Gladius Publications with Henry Hyde – Wargaming Recon #166

Henry Hyde has launched his own publishing firm named Gladius Publications. Learn how the author of The Wargaming Compendium (also on Kindle) will publish digital history, militaria, and wargaming books.


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Brief History of Gladius Publications

Gladius is the offspring from Henry’s former web design partnership under the name H A Design.  He revived Gladius as the overarching entity to self publish his upcoming works.

 Genres Gladius will Publish

  • Fiction
  • Science Fiction
  • Fantasy (like Henry’s Barik’s Blades, which was recently shortlisted for Triskele Book’s First Page 2016 competition)
  • Militaria
  • Wargaming (but not the three books he’s releasing through Penn & Sword covering Wargame Campaigns, his Shot, Steel, & Stone wargaming rules, and a third untitled project).
  • Select work by other authors

 Formats Gladius will Use

  • eBook formats such as pdf, epub, Kindle, and iBooks
  • Print on demand for select titles through Amazon’s CreateSpace

Gladius’ Online Courses

  • It will begin offering online courses in the vein of
  • Courses will be geared towards professionals and businesses
  • Unlikely for any courses to cover wargaming topics
  • Instead will teach how to use Adobe Photoshop, writing tools, and other software

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