Sunday, February 06, 2005

Thom Bray's PULP MUSEUM

Thom Bray's PULP MUSEUM

Seems that Thom Bray has an idea of what might be a way to sell short fiction on the Internet. This sort of sums it up, I think: "A site--The Pulp Museum-- that concentrates specifically on the short pulp genres: mystery, sci-fi, horror, fantasy, romance, erotica. The model is based on the creation of the buyer's own, customized pulp magazine: in other words, as a reader, you select from a menu of stories in each genre, add them to your shopping cart, and for about the same price as an inexpensive print digest download the stories in your basket to form your very own, personalized digest." He's asking that writers give him the reprint rights to their previously published stories for one year. If he finds out that he can make a profit by selling them, then he'll begin to buy new stories at professional rates and to pay royalties on the reprints. All this is just my summary. Thom lays it all out over the course of several pages. Read it and see what you think.

4 comments:

Aldo said...

This is so cool...more thinking outside the box. If this works then a wider audience might be found and publishing companies may pay more attention to the writers.

Jon The Crime Spree Guy said...

I think this is a good idea. Bring attention to short stories, always nice. Use reprints to start, meaning the author really isn't risking anything and my bring in new readers.


All in all a very cool idea.

vikk simmons said...

Hi Bill,

Interesting proposal, although, as with any type of publishing, distribution is the key.

vikk simmons said...

Hi Bill,

Interesting proposal, although, as with any type of publishing, distribution is the key.