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San Diego Comic-Con 2014 Recap + Giveaway

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A couple weeks ago we headed to San Diego for our fourth year of exhibiting at Comic-Con. It was equal parts exciting and busy, which you probably know all too well if you’ve ever been to the show, but it was ultimately another great year of introducing Smart Pop Books to new potential readers while having the wonderful opportunity of reconnecting with past readers and contributors.


Comic-Con was the official launch of our 2014 Smart Pop Sampler, and it was such a treat to hand out copies early in the show only to hear positive feedback from readers a day or two later! If you’re feeling a little jealous of this freebie,  you can actually download a free electronic version on your e-reader of …

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The Future of Smart Pop: We Want Your Help!

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SmartPopLogoWe really enjoy reading reviews of our books, especially the ones by book bloggers (who tend to have a little more space to discuss than, say, the average Amazon reviewer); I love hearing what works and doesn’t work for different readers, especially in our anthologies, where often every review has different favorites (and different least favorites).

Recently I read a great one from Kelley at Oh, the Books on Divergent Thinking (thanks, Kelley!). The whole review was smart and thoughtful, but she made one particular comment that stood out to me and stayed with me long after reading: “this could just as easily have been a series of posts on a blog somewhere.” It’s a terrific point, even if it’s one I’m not sure I …

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Smart Pop’s Comic Con recap (part one)

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You may have noticed the Smart Pop blog fell a little quiet last week, and that’s because the Smart Pop team (Leah and Jennifer) flew out to San Diego, to participate in Comic-Con, a little-known* convention held in San Diego every year.


We had quite the time meeting some past and current contributors and readers, attending loads of television panels to see what our favorite shows have in store for us this fall (and what new and exciting shows we can expect to be dazzled by), and passing out some awesome promotional materials for our Glee, True Blood, and Dollhouse anthologies.

Here are the highlights of the show from our viewpoint:

  • The Transmedia Entertainment panel we attended early Thursday and given

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Smart Pop at Comic-Con

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Leah and I will be at Comic-Con this year, and we hope we see you there. It’s the perfect setting to talk about what we do and why we do it with some fans of our books and of the properties we write about.

Since we officially launched our imprint this past January, we missed the chance to secure our own table at the event. So we’re on the lookout for anyone who has a booth/table and is interested in sharing (both space and, bonus, cost, too).

If sharing your space and the bill is something you’d be interested in doing, please let us know. We’d be happy to partner up.

Regardless, we’ll be at the show and we hope to see you there.…

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