New and Old Fiction Served up at the Book View Cafe
Book View Cafe is a new online publishing venture by a consortium of writers, many of whom are friends of ours here at ComicMix. According to their website, “Offerings range from novels to flash fiction and include both reprints and new work. Here on the Book View Cafe Blog, the authors talk about their work and offer ideas and opinions on the wider world of fiction.”
Visitors to the site, which went live this week, can sample long out-of-print works from the authors, read their blog posts, and soon buy premium content.
Authors include Sarah Zettel, Ursula K Le Guin, Vonda McIntyre, Irene Radford, Brenda Clough, Laura Ann Gilman, Susan Wright, and many others.
The subject matter is widely diverse across all lines of popular fiction. “Ideally,” the site states, “it would also provide you with a wider selection of fiction from some of your favorite authors than you’ve had before, and provide us a more direct link with our readers. Of course, we also wanted to take advantage of the internet to get the word out about our books.”
As Gilman said on her blog, “The offerings on BookView Cafe will refresh on a regular basis, and range from novels to flash fiction and include both reprints and new work (and, yes, that includes new stories and novel out-takes from the Cosa Nostradamus books!).”