I’ve been interviewed by Arley Sorg for Clarkesworld! Determined To Publish: A Conversation with John Fleskes covers a wide range of topics from how I’ve been working since I was 8, to how tough it was to start a publishing business, to what truly drives me and what I am most passionate about. I also talk about my time working on Spectrum, and beyond!
A big thanks to Arley and Clarkesworld for the opportunity.
Spectrum 27 interior spread featuring the art of Petar Meseldzija (left) and Jason Mowry (right) with cover art by Tommy Arnold.
We’re getting low on the paperback edition. I had set the print run for this book back in late-March when we were sheltered in place and facing a very uncertain future. It was very hard to predict how the state of the book industry would look in the fall and winter of 2020. Based on this, I ended up being conservative with the print run. Here we are nine months later and we are very grateful that Spectrum 27 is doing well. The print run turned out to be a little low, which I hope is reflective of an overall healthy book industry. At this rate the Spectrum 27 paperback edition will sell out in the next month or two. If you want a paperback copy for your library, you may want to pick up a copy soon. We still have plenty of the hardcover edition in stock.
Thanks for making Spectrum 27 a success during a very challenging year! Thanks also to all of the artists who participated in Spectrum 27 and who made this such an amazing collection.
We received the Spectrum 27 awards from J. Anthony Kosar and his team at Kosart Studios. We’ve carefully packed them up and are sending them to the 17 recipients today. There are eight silver and eight gold awards, along with the Grand Master award. It was a wonderful experience to work with Anthony and his team to produce these gorgeous awards.
We’ve teamed up with Allen and Vicki Williams to bring you his first book, Covenant: The Art of Allen Williams. Covenant
showcases Allen’s personal drawings and paintings. Each of his
fantastical characters is accompanied by a line of text, a poem or a
brief story that captures their essence. You can learn more on our
Kickstarter campaign page where you can also view the cover, sample
pages and watch a promotional video.