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Mar
25

Nexus and Crux ebooks – half price!

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Nexus, by Ramez Naam
We already knew that Nexus by Ramez Naam was shortlisted for the Kistchies Red Tentacle Award.

Last week we discovered that Nexus was is also shortlisted for the Arthur C Clarke Award.

And this morning, we were told that both Nexus and its sequel Crux have been shortlisted for the Prometheus Award!

Come on, Ramez – give some other folk a chance!

Anyway, to celebrate the awesomeness that is both Nexus and Crux, we have decided to have a time-limited HALF-PRICE offer on the ebooks.

Crux by Ramez Naam

From now until the end of the month:
Kindle readers in the UK can pick up a copy of Nexus and Crux at Amazon.co.uk for just £2.74 per book! (List price is £5.49).

Kindle readers everywhere else, and those who use non-Kindle ebook readers can pick up a copy of Nexus and/or Crux for the same price at the Robot Trading Company.

(£2.74 at the Robot Trading company equates to approximately US$3.70, so not quite half price, but pretty darned close!)

Go get them now, while the price is low!

 

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Back in February Andy Remic offered a free Wolf Pack to reviewers and bloggers who had reviewed his fantastic fantasy novel The Iron Wolves.

The pack included a lollypop, five bookmarks, a signed photo and an Iron Wolves t-shirt! (Modelled very impressively at the time by Mr Remic himself).

Wolf Pack Promo

Now the Wolf Pack has begun to return to their leader (with bloggers and reviewers receiving their t-shirts) and we can bring you first photo of one being worn by someone who didn’t write the book: Phil Witvliet of Grimdark reader with his dog Pluto!

Phil Witvliet & Pluto - wolf pack

Hopefully we’ll see more wolves returning home in the future so we can bring you photos of the entire pack, but for now we think Phil and Pluto set a high bar for the others!

*Once again we use the term “Modelled” in the broadest possible sense*

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Well, what a lovely thing to wake up to – this morning, the latest issue of the mighty SciFi Now Magazine hits the newsstands, and it includes their annual SciFi Now Awards.

And guess what won the Books category? Oh, you already read the headline, above and saw the image – yes, it’s Empire State – the amazing debut novel from Adam Christopher!

Empire State by Adam ChristopherTo celebrate Adam’s win we’re offering the ePub version* of Empire State at 25% off its normal price – until Sunday, only. And, ok – you’ve twisted our metallic limbs – you can have his standalone superhero novel – Seven Wonders – for 25% off, too, if you like.

That’s just £4.12 for the Best Book of 2012! (Or approximately US$5.50, depending on currency conversion rates at the time of purchase).

To get your discount, simply add Adam’s book/s to your shopping basket at RobotTradingCompany.com and enter the code: sfnow2012 at the checkout.

You can pick up a copy of SciFi Now at all good newsagents, or direct from their website (physical or digital editions available).

And why did Empire State win? Well, read what these folk had to say about it, earlier this year:

Empire State is highly recommended to those who like their sci-fi dark, pacey and woven tight by multiple threads of intrigue.”
– SciFiNow

“As captivating as a kaleidoscope… just feel it in all its weird glory.”
– Cory Doctorow, author of Makers and Little Brother

Empire State is an excellent, involving read, and it fully deserves to be the start of a new universe.”
Paul Cornell, Doctor Who scriptwriter, and author of London Falling, Wolverine and Demon Knights

“A daring, dreamlike, almost hallucinatory thriller, one that plays with the conventions of pulp fiction and superheroes like a cat with a ball of yarn.”
– Kurt Busiek, Eisner Award-winning writer of Astro City and Marvels

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*Kindle users can easily convert the ePub using the free eBook tool, Calibre.

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Ramez Naam‘s debut science fiction novel, Nexus is one of the books that we’re publishing in January 2013 (although it will be available in US/CAN and ebook editions from December 18th 2012) and he’s making the following pre-order special offer to encourage you to put in an early order with your favourite bookseller or online retailer:

More Than Human: Embracing the Promise of Biological Enhancement by Ramez NaamBuy Nexus before December 31st January 31st (offer extended!), and get a FREE e-copy of Ramez Naam’s H.G. Wells Award-winning non-fiction book More Than Human: Embracing the Promise of Biological Enhancement.

Here’s how:

1. Pre-Order Nexus from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or any other retailer (see the Nexus catalogue page for retailer links)

2. Email your receipt or purchase confirmation to nexus@morethanhuman.org

3. Receive your free ecopy of More Than Human by email within 48 hours!

See Ramez’s website for full details and information on More Than Human.

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Oct
10

Grab Yourself a Humble eBook Bundle!

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Angry Robot is proud to be participating in the latest charity bundling offer from the good people at Humble Bundle, the Humble eBbook Bundle.

The Humble eBook Bundle

Here’s the promo video:

And here are the details of the deal:

Head on over to www.humblebundle.com and you can purchase and download a bundle of six top-notch ebooks, for whatever price you choose to pay:

Pirate Cinema by Cory Doctorow – an intense story of youthful techno-defiance.
Pump Six and Other Stories by Paolo Bacigalupi – a hard-hitting collection of 11 impactful stories.
Zoo City by our very own Lauren Beukes – suspect you may know about this (Arthur C Clarke Award-winning) cracker.
Invasion: The Secret World Chronicle by Mercedes Lackey, Steve Libby, Dennis Lee, and Cody Martin – a modern military superhero saga packed with bonus content.
Stranger Things Happen by Kelly Link – a delightful fantasy collection of 11 stories.
Magic for Beginners by Kelly Link – the cross-genre follow-up to Stranger Things Happen [MG ~ Along with Zoo City, two of my favourite books, like, ever.]

