As of today, interested readers can discover the joys of media tie-in writing and its rich history in TIED IN: The Business, History and Craft of Media Tie-In Writing.
The book was a lively collaboration among members of the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers. We strongly believe in our organization and having our stock-in-trade treated with the same respect as other genre writers. Everyone volunteered for a chapter and I wound up writing one of the shorter pieces, a look at the media properties adapted by the pulp magazines. While the pulps gave us so many lively characters such as The Shadow and Doc Savage, they were stingy when it came to adapting figures from other media.
The book is live on Amazon and on Smashwords to be followed in a few weeks at the iBookstore and Barnes & Noble. The trade paperback edition, published through Amazon CreateSpace (and linked to our Kindle edition on the Amazon site), will be available in a couple of weeks.
This was a labor of love for those of who wrote chapters and for those who proofread, designed, and formatted the book. Any money earned by the book will go towards furthering the organization’s efforts. Speaking of which, the annual Scribe Awards will be handed out late Friday afternoon at Comic-Con International so you should go check it out.