While the publisher has been relocating (again – second move this year, but hopefully the last for a goodly long while!), there have been some cool things said about our books around the place. I’ve been putting links to reviews on our new FableCroft Books in Review page, and it’s been really exciting to see the books getting talked about in places like Locus Online, Publishers Weekly and Kirkus, as well as by fantastic book bloggers and reviews website!
It was with great pleasure we published “Flower and Weed” by Margo Lanagan on Kindle a little while ago. This short story was first available in audio from Coeur de Lion, but this is the first time it’s seen “print”. It is set in Margo’s Sea Hearts (Brides of Rollrock Island) world, and gives you a taste of what was left out so the book could be classifed as YA! Just 99 cents from your Kindle store.
Another groovy thing that I saw last week was Rabia Gale and Joanne Anderton (writers of “Sand and Seawater” in One Small Step) blogging about collaboration – separately! If you’re interested in how they did it, their posts are worth a read (Rabia / Joanne). I wonder if Lisa Hannett and Angela Slatter would also like to blog about their OSS collaboration…
And while things have been delayed slightly by the intervention of the move, I promise the ebooks for One Small Step and The Bone Chime Song will both be available soon!
There’s nothing like having books printed a month in advance of release to make you feel like a good publisher! As it was a busy beginning to the year, and because we were trying out a new printing process, we made sure we got things ready well in advance of release, in case of problems. And then we didn’t have any problems! Which means we already have stock in hand for our two April releases, which is very exciting. The authors will be getting their copies early, and any pre-orders placed before March 31st will go out in the first week in April, as a special treat! (Pre-order special available here!)
The books will officially launch and go on sale on April 26 at Conflux!
So, you want to know what you’ll be getting in The Bone Chime Song and Other Stories by Joanne Anderton? Check out this TOC!
Introduction — Kaaron Warren
The Bone Chime Song
Mah Song (original to the collection)
Shadow of Drought
From the Dry Heart to the Sea
Always a Price
Out Hunting for Teeth
Flowers in the shadow of the Garden
A Memory Trapped in Light
Trail of Dead
Fence Lines (original to the collection)
Tied to the Waste
Look good? You can pre-order it here!
The incredible Amanda Rainey has worked her magic once more, producing these amazing covers! Aren’t they gorgeous?
It is with great pleasure we announce the forthcoming debut short story collection from Joanne Anderton. The Bone Chime Song and Other Stories will be released in April 2013, making its first appearance at Conflux in Canberra.
The Bone Chime Song and Other Stories, with an introduction by Australian horror luminary Kaaron Warren, collates Joanne’s best horror and science fiction themed stories, showcasing her career to date, and includes new stories original to the collection.
Joanne’s recent publications include the novels Debris and Suited, from Angry Robot Books, as well as many short stories across the speculative fiction genres. In The Bone Chime Song and Other Stories, we examine many of Joanne’s darker stories, those which demonstrate her skill as a horror author, and her finesse at writing science fiction.
The table of contents and pre-order pricing will be announced soon.