Pop Culture Magic 2.0 and the Pop Culture Grimoire 2.0 now available on Kindle

Pop culture Magic 2.0

Pop Culture Magic 2.0 and the Pop Culture Grimoire 2.0 are now available as e-books on Kindle.

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The Pop Culture Grimoire 2.0 is Available

Pop Culture Grimoire 2.0

Pop Culture Grimoire 2.0

I’m pleased to announce that the Pop Culture Grimoire 2.0 is now available from Immanion Press!

In the Pop Culture Grimoire 2.0 you’ll discover what various pop culture magicians are doing with pop culture magic and how you can also take your pop culture magic to the next level. In this book you’ll learn about:

Pop music magic

How to work with villains

What pop culture paganism is

How to create your own pop culture characters and entities

Social media magic

How to use logos for magical work

…and much, much more.

The Pop Culture Grimoire 2.0 features the work of Felix Warren, Kalisara, Leni Hester, Taylor Ellwood, John Varan, Azucena Enloe, Diana Rajchel, Danyel Fallen, Roy Tottie, Mark Coates, Deborah Hodgson, Laurie Pneumatikos, Miguel Marques, Colleen Chitty, Molly Khan, Thomas Chaote, and Emily Carlin. We invite you to explore the future of pop culture magic with us and start creating it in your work as well!

Pop Culture Magic 2.0 is Available

Pop culture Magic 2.0

Pop Culture Magic 2.0 is now available!

In Pop Culture Magic 2.0, Taylor Ellwood explores how pop culture magic has continued to evolve. In this book you will learn how to make any pop culture into pop culture magic as well as why you might want to. You’ll also learn how pop culture is becoming the mythology of our time and how older mythologies are showing up in contemporary culture. If you’ve wanted to practice pop culture magic or are just curious as to how magic and pop culture go together this book is for you. You will also learn:

• How to work with corporate entities in pop culture magic

• How to develop your own system of pop culture magic

• How to integrate social media and modern technology into your magical practice.

• How to use contemporary holidays in your magical workings

• How role playing games can help you with your identity work

• and much, much more!

If you’ve wanted to integrate contemporary culture into your spiritual work, look no further! Pop Culture Magic 2.0 can help you develop a modern system of magic that is relevant to you and allows you to take the pop culture you love and turn it into a spiritual practice that changes your life.

The Well of Five Streams by Erynn Rowan Laurie is now Available!

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Erynn Rowan Laurie’s latest book The Well of Five Streams: Essays on Celtic Paganism is now available from Immanion Press!

Five streams flow from Manannán’s well in the Land of Promise; those who seek inspiration must drink from the well and the five streams. Finding this well requires dedication to the pursuit of wisdom. The book you hold contains the fruit of over twenty years of thought and deep exploration by this Celtic polytheist theologian. Much of the included material is out of print or hard to find, but there are also new pieces for long-time readers of Laurie’s work. There are essays on non-Celtic paths, examinations of Gaelic poetic traditions, musings on sacred madness, community, entheogens, the role of gender in Brigidine flamekeeping, and much more.

Pop Culture Magic 2.0 is now available for Pre-order

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Taylor Ellwood’s latest book Pop Culture Magic 2.o is now available for pre-order from Immanion Press! The book will be in print in either September or October of this year.

In Pop Culture Magic 2.0, Taylor Ellwood explores how pop culture magic has continued to evolve. In this book you will learn how to make any pop culture into pop culture magic as well as why you might want to. You’ll also learn how pop culture is becoming the mythology of our time and how older mythologies are showing up in contemporary culture. If you’ve wanted to practice pop culture magic or are just curious as to how magic and pop culture go together this book is for you. You will also learn:

• How to work with corporate entities in pop culture magic

• How to develop your own system of pop culture magic

• How to integrate social media and modern technology into your magical practice.

• How to use contemporary holidays in your magical workings

• How role playing games can help you with your identity work

• and much, much more!

If you’ve wanted to integrate contemporary culture into your spiritual work, look no further! Pop Culture Magic 2.0 can help you develop a modern system of magic that is relevant to you and allows you to take the pop culture you love and turn it into a spiritual practice that changes you

How to Recognize a Vanity Publisher

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Recently I’ve gotten several emails from authors who’ve indicated interest in publishing books with us. Each time, however, they have asked me how much it would cost to get their book published. I’ve been surprised by the question, so I want to make it clear that Immanion Press is NOT a vanity publisher. We do not charge people to publish their books nor will we ever. The way we make our money is on the actual book sales. That’s an important distinction to note, but it’s only part of what separates us from vanity publishers. I though I’d write about what a vanity publisher is and how to recognize them.

A vanity publisher will charge you to print your book. They actually don’t publish it so much as they make print copies for you. There is no distribution offered and usually no services such as layout or editing or offered, or if they are you have to pay an additional fee. I’m honestly surprised vanity publishers even still exist, because it’s actually cheaper for you to use a Print on Demand model than to go with a vanity publisher. Regardless you aren’t getting much from a vanity publisher and I’d recommend avoiding them.

An actual publisher doesn’t charge you to publish your book. They don’t charge you for the editing or the layout either. The publisher also provides distribution. If you want to publish a book with a publisher, make sure they don’t charge you for those services. If they are charging they are vanity publishers and they aren’t worth the price.

Is your author website a commercial website?

 

You write books. You have a website, where you offer those books. You also write blog posts and you consider your website to primarily be an information site. Actually, however, its a commercial site and the reason its a commercial site is because you are selling books on the site. If you sell a single product on your site, you now have a commercial website. The reason I bring this up, is because I think for many authors they don’t necessarily think of themselves as owning a business. They’ve written a book, and that’s what they think it is…a book, but the book is much more than just a book. It’s a product, a commercial good with your name on it.

Recently I was contacted by Getty Images because of a picture I used on one of my websites. You can read the story here. In their letter to me they explained that my site was a commercial website (which is true because its a business), but it got me thinking about my other website and I realized that was a commercial website as well and that the criteria for establishing if something is a commercial website seems to boil down to whether or not you are using the site to sell something (ergo you run a business).

You may not have thought of your website as a commercial site, but its worth considering that even if you don’t other people do, and this consequently effects you in certain ways. You may not be taking full advantage of business deductions related to your site or products. You may also not be accurately reporting information that needs to be reported for the purposes of taxes. It’s important that you recognize what your site is and treat it accordingly, as well as recognize that you don’t just have a commercial website, but also a commercial enterprise, albeit one that may be limited to selling copies of your books.

Another reason you want to be clear about this is because if your site is deemed commercial it can limit what you can use on your site. For example if you are using pictures on a site, but your site is considered commercial you need to be careful about what pictures you use and make sure that if you are using “free” pictures that they are free to use even if you are a commercial site (with proper attribution). That’s just one example of how website being categorized as commercial can effect your choices of what content you are putting on the site. So take a look at your website. Do you want it to just be an information site or do you want to sell your books on it. Know what the distinction is so you can make the appropriate choices.