PULP FICTION TODAY: The transition from formerly dime novels to 99 cent short stories
Compiled from press releases . . . . .
Lovers of genre fiction and new pulp can now sample short versions of potential purchases via a new digital line being introduced via Pro Se Productions. The cutting edge independent publisher has introduced the PRO SE SINGLE SHOT digital imprint available now.
To kick off the line, Pro Se Productions has taken four of the best stories from its existing catalog and made them into PRO SE SINGLE SHOTS. These are available for 99 cents via Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Smashwords. Although word count will vary, the featured stories will generally be 15,000 words or less. Covers for the Ebooks will either be redesigned covers of the full length collections the stories appear in or, for the tales exclusive to the line, newly commissioned works of art.
"There's nothing like a really good short story to an avid reader," says Tommy Hancock, Pro Se's Editor In Chief. "And now, thanks to the wonders of Ebooks, the ability to pick up one story instead of an entire collection is literally at a fan's fingertips. Whether it's a story from an existing collection, like the first four in the debut of our PRO SE SINGLE SHOT line, or tales to tease an upcoming work, or even short stories exclusive to the imprint, PRO SE SINGLE SHOT lets readers get a taste of New Pulp in easy to read and easy to get bites."
"PRO SE SINGLE SHOT is a great way to get acquainted with what Pro Se is all about without breaking open the piggy bank", comments Derrick Ferguson, whose story "Dillon And The Alchemist's Morning Coffee" is one of the four debut singles. "Just as the name implies, it's a straight shot of pure pulp adventure that's guaranteed to get your heart pumping and your blood racing."
Ferguson's story, as featured in BLACK PULP, joins Andrea Judy's 'The Bone Queen' - - the original short story introducing her stunning Pulp villainess in THE PULPTRESS collection. There are also two tales from Barry Reese's RESSE UNLIMITED imprint - - "Kaslov's Fire" from THE ROOK VOLUME 2 SPECIAL EDITION and "The Girl With The Phantom Eyes' from THE ADVENTURES OF LAZARUS GRAY VOLUME ONE.
"I'm excited about this new and affordable way for readers to discover my pulp heroes!" says Reese. "Pro Se has done a great job selecting stories that are exciting gateways into these series."
The first four singles - - THE BONE QUEEN; THE GIRL WITH THE PHANTOM EYES; DILLON AND THE ALCHEMIST'S MORING COFFEE, and KASLOV'S FIRE are now available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Smashwords. Four additional singles will be released the week of Christmas as a second wave in the line's premiere. After that, at least two new singles will be released every two weeks.
Andrea Judy, author of THE BONE QUEEN adds: "I'm very excited to be included, and happy that Pro Se is expanding into this line of Ebook. I think it's amazing!" To learn more about Pro Se Productions, go to www.prose-press.com and www.facebook.com/ProSeProductions.