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LawDog had the honor of representing law and order in the Texas town of Bugscuffle as a sheriff’s deputy, where he became notorious for, among other things, the famous Case of the Pink Gorilla Suit. In The LawDog Files, he chronicles his official encounters with everything from naked bikers, combative eco-warriors, suicidal drunks, respectful methheads, […]

We have released a new image of Rebel washing her Mustang to celebrate hitting a landmark milestone; less than one percent of all kickstarted campaigns ever reach this level. Tomorrow, we’ll be adding some new rewards and stretch goals, as well as modifying an existing one for the better. In the meantime, we’ll be working on finding […]

The per-page rates for Kindle Unlimited page reads. Jan: $.004110 Feb: $.004790 Mar: $.004778 Apr: $.004956 May $.004686  

Peter Grant’s new and very well-regarded Western, Brings the Lightning, is now available in hardcover. Book One of The Ames Archives is 272 pages and retails for $19.99. The production team is working hard at bringing all of our 40+ full-length ebooks into print; our current goal is to publish two ebooks and four print […]

Many of our readers have requested audiobook versions of their favorite Castalia House titles; yet thanks to our small size and runaway success, we’ve been unable to dedicate the time and resources it takes to create the audio required. No longer. As of last week, I have been asked to take charge as audio producer. […]

Redmond Simonsen was an under-appreciated genius; he was cantankerous and was half of SPI when it founded, and one of the handful of people desperately trying to patch the financial holes when the iceberg of changing market conditions rent it asunder. Red worked as the marketing director, editor and in-house graphic designer for most of SPI’s […]

I get asked the game designer equivalent of “Wow, how do I get your job?” about twice a month, and more frequently during convention season.  I usually end up trying to dissuade them.  Writing games is a really bizarre form of technical writing. It’s somewhere on the Venn diagram of writing legal briefs, computer programming […]

As Castalia House continues to grow we need another graphic design professional to help with cover typography and pre-press needs. Ideally the candidate will have a strong background in graphic design with a love of composition, type, and an understanding of the pre-press process including ICC color profiles, color conversion from RGB to CMYK for […]

Artistic License Acting as an equilibrium against perfectionism in accuracy artistic license is employed to make a more satisfying cover and give the artist some freedom in interpreting the chosen scene. Outside of a photograph or a video (which may not be what they seem) all tales, histories, stories, novels, poems, and anecdotes are imagined […]

Castalia House books have often been praised for their covers, by readers as well as authors. In this series of posts about book covers, Castalia House’s Lead Artist, JartStar, explains his philosophy of quality cover design. What makes a good cover for a book? I hope to shed some light on this difficult question in […]

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