Tomorrow is International Women’s Day, and the one year anniversary of our launch of Cranky Ladies of History! To celebrate, we’re offering a whopping 50% discount on the ebook at Smashwords until March 9 (just to cover all the international bases…). You can grab a copy of the book in your preferred, DRM-free ebook format for just $5.00 – just use the coupon code SJ32H at the Smashwords checkout!
And if you’d like to read more about some amazing women, check out the awesome blog tours from our crowd funding ride back in 2014, and the launch bubble last year.
Enjoy your Mother’s Day this weekend with 30% off the Cranky Ladies of History ebook at Smashwords! Use the coupon code MH66D when you make your purchase at Smashwords.
Offer ends tomorrow!
“…a strong anthology…”
“The works run the gamut of straight historical to historical fantasy.”
“…a unique project…”
“…an important collection of fiction that gives voice to an extraordinary selection of women from a broad range of backgrounds, eras and cultures…”
“…full of stories of fascinating, powerful, determined, and yes, occasionally cranky women.”
“…the stories overall show the power of women…”
These are just some of the things people are saying about Cranky Ladies of History, and so many people we talk to have bought copies not just for themselves, but for other people in their lives. As Mothers’ Day approaches, we thought it a perfect time to offer a special deal!
The hardcover of the book is not available for general sale, but we have the opportunity to offer a VERY limited number of copies. If you are looking for something special for the cranky lady in your life (or gentleman – really, we don’t mind!), now is your chance. It’s one of the offers below. Another option? Nab a copy of the trade paperback and get the ebook sent to you free. Want more? Buy the Cranky Ladies of History trade paperback and get a copy of Phantazein for just $10. And one more – buy the Cranky Ladies of History trade paperback and for just $10 extra, receive ebook copies of Cranky Ladies, Phantazein and One Small Step.
This offer will run right up until Mothers’ Day, but if you want to gift a physical copy of the book, you will need to place the order by the end of April to guarantee delivery!
And we’re so excited to be on them! It’s a fantastic list again this year, and I’m very proud to have been involved with so many great projects that have been recognised. Congratulations to all the shortlistees – a privilege to have FableCroft noted alongside you.
If you would like to read our shortlisted stories as a sample of Phantazein, we’ve made it easy for you! Download a free chapbook of the three shortlisted pieces right here! We’ve also discounted the full anthology at Smashwords (epub/mobi/PDF etc) – use the coupon XY47E to buy the whole book for just $3.99 – valid until April 1, 2015.
- The Lascar’s Dagger, Glenda Larke (Hachette)
- Bound (Alex Caine 1), Alan Baxter (Voyager)
- Clariel, Garth Nix (HarperCollins)
- Thief’s Magic (Millennium’s Rule 1), Trudi Canavan (Hachette Australia)
- The Godless (Children 1), Ben Peek (Tor UK)
Best Novella or Novelette
- “The Ghost of Hephaestus”, Charlotte Nash, in Phantazein (FableCroft Publishing)
- “The Legend Trap”, Sean Williams, in Kaleidoscope (Twelfth Planet Press)
- “The Darkness in Clara”, Alan Baxter, in SQ Mag 14 (IFWG Publishing Australia)
- “St Dymphna’s School for Poison Girls”, Angela Slatter, in Review of Australian Fiction, Volume 9, Issue 3 (Review of Australian Fiction)
- “The Female Factory”, Lisa L. Hannett and Angela Slatter, in The Female Factory (Twelfth Planet Press)
- “Escapement”, Stephanie Gunn, in Kisses by Clockwork (Ticonderoga Publications)
Best Short Story
- “Bahamut”, Thoraiya Dyer, in Phantazein (FableCroft Publishing)
- “Vanilla”, Dirk Flinthart, in Kaleidoscope (Twelfth Planet Press)
- “Cookie Cutter Superhero”, Tansy Rayner Roberts, in Kaleidoscope (Twelfth Planet Press)
- “The Seventh Relic”, Cat Sparks, in Phantazein (FableCroft Publishing)
- “Signature”, Faith Mudge, in Kaleidoscope (Twelfth Planet Press)
Best Collected Work
- Kaleidoscope, Alisa Krasnostein and Julia Rios (Twelfth Planet Press)
- The Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2013, Liz Grzyb and Talie Helene (Ticonderoga Publications)
- Phantazein, Tehani Wessely (FableCroft Publishing)
- Illustrations, Kathleen Jennings, in Black-Winged Angels (Ticonderoga Publications)
- Cover art, Kathleen Jennings, of Phantazein (FableCroft Publishing)
- Illustrations, Kathleen Jennings, in The Bitterwood Bible and Other Recountings (Tartarus Press)
Best Fan Writer
- Tansy Rayner Roberts, for body of work
- Tsana Dolichva, for body of work
- Bruce Gillespie, for body of work
- Katharine Stubbs, for body of work
- Alexandra Pierce for body of work
- Grant Watson, for body of work
- Sean Wright, for body of work
Best Fan Artist
- Nalini Haynes, for body of work, including “Interstellar Park Ranger Bond, Jaime Bond”, “Gabba and Slave Lay-off: Star Wars explains Australian politics”, “The Driver”, and “Unmasked” in Dark Matter Zine
- Kathleen Jennings, for body of work, including Fakecon art and Illustration Friday series
- Nick Stathopoulos, for movie poster of It Grows!
