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  • The Canister X Transmission: Year Two


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    Running weekly from May 2015 to April 2016, The Canister X Transmission was sent via email to readers worldwide.

    Every week, readers received updates from the desk of A.P. Fuchs that served as a behind-the-scenes gateway into his views on the publishing industry and past work.

    The newsletter covered four main topics:

    Writing/Creating/Publishing, in which Fuchs shared his views on writing and creating as well as tips to help other writers and artists along their journey.

    Project Analysis, where A.P. discussed his extensive backlist and what went into each project.

    Creator Spotlight, where a variety of writers and artists were given the spotlight as well as their professional and personal impact on Fuchs and his work.

    Weekly Ramble, in which whatever happened to be a point of interest that week became the topic of discussion.

    Exclusive to this collection is a special Issue Fifty-three A newsletter unavailable anywhere else.

    Welcome to The Canister X Transmission: Year Two

    Available as a paperback at:

    Amazon.com
    Amazon.ca
    Amazon.co.uk
    Barnes and Noble

    Available as an eBook at:

    Amazon Kindle
    Drivethru Fiction
    Smashwords


  • Going Off-line (Mostly)

    20160516_124932Please accept this as formal notice that I will be [mostly] off-line for the next 7-8 weeks.

    Deadlines are bearing down and I need to clear out my current task list so this means no social media for the next while. If you need to reach me, please use the contact page on this site.

    Emails will be responded to. My newsletter, The Canister X Transmission, will go out every Saturday as per usual.

    My social media accounts will still be active but will be run by the (auto)bots except for some manual posts here and there through Hootsuite.

    Watch this page for announcements and/or news as I will be posting here now and then.

    See you all in a couple of months.


  • Two Weeks Until Midnight . . .

    canisterxtransmissionIf I had an atomic clock that tracked via weeks, that is.

    In two weeks, The Canister X Transmission clock strikes midnight and Year Two of my author newsletter is complete. That will make it 104 weeks without a break, the newsletter having gone out every Saturday. On occasion it went out Fridays.

    This Saturday, Issue 103 hits inboxes and I’d like to invite you to join all the others who’ll receive it. You also get a free e-novelette out of the deal: The Dance of Mervo and Father Clown, a creepy clown thriller.

    Please use the box on the right to subscribe. Only takes a second.

    Also note Issue 104 will be a double issue to celebrate the end of Year Two and you won’t want to miss out.

    Year Three will begin in Issue 105.

    Thanks.


  • 2016 A.P. Fuchs Publication Schedule Revealed

    Zomtropolis Cover Art (partial image)
    Zomtropolis Cover Art (partial image)
    The New Year is well underway and things are in process here at the Coscom Entertainment studio. I finally locked down 2016’s publication schedule.

    The follow dates are the end game. The books can appear sooner. The months given below are just how I’m blocking out the year.

    2016 Releases:

    Zomtropolis: A Record of Life in a Dead City – June 2016

    The Canister X Transmission: Year Two – July/August 2016

    Axiom-man: Tenth-year Anniversary Special Edition – September 2016

    Mech Apocalypse 2 – November 2016

    There might be more, but the above are the for-sures.

    Get ready.


  • The Canister X Transmission: Year One


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    Running weekly from May 2014 to May 2015, The Canister X Transmission was sent via email to readers worldwide.

    Serving as a source of inspiration for writers and artists everywhere, its impact was made known by the replies sent to A.P. Fuchs’s inbox week-to-week.

    The newsletter covered four main topics:

    The Creative Thought of the Week, in which Fuchs added his two cents on the ups and downs of being a writer, staying motivated, advice and encouragement, and other topics that were part and parcel of making up stories for a living.

    Work Updates, in which readers were informed of works-in-progress and where what stood on the publishing schedule.

    Fanboy News, in which was relayed something of interest from the world of pop culture.

    Marketing/Publishing Tip of the Week, in which ideas and strategies were conveyed to further one’s reach with their books and comics, and were also advised of some of the traps to avoid.

    Exclusive to this collection is a special Issue Zero newsletter unavailable anywhere else.

    Welcome to The Canister X Transmission: Year One

    Available as a paperback at:

    Amazon.com
    Amazon.ca
    Amazon.co.uk
    Barnes and Noble

    Available as an eBook at:

    Amazon Kindle
    Drivethru Fiction
    Smashwords


  • Having Fun Writing a Newsletter

    I’m having a blast writing The Canister X Transmission. Just yesterday I sent out the seventh issue. It’s weekly and I’m having a ball. I think it’s the idea of publishing something new each and every week that appeals to me. Unlike blog entries, a newsletter is something that is “sent out” as opposed to just posted. Sure, some people get my blog posts via email, but a newsletter is meant to go out, be read, possibly even shared.

    I’d like to invite you now to sign up via the signup box on the right hand side of this site. It’s free. You can also visit the newsletter’s page at Tiny Letter to read back issues and see if it’s for you. I hope so. I try to make them interesting. They’re not terribly long either and only take a few minutes to read. I cover musings on the writing life, some fanboy and pop culture stuff, writing updates, and publishing and marketing tips.

    I also got a master file going in which I write out each newsletter first. The plan? Why, make a book out of them, of course. I’m thinking of doing it annually, so 52 newsletters per collection. Might even craft a bonus newsletter that you can only get in the book.

    Hope you sign up. It’s a fine method of communication and I’m having fun doing them. Likewise, if a particular issue speaks to you in some way, you can reply to it and let me know your thoughts.

    Thanks.

    See you on the list.


  • New Newsletter: The Canister X Transmission

    Some of you may recall the old Canister X Newsletter, which ran a long time ago for five or six issues. It was published monthly and contained a pile of stuff that I didn’t include on my blog. I’ve always liked the idea of a newsletter and have been toying with the idea of starting a new one for quite sometime now.

    Well, that time has come.

    The plan is to send it out every Saturday. It’s called The Canister X Transmission, and will be a place to transmit my thoughts on what’s going on, musings on the creative life, fanboy randomness, with a publishing or marketing tip at the end. It’s good for writers and artists, but you don’t need to be one to sign up. If you enjoy peeks behind the curtain or just want to get stuff from me more regularly, this newsletter is for you. Yes, there’ll be the occasional promo thing–that’s just how these things are–but I’m not going to spam you with sales pitches. I just want a fun way to stay in touch with my readers and those interested in hearing more about making stuff up for a living.

    You can find the signup page here.

    First issue goes out this Saturday.

    Thanks.