Borderlands Buys Store

Borderlands Books has raised $1.9 million in loans from supporters which will allow them to purchase a building on Haight Street in San Francisco to serve as its permanent home. Alan Beatts nearly had to close the store in 2015, but was rescued when he began selling store sponsorships, raising enough that he had a surplus. He decided to use the surplus to make a downpayment on a building and crowdsourced a fundraiser to raise the rest of the money needed. It took 18 days.
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Apex Going to Print

Publisher Jason Sizemore has announced that beginning with the January 2018 issue, Apex Magazine will be available via print-on-demand for those who would like hardcopies of the magazine. The hardcopies will be available through Amazon for between $6 and $8 about a week after the e-editions will be made available.
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Pulphouse Returns

Kristine Kathryn Rusch and Dean Wesley Smith have announced that Pulphouse Magazine will return after a hiatus of 21 years. The original Pulphouse had an ambitious weekly publication schedule which it never quite met. The revived Pulphouse, which is scheduled to begin publication in 2018, will be published on a quarterly schedule.
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Lezli Robyn Eye Surgery

Author Lezli Robyn, who also works as co-publisher for Arc Manor, is suffering from Keratoconus, a rare progressive eye disease. She is condidered legally blind without correction and sees multiple images. Arc Manor publisher Shahid Mahmud is running a GoFundMe campaign to help raise money o cover corrective surgery for Robyn.
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OMNI Acquired by Penthouse

OMNI Magazine has been acquired by Penthouse Global Media. OMNI was original founded by Penthouse founder Bob Guccione and his wife, Kathy Keeton. OMNI is currently edited by Pamela Weintraub and a print edition is scheduled to appear in late October.
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Uncanny Launched Kickstarter for Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction

Uncanny magazine has announced a Kickstarter to fund a special double issue for Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction, a continuation of the “Destroy Science Fiction” series begun by Lightspeed magazine. The Kickstarter will run from July 24 and August 23. The issue will be edited by Dominik Parisien and Elsa Sjunneson-Henry with Parisien handling fiction and Sjunneson-Henry handling non-fiction.

Amalgam Comics Gets Grant

Amalgam Comics and Coffeehouse in Philadelphia has received a $50,000 grant from the Knight Foundation to expand their location and service. Amalgam opened eighteen months ago and is run by Arielle Johnson, who plans on using the grants to help establish an “Amalgam University,” where hopeful writers and illustrators can take classes on drawing, writing, pitching, and publishing.
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Dark Carnival Going Dark

After 41 years, Dark Carnival Bookstore in Berkeley, CA has announced it will be closing its doors, according to Jack Rems. He is currently holding a clearance sale. Rems has not yet announced a closing date.
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Lowder Named Editor

James Lowder has been named fiction editor for Chaosium. Chaosium intends to relaunch its fiction line, focusing on the Cthulhu Mythos, in 2018. Lowder was retained by Chaosium in 2015 to examine their current copyright situation and figure out where the company stood regarding publishing contracts, rights, and obligations.

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Tor Book Launches Imprint

Tor Books has announced the launch of Tor Labs, a new imprint which will focus on experimental approaches to genre publishing. They will begin with podcast publishing with the August 2 debut of a science fiction audio drama by Mac Rogers. Marco Palmieri will serve as senior editor and Jennifer Gunnels will serve as editor of the line.
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