October 27, 2010
Great Falls, MT, USA
4 Winds Fantasy Gaming publisher Robert Thomson announced today that 4 Winds has partnered with Knoxville, TN-based Studio 2 Publishing, joining a long list of other well known game publishers partnered with Studio 2.
“This is one of the most significant partnerships for 4 Winds Fantasy Gaming,” said Thomson. By partnering with Studio 2 Publishing, 4 Winds Fantasy Gaming products will be made much more widely available than they currently are as Studio 2 provides fulfillment services to a number of distributors – including ACD Distributors and Alliance Game Distributors. “Our products will receive much more attention this way, and hopefully make their way into even more fans’ hands,” Thomson added.
Beginning with the March 2011 solicitation cycle, 4 Winds first two releases will be made available to distributors through Studio 2 Publishing. The Book of Arcane Magic and The Book of Divine Magic have been popular supplements for Paizo Publishing, LLC’s Pathfinder Roleplaying Game without distribution by any of the major distributors. 4 Winds hopes to expand upon the success of those two books with this new partnership.
“This new partnership with Studio 2 Publishing will in no way impact our existing print sales at Indie Press Revolution or Paizo.com,” said Thomson. “Our books will continue to be offered through IPR and Paizo, as well as our Lulu storefront.” There may be a brief unavailability of 4 Winds titles at Amazon.com as Studio 2 Publishing takes over the handling of supplying 4 Winds products to Amazon.
In addition to offering their existing titles through Studio 2 Publishing, all of 4 Winds’ upcoming products will also be made available through them. “We are revamping our release schedule slightly to adjust to the new partnership,” Thomson said. “But you can still expect to see Tome of Monsters, Deus ex Historica – our first product supporting Green Ronin’s Mutants & Masterminds 3rd Edition, and our original game system Exploding Aces in 2011, along with several other print titles.”
For more information on 4 Winds Fantasy Gaming, go to 4 Winds Fantasy Gaming - Home
or contact Robert Thomson at 4WindsFantasyGaming@gmail.com
or (406) 868-9260.
For more information on Studio 2 Publishing go to Studio 2 Publishing
or contact Jim Searcy at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (867) 637-0616.
Green Ronin, Mutants & Masterminds, and M&M are all property of Green Ronin and used by permission.
Pathfinder and associated marks and logos are trademarks of Paizo Publishing, LLC, and are used under license. See paizo.com/pathfinderRPG for more information on the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.
The Book of Arcane Magic, The Book of Divine Magic, Tome of Monsters, Deus ex Historica, and Exploding Aces are all copyright 2009-2011 4 Winds Fantasy Gaming. All rights reserved.
ABOUT 4 WINDS FANTASY GAMING
4 Winds Fantasy Gaming is a Great Falls, MT, USA-based roleplaying game publisher, formed in March 2009. The co-owners of the company, Connie & Robert Thomson, have over 40 years combined experience as gamers in tabletop roleplaying games and are using that experience to bring quality new material to the hobby. Connie & Robert have made their home in Great Falls, MT since May 2004. Connie is originally from McClusky, North Dakota and Robert is originally from Etowah, Tennessee.
ABOUT STUDIO 2 PUBLISHING
Studio 2 is really three different companies in one.
First and foremost, Studio 2 is a sales/marketing and fulfillment service for other companies that need those services. Sales and marketing includes all efforts to get your product to the marketplace and maximize your sales potential. Studio 2 sells globally and covers many different marketplaces, from small market "Mom and Pop" stores to book trade to mass and global marketplaces, and even the exploding internet sales market. Studio 2 can offer many different levels of sales and marketing services for companies that have very specific needs. Along with sales and marketing, Studio 2 has fulfillment services that can be adjusted to specific needs as well. Warehousing, shipping, logistics, invoicing, accounting and collections are some of the services that Studio 2 provides within the framework of the fulfillment end our business.
Secondly, Studio 2 is a publisher in the traditional sense of the word. We are looking for partners that have a need to get their product to the marketplace and don't have the resources to get the product produced. With our experience in print and part buying, Studio 2 can get virtually any product made, leaving your company to do what it does best - create. Let Studio 2 take care of printing, manufacturing, shipping, invoicing, and collecting for your creation. In return, Studio 2 will send off a detailed accounting along with payment making it as easy as possible for the part of business that is the hardest to accomplish for many companies.
Finally, Studio 2 is a manufacturer itself, creating many exciting new products and bringing them to the marketplace. At this time, Studio 2 is concentrating on producing items for the adventure game market and collectibles market, with games, accessories and specialty items releasing quarterly. Studio 2 also works with some of the most respected names in the industry to produce quality licensed products that exceed marketplace expectations.
So that's big news for the small gaming publisher I write for. Alliance Game Distributors will really expand our distribution. You might actually start seeing some of our books at your FLGS.