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Press release

For Immediate Release

Both web sites in joint partnership to publish non-commercial digital eBook offerings under Creative Commons licenses

April 18, 2006 - (Space: 1999 Fiction Archives) and announced the formation of a non-commercial publishing endeavor to release free, fan-produced, digital literary works based on the 1970s U.K. science fiction TV series, Space: 1999. eBooks published under the joint " and imprint" will be released under Creative Commons-based licenses for free electronic download from both web sites.

"The final episode of the TV series, 'The Dorcons,' took place within the Space: 1999 universe on April 18, 2006," explained Editor-in-Chief Michael Faries. "And on that day, we're announcing a new approach to fan fiction publishing and new Space: 1999-inspired story offerings."

The joint imprint will focus on re-releasing Space: 1999-inspired fan fiction stories originally published on The joint imprint will accept new submissions, too.

" already accepts submissions from fan writers," said Emma Burrows of The Space:1999 Fiction Archive, "but this is an opportunity for their works to receive the kind of personal attention traditionally reserved for conventional publishing and fanzines. The eBooks will complement rather than compete with the existing text and HTML offerings at"

The website earlier announced the selection of two electronic book (eBook) formats for its titles: Adobe Reader (.pdf format) and OpenOffice via OASIS's Open Document (.odt format). Digital Right Management (DRM) will not be used to lock or limit viewings. " promotes an open content model where other fan sites can utilize our web content," Faries added. "Our imprints allow authors and illustrators to retain the rights to their content while presenting their works in a more stylized, refined way. Our partnership with adds visibility for authors and expands the distribution channel. We're truly excited to be working with one of the premier Space: 1999 fan fiction sites on the Internet!"

The joint web site imprint will publish its first title - "Space: 1999 - A New Moon Over Bajor" by Ariana - in April 2006. An anthology volume with assorted short stories is due during Summer 2006. Future eBook titles will be jointly announced as they become available.

Both web sites are seeking translation volunteers to offer stories in other languages.

Audio book versions of various titles are being considered for future release.

Other web sites are welcome to participate in the eBook program by hosting files on their sites, per guidelines available on An eBook Development Kit is also available from both sites for free download.

All people, places and things Space: 1999 are copyright Granada Ventures. Space: 1999 is a Gerry Anderson Production. and make absolutely NO ownership of claim. Both are not-for-profit web sites operating under fair use law to the best of our knowledge; no copyright infringement is intended.


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