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Check out a great review at : http://mommynificent.com/2013/09/12/sky-girl-book-review-giveaway/ 

There are actually three reviews from  a mother. father, and daughter (who did some amazing drawings of the characters). It's good to know that people are enjoying the book and I thank Moomynificient for the
review.

 
 
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I was interviewed by the Examiner newspaper about my promotion of Sky Girl and the Superheroic Adventures.

The interview can be found here

 
 
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If you want to win a free copy of Sky Girl and the Superheroic Adventures, My Devotional Thoughts is having a contest. Details can be found here.

 
 
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As the Page Turns has "Interview with Joe Sergi, Author of Sky Girl and the Superheroic Adventures."

The interview can be found here.

 
 
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The Children and Teens Book Connection reviewed Sky Girl as part of their "First Chapter Review" segment.  The review can be found here Highlights include:

"This shows Sergi’s knowledge of the genre in which he writes; always a pleasure."

"After this strong opening, I look forward to reviewing the rest of the book."


Sky Girl can be found at all major booksellers and:



 
 
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Chuck O'Donnell  wrote a spotlight article on Sky Girl (and Zombies) called Author's Sky Girl character protects Central Jersey from evil, A novel guardian for the Courier News (Home News Tribune, Asbury Park Press, etc.). Thanks to Chuck and everyone who gave him quotes. I haven't seen the paper copy, but the online version can be found here 

 
 
Just a quick post to say that I have two new books out this month. I hope you enjoy them.
 
 
 
 
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Several non-comic readers asked me how to get a copy of  Indie Comics Horror #2.  So if you have no idea why a Diamond distributor is selling comics, read closely and all will be made clear.

ORDERS ARE DUE BY APRIL 21.


Background on the Comics Market

First a bit of background.  If you don't care and just want to know how to order, skip this.

There are two kinds of markets for comics: newstand and the direct market.  The Newstand market is exactly what you think it is, those now nonexistent spinner racks in drug stores and more recently the magazine racks in Supermarkets, Books A Million and Barnes and Noble.  Indie Comics Horror is not in this market.  Instead, it will be released in the Direct or specialty market.  The means that it will be only sold in comic shops and through mail order comic companies.  With very nearly nonexistent exceptions, these shops receive their books from a company called Diamond Distributors.  They don't sell diamond, they sell comics.  Each month they put a book called Previews, which  which contains new comics that can be ordered by comic shops (usually books come out 2 months after being in Previews. The book is divided with the big companies (Dark Horse, DC, IDW, and Image) are in the front, Marvel gets its own seperate book (I hope to explain why  my new non-fiction book), and everyone else is in the back.  As a practical matter, most shops don't ever order from the back of the book unless there is demand.  Indie Comic Horror #2 is in the back of the book.  Each book has an order code:

THE ORDER CODE FOR INDIE HORROR COMICS IS: APR130754

There are two things about Previews that. always amaze my non-comic friends and annoy my comic friends: 1) it is nearly impossible for a new creator/independant company to get in this book; and 2) Comic Fans are forced pay $4.50 a month to buy a catalogue so that they can spend money to buy books (there is no free digital version).  But, despite these 2 things 1) creators (like me) keep setting themselves up for rejection; and 2) comic fan (like me) keep paying for a catalogue.

Is Diamond a monopoly? Most likely 
Is Diamond evil? Probably. 
Is Diamond the only game in town? Absolutely

Joe, I don't Care About the Why, Just Tell Me How To Order Indie Horror Comics #2

Because 1) Indie Horror Comics #2 is only available from Comic Shops and is in the back of the Previews Catologue, and 2) Comic Shops only really order their books from the front Previews, you will need to special order the book. 

This is done by going to your local comic shop (or an online seller) and telling them that you want Indie Horror Comics Magazine #2.  Even better is if you give them the order code. 

THE ORDER CODE FOR INDIE HORROR COMICS IS: APR130754

ORDERS ARE DUE BY APRIL 21.


Hopefully, the kind person at the shop will place the order and then notify you when the book comes in  (probably in June).

It's that simple.

A STEP BY STEP GUIDE

If you still don't get it (or if you came here first, you are pretty smart).  Here is a step by step guide.

STEP ONE--FIND A SHOP

Let's say, hypothetically, you live in Washington, DC.  In order to get a copy you would need to go to a local comic shop such as:

Fantom Comic on the second floor of Union Station
50 Massachusetts Ave NE  Washington, DC 20002
(202) 241-6498

Atertime Comics in Old Town Alexandria
1304 King St
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 548-5030

Laughing Ogre in Fairfax
10647 Braddock Rd
Fairfax, VA 22032
(703) 250-6479 http://www.laughingogrecomics.com

Game On Comics!
310 Dominion Rd NE  Vienna, VA 22180
(703) 242-3838

Or you can go to any one of a number of online sellers (which may have discounts).

Here are two I use.

http://www.dcbservice.com/

http://www.midtowncomics.com/

STEP TWO--ORDER THE BOOK

Tell them you want to pre-order Indie Comics Magazine #2.  You can search for the book in an online shop, or ask the staff at your local shop to help you.  To help the shop, you should give them the Previews Diamond Order Number.

THE ORDER CODE FOR INDIE HORROR COMICS IS: APR130754

ORDERS ARE DUE BY APRIL 21.


If they have a Previews Catalogue, the book appears on page 240 of the April edition.

Alternatively, you can just print this and show it to them. 

STEP THREE--PICK UP THE BOOK

If you ordered it online, the book should automatically be shipped to you.  If you ordered from a shop, they should notify you when they come in, or you should start to call them if you haven't heard back by June.

STEP FOUR--READ THE BOOK

Now you have a copy of Indie Horror Comcis #2 (hopefully the shop saw your interest as a sign it should order multiple copies.)  Read, enjoy, and if bring it to me, I'll sign it.  If you like it

Tell the world.

About the Indie Horror Comic #2

Indie Comics Horror #2, 64 pages of the best horror from today's independent comic book creators, is available ONLY through pre-order in April 2013's Previews comic book order catalog, at your local or online comic book shop.

9 complete thrillers in this issue! Joe Sergi unmasks a stalker, Paul Bradford defends against marauders, and Dan Rivera meets a fiendish clown. Tease Fabian Rangel, Jr.'s "Stinky" at your peril. Then, Scott Schmidt battles undead gunmen, Anthony Cacioppo visits Transylvania, Glenn Møane introduces "The Drain," and Terry Cronin plunges us into a sinkhole. Monstrous Andy Bennett cover!

Aazurn Publishing has been redefining heroes since 2006. Aazurn books are produced and edited by Gary Scott Beatty. Find out more at http://indiecomicsmagazine.com/
 
 
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I have a story in Indie Comcis Horror #2 along with some mighty talented people.  I was also in the first issue of this series, which  was Aazurn presses bestselling book and was nominated for several horror awards.  

If you are interested, please remember to pre-order. As with many indie books, the shop will not carry it unless you do.

here is the information and a trailer:

9 complete thrillers! Joe Sergi unmasks a horrifying stalker, Paul Bradford's "Last Knight" defends against marauders, and Dan Rivera's "The Assistant" meets a fiendish clown. Tease Fabian Rangel, Jr.'s "Stinky" at your peril. Then, battle undead gunmen in Scott Schmidt's "Ghosts." Anthony Cacioppo visits Transylvania, and Glenn Møane introduces "The Drain." Terry Cronin looks at Bahamian mythos, and plunges us into a sinkhole. Plus, a monstrous Andy Bennett cover!

ORDER in April 2013's Previews comic book catalog ONLY at your local or online comic book shop! Mature themes!