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Hello CapClave – Trading cards now REAL!

I’m paneling and reading starting today at CapClave in Rockville MD. It’s a very different kind of personal appearance than my work at convention booths, with panel discussions of literary topics, and a half-hour Saturday morning to read my work.
In celebration, my social media promotion has slipped the surly bounds of cyberspace and achieved card form!
The nine Demon picture cards
It’s only the 9 picture cards, not the complete set of 55, which is still being published one a day on my social media: Instagram & Twitter @adobranski, Facebook @adobranskiauthor
It’s also a small test run of this promotional idea!
Any intrepid and review-minded readers who buy an Advance Reader Proof from me at CapClave get a card along with the posters I also gave buyers in Cincinnati. (And if you bought a book in Cincinnati, get in touch on Facebook or by email to dobranski outlook com and I’ll send you one!)
Here’s my CapClave schedule – for full details, see CapClave.org and find me under “Participants.” See you there!
Fri 6p – Whatever Happened to the Standalone Novel?
Fri 8p – Who’s the Bad Guy in a World Without Absolutes?
Fri 11p – How Graphic is Your Novel?
Sat 10:30-10:55a – Reading
Sat 11:00-11:25a – Author’s Table
Sat 4p Politics in Science Fiction and Fantasy
Sat 5p – Global Climate Change in Science Fiction
 
 

The Autumn 2013 Plan

Speaking strictly commercially, I did everything wrong with my writing. I don’t have an identifiable genre or sub-genre. It’s a literary noir-styled fantasy thriller romance and an allegory about globalization and growing up. There’s no shelf for that. Crossing genres and styles is gaining popularity, but it’s still a hard sell to make cold.
Perhaps I could have written odd short stories and gained a following, but my novel had too strong a pull. And of course I had to write it five times over. And it’s still a big book.
So. There it is. Nothing to do about it now but change course.  Continue reading