Best Fan Publication in Any Medium
- Snapshot 2014, Tsana Dolichva, Nick Evans, Stephanie Gunn, Kathryn Linge, Elanor Matton-Johnson, David McDonald, Helen Merrick, Jason Nahrung, Ben Payne, Alex Pierce, Tansy Rayner Roberts, Helen Stubbs, Katharine Stubbs, Tehani Wessely, and Sean Wright
- It Grows!, Nick Stathopoulos
- Galactic Suburbia, Alisa Krasnostein, Alexandra Pierce, and Tansy Rayner Roberts
- The Writer and the Critic, Kirstyn McDermott and Ian Mond
- Galactic Chat, Sean Wright, Helen Stubbs, David McDonald, Alexandra Pierce, Sarah Parker, and Mark Webb
Best New Talent
- Helen Stubbs
- Shauna O’Meara
- Michelle Goldsmith
William Atheling Jr Award for Criticism or Review
- Reviews in The Angriest, Grant Watson
- The Eddings Reread series, Tehani Wessely, Jo Anderton, and Alexandra Pierce, in A Conversational Life
- Reviews in Adventures of a Bookonaut, Sean Wright
- “Does Sex Make Science Fiction Soft?”, in Uncanny Magazine 1, Tansy Rayner Robert
- Reviews in FictionMachine, Grant Watson
- The Reviewing New Who series, David McDonald, Tansy Rayner Roberts, and Tehani Wessely
To celebrate the WSFA Small Press Award shortlisting of D.K. Mok’s wonderful story “Morning Star”, we’ve got a special offer on the anthology it first appeared in, One Small Step!
Save on the print anthology (included postage world-wide):
|Awards Special “One Small Step” (inc. postage worldwide)
Awards special $17.99 AUD
Save on the ebook anthology:
Purchase on Smashwords and use the coupon EL65E to save a whopping 50% on the RRP!
Offers end October 13, 2014.
The advance copies of Jo Anderton’s new novel Guardian have landed! We’re super excited to see them, because they are GORGEOUS! You can pre-order print copies from all your favourite physical and online retailers, but we are still honouring our pre-order special price (with BONUS ebook content!) which is the absolute cheapest way to get the book! Special pre-order offer ends on June 6, as the book will be officially launched at Continuum in Melbourne that weekend. So get in quick, for the best price (and exclusive Veiled Worlds content delivered straight to your email!).
PRE-ORDER Guardian by Jo Anderton, with exclusive bonus ebook (ended 5/6/14)
I think we’re having way too much fun with this. Not only have we offered a bunch of free fiction to celebrate our Ditmar shortlistings, but now we’re discounting books!
For the month of May, the ebooks of Ink Black Magic by Tansy Rayner Roberts and The Bone Chime Song and Other Stories by Joanne Anderton are HALF PRICE – that’s less than three dollars each! This special is currently live on Smashwords and Kobo, and Amazon will no doubt follow real soon.