What’s more, if you choose to pay more than the average price for the bundle – which, at time of editing is a mere $13.15 – you will also receive two bonus ebooks:

Old Man’s War by John Scalzi – a science fiction war epic.
Signal to Noise by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean – an ethereal graphic novel of a man’s last days.

EDIT 17.10.12 Five top-notch webcomic collections have been added to the Humble Ebook Bundle. So now you get 13 ebooks if you pay the average price or more.

Come on, that lot’s got to be worth more than $13.15 surely? Talk about a bargain!

The Humble eBook Bundle also comes with the added bonus of that warm, glowy feeling you get from knowing you’ve Done Good in the process of nabbing yourself a bargain, because as part of the purchase process, you can optionally allocate a part (or all) of their purchase to three fantastic charities:

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (Internet freedom non-profit)
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (writers advocacy non-profit)
Child’s Play Charity (providing for kids in hospitals in the form of technology and games)

The Humble Bundle folks tell us: “All of the books are available completely DRM-free for a wide range of eBook readers, mobile devices, and desktop computers. We’ve also been working hard to make sure all the books are available in PDF, ePub (open ebook standard), and MOBI (Amazon Kindle) formats.”

It’s a fantastic opportunity to grab yourself eight great ebooks and support the important work of the three charities mentioned above as well. What are you waiting for?

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Jul
03

Supporting Independent Booksellers

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Here in the UK this week it’s Independent Booksellers’ Week. Indie booksellers are the lifeblood of the community, and as an independent publisher, we’re committed to supporting our friends on the high street.

Welcome to the Angry Robot Clonefiles initiative.

We sometimes feel our customers are having to choose between a physical book and an e-format, when what probably suits them best is to have both in the same package, and so we are going to start giving away the digital version of each of our novels free with the physical paperback, in selected indie bookstores.

We’re partnering with Mostly Books of Abingdon, Oxfordshire in the first phase of the new Clonefiles programme. From July 4th, Customers who buy Angry Robot novels from Mostly Books will be sent the DRM-free eBook version (the Clonefile) of the book as part of the sale, allowing them to read the novel on paper, on their Kindle, or on their ePub-based eBook reader. This Clonefile means that customers at Mostly Books can buy Angry Robot’s books and enjoy them in whatever format they prefer, whether physical or electronic!

We’ve always been champions of DRM-free eBook publishing and have always been eager to experiment with new business and distribution models. A dual-format offering for Indies seems like a natural extension of our customer-first ethos and a great way for Angry Robot to show our love for the UK’s fantastic Indie bookshop scene.

Mark Thornton of Mostly Books said, “As an indie bookshop, we offer a great browsing experience and discoverability and it is difficult to see really innovative ways that we can offer our customers a really valuable service with ebooks. But this is a bold and brilliant idea we think our customers will get excited about. It really offers an imaginative solution that plays to all our strengths.”

Following this pilot phase, we will be opening up the scheme to other independent bookstores, who will be contacted over the coming weeks and months (though enquiries from interested stores are welcomed).

Bookstores wishing to enquire about taking part in the programme should contact Angry Robot’s UK Sales Manager, Roland Briscoe at: indie@angryrobotbooks.com or visit our Clonefiles page.

These ARE the clones you’re looking for!

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May
29

Angry Robot signs Emma Newman

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We’ve just concluded a deal with Emma Newman (via her fabulous agent, Jennifer Udden at the Donald Maass Literary Agency in New York) for three books in Emma’s Split Worlds urban fantasy series, and the first one – Between Two Thorns – will be published in March next year, and we couldn’t be more delighted. The series is fabulous, but you probably already guessed that.

Emma’s reaction to the deal was “I still can’t believe this is happening – in fact, I think that’s all I’ve been saying since I got the magical phone call! The Split Worlds series is the most ambitious project I’ve ever worked on, and I am thrilled I have the opportunity to work with Angry Robot to develop it to its full potential. I’ve been a fan of Angry Robot’s list for a long time now, and am very excited my books will become part of it.”

Emmapedia
Emma Newman was born in a tiny coastal village in Cornwall during one of the hottest summers on record. Four years later she started to write stories and never stopped until she penned a short story that secured her a place at Oxford University to read Experimental Psychology.

In 2011 Emma embarked on an ambitious project to write and distribute one short story per week – all of them set in her Split Worlds milieu – completely free to her mailing list subscribers.

A debut short-story collection, From Dark Places, was published in 2011 and her debut post-apocalyptic novel for young adults, 20 Years Later, was published just one year later – presumably Emma didn’t want to wait another nineteen… Emma is also a professional audiobook narrator.

She now lives in Somerset with her husband, son and far too many books.

You can find Emma online at enewman.co.uk and splitworlds.com or on Twitter @EmApocalyptic.

About the series
The Split Worlds is an urban fantasy setting with gritty noir, fantastical magic, evil faeries and people just trying to drink their tea in peace.

Dynastic families feud across the ages, furthering the agendas of their powerful supernatural patrons. Opposing secret courts wage clandestine wars to establish their control over humanity. Innocents are protected by monsters and the beