Quick notes: New books keep coming! Latest book: Lovecraft’s Monsters edited by Ellen Datlow. Robert Reed’s 3-book omnibus The Memory of Sky just dropped from $10 to $6.99. Vodo has a DRM-free ebook/movie/film bundle which includes Sofia Samatar’s much lauded debut novel A Stranger in Olondria. Interfictions Online is running an Indiegogo with lots of excellent rewards! Got more monies to spend? Support Metafilter!
Also, apparently Am*zon are pushing for bigger discounts from all their suppliers and playing hardball by taking away buy buttons, pre-orders, and even book pages. As a publisher, for Small Beer Press, it makes me really glad that we have this independent distribution channel. As someone who gets to distribute all these fabby ebooks DRM-free through Weightless, I’d like to offer a big thank you to all the publishers for working with us. We love indie bookstores (that link goes to a fun book) and would rather order from them, even if there’s a buck or two added to the price, because they are paying booksellers (either in our town or elsewhere) rather than working warehouse to death.
Last month BoingBoing (also big believers in keeping ebooks DRM-free!) picked up editor Jason Lundberg’s Journal of Southeast Asian Speculative Fiction, LONTAR, and both issues shot to the top of the list, boom! Also, putting together this bestseller list made me realize how fast time flies: in 3 weeks 2014 will be half gone. Doh! Here’s a short list of what floated to the top, book, magazine, subscription, whatever!*
Pick up your copies of the May 2014 bestsellers and push them onto the June list, too!
* That said, I haver: I didn’t include the bestseller list skewing titles from the 1-day, 1-book Thursday ebook sales.