WotF Volume 36 Pre-Order is Here!

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WotF Volume 36 Pre-Order is Here!

Postby SwiftPotato » Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:56 pm

Hey, y'all! In case you haven't seen it yet, the beautiful cover art for volume 36 is done, and the anthology is available for pre-order on Amazon! Art is by Echo Chernik. Isn't it just gorgeous?! (Forgive me, I have no idea how to upload an image here or I would put it straight into the body of the post.)
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Re: WotF Volume 36 Pre-Order is Here!

Postby crlisle » Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:45 pm

Ordered my copy! Can't wait to read the wonderful stories and see the lovely art!
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Postby Dustin Adams » Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:28 am

So ordered!

Pre, that is.
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Postby chuckt » Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:28 pm

Done
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Postby AlexH » Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:21 am

Not for Kobo users it isn't!

*Waits patiently.*
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Postby Wulf Moon » Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:16 pm

Why preorder is important: Get enough preorders, and it bumps Amazon's algorithms, feeding the beast, helping the anthology hit #1 bestseller status right out of the gate on release or shortly thereafter. You see, winners of WotF get another prize. They are not only award-winning authors, they become bestselling authors because of the opening push. One day, you will benefit from this, too. You can do verified Amazon reviews because of this as well, which bumps algorithms again with enough reviews. Thanks for helping Leah's anthology hit these markers, Forumites! Next year, we could be doing the same to help you! Cheers!
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Postby crlisle » Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:57 pm

Amazon best sellers is an interesting discussion topic. I read a book which was about a man who tried to return found objects to their owners. It was a best seller at Amazon under the category of Women's Divorce Fiction. To be fair, the man's personal assistant was divorced. So if you put your book under an underused category at Amazon it can easily become a best seller.
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Postby SwiftPotato » Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:25 pm

Thanks for the explanation and encouragement, Moon. :) And thank you all for your support and for buying the anthology! I can't wait for you all to read it!!
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Postby Dustin Adams » Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:56 am

I'm getting caught up. Reading V. 34 presently. Then on to 35 (although I did pick out one particular story that I just had to read right away. Wink, wink, nod, nod).
By the time this hits my mailbox, I shall be fully versed and ready for new stories!
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Postby Wulf Moon » Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:26 am

crlisle wrote:Amazon best sellers is an interesting discussion topic. I read a book which was about a man who tried to return found objects to their owners. It was a best seller at Amazon under the category of Women's Divorce Fiction. To be fair, the man's personal assistant was divorced. So if you put your book under an underused category at Amazon it can easily become a best seller.


True. But when you're talking about Writers of the Future volumes, we're talking about #1 Fantasy Anthology, #1 Science Fiction Anthology, etc. etc. on Amazon. These are big categories with heavy sales volumes and ranking high in them is a legit claim to being a bestseller. Even making Top 10 in these categories would be considered bestseller status. And heavy preorders help a WotF Volume hit these important markers on release date, propelling the launch to the top of the charts.

Thanks for supporting your anthology! This is your future in these pages, but for this moment, we also support our own Leah Ning from our Forum! Time to place your orders and be first to read the best new science fiction and fantasy from the best new aspiring writers in the world!

Cheers!
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Postby AlexH » Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:07 pm

Andy Dibble is another forum member in the next volume. Having read a couple of his stories already, I'm intrigued to read Andy's WotF winner. I may even skip to it straight away (if it's not first)!
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Postby crlisle » Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:29 pm

Joni is sending a writing hints booklet to those who email her your receipt or screenshot of your pre-order. I just did so.
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Postby JVAshley » Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:20 pm

crlisle wrote:Joni is sending a writing hints booklet to those who email her your receipt or screenshot of your pre-order. I just did so.

Really? Wow!
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Postby Wulf Moon » Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:53 pm

AlexH wrote:Andy Dibble is another forum member in the next volume. Having read a couple of his stories already, I'm intrigued to read Andy's WotF winner. I may even skip to it straight away (if it's not first)!


