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Announcing New Imprint for Mature Readers – Cherry Bomb!

Posted on April 21st, 2014 by Lissa | 1 Comment

Cherry BombExpanding its reach even deeper within its global audience, Chromatic Press has launched their newest imprint – Cherry Bomb! Stories published under the Cherry Bomb banner are for mature audiences and provide a sexier angle on the already fun, flirtatious characters present in their ongoing serials on SparklerMonthly.com.

Cherry Bomb content is available for purchase from the Sparkler Shop with individual pricing separate from the magazine’s current subscription service. Readers can purchase single stories or product bundles including prose, pin-ups, and comics featuring characters from series including Tokyo DemonsGauntlet, Awake, and the upcoming novel Skyglass.

“Even with the strong existing traditions of Female Gaze erotica both in Western media and Japanese manga (including romance novels, josei, boys’ love, and yuri), we’re picky. We want our erotica to be emotionally cathartic, with a purpose and meaning behind some smoking content. If it’s all smut and no context, that’s not good enough – we demand both!” says Lianne Sentar, head of prose development and Cherry Bomb coordinator. “We’re running this department really carefully so that the stories hit our audience right in the heart. Among other places.”

The imprint launched with five original releases, and more can be expected in the coming months.

More information on Cherry Bomb is available at SparklerMonthly.com/CherryBomb

Announcing New Sparkler Distro Service For Self-Published Creators

Posted on March 3rd, 2014 by Lissa | 1 Comment

Announcing New Sparkler Distro Service For Self-Published Creators

Continuing to bring quality, original content to their global audience, Chromatic Press is proud to announce the launch of Sparkler Distro. This new commission or pay service offers a variety of options to self-publishing creators, including acting as shipping distributor for self-published books and merchandise from its US-based online store.

Sparkler Distro launched with E.K. Weaver’s The Less Than Epic Adventures of TJ and Amal, a popular web comic that had a wildly successful Kickstarter in 2011. Since then, print volumes of TJ and Amal have continued to be strong sellers both online and at conventions, with volume three soon to be completed. As a part of Sparkler Distro, volumes one and two of TJ and Amal are now available to purchase on SparklerMonthly.com along with a number of prints, posters, and buttons featuring the main characters.

“There are so many independent creators out there making fantastic work – people we think our audience would really love, and vice versa. We also know how hard it is to both create content and manage it as a business. We think lending our publishing infrastructure to creators we love is a way to benefit everyone,” says Rebecca Scoble, head of audio development and the company’s retail coordinator. “We’re very selective in the process, so our readers will know that Sparkler Distro books will always be quality, even if they’re not coming from us. Starting with TJ and Amal was the best-case scenario, since we’ve been huge fans of that comic for ages.”

Along with providing a sales platform, Sparkler Distro optional services include advertising, graphic design, storage for merchandise, Kickstarter management, editorial support, and help setting up distribution with companies such as Comixology and Amazon.com. Sparkler Distro is available now with more information at SparklerMonthly.com