting things about working on the imprint: we’re getting to invent new forms for an entirely new medium and new distribution system, and that means we can’t just assume the old forms will do the job.

It’s a thrilling and humbling experience, one designed to make one realize how much a publishing imprint depends on the talents of so many people. WE are excited by our fellows in AMP who are contributing, We are thrilled by our writers—and looking forward to meeting our readers.

So, again, welcome. Please, join us and leave a comment—and be prepared to come visit us on October 1st, when we will be launching with a line-up well suited to a Hallowe’en flight of fancy.

One Lucky winner will win a PDF Copy of Celina Summers The Reckoning of Asphodel.

For those of you who started the blog in at the AMP BLOG you have reached the end of the Tour, For those who started in the middle your Next STOP on the Tour is the AMP BLOG


Kelly said...

Happy Anniversary and what a fun tour!

Lucia said...

Great to hear that there are a lot of good manuscripts coming in, that means more reading pleasure :) I love the cover of the book The Reckoning of Asphodel, what a beautiful tree!

Jean P said...

Happy Anniversary, the more manuscripts that come across your desk, means more books for us to read and enjoy! Look forward to it.

Vanessa A. Johnson said...

Happy Anniversary to the authors and AMP. Can't say I've read any speculative fiction, but it does sound intriguing stuff. Continued blessings.

Vanessa A Johnson, Red Rose Publishing Author
Uncommon Bond (2011)
Sacrifices In the Name of Love (2010)

Na said...

Once again, Happy Anniversy AMP! I hope the Speculative Fiction imprint takes off and get more books into more readers' hands.

flchen1 said...

Wow, what an exciting new imprint! Thanks for sharing, and happy anniversary!

f dot chen at comcast dot net

Valerie Mann said...

I'm just beginning to get into spec fiction and I can see it becoming huge! Best of luck with Aura!

Michelle said...

Happy Anniversay to AMP and looking forward to seeing what AURA imprint has to offer. I love the unusual in stories and look for it first and foremost in books I buy.

Kim S. said...

Happy Anniversary AMP! Thanks for the blog hop and all the wonderful new to me author I found along the way. That's way hops are THE best, finding new authors!

thewildtwo [@] sbcglobal [dot] net

Melisse Aires said...

What a great new line! I wish you all much success.

Mara said...

I've been wondering this for awhile: what is speculative fiction?
marajbrandon AT earthlink DOT net

Robin said...

I am looking forward to your launch!

Robin D
robindpdx (at) yahoo (dot) com

Zanna said...

This is what I write most often YA Fantasy If I ever finish my rewrites No make that when I will look at submitting to you.

ChristiMcMillen said...

This has been so much fun to not only wish you a Happy Birthday but to meet all these authors. It's been a blast!