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What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves UsWe have a lovely update to unveil for users this week: Michael has changed the site so that once you have registered on Weightless (with the email address you used to place your order) and you verify your account, all your ebooks will always be available to you in all available formats in your Library. Nice!

While Michael was working on that I took a week off, also nice! (If you are curious who Weightless is run by Michael and I updated the About page with actual pics. Eek!) Luckily Michael was able to keep up with all the queries and fix some things while I was away. Who knew a website had so many grommets that could fall off? Speaking of which in a couple of weeks we’ll have Weightless grommets or widgets or something that readers/authors/publishers can add to their websites. We’re very appreciative of every mention of the site out there in the world on and off line. Keep it indie!

Speaking of indies we added our first two titles from a real mover and shaker in the indie press world: please welcome Dzanc Books! I’m especially happy to add a book that features Nessie:

Laura van den Berg’s rich and inventive debut What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us illuminates the intersection of the mythic and the mundane: A failed actress takes a job as a Bigfoot impersonator. A botanist seeking a rare flower crosses paths with a group of men hunting the Loch Ness Monster.

Roy Kesey’s riveting debut novel Pacazo tells the story of John Segovia, an American historian who teaches English at a small university in Piura, on the desert coast of Peru. The narrative moves between John’s obsessive search for his wife’s killer and his attempts to build a new life for himself and his infant daughter.

We should have a stack of Dzanc Books coming soon.

Subtle Bodies: A Fantasia on Voice, History and Rene CrevelThis week Lethe Press is celebrating Peter Dube’s novella Subtle Bodies being a Shirley Jackson Award finalist and has put it on sale at 50% off—so it’s now only $1.49!

Speaking of awards, the Hugo Nominees are out and a quick look showed that we have Peter Watts “The Things” available in issue 40 of  Clarkesworld.

Lastly, we added our latest Small Beer Press ebook in 4 DRM-free formats, The Monkey’s Wedding and Other Stories by Joan Aiken, which just received a lovely lovely starred review in Publishers Weekly:

“This imaginative posthumous collection includes among others six never before published short stories and two originally published under a pseudonym…. Wildly inventive, darkly lyrical, and always surprising, this collection—like the mermaid in a bottle—is a literary treasure that should be cherished by fantastical fiction fans of all ages.”

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