I’ve Got Some ‘Splaining To Do…
I just wanted to give you all a heads up that I made a few changes to the site. The menu was getting really full, so I have created drop-down menus under both About the Author and About Steampunk to make things look a bit cleaner. You can still find quick links to the How to Punk Your Steam series and the Steampunk Sourcebooks under the latter, and I have added a new feature to the former.
I am now into my third year of blogging, and it has all been fantastic. I have been in a position the past few years to devote much of my time to this site rather than to a “real” job, but the future is murky and I may have to enter the regular workforce again in 2016. That is, unless I can start to generate some income from this blog. I have balked at having Google ads or some other service because their ads are never related to the content of the posts in which they appear, so you don’t need to worry about that. But, I would like to try to find some Steampunk entrepreneurs who are interested in partnering up.
Under the new Submissions and Services page, you can find my suggestions for ways I can work with folks to keep spreading the word about all things Steampunk, as well as putting my writing and editing skills to good use. As always, I am happy to receive books and other goods in return for honest reviews, and I have just acquired a huge digital library to create ads and graphics. If you like my artwork, consider commissioning a piece or having me create your book cover. On the writing front, I am especially good at slashing word counts and getting things to their tightest, most stream-lined version of themselves, but I also do regular copy-editing and pre-publication read-throughs. But, I am also open to suggestions and I’d love to hear your ideas (ForWhomTheGearTurns@gmail.com)
I am also excited to tell you that I have a new Kickstarter project in development. I have spent tons of time on that site since my own successful campaign in 2014, and I have learned a lot about what makes campaigns sink or swim. I have been hard at work creating the graphics and physical rewards, so keep an eye out between now and February 1st for a taste of what you can get through my newest campaign for The SteamFest Gazette.