The first Clarkesworld Magazine anthology is tentatively scheduled for October 2007. I’m starting a new small press to handle this project and I’m stumped when it comes to a name for the company. I’ve gone through hundreds of names without finding one that sounds right for a genre publisher. I have a few basic rules:
- no Clarke or Clarkesworld references
- one or two words maximum
- easy to spell
- not in use
- not like one that is already in use
At this point, I’m tossing it open to suggestions. You can post them here or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What do you get? Assuming I use your suggestion, in exchange for those one or two words, you’ll get free copies of the first four books I publish. Of course, this assumes that someone comes up with a good name before I do.
The contest ends when it ends.
Hmm… did I just say that there would be more books? Sorry, have to maintain the suspense for a little longer.
It can’t be Gently Mad Press.
Cause that’s mine.
Other than that I got nothing. Though your post reminds me that I have to buy some stuff.
I’ve got Dancing Squirrel but I’m not really doing much with it.
Dark Garden Press. Garden, of course, playing up on the Garden State, NJ.
Here’s some random ideas:
Fabula Obscura Press
Strange Dimensions Press
Strange Aspect Press
Infernal Clockwork Press
I had some others, but they were already taken. Good luck!
Burger Eater Books (I had to!)
Far Seer Publishing
Evil Bird Publishing
Watching Ear Publishing
Fearsome Word Publishing.
Dusk to Dawn Books
Bookworm Press (or publishing)
Bookwyrm Press (or publishing)
Big Small Press
I think about starting a small press sometimes, and I too have trouble coming up with a name.
How about Antimatter Books?
Thanks and good luck to you as well!