Good news! We’re happy to announce that next week—Tuesday if things go well, Thursday is the sickness-that-is-infecting-the-whole-world gets us—we will be adding all the ChiZine Publications books that we can. Readers rejoice! Some of their ebooks are on a delayed schedule for contract reasons but as per usual we will post every book as soon as we can.
More DRM-free ebooks for the world!
You probably noticed that this week we released a new issue of Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet. This issue has the second of Nicole Kimberling‘s cooking columns. I love these. Tell me what you think. She just handed in her column for the next issue and it is hilarious.
Also this week saw the third and final issue of Fireside Magazine. Subscriptions will be refunded by next week. We were very sorry to hear that this is the last one but we’ll be watching with interest to see what’s next as Brian says on his site: “It looks like we will be launching the Kickstarter for the revamped Fireside early next month. We are still working on a lot of things, but we think we have a sustainable long-term plan, along with a whole bunch of kick-ass writers lined up. We’ll let you know more as we close in on launching.”
And I wanted to point readers towards Peter Kuper’s Drawn to New York: An Illustrated Chronicle of Three Decades in New York City, which looks pretty amazing.
And don’t forget: Tuesday = ChiZine Day!
The new issue of Fireside Magazine with new stories from Elizabeth Bear, Daniel Abraham, and others, just went out.
And, tomorrow the new issue of LCRW, #28, the 4 x 7 issue (or the two fortnights, or the February issue, argh, help me stop going on about 28s) goes out to subscribers and others.
We should also have some more new books from the ever popular Prime Books. See you tomorrow—
Hey, it’s the second Tuesday of the month. Don’t we have a deadline . . . oh wait! It’s time to release the latest installment of The Rifter! Ok people: start your readers! Rifter 7: Enemies and Shadows is now live.
Speaking of subscriptions: Clarkesworld is having a “sort of” subscription drive. There isn’t a discount, but if they reach 500 esubscribers by the end of this month, they will add an extra story to each issue. I think that’s a pretty great reason to subscribe and you can do so here.
In the next couple of weeks we have a few new titles from Small Beer: at last (sorry!) we’ll have the latest issue of LCRW as well as the first ebook (in English, not sure whether they’re available in Spanish) of Argentinean writer Angélica Gorodischer’s to be released in the US: Kalpa Imperial (translated by Ursula K. Le Guin).
Angélica is one of two authors chosen to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the World Fantasy Convention at the end of October (yay!).
The LCRW subscription gets you 4 issues (usually 2 years, as we do two issues per year) which will go out to you as soon as they’re available.The subscriptions are available in the format of your choice (at least, if the format of your choice is one of: PDF, epub, mobi, and lit). We expect to keep offering those formats in the future (unless there’s no uptake on one—it’s like American Idol for ebook formats!).
Subscribe now and get 4 issues in your inbox right as they emerge hot from the virtual presses of Small Beer Press. The subscription will begin with the current issue, No. 26—the paper edition is mailing now.
The regular price of the esubscription edition will be $11.99.
But to celebrate our first subscription and to get things going with a bang we’re offering a 4 issue subscription for . . . $9.95
Today we’re proud to announce that we are the exclusive publisher of the first ebook edition of The Changeling by Joy Williams. The Changeling, Williams’s second novel, was out of print for 30 years before Fairy Tale Review Press brought it back into circulation.
This edition is the full 256-page Fairy Tale Review Press edition with an introduction by by Rick Moody.
Also today we have the new ish of LCRW. The paper edition is going out later this week and electronic subscriptions should be available next week—unless we go nuts and do them tomorrow or something. Michael, who made it all happen, will get beer for this.The new issue is excellent and is available in pdf, epub, etc. This esub machine that Michael has built means we’ll be talking to other serial publishers (i.e. zinesters, magazines, Ginn Hale[!]), about releasing their books/zines/magazines on here.
And, horn tootle, don’t miss last week’s title at the excellent price of 99 cents: a short story by me and Kelly Link originally published in the Australian magazine Altair, “Sea, Ship, Mountain, Sky.”
Next week: we expect to have interesting news about adding another energetic indie press!
Hey, did you see that story on Slate about how “Digital publishing levels the playing field for small publishers“? We had fun talking with Jill Priluck and it was great that she gave a shout out to Featherproof, Small Beer, and, yay!, Weightless.
And to celebrate we added a few things that readers have been asking for—but not everything, otherwise what would we do next week? First there were a bunch of improvements that Michael did on Friday: pages have shorter line-lenghs for increased visibility, there’s a new featured title, we started tagging posts for easier findability, and we did some technical jiggery pokery stuff as well. And we talked to a couple more indie presses whose books we hope to add. We’re hoping to build a tempting palace of wonder made of electrons and indie presses. We’re on our way!
In the meantime, today’s (Tuesday’s, just) update just went up*. First we added four issues of our zine, LCRW, (12, 13, 14, 15). These are all epub/mobi/lit files—but, in a reversal of the normal, no PDF! We also added epubs to most of the rest of the LCRWs: 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24. So now you can get many versions of those issues going back to 2003—It’s old back there!
We also added multiformat (epub/mobi/lit) files to many Small Beer titles including Couch, Meeks, Trash Sex Magic—not going to list all of them, but many, I tell you, many! More TK, but slowly, you know how it is.
And finally (at last!) we added Carol Emshwiller‘s first novel (which is fantastically funny and weirder than ever) Carmen Dog in multiformat (again, no PDFs—maybe later). As with Travel Light, we’ve put Carmen Dog up at a lovely low introductory price of $5.95.
Next week might be the week we get Fairy Tale Review (books and mags) up here—they are amazing, and the pricing is irresistible. The paper edition of the journal is $10-$20 (depends on who’s selling it). Suffice to say the ebooks will be much less. Much! They’re going to be PDFs and I’m not sure if there will be more formats because as with the Featherproof books (have you seen them, they are crazy wonderful designed!) the pages are part of the package. We’ll see. After Fairy Tale, we have more more more. Come back. Tell your friends. Tell us what you think. Thanks for reading!
* Apologies for the delay. I’d love to say it was Scott Pilgrim related, but, sadly, haven’t seen it yet (darn it!). It’s just that the baby is too too much and insists on being played with. Apparently baby trumps computer every time!