It’s that time of the year, but since the world is round and we have opposite seasons, you might be enjoying these stories during the summer or the winter. Who knows?
Either way, you can grab stories at discounts of up to 75%.
The Author’s Direct system changed up their reach and now we have codes that are active in:
Giveaway Codes can be redeemed by listeners in the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States.
Due to the recent change in Audible, we simply removed the code claim forms from our site. But now we need to make it work again.
In the meantime, just send an email to email@example.com
Recently the Archive organization opened up the front-end library restrictions. This happened for a lot of reasons, mainly because the actual libraries were shut down due to the Coronavirus.
This sparked a huge debate about publishing rights and all that crap.
It’s all just noise. It’s just rights holders nagging about people having access to information. The archive states that they offer ebook versions of scanned paper books. They have a right to do that in order to preserve information. Bit rot is real. Digital obsolescence is real. Information is getting lost already, we’ve lost computer code, recordings, video games, so much stuff, and if we don’t take steps to preserve what we make it will all be gone in an instant.
Nothing is backwards compatible. Google books is preserving a massive library of information and has been attacked for the same reason. It’s not cutting into your sales, and it’s not cutting into our sales. In fact, the Archive is an actual credible library, meaning they pay their dues and we, as rights holders, receive royalties for that. They simply opened up the restrictions and many people can borrow the ebook at a single time.
When I found out about it, I actually reached out and asked the Archive how I could preserve my own stories. I thought it’d be an automated process, just give them permission or something. They gave me access to upload, it’s not that hard, but the process was very time-consuming and I have better things to do with my life than struggle with library uploads. All my stories are already available through all of the worldwide and official library systems already, and those that are not will be in there soon. I don’t have time to upload to yet another system, one that can pull my stories from their existing partners.
I think it was Quentin Tarantino who said that when you store a movie in any format, you have to put a VCR or an equivalent player in the box with it. He famously almost lost one of his early films due to an obsolete storage format, and some fan from around the world found out about it and sent him the player so he could watch it again and record it into something else.
Not everyone will have that chance. Not all creators are famous, and not all are still alive. Things like the Disney Vault, DRM (which is crap), and other platform-specific restrictions will end up in huge loss of data. Not all of it is useful, but not all of it is worthless at the same time. You never know what will become influential in the future.
And the digital age will be known as the time that we lost so much of our world’s culture.
This old post went viral a few times already. It’s so much fun, especially if you know the mythology behind those jokes. We’ve added 2 new ones thanks to the suggestions of the mythographers and here they all are in a handy little post you can browse and share with your friends.
Here’s a list of sites and facebook pages you can follow for even cooler stuff, such as character art, special offers, short stories and other tidbits from our series.
Mythography: Facebook Page
We’ve added a ton new products at the Zazzle Merch store. Art is from Mythography Studios and partner artists. Find them all at the Mythography Zazzle Store.
We’re having lots of fun with this project. Sparknotes has a brilliant social media team that constantly posts memes about literature and mythology. You should seriously follow them if you like that stuff.
We’re picking some of our favourites and making them visual, here’s the gallery and it’s also on Facebook. We’ve come up with some more in the meantime:
As soon as the quarantine hit we tried to make it easier for you by just giving out everything for free. Take it all, gobble it all up, if it’ll help you stay home and flatten the curve.
This was two months ago. It was actually very interesting to see some newsletter subscribers object to the blunt emails we sent out advising you to self-quarantine yourselves before the official measures took place. That was before the bloody morons in the US managed to accumulate 1 million confirmed cases.
We hope those of you reading this are safe, or pulling through this unprecedented event. Yes, even the American readers, we like all of you.
Also, please understand that even if your country lifts the quarantine measures, you still need to follow physical distancing and wearing masks for a few months. There’s a second wave of infections coming right after summer, there’s historical precedent about it.
It was lots of fun seeing your reactions to the massive giveaway. We got lots of emails and nice comments about it, and we hope that our fiction made and is still making quarantine a little bit easier.
Quarantine in Greece is being lifted 4th of May (May the Fourth be With You!) but it’s still going on in lots of places around the world. Talk is cheap, so we donated a significant chunk of our latest profit to Doctors Without Borders (Médecins sans frontières) Covid-19 Relief effort. You can chip in a few euros if you want.
As for our quarantine coupon, it expires at 1st of May. We know we don’t seem like it, but we’re still a business, after all. You can use the CERTIFIEDMYTHOGRAPHER coupon on our store, just type it in at checkout.
We’ve also added some cool designs on our Zazzle store for face masks, you can see them all here: https://www.zazzle.com/store/mythographystudios
We’re giving you all, yes ALL our audiobooks on Audible for free. There’s no easy way to include them all in a post and this is clunky, but you’re clever, you’ll figure it out. The codes are in this link:
|First come first served. Codes updated 30th of April.|
Audible COM codes, redeem at https://audible.com/acx-promo
Audible UK codes, redeem at https://audible.co.uk/acx-promo
Yes, Easter is this week. No, we don’t care when the other ones take place.
We wanted to let you know that the QUARANTINE coupon will be active until the end of this month, April. That should be enough reading to get you through this whole deal to flatten the curve.
We’ll leave the audiobook codes up there until they’re all claimed. When April is over, and hopefully the quarantine with it, we’ll disable the Smashwords and the other giveaways as well and maybe we can get back to normal.
You might wanna check out our Zazzle Store, we added some face mask prints and if you like them, let us know and we’ll add more.
That’s all for now. We hope you’re okay in quarantine, keeping busy and enjoying stories.
Always read the official guidelines https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public
If you need something to do while in quarantine, check out our coupon code for everything at our shop. https://mythographystudios.com/wash-your-hands-read-a-book/