Thanks for reminding me, Alex! Andy Dibble as well! I am juggling too many things at the moment.

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Postby JESchleicher » Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:03 pm

Done! Love the cover. Excited for the stories.
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Postby Andy Dibble » Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:47 am

Thank you all for the excitement about my and others' writing.
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Postby Wulf Moon » Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:48 pm

There's still time to preorder Volume 36 and get your writing tips booklet from Joni! Simply preorder at your favorite vendor (Galaxy Press, Amazon, etc.), and email Joni a copy of your receipt! Words of wisdom by Kevin Anderson, Frank Herbert, Anne McCaffrey, David Farland, and many more!
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Postby AlexH » Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:43 am

I'm still waiting for it to appear on Kobo. The delay has been chased up by the WotF people!
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Postby BeeW » Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:29 am

I got an email to let me know that my copy was in the post! =D
V37Q1: HM
V37Q2: HM
V37Q3: R
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Postby SwiftPotato » Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:53 am

That's so exciting!!
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Postby chuckt » Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:07 am

I gobbled it up already. Posted my review this morning on Amazon although it's not up yet. If you like it, post a review on Amazon. It really helps to get some good reviews up. The Amazon algorithms will elevate the book.
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Re: WotF Volume 36 Pre-Order is Here!

Postby SwiftPotato » Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:53 am

Thanks for putting up a review, chuckt :) hope you enjoyed it! I'm still working my way through the other stories.
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Postby Dragonchef » Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:21 am

SwiftPotato wrote:Hey, y'all! In case you haven't seen it yet, the beautiful cover art for volume 36 is done, and the anthology is available for pre-order on Amazon! Art is by Echo Chernik. Isn't it just gorgeous?! (Forgive me, I have no idea how to upload an image here or I would put it straight into the body of the post.)

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R = 5
HM = (Q4v36)
SHM = (Q3v32, Q3v37)
SF = Zip
F = Zero
WINs = Zilcho
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Postby SwiftPotato » Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:38 am

Thanks, Dragonchef! Your forum-fu far exceeds mine :)
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Postby Dragonchef » Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:31 am

SwiftPotato wrote:Thanks, Dragonchef! Your forum-fu far exceeds mine :)

You must be in Quote-mode or Full editor. There is a little button across the top of the posting box. "Img". You click this and then enter the URL for an image between the open and close img codes.

BTW: I have a great avatar for you . . .
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R = 5
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SHM = (Q3v32, Q3v37)
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Postby SwiftPotato » Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:02 am

Ha! That is BEAUTIFUL.
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Postby AlexH » Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:01 am

Aargh. For some reason, my pre-order isn't available until tomorrow on Kobo. I wouldn't be surprised if that was some kind of Scamazon thing.

I was about to settle down for a read. Oh well, one more day. wotf008
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Postby storysinger » Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:48 pm

I preordered through Barnes & Noble. When I went to pick it up they held the door open a crack and refused to accept cash so we had to use a debit card. wotf004
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Postby Henckel » Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:59 pm

Got mine wotf009
(2014) V31 Q1 – R
(2018) V35 Q3 – HM
(2019) V36 Q3 – HM
(2019) V36 Q4 – SHM
(2020) V37 Q1 – R
(2020) V37 Q2 – HM
(2020) V37 Q3 – SHM
(2020) V37 Q4 – pending
(2021) V38 Q1 - ???

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Re: WotF Volume 36 Pre-Order is Here!

Postby Wulf Moon » Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:28 pm

Glad to see so many pre-ordered. Way to support your anthology and contest! Don't forget to leave a review on Amazon and Goodreads, it really helps, and it doesn't have to be fancy. And for the rest, the release has happened, what are you waiting for? Writers of the Future, Volume 36 is available NOW! :)

This is the best way to figure out what Kary, Dave, and the rest of the judges like. Study the latest to be current on what type of stories win this contest, and how they are constructed. You can't hit a target if you don't know what it looks like.

All the beast!

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