Plan Nine Publishing
In addition to Kevin and Kell, Plan Nine published a number of other notable comics, including:
- Bastard Operator From Hell
- College Roomies From Hell!!!
- Doctor Fun
- General Protection Fault
- Ozy and Millie
- Sluggy Freelance
- The Suburban Jungle
- User Friendly
Plan Nine also published Black Box Voting by Bev Harris, a nonfiction book discussing the issues involved in computer-based balloting. They also published I Lived With My Parents and Other Tales of Terror, a collection of nonfiction and humor essays by Mary Jo Pehl, in 2004.
The company was named after the Ed Wood film Plan 9 from Outer Space. It was owned by David Allen, who worked publishing alongside his day job as a systems engineer at Financial Computing in Winston-Salem. The company was started in 1996, and in January 2000 Allen left his job to concentrate full-time on the publishing business.
98% of Plan 9's products were sold direct to customers through their website. With low print runs (typically less than 2000), the company were able to run with a profit with runs as low as 300.
In April 2008, the Plan Nine main page was replaced by a message stating: Plan Nine has gone on hiatus for re-tooling and transition to new owners. Please check back with us Sept 1st, 2008. Thanks for your support! That page remained until the site finally went offline in 2010.
- Black Box Voting: Ballot Tampering in the 21st Century from amazon.com
- On the Page Magazine contributor information retrieved 31-Oct-2009
- Miller, Jeff (14 April 2000). "Man with a plan". The Business Journal (Advance Publications). Retrieved 2009-11-02.
- "plan9publishing.com". Archived from the original on 2009-05-28.
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