I just wanted to drop by and mention today that Apex Publications, which operates Apex Magazine, Apex Book Company and The Zombie Feed, is growing. They’re in the process of inking a deal with a major distributor and their books will be on a shelf near you.
This is fantastic news for Jason Sizemore and it’s been a long time coming. However, with new opportunities comes some amount of growing pains. The distribution deal means that he has to literally change his business model overnight to fulfill demand. To offset the printing costs, he’s started a peerbacker program with several tiers of rewards. While his business is doing well, this growth opportunity means he’ll have to order a large print run of books, which isn’t something he normally does.
This fiscal requirement goes above and beyond our normal business operations and normally, I wouldn’t be opposed to that. In this instance, however, the issue is time. The distributor is anxious to get Apex out on the market. To do that, I need to come up with the initial investment for a full-scale run. So I’m trying out a Kickstarter clone called Peerbackers. Any funds raised by Peerbackers will supplement the additional business loans I’m taking to cover the new production costs. — SOURCE: Our peerbacker Project: Apex Lands Major Distribution
I think it’s pretty cool that a publisher has the ability now to share news as-it-happens and ask readers, authors, editors and fans to be a part of that success. I have a vested interest in this deal doing well, too, for I have a story out now with The Zombie Feed Volume One anthology and a dystopian science fiction story coming out through Apex Book Company this year.
If you’re interested in helping Apex Publications, visit: Apex Publications Lands National Distribution Deal.