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Star in a Personalized Pulp Novel

 by Julie Hanus

Tags: books and publishers, vanity publishing, pulp fiction, noir, sci-fi, PulpStar.com, Venus Zine,

They never stood a chance, by Hryckowian.Vanity publishing takes on a new meaning at PulpStar.com, where noir and sci-fi junkies can pay to have their names and physical descriptions inserted into prewritten texts. There are two choices—Reunion with Death and The Stars are Screaming—although for extra dough tacked on top of the $50 fee, you can fiddle with the title, too, or have your face photoshopped into the cover art. PulpStar.com also hawks equally spendy customized greeting cards and poster prints.

(Thanks, Venus Zine.)

Image by Hryckowian, licensed under Creative Commons.