Veteran Authors Form Supernatural Ink and Create “Seal of EBook Excellence”
October 12, 2011: Internationally bestselling writers Jon F. Merz, Joseph Nassise, Steve Savile, and Mel Odom announced today the formation of Supernatural Ink, an authors’ collective designed to bring readers quality SF, horror, and fantasy fiction in the digital marketplace.
All four are veteran writers, each of them having penned more than a dozen novels for major NY publishers over the last few years. Between them they have written for some of the most popular genre franchises on the market today, including Buffy, Primeval, Stargate, Torchwood and Rogue Angel. Their original fiction includes the Lawson Vampire series, the Templar Chronicles series, and the Ogmios Team adventures, to name just a few.
Every title released by Supernatural Ink will bear the ebook “Seal of Excellence,” indicating that it has been edited, proofed, and formatted to professional standards. “The seal is our way of letting readers know, at a glance, that they are getting a quality story from a veteran writer that is packaged and presented in a way that won’t distract from the reading experience,” says the group’s founder, Merz. “Excellence in ebooks, that’s our goal.”
In addition to their individual projects, SI authors are launching exclusive series like HELLstalkers and Department One designed to maximize reader interaction in the digital age. To help spread the word, SI has made their first publication, “Supernatural Ink Annual #1″ free for the entire month of October and readers can get a free copy just by going to the SI website and signing up for the newsletter. SI Annual #1 features exclusive stories by the four authors, including brand new material from Nassise’s Templar and Merz’s Lawson series. SI also expects to partner with a variety of digital distributors in exciting new deals that maximize both their commitment to the reader and to the standards of excellence inherent in professional publishing.
The books offered by Supernatural Ink will include an assortment of the authors’ digitally-republished backlist as well as new, never-before-available front list titles. They will be available in a variety of formats from major online distributors, including Barnes & Noble, Amazon.com, Smashwords, and the Apple iBook store. Foreign translations are already underway and should be available after the first of the year.
More information can be found at the collective’s website, http://www.supernaturalink.com.