Category: by Anthony Horvath

Author Involvement Central to New Publishing Models

Digital technologies have made it easier than ever to produce, distribute, and market a book. The person best able to advocate for a book is the one who wrote it. That means that if a publisher has to choose between two books of equal quality and the difference lies in the willingness of one author to get out their and hawk their book, that's the one they're going to go for. Pinning your hopes on finding a publisher that is going to do all the work for you, happily satisfied that they found a quality manuscript, is increasingly just that: a hope.
Chronos and Old Facts by Anthony Horvath

Chronos and Old Facts by Anthony Horvath

  • Chronos and Old Facts by Anthony Horvath
  • Kindle Edition | Smashwords
  • ISBN: 9781311028204
  • Word Count: 4,720
  • Genre: Satire, history
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A budding scholar gets sent to a hidden building on the campus to meet Chronos, the keeper (and destroyer) of old facts. What he learns from Chronos will make him re-think everything he thinks he knows. Is it chronological snobbery, or is it just good scholarship?
Superfan by Anthony Horvath

SUPERFAN: How You Can Turn Your Favorite Indie Author Or Artist Into a Star – A “New Economy” Advertising Primer for Authors and the People Who Love Them by Anthony Horvath

  • SUPERFAN: How You Can Turn Your Favorite Indie Author Or Artist Into a Star - A "New Economy" Advertising Primer for Authors and the People Who Love Them by Anthony Horvath
  • Kindle Edition | Smashwords
  • ISBN: 9781936830602
  • Word Count: 10,600
  • Genre: Nonfiction, Business and Economics, Advertising, Marketing
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So you've found an author or artist that you think is really great, so great, in fact, you have decided to appoint yourself his or her Biggest Fan. No longer thinking of only your own enjoyment, you want to give back. You want your new favorite artist to succeed, and produce even more works for you and the world to enjoy, but you know that the whole 'starving artist' shtick only goes so far: if they can't support themselves through their work, they are as likely to end up spending their time flipping burgers or selling their soul to corporate society as they are to producing their next masterpiece. But what is the Biggest Fan to do except to give rave reviews and recommendations to friends and family? How does the Biggest Fan put on a cape and become SuperFan? "SuperFan: How You Can Turn Your Favorite Indie Author Or Artist Into a Star" is a 'new economy' advertising primer for authors and the people who love them. Written by author and publisher Anthony Horvath, founder of Bard and Book publishing, authors, musicians, artists and SuperFans themselves will benefit from his unique experiences striving for success in a marketplace turned upside down by print on demand publishing, downloadable music, social networking, and other features of the new digital landscape.
Cerberus and the Hound of Heaven by Anthony Horvath

Cerberus and the Hound of Heaven by Anthony Horvath

  • Cerberus and the Hound of Heaven by Anthony Horvath
  • Kindle Edition | Smashwords
  • ISBN: 9781310238710
  • Word Count: 3,750
  • Genre: Christian -- Mystery & detective / Ethics - Euthanasia
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Cerberus and the Hound of Heaven by Anthony HorvathThe police discover a gruesome scene: a pro-life advocate and his son are found dead in a road-side cabin. Perplexed, and without any obvious explanation, the detectives are forced to turn to the nightly news for clues. As well they should: last night the world learned of a miracle cure... for death itself.

Amazon’s War on Lightning Source

It appears to me that Amazon is in an undeclared war with Lightning Source (henceforth, LSI).

Before there was Bard and Book, there was the publishing endeavors of Athanatos Publishing Group.  I was set up pretty early with LSI and fairly well pleased with the arrangement.  My titles could be picked up anywhere–chiefly, though, they were purchased by Amazon.

No sooner did I get involved in publishing did I observe that Amazon liked to shift things around and change them up. … Register or log in to access full content

Mordecai's Dillema by Anthony Horvath

Mordecai’s Dilemma by Anthony Horvath

  • Mordecai's Dilemma byAnthony Horvath
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  • ISBN: 9781301163519
  • Word Count: 3,440
  • Genre: Christian: Historical, Thriller: Action and Suspense
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Mordecai's Dillema by Anthony Horvath------------

Mordecai is presented with a unique opportunity: the chance to kill Hitler, before he does his worst. A vision from God compels him to take action, but a second vision gives him pause. What will Mordecai do? Looking back, many people might say that if they had a chance to kill Hitler, they would do so. Hindsight is 20/20, as they say. Mordecai is one of the few allowed to see not only what will happen if Hitler is allowed to live, but also what will happen if Mordecai kills him. Few can imagine worse than what the Nazis did to humanity, but Mordecai didn't have to imagine it... he saw it with his own eyes, as one possible future.
Law Abiding Citizen by Anthony Horvath

Law Abiding Citizen by Anthony Horvath

  • Law Abiding Citizen by Anthony Horvath
  • Kindle Edition | Smashwords
  • ISBN: 9781301909773
  • Word Count: 2,408
  • Genre: Satire
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Law Abiding Citizen by Anthony Horvath

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What happens to a town when a man with a gun refuses to stop another man with a gun from killing people, just because it was against the law to bring the gun on school property? Sheldon Knapp was caught in a photograph calling 9-11 with a gun in his hand, while a vicious gunman enters the school behind him. Initially regarded as a hero, the accolades turn into contempt, as people begin saying that he could have, and should have, done more. Sheldon Knapp's defense: He is a law abiding citizen.

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Author's Note

This story is not actually inspired by recent events. It has been rattling around in my head for a long time. I think it highlights some of the hypocrisy within and without the media whenever there is a mass shooting. Hopefully, the format of the story suggests who the real target of the story is (if there even is one).

Changes at Bard and Book

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Better Than Sex by Anthony Horvath

Better Than Sex by Anthony Horvath

  • Better Than Sex by Anthony Horvath
  • Kindle Edition | Smashwords
  • ISBN: 9781301835867
  • Word Count: 3,149
  • Genre: Comedy: Satire, Sci-Fi
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Better Than Sex by Anthony Horvath

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A pair of scientists perform a simple experiment and make not one, but two, earth-shattering discoveries that will transform society as they know it... or will it? It's hard to imagine anything 'better than sex' but this duo found it. Now what? With fame and fortune and the future progress of mankind on the line, the scientists have to piece together the ethical way to proceed. They have literally discovered something that is better than sex, but it turns out to be much more than they bargained for.

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Author's Notes

This story explores the same concept as another I started and never finished. The earlier one didn't seem to capture the flavor of what I wanted and probably would have been better as a short film. In this story, logic and precedence lead the way... as it always does, right to its bloody end.
Tastes Like Chicken by Anthony Horvath

Tastes Like Chicken by Anthony Horvath

  • Tastes Like Chicken by Anthony Horvath
  • Kindle Edition | Smashwords
  • ISBN: 9781301136704
  • Word Count: 1,581
  • Genre: Black comedy, Horror, Crime
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Tastes Like Chicken by Anthony HorvathHannah and Carla are out to save the world, one person at a time. They are particularly pleased one day to find an old man, oppressed by society, who needs their saving. Never was a man so happy to be saved.
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