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Yo yo yo! CP here again,

Got a tip/link to information about the first issue of Hammer & Bolter magazine from a friend (thanks Sarah :wink:)

Here's a little info posted by Christian Dunn on the BL Bolthole,

Greetings!

As some of you are already aware, Black Library will be launching a digital-only short story publication entitled Hammer & Bolter as part of our new range of eBooks and digital products. While a few details are left to to be ironed out, I can exclusively reveal the table of contents for the debut issue.

'The Strange Demise of Titus Endor' by Dan Abnett
'A Place of Quiet Repose' by John Brunner
'Primary Instinct' by Sarah Cawkwell
'Questing Knight' by Anthony Reynolds
'Phalanx - Chapters 1 & 2' by Ben Counter

Yes, Phalanx is a serialised novel that will play out over the first year's worth of issues and yes, I know John Brunner has been dead for fifteen years but this is a story he wrote for the very first incarnation of Games Workshop's publishing enterprise that we've never published before. Oh, and did I also mention that it's a Gotrek & Felix story? Must have slipped my mind in all the excitement. 'Questing Knight' is a fully-fledged novella too, making the total word count of the premiere issue a whopping 70,000 words!

The first issue will run to a longer word count than a standard issue and although we've yet to set a cover price for a regular issue, the bumper debut will be available for the princely sum of free. That's right - we're not going to charge you a penny for it!

Hammer & Bolter issue one will be launched at the same time as our eBook range but attendees at UK Games Day will be able to get their hands on it a little earlier. 'But how can they do that if it's a digital-only product?' I hear you cry.

All will be revealed...

http://z6.invisionfree.com/bljunkies/index.php?showtopic=1746
feel free to discuss!

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The finale of the Soul Drinkers series is relegated to a comic release!, the rest fine but why must Phalanx not be given a full novel release. Its the end of the Soul Drinkers, it deserves that.
 

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I think it is more of an extract than anything, actually. It will more than likely be a novel, I doubt that Black Library would blow off something that big. And Ploss, it was Daenyathos for the POD :p
 

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I think it is more of an extract than anything, actually. It will more than likely be a novel, I doubt that Black Library would blow off something that big. And Ploss, it was Daenyathos for the POD :p
sorry mate, but Daenyathos was a limited edition, not a Print On Demand title. :p

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Oh....Just oh....:laugh:

My bad! I thought print on demand, seeing as there was a limite-:p
 

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POD doesnt mean limited, jst means they print wenever the fuck someone orders right?
correct. the POD titles are printed by licensed, out-of-house, printing companies. whenever an order goes through.

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I for one am delighted with the release of ebooks. Having finally set up my sony reader after getting it for christmas, I can safely say it is the best present I have ever gotten. As to a new magazine, it has been badly needed in any format since the demise of Warhammer monthly and Inferno.
 

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How long till every-thing Black Library is digital and pod only?, I would guess at 5 years?.

I've had to recently buy an e-reader because now a lot of the books I want to read (esp in horror one of my fav genres) isn't being printed, just released as an e-book. Just a few days ago the oldest mass-market publisher in the States stopped producing mass-market books in favour of e-books so there goes another one.
 

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Yeah they won't stop printing them but all other publishers are struggling with mass-markets books so I doubt BL are immune, there'll still be POD and the limiteds I expect.

I just hope they price the e-books sensible, not at the same price as the real book!.
 

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At least the first issue of Hammer & Bolter is that most delightful of prices.

Free.
 

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At least the first issue of Hammer & Bolter is that most delightful of prices.

Free.
This is most certainly excellent news.

Also, my Primarch, fancy seeing you around these parts :thank_you:
 

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I've been lurking for a long time...

There's no escape, you know.
 

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I just had to check my wardrobe and under my bed.

Back on topic: I (very conveniently) bought my wife a Nook from Barnes & Noble last week for her birthday. Seems I will have to confiscate it upon my return :p

Definitely looking forward to this compilation, I love the short story collections, as you get to flavor chapters/aspects of 40K that BL tends not to publish novels on.
 

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Me? Scary?

I'm affable and lovely, me.

Anyway, I've dragged the thread way off track and shall therefore crawl back under my rock and peek out like some sort of hermit crab.
 
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