Formed by Chris J. Randolph in June of 2010, Oktopod is an author-run independent publisher that’s deeply committed to digital distribution. Our goal first and foremost is to bring you excellent writing—the sort that touches your heart and tickles your brain—but we’re also so much more. Oktopod is a vision for the future of publishing, and we want you to be involved.
Want to learn more about our mission here at Oktopod? Take a look at our introductory post, Greetings from the deep….
Who is Chris J. Randolph?
Chris is a writer, futurist and possible killer robot originally from Redwood City, CA. When not talking about himself in the third person, he’s usually writing about fictional people who pilot spaceships, fight dinosaurs and seduce green women… and somewhat less often about green women who pilot dinosaurs, fight people and seduce spaceships.
His other interests include linguistics, cooking, video games and digital publishing advocacy. He’s the proud recipient of several literary awards he made up himself, and he currently resides in Rocklin, CA, with a family who somehow puts up with his shenanigans. He hopes to someday own his own tropical dictatorship.
You can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
What’s With The Name Oktopod?
I decided on an octopus because it’s an animal that produces its own ink… I think that pretty much speaks for itself. The name also works as a bit of a pun; our work is OK To Print-On-Demand. And finally, octopuses are just awesome, aren’t they?