I don’t know that I’ve mentioned it here, but we have made some of the Wild Stars backstock available via our Amazon store.
We had several damaged copies when trying to fulfill our crowdfunds–these have been made available at 1/2 SRP. I’ll note that while a few of these were pretty mangled, most of them were dents, dings and corner creases. While these would’ve been unacceptable to send to backers or for retail shelves [especially for comic folks], these are perfectly good readable copies if you want Wild Stars at a lower buy-in.
Also, Michael Tierney has authorized us to act as an intermediary for his limited stock of the 1st edition printings of Wild Stars: Time Warmageddon.
A company that primarily sells posters of pornographic images and cars on Amazon is selling a poster of a Caspar David Fredriech painting that we posted once years ago and is using the name “Cirsova” in the listing.
Cirsova is a unique word that was not used for anything prior to the existence of this blog, the publishing company and the magazine it publishes.
Amazon’s IP protection department, however, refuses to act, claiming first that we failed to make proper “identification of the intellectual property right asserted” and later claiming that our rights were unenforceable.
All we want is the name “Cirsova” taken out of the product listing; the company can sell their posters and their porn–we just do not want our company and magazine’s name associated with them!
If you’ve downloaded it and liked it, review it! Gimme a star(or five. Preferably 5)!
Or, if you really liked it, you could buy a nice dead-tree-pulp version from Lulu. The promo code should still be good for 15% off your entire lulu order, so grab some other swag while you’re there: FWD15
If anyone is interested, i’m selling some anime dvds, comics and music stuff on Amazon. One highlight is I’ve got a 1st ed hardcover vol 1 of Girl Genius and I’m far and away the cheapest seller for it.
You may or may not have noticed that there’s a new “Page” link in the upper corner called “Music Store“.
You should click on it 🙂
I said awhile back that I’d let everyone know what was up with my business and whether or not I’d be continuing it into the new year. Personal problems, car problems, all sorts of crazy problems have led to me to the conclusion that I simply cannot afford to run a small business/hobby business, pouring money and time into it for very little return. I’ve concluded that it’s something I need to take a break from, stack up some chips, so to speak, concentrate on my girlfriend, my day job, and on Cirsova. As such, Retro Virus Records is no longer going to be a “business”, at least for the immediate future, and I’m probably not going to be putting out near as much music as I used to, but that doesn’t mean I don’t still have a ton of CDs and LPs that are sitting around either in my storage room or on the shelves of various distributors.
So, I invite you to check out some of these albums. They’ll be marked down soon, especially from the Kunaki store, so they might make some nice Christmas presents for folks.
Also, over the next month or so, I’ll be doing some “spotlights” on each of these old albums.