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87 Bedford Historic Fantasy Anthology

Hello. First of all, apologies that it took so long to get to your submission. While I have accepted your submission, I had to make a couple of changes to conform to our standards:

  • When entering an Anthology, just enter the editor's name in the authors field as the software will know that for anthologies, authors really mean editors and thus will display accoringly (I've removed '(editors)' from the author's name)
  • I've moved page numbers to the notes, as page numbers for an ebook are quite meaningless (what with all the different formatting and whatnot...). For ebooks, we do not enter page numbers.
  • I've also removed page numbering from each individual title in the Contents section, and replaced them with an ordering (the piping symbol '|', followed with a sequence number) - same reason as above.
  • It is not allowed to link to cover art for sites we do not have permission from. I've therefore replaced the coverart with a link to's (as we do have permission to link to Amazon's pages) - and I've also added Amazon's ASIN while I was at it. If you prefer a different cover, you can always upload to the ISFDB database as well - let me know if you'd like me to help with that.
  • I've updated price from $5 to $4.99, as that's the price that both is on the publisher's website as well as on We always record price (when USD) with cents included, so five USD is entered as $5.00.
  • Reading through the author's notes on the publisher's webpage, I've updated the name from Robert Mercer to Robert R. Mercer and Stephen R. Loftus-Mercer, as I feel that is more accurate (as you stated in the Author's note you've become a second author to your father's original work). Let me know if this would be incorrect/inaccurate (per the details in the publication). And I've added a note explaining the cover art piece is titled Forgotten Kingdoms II (I got that from Amazon's LookInside)

Have a look and let me know what you think (you can reply by clicking on the (edit) link to the right of the subject title).
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