Each season we announce our new titles individually, each in their own post, to give you a little extra background behind the book. If you’ve missed any, you can check them all out here. All of Fall 2013”²s intro posts are here.
When Anne Jamison’s book proposal for Fic: Why Fanfiction Is Taking Over the World showed up in my inbox, it wasn’t the first time we’d thought about publishing a book on fanfiction. It wasn’t the first fanfiction book proposal we’d considered. It was just the first one it made sense to us to publish.
One reason is that nebulous thing, the marketing climate. The word “fanfiction”–thanks in part to, yes, Fifty Shades of Grey, but not Fifty Shades alone–is …
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It’s July again, and that means one thing around here at Smart Pop: frantically finishing up packing for San Diego Comic-Con. Click/scroll onward to see where you can find us in the convention center this year, what we’ll be up to, and what we’re giving away.
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Location (#4300 – Exhibit Hall, Entrance F)
We’re sharing booth space again with Friend of Smart Pop Jamie Chambers and his Signal Fire Studios, which means we’ll be back front and audience-left-of-center in the exhibit hall, right at door F, at Booth #4300.
Once again, we’ll be listed in two places in the exhibit hall guide and
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As you may have noticed, we’re pretty pro-fan here at Smart Pop. We have an incredible amount of appreciation and respect for the communities that grow up around television shows and book series, and that extends to the work fans do: fanart, fanvids, and–no matter how much “ruining the publishing industry!” press it’s gotten lately–fanfiction.
So we are very pleased to announce that, in late 2013, we’ll be publishing Anne Jamison’s Fic: Why Fanfiction Is Taking Over the World.
From the book page:
Thanks to Fifty Shades of Grey, everyone’s talking about fanfiction these days. But for a very, very long time, they weren’t; even people who wrote it didn’t talk about it. It may have been an “open secret,” but it was
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