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Elizabeth Sandifer

Elizabeth Sandifer created Eruditorum Press. She’s not really sure why she did that, and she apologizes for the inconvenience. She currently writes Last War in Albion, a history of the magical war between Alan Moore and Grant Morrison. She used to write TARDIS Eruditorum, a history of Britain told through the lens of a ropey sci-fi series. She also wrote Neoreaction a Basilisk, writes comics these days, and has ADHD so will probably just randomly write some other shit sooner or later. Support Elizabeth on Patreon.


  1. Kit Power
    April 17, 2014 @ 1:13 am

    I can't tell you how happy I am for you. I also cannot wait for the Last War KS – I've been buying the first drafts as they drop, but having picked up the Hartnell book as part of the Kickstarter campaign, I now really appreciate the extra work that you put into the editing and expanding for the book formats (and found the same for the Troughton book), and I'll be very excited to see the same for Last War. Also, belated thanks for the Hartnell book – the cover art is a thing of rare beauty, and you've ensured that my next few months discretionary book spending will be on paperback editions of all the Dr. Who books. They look great on the shelf.

    I hope you continue to enjoy expanded success in the coming years. You deserve it – you work bloody hard, and produce consistently brilliant writing.

    PS – I realise it's likely a ways off, but I hope you're still considering doing the Joss Whedon thing. Because, damn.


  2. Froborr
    April 17, 2014 @ 8:45 am

    I'm glad to hear you're doing reasonably well, and hope you keep doing better! You deserve it, as Kit Power said.

    …It does make me sad that "a pretty nice middle class existence" entails not being able to afford "to buy a house, have a kid, or… move to somewhere less stupidly expensive," but that's 21st century America for you.


  3. Shane Cubis
    April 17, 2014 @ 12:12 pm

    Only passingly relevant, but here in Sydney, my "two-bedroom apartment in decent but not great repair" costs $2700 a month in rent. Obscene, innit?


  4. Eric Gimlin
    April 17, 2014 @ 8:54 pm

    Did the Flood book bring in anything in 2013? I suspect it may not have, with an advance the year before and royalties other than the advance being something to hope for in the future but not likely soon.

    How well have the Last War Chapbooks been doing? I've been grabbing them as quickly as I figure out you've released them (generally a few hours before the official launch), I'm just curious as they might be at least a starting indicator of interest in the kickstarter. (You're probably quite wise to tie a Doctor Who project into this as well; I suspect the market for Last War is reasonably large but I doubt very much you've found more than a fraction of it yet.)

    Looking forward to reasons to give you more of my money very soon.


  5. William Silvia
    April 18, 2014 @ 3:59 am

    You're in Danbury? I thought you were in Newtown. Did you watch Day of the Doctor at AMC by chance? (Though it was crowded enough that even if I knew what you looked like I'd have been sure to miss you.)


  6. Elizabeth Sandifer
    April 19, 2014 @ 11:58 am

    Advance? What's that? It was technically academic publishing – I'm lucky I get a royalty.

    Yes, I got my first Flood check a few weeks ago, so it's in the 2014 numbers. It's not going to move them by much, but it was also only the first month's sales. I'm very curious what the 2015 check will look like.

    The Last War chapbooks are a pittance, I fear. But I think they're probably priced too high. I'm tempted to put the next one as Smashwords only at $1.99, which is the right price. It's just that Amazon only gives a 35% royalty at $1.99, which is too low.

    So yes, the Kickstarter will be interesting, to say the least.


  7. Elizabeth Sandifer
    April 19, 2014 @ 11:59 am

    I moved about a year ago, for a variety of reasons, mostly not particularly pleasant. I caught Day in New York, though – I don't have cable, so it was the only way to see it live. 🙂


  8. Eric Gimlin
    April 19, 2014 @ 1:54 pm

    I normally grab them on Amazon for convenience but will happily move to Smashwords if need be.

    Interesting. I didn't realize it was considered academic publishing. You learn something new every day.


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