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Now Available for Kindle: BUFFALITO DESTINY!

7 comments Written on December 27th, 2012 by
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Buffalito Destiny

In 2009 Hadley Rille Books published my first novel, Buffalito Destiny, making it available in both Trade Paperback and Hardcover editions.

Beginning today, my own small press, Paper Golem, has made it available for the Kindle, and it only costs three dollars!

Seriously, a mere three bucks. No more excuses. Plus today’s my half-birthday, so… yeah, that means you should get a copy, right?

You can click this link and you’ll be whisked instantly to Amazon where you can buy a copy (and I encourage you to use that link as I’ll get a bit extra, courtesy of Amazon’s Affiliation program).

But also, because the ebook is being published via Paper Golem, it’s covered by our FREE EBOOK policy. Specifically, if you’ve already bought the book in “dead tree” format, Paper Golem will send you the ebook version (either mobi or ePub format) at no cost. Check out this link for the details.

And a special shout out to Elektra Hammond for her efforts improving the readability of the ebook!

And Now A Word from Paper Golem: Ebooks!

2 comments Written on December 11th, 2012 by
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Paper Golem LLC was founded on 8 November 2006 to address several under-served niches such as the limited number of markets for novella-length speculative fiction as well as providing single-author collections for some tremendously talented up-and-coming writers. We’ve published ten books so far, but we’ve only recently ventured into the brave new world of ebook publishing. Today, collections by Eric James Stone and Tom Doyle are available for the Kindle at a mere three dollars each.

Rejiggering the Thingamajig

Rejiggering the Thingamajig and Other Stories is the first collection from Hugo Award nominee Eric James Stone, and features his Nebula Award-winning story “That Leviathan, Whom Thou Hast Made.” It also includes an introduction by legendary Analog editor Stanley Schmidt. Here’s the full table of contents:

Rejiggering the Thingamajig • Premature Emergence • In Memory • Resonance • Betrayer of Trees • American Banshee • The Six Billion Dollar Colon • The Man Who Moved the Moon • Buy You A Mockingbird • Salt of Judas • The Final Element • Accounting for Dragons • Tabloid Reporter to the Stars • The Day the Music Died • Upgrade • The Robot Sorcerer • The Ashes of His Fathers • Taint of Treason • Attitude Adjustment • Waiting for Raymond • Like Diamond Tears from Emerald Eyes • Loophole • The Greatest Science Fiction Story Ever Written • That Leviathan, Whom Thou Hast Made

Clicking either the title link or the cover image will take you to the appropriate Amazon Kindle page. You can also follow these links to get the book in Trade Paperback (Amazon and Barnes & Noble) or in Hardcover (Amazon and Barnes & Noble).

The Wizard of Macatawa

The Wizard of Macatawa and Other Stories is our newest release and showcases the talents of Tom Doyle. It includes his Writers of the Future winner “While Ireland Holds These Graves” as well as an introduction by James Patrick Kelly. Here’s that table of contents:

The Wizard of Macatawa • A Sense of Closure • Inversions • Hooking Up • Art’s Appreciation • Crossing Borders • The Floating Otherworld • Noise Man • The Garuda Bird • Sea and Stars • Consensus Building • While Ireland Holds These Graves

And again, clicking the title link or the book’s cover image will take you to its Kindle page. Whereas these links will allow you to buy the book in Trade Paperback (Amazon and Barnes & Noble) and Hardcover (Amazon and Barnes & Noble).

This is a good place to mention that Paper Golem has a somewhat unusual policy.

If we publish both paper and ebook editions of the same work, and you’ve already bought the paper version (either Trade Paperback or Hardcover) you don’t have to pay for the privilege of also having the book on your phone or tablet or other electronic reading device.

Send us an email with a photo of you holding the book (cover facing out, please), we’ll post that picture in our gallery and send you a copy of the ebook. Seriously. Full details can be found on the Paper Golem website.

Feeling Cucurbital?

No Comments » Written on September 9th, 2012 by
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Now that Chicon 7 has come and gone, it’s time to focus on other things, including publishing.

The next title coming your way from my small press is entitled Cucurbital 3.

