Saturday, July 07, 2007 is back online.

We at Bad Dog Books do not take shit from Russian hackers. The site is back online.

Friday, July 06, 2007 hacked.

Do not visit at present; our hosting provider has been hacked and yields a blank page which in actuality hosts an iframe which links to the potentially malicious site

If you have visited and saw the blank page, please take precautions: install a recent malware and virus scanner, if only the shareware version, and check that your system is secure.

At this point, there isn't any evidence that the site is dangerous, but you can never be too careful.

I've tried everything I can do at my end -- FTP still works and I still have access to the cpanel, but no folders can be accessed (even though I can see they exist when I use FTP) and the main page redirects to that good-traffic place.

Be careful, and I'll let you know when all's been restored!

- Alex Vance

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Ben Goodridge at Anthrocon

Ladies and gentlemen,

  • Some astute readers noted a sneaky little code error that had crept into the product 'carrousel' on the webpag, which mysleep-deprived eyes had missed. Fixed!
  • Other equally astute readers noted that the 'mystery editor' I announced could already be found on the new website. D'oh! The newest addition to the BDB team is the highly regarded (though not, perhaps, reputable) Cinnamon DeWolf, author of a great many pieces of furry erotica. We dragged him out of retirement and lashed him to FANG -- more about and from him soon!
  • FurNation informed me that El Burrito de los Muertos, the sequel to Everybody Loves Luther, will not be available on their table at Anthrocon. There's only so much they can fit in their truck. Still, AndrĂ© Blaireau, author of both these novels, will be at AC!
  • Also at AC, and most importantly, is Ben Goodridge. Ben will present the Bad Dog Boot Camp, scheduled for Saturday at 4PM. He'll be providing some keen insights into the editorial process and gives advice on how best to impress an editor. He'll also, of course, be plugging his new novel, 'White Crusade' and I honestly can't blame him. It's fantastic. Do drop by!

All right, that's it for now. More about the novels and the Free Press Program to follow soon!

- Alex Vance
Editor-in-chief of Bad Dog Books

FANG 3 and 4, three new novels, site update, AC

Folks, it always goes the same way.
You plan months in advance, really take your time to prepare and make sure everything's perfect. You keep quiet about it so you can surprise people with it.
Then, a few weeks before the deadline, something happens, or you discover something, that means that all your work is for nothing and you have to do it all over again. Whether this be book formatting, editing, webdesign, writing -- any and all.
Then, a week before the deadline, just as it seems as if you'll make it, it happens again. Start over.
Le sigh.
But we at BDB are indomitable. We knew that Anthrocon would be a big thing for us, and despite everything the Fates have thrown our way, we're actually ready for it. (This mail will only be a quick sum-up; I'll properly give a blow-by-blow when I've had some sleep. According to my calendar, I'll have time for that in about three years.)


  • FANG Volume 3 is being published. FI-NAL-LY. It's taken a long time, but it's been worth it.
  • FANG Volume 4 is also being published -- but it's changing its name, and will be published as ROAR Volume 1. Yeah, I know it's weird, but you'll understand when I get around to explaining it better!
  • The Hero: a gay fantasy novel by Teiran Dragon, who also the popular High School Days series.
  • El Burrito de los Muertos: gay erotica novel by Anré Blaireau, sequel to Everybody Loves Luther.
  • White Crusade: Ben Goodridge manags to juggle his editorial duties at BDB with a healthy writing career of his own. I fought him tooth and nail for the rights to his debut novel, the post-apocalyptic sci-fi White Crusade. He objected because publishing it through BDB would make it look like he was self-publishing. I told him to hand over the damn book or he'd be out of a job.
  • Website's been updated. I know people say that the website is revamped more often than it's actually updated, but you know what? I'm kind of proud of that. Behold: the majesty that is Go look.
  • Free Press Program. I babbled about this in the March podcast, and right after Anthrocon, it'll finally be ready for prime-time.
  • All the books mentioned above are now available in Trade Paperback format, by popular demand, through BDB directly, and all will be available on the FurNation table in the dealer's room at Anthrocon this weekend while supplies last, so be quick! The usual $19.95, and worth every penny.
  • All three authors of the BDB novels -- Teiran, André Blaireau and Ben Goodridge -- are going to be at Anthrocon, and may give book signings, so ask at the FurNation table when you can find them there, and keep a look-out! Writers love nothing more than to hear from the people who enjoyed their work.
Well, what do you know. Got it all done before Anthrocon. Only a day or two before, but still long enough to actually tell people about it. I'd like to thank Ben Goodridge, the good folks at FurNation, the new Mystery Editor that I'll tell you about soon, and of course you lot. Writers, readers, you know what I mean. Thank you for making BDB necessary, and helping us strive to make it something amazing.
More to come soon!
- Alex Vance
Editor-in-chief of Bad Dog Books