It’s coming up to a couple of years since Game Night was published, so now seems the right time to do something different. Something big. Something that will get it out there to all the people who not only haven’t yet read it, but haven’t yet even heard of it.
We’re doing this. I’m pretty excited.
TO ALL MEDIA
ENNIE AWARD NOMINATED GAMING NOVEL
TO BE SERIALISED WEEKLY ON EN WORLD
London, 2nd November 2009
Magnum Opus Press is publicising the ebook release of award-nominated comic novel Game Night by Jonny Nexus by serialising the entire text on leading fantasy roleplaying community website ENWorld.
The whole book will be released online in twenty-six free weekly instalments, with each episode directing readers to websites where they can buy and download the full ebook edition of Game Night.
“We knew it was important to choose the right partner for this project,” says James Wallis, director of Magnum Opus Press,. “ENWorld’s status as the number one website for roleplaying fans made it the obvious choice, and they’ve been enthusiastic from day one.”
ENWorld’s Russell Morrissey adds: “I bought and read Game Night over a year ago and laughed the whole way through. As a novel which will tickle the funnybone of every gamer out there, serialising it on ENWorld adds fantastic high-quality extra value for readers of the website. I personally can’t wait to start reading it again, and sharing my enjoyment of the book with many others.”
Game Night was described by RPG.net as “The best novel every written about gaming. One of the funniest novels ever written about anything.” The print edition of the book was nominated for a prestigious ENnie Award in 2008.
Jonny Nexus, author of Game Night, says: “Game Night’s been out nearly two years now, and while it’s sold well and we’ve done what we can to publicise it, I know there are still plenty of people out there who haven’t even heard of it. Partnering with ENWorld in this way will put the book before the eyes of tens of thousands of new people. If some of them choose to buy it that will be great, but as a first-time author I’m really just wanting people to read what I worked so hard to create.”
About Jonny Nexus (http://www.jonnynexus.com):
Jonny Nexus has been writing roleplaying-related humour for over ten years now, and is cautiously optimistic that he might be getting quite good at it. He is the editor, co-founder, and chief-writer of the cult webzine Critical Miss and has written both a book and a regular monthly magazine column for leading roleplaying publisher Mongoose Publishing.
Jonny lives in Brighton with his wife, their dog, and an array of chew toys that the dog invariably leaves on the top-most step but one. Game Night is his first novel.
About Magnum Opus Press (http://www.magnumopuspress.com):
Magnum Opus Press was set up in 2007 to release historical books, fiction and games. It is experimenting with new forms of publishing and different ways of writing, selling and distributing books, including speed-writing, print-on-demand, ebooks and web syndication. Director James Wallis will be speaking on new systems for writing fiction at the Jump! writers’ conference in November (http://www.spreadtheword.org.uk).
About EN World (http://www.enworld.org):
Founded ten years ago by owner Russell Morrissey, EN World is a leading independent RPG news and community website which receives 10 million page views every month from over 200,000 gamers. Amongst its assets are the premier RPG awards system in the world (The ENnies), and EN Publishing, a leading RPG e-publishing branch.
The date for the publishing of the first instalment is Monday 16th November.
If you can help spread the word I’d be be grateful, whether it be by passing on the press release (feel free to copy and paste it) to blogs or forums, by linking to this post, or by twittering about it. The whole point of doing this is to get the book out there, so any help will be gratefully received.