I know a lot of you are book lovers, and most of you who are book lovers enjoy fantasy and sci-fi.
If you’re one of those nerds among us, take a look at Tor. It’s the community-face of the Tor book publishing label, and it’s brilliantly run. A perfect example of this is their website structure – the money-making publishing label runs its site at tor-forge.com, giving the core tor.com site to the label’s community.
The crew there do the usual work of a good publisher: they put advance chapters and free short fictions up online, show off great new authors and illustrators, and run some great competitions. But they also go the extra step with popular series re-reads, events coverage and other community-related culture.
If you want to check out the website, this Ministry of Changes short story is a good place to start. I haven’t read it yet to judge the quality of the story, but the illustration should look familiar from my women in fiction post last week.