My #scifisat social media sharing day is being spent prepping my pronunciations for audio-bot reading.
More and more readers are opting to listen to their eBooks (thanks Alexa!) and when creating scifi with alien-type names, listening to the bot-reader mutilate your cool names for things, can be soul crushing. I’m lucky in that I have an ebook-maker program that allows me to build a lexicon with a pronunciation guide that attaches to the .mobi or ePub file.
It also allows me to make my own audio (audible type) file. I have ZERO time to sit and read each episode out loud. 0_0 I know from experience that 20k words is about 30 hours worth of recording and edits. Sigh.
My intent was to come on and apologize for “disappearing” from Facebook and Twitter, but I did warn you all that I was going away to concentrate on Femitokon. The Polish Athena blog is also going down – so I can focus on posting over at Patreon.
You can always reach me at Facebook or Twitter. You can LIKE and follow my Channel RaMx page at Facebook (updates and posts from the Femitokon Compendium); or you can follow me at the Femitokon promotional Twitter under the name Intragux.
The Femitokon Compendium is a free-to-read companion to my upcoming sci-fi series, Femitokon.
Some of you know I’m a huge fanzine and self-publishing nerd. In my time as a fan-comic creator, I endeavoured to design beautiful books. Layout, prepress, binding, typography, cover and back-matter design; I did it all and I loved it.
These days, I get 99.9% of my fiction-fix digitally. There aren’t any cool fiction mags in print anymore that capture my interest– until I found these guys. I plan to release a Gynocrat Ink fanzine containing my episodic work at Patreon (years from now, yo) and this magazine truly sets the standard.
Pop Shot Mag is one of the most gorgeous anthologies still produced in print. The design that goes into their magazine, delights me. They publish fiction, poetry, and illustrations. The production crew deserves a medal, seriously.
No, I haven’t submitted to them (I don’t have time to write short fiction anymore) but wow, I’d be stoked if they published me.