Author on left, giving directions to complete stranger on right (click to enlarge or close)

Clearing the Desk of 2010's Odds & Sods, Part II

Yesterday’s post [READ THAT HERE] mentioned a couple of reviews for books not previously celebrated. We all shouted HOORAY! It was quite enjoyable.

Today, let’s review what sort of Big Things were accomplished in 2010 by Atomic Fez Publishing, shall we? It’ll give us the opportunity to shout HOORAY! again, if nothing else.

Author on left, giving directions to complete stranger on right (click to enlarge or close)
Author on left, giving directions to complete stranger on right (click to enlarge or close)

First, let’s look at some numbers and statistics.

  • Total number of different titles published: 5
  • Total number of differing binding formats: 3
    • Titles in electronic bindings: 5 (IE: all of them)
    • Titles in hardcover bindings: 2
    • Titles in paperback bindings: 3
  • Number of titles already entered 2nd printing (UK only): 1
  • Number of titles already entered 2nd printing(NA only): 3
  • Number of titles already entered 3rd printing: 1
  • Number of launch events which happened to involve an author giving directions whilst wearing a rubber penguin mask [image right]: 1
  • Total number of reviews (all titles): 19
    • Number of titles reviewed by Publishers Weekly: 4
    • Number of titles reviewed by Black Static: 4
    • Number of titles reviewed by the ALA’s Booklist: 2
  • Number of conventions attended: 3
    • Number of conventions held in England: 2
    • Number of conventions held in Proprietor’s home area of Metro Vancouver: 1
    • Number of panels Proprietor participated in: 7
    • Number of panels Proprietor moderated: 2
    • Number of Guests of Honor on panels above: 2
    • Number of times a Guest of Honor used the phrase “A brother gotta eat!”: 1
  • Months during which books were physically in existence: 9

Not bad, eh? Atomic Fez is already able to hold its head up high with justification. But there’s more!

Early in December, Atomic Fez Publishing gained a distributor, meaning that people can purchase Atomic Fez books through Chapters/​Indigo or Amazon.com along with the usual places like their favourite book dealers, or directly through this site. For those of you who aren’t in the publishing industry, this is akin to an actor or athlete getting an agent; tough to accomplish, but the stamp of ‘professionalism’ that sets things in motion on a new level.

All Atomic Fez Publishing titles have been made available as electronic books through both this site directly and Amazon’s Kindle Stores–Amazon.comCLICK HERE to view Atomic Fez books in the USA Kindle Store (new tab or window) or Amazon.co.uk–as well as Kobo Books (previously called “Shortcovers”; and yes, Atomic Fez was with them that early). No matter where they are purchased, electronic books are DRM-​​free; ensuring no future surprises when moving from one device to another, or upgrading of software.

All in all, a damned good show for a start-​​up, especially for having only had actual products available for 34 of a year. Pride goeth before a fall, so let’s just say that Atomic Fez is “quite happy so far” just to be safe.

TOMORROW: A look ahead to 2011, without getting too detailed so as to avoid any ‘spoliers’.

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