This is the seventh work published by Paper Golem, and the second volume in the series of mini-anthologies that provides a peek into the writing process itself. Authors are always asked two questions: “where did you get the idea for your story?” and “how do you go from idea to finished tale?” This series offers insight into the second question by handing the book’s authors the answer to the first one. Here are nine short stories that began with the same three prompts: madness, darkness, and mattress. They cover the spectra from comic to mythic, absurd to poignant, pragmatic to breathtaking.

Nine Authors • Three Prompts • One Anthology

Cucurbital 3



Title: Cucurbital 3
Page Count: 100

Trade Paperback: $10.00
ISBN: 978-0-9835521-5-4

Hard Cover: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-9835521-6-1

Date of Publication: November 26, 2012
Sneak Preview: October 13, 2012 – Capclave

Distribution: Ingram

Calling all authors!

No Comments » Written on May 1st, 2012 by
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Small Press publisher Paper Golem has just opened the reading period for its “prompt-themed” anthology Cucurbital 3!


What is Cucurbital?

It’s the name of a theme anthology series in which all of the authors write their stories starting with the same handful of prompts.

What are the prompts?

There are three of them:




Successful submissions will take these three prompts and weave a unique and compelling story of no more than five thousand words.

When can I submit for this anthology?

We’ll be accepting submissions for Cucurbital 3 from May 1st through June 30th, 2012. Any submissions received before or after will be ignored. Our intention is to respond to all submissions by July 15th.

What’s it pay?

Upon publication, contributors will receive one cent per word for their fiction, and a copy of the physical book.

How do I submit my story?

Follow the directions specified on our submissions page.

If you’ve done everything correctly, you should receive an email confirmation within three business days.


Have a look at Cucurbital 2

No Comments » Written on August 5th, 2011 by
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A few months back Paper Golem opened to submissions for a new anthology. The idea was to give writers a collection and prompts and then see where they took them. I recycled a title from an earlier, limited release, and so this new anthology is called Cucurbital 2.

For this first volume the prompts were watermelon, turtle, and sex worker. The open reading period came and went, and in the end seven stories were selected, bringing the book came to an aesthetically pleasing 100 pages.

It went off to the printer. It came back. Copies have been sent off to various reviewers, and the release date is slated in the first week of November, with a “pre-launch” to take place in late October at Capclave, a smallish convention with a reputation of supporting both small presses and short fiction.

The trade paperback is priced at a mere ten dollars. There will also be a hardcover edition, as well as ePub and mobi formats available. I expect to open to pre-orders after returning the Worldcon.

One last bit: anyone buying a paper edition of the book (either TPB or HC) from the Paper Golem website can receive the ebook version at no additional charge. As Paper Golem moves into the realm of e-publishing this will be our policy. And, it will also apply retro-actively as we bring past titles online as ebooks (except where our authors have made other arrangements for their electronic rights).

Cucurbital 2

Morning Dose of OOOPS!

No Comments » Written on July 5th, 2011 by
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I’m finalizing the contracts for an anthology that I’m editing/publishing, and I got to thinking that I hadn’t heard back from another publisher regarding the contracts that I’d had some questions about.

So I go looking at the correspondence thread in my email account and discover that instead of “sending” my reply to them a month ago, I’d only “saved” it, and the damn thing has been sitting in “draft” mode in my account.

Which goes a long way to explaining why I hadn’t heard back from them in the intervening weeks, as they’d still been waiting to hear back from me.

Nothing like a big face full of egg to start the day.

On the other hand, this is why Klingon has Replacement Proverbs. HIvqa’ veqlargh. Okay, now I feel much better.

Second Nebula Awards 2011 Post

2 comments Written on May 24th, 2011 by
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This past weekend marks my best experience at the Nebula Awards, ever! And I say this despite getting food poisoning on Thursday night, and my wife coming down with some kind of mid-con crud on Saturday night. Much praise is due to Peggy Rae Sapienza (and her all-star band of volunteers) for making this event such a success!
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CUCURBITAL – Midpoint in the Window

No Comments » Written on May 16th, 2011 by
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The reading period for Cucurbital 2 is today at its midpoint. I have received some wonderful submissions, and some less than wonderful submissions. Please send more of the first kind.

And yes, we do have a cover ready to go, but because this is a prompt-themed anthology I won’t be showing it to you until all the stories are chosen.

And speaking of prompts, just as a reminder, there are three of them and they are:



sex worker

Now, get back to work and send me a submission.