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Richmond, here we come!

aois21 prepares for tw0-day Comicon on VCU Campus

aois21 media is busy making plans for the two-day Virginia Comicon on the Virginia Commonwealth University campus in Richmond on July 8th and 9th. This will be aois21's first two day event, and we're planning some big new things.
First off, we will be filming live interviews with cosplayers for the aois21 live video series. Share the stories that inspired you. Share the story of creating your costume. We'll share it, and your completed product, with the world.
Second, we will have some new merchandise and specials available. Get prints of the Will of the Magi cover art, bundled copies of the first two HIVE books, and more! We originally planned to have designer Rana Gainer with us but she can't make it. Additional guests will be announced as we get closer to the event.
For more information about the Comicon, visit the aois21 events page at!

Get more Tales more often

Podcast will now be appearing weekly with shorter runtime

The Tales from the Old New Land podcast series has fallen short of its original monthly plan but is now refocused and will be releasing weekly, starting last Thursday.
Each Thursday now, Tales will be released in 20 to 30 minute episodes comprised of a section of the next tale, a musical piece, and a comedy sketch such as an interview or setup. Currently the series is taking a multi-episode trip through Tale 5 - Chosen Family. While Tale 4 was released in one epic 2 hour episode, Tale 5 will be cut up in 15 minute bits allowing faster processing time and easier consumption.
Host A.C. Charlap is continuing to work on upcoming tales as well as the accompanying sketches. Take a moment and subscribe today for his unique approach to Prairie Home Companion, built on his Jewish upbringing in Baltimore.

Visit the Tales page at to listen and subscribe today!

Preorder on Tuesday: American Presidents at War

eBook release scheduled for D-Day, print copies will follow

Thomas P. Athridge's debut study, American Presidents at War, will be available for preorder on Tuesday from the aois21 market, Smashwords, and Amazon, as an eBook, and in both paperback and hardcover on the aois21 market only. You'll be able to reserve your copies for $10 (eBook), $20 (paperback), or $30 (hardcover). The eBook release is currently scheduled for the D-Day anniversary, Tuesday, June 6th. Paperback and hardcover release will follow once the copies are completed by
American Presidents At War is an analysis of how the Commanders-in-Chief of the United States have dealt with wartime conflicts during their years in office, from the Revolutionary War to the 21st-century War on Terror. Drawn from speeches, interviews, and the collections of the Library of Congress, this detailed review of Presidential actions is presented in relation to the actions following the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001.
For more about this an other other upcoming aois21 titles, visit!

Will This Be on the Final? next to go to print

Bianca Palmisano's second collection is next in series

aois21 is happy to announce the next title in a series of print runs through print on demand of aois21 titles currently available only as eBooks. Will This Be on the Final? is the third release, available soon from
The paperback release will debut at the Gaithersburg Book Festival on May 20th in Gaithersburg, MD. Palmisano will be on hand to sign copies of the book as well as her first collection.
Palmisano’s first collection, The Empty Spaces, was printed through CreateSpace on Amazon prior to its aois21 digital edition. Readers will be able to purchase copies of Will This Be on the Final? directly from and get a specially printed copy. Copies will also be available from aois21 directly at upcoming events such as book fairs and readings.
Will This Be on the Final? follows HIVE: Battle at the Dog Star by James D. King and“Dating” as Told by the Modern Whore by Aylin Vega in crossing over to print. Other titles upcoming in this series include The Magnus and the Maiden by Philip J. Sipkov, with illustrations by Rebecca Head. This expansion into print will allow these titles to break into an industry on the rebound and make their words available to another group of readers, and also give their authors more opportunities to meet the reading public with events at bookstores and fairs.
Until then, visit the aois21 market at and pick up your own copy of any of our great titles today!

First Look: The Will of the Magi!

Gainer's design released as fantasy epic due out this summer

As was teased in last week's episode of the Publish Me! podcast, feast your eyes on the cover art for The Will of the Magi by Paul Dickinson Russell. The completed design, by aois21 designer Rana Gainer, envisions the stone monolith that the hero Aiden comes upon early in his adventure and then comes back to later on.

Gainer drew her inspiration for the cover after reading the first 10 chapters and seeing the strong Celtic influence on Russell's work. In a previous episode of the podcast, she pitched this idea to Paul and he immediately jumped at the idea, especially considering the shadowy nature of his main character's appearance.

It has been a long process to get to this point, as has been documented through the two years of the Publish Me! podcast. The book is written, the Indiegogo campaign is funded, the editing is underway, and now, we have a cover. Is it an image that tells 250,000 words? It at least will introduce you to a book of that length.

If you haven't already, preorder your copy today through the Indiegogo campaign and you could even get a framed print of the cover art!

Dating is on top in March

Release Party for print run puts Aylin Vega over the top

Aylin Vega's sex memoir has taken sole possession of the sales lead in March after a well-attended launch event at Walls of Books in Washington, DC, at the beginning of the month. This was the official launch of the paperback edition of "Dating" and the reading from the appearance was released as an episode of Aylin's Sexed Vexed Perplexed podcast.

We are had strong sales in other markets and hope to build on it in the month ahead as aois21 will be traveling once again to Kensington, MD, for the Kensington Day of the Book on Sunday, April 24th. Several aois21 Creatives and staff will be out in force throughout the day as we take part in our third straight Day of the Book. Be on the lookout for more details as the event gets closer.

Until then, visit the aois21 market at and pick up your own copy of any of our great titles today!

aois21 publishing has found its Chief of Audio Production

New member of management team will take charge of podcast network

MOUNT VERNON, VA – aois21 publishing, LLC announced today that Zach C. Cohen has joined the company in charge of all audio projects, including the aois21 podcast network. He comes with a wealth of experience in podcast production, as well as experience with writing and editing.

Zach joins aois21 as Chief of Audio Production and will oversee all eight aois21 podcast series, heading up the team of podcast production and audio consultants. He will edit and produce audio files and help grow our presence and recording ability.

"As a podcast addict myself, I'm fascinated by the power of audio to tell stories in ways that print cannot," Zach said. "I'm excited to join the growing team at aois21 as we explore new ways to show our authors' work to the world."

Zach has previously produced podcasts for National Journal (where he currently works as a staff correspondent), PBS MediaShift, and LinkTV. He is a proud American University graduate and New Jersey native.

aois21 Publisher Keith F. Shovlin said, “I first met Zach when he was finishing his term as Editor-in-Chief of The Eagle, the student newspaper that has brought me so many great friendships and partnerships over the years. His experiences since graduating, paired with his eagerness to take on any project, make him an ideal member of our team. We are fortunate to have him join us.”

New interview podcast series launching this May

I Stand will be a limited-run series in partnership with OCT14

aois21 is happy to announce the eighth addition to our podcasting lineup, an interview series hosted by aois21 Creative Michael B. Judkins. The series will have a limited run produced in partnership with Judkins' OCT14 Publishing.

I Stand with Host Michael B. Judkins will feature interesting and creative people from different backgrounds. Some interviews will be available in video on YouTube in the near future. “I stand-as tall as the willow tree, slender, arched and overbearing.” recognizing everyday amazing individuals celebrating their passions, creativity and knowledge of chosen industries, professions, and social justice causes to increase togetherness in today's society.

The podcast will be hosted by Podomatic and will be available on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Google Play, Tune In, and online at A Facebook page will be launching shortly. This will be the eighth podcast in the aois21 podcast network, and will be released monthly after a weekly release in May, celebrating the anniversary of the release of Judkins’ poetry collection Interlude to Sentimental Me! The series will be structured in 7-episode seasons with the first running through Summer 2017.
Visit today to check out our entire podcast lineup!