Official Press Release
Hot on the heels of the opening of ASP’s online store at Indie Press Revolution, ASP is proud to announce that single issues of its flagship title ARTESIA are now also available for free downloads at eBook store WOWIO. Other ASP titles will debut on WOWIO throughout the year.
>From the very first issue of ARTESIA through to the last issue of ARTESIA AFIRE, you can read the book on your desktop or laptop at anytime, carrying with you the series called, “A triumph of richly woven plot…and all-out blood-letting” by Bill Baker, and “Strong, bold, hard, and passionate” by The Library Journal. Simply go to http://www.wowio.com/users/searchresults.asp?nPublisherId=189 and start reading.
“Trying to find new ways to bring our titles to as many people as possible is a constant challenge, particularly in the web environment,” said ARTESIA creator and ASP Publisher Mark Smylie. “We’ve watched as a number of indie publishers like ourselves have tried WOWIO and have heard nothing but good things from them, and so we’re going to see if we can help spread the word about some of our previously published titles by providing them to WOWIO’s many users, starting with ARTESIA.”
All ASP titles are available worldwide at finer comic book shops, bookstores, amazon.com, the ASP Store at Indie Press Revolution (www.indiepressrevolution.com) and electronically at DriveThruComics.com. ARTESIA is now available at WOWIO.com, with other ASP titles to follow.
ABOUT ARCHAIA STUDIOS PRESS
Mark Smylie founded Archaia Studios Press (ASP) in 2002 as a new home for his epic fantasy comic book, Artesia (first published by Sirius Entertainment). Artesia, winner of ForeWord Magazine’s Best Graphic Novel of 2003, and its sequels — Artesia Afield and Artesia Afire — gave ASP its foundation. Artesia: Adventures in The Known World, a roleplaying game written by Mark, expanded ASP into the world of gaming; the game won the Origins Award for Role-Playing Game of 2005. Now Mark and publishing partner Aki Liao have expanded ASP to include a line of idiosyncratic and creator-driven comic books and graphic novels in the fantasy, science fiction, and horror genres, as well as translations of several of Europe’s best titles. More information can be found at www.aspcomics.com.
WOWIO is today the only source where readers can legally download high-quality copyrighted ebooks from leading publishers for free. Readers have access to a wide range of offerings, including works of classic literature, college textbooks, comic books, and popular fiction and non-fiction titles. WOWIO opened on the World Wide Web in August 2006. It is a privately owned company with headquarters in Houston, Texas.