Colour me bubbly… the new Tor Books website will be ready soon. I am all anticipation over this one. I have high hopes that this will redefine what a publisher’s website can be, not just for its authors, but for its customers. eHarlequin have already understood the power of harnessing community among romance fans. Tor is about to demonstrate the same thing in science fiction and fantasy, I expect. And there’s no genre more naturally suited since spec fic fandom is ALL about community.

You wouldn’t have needed to give me free wallpaper downloads and e-books to get me to sign up for the newsletter, but I’m glad they’re smart about using incentives to increase their pre-launch marketing list so they can hit the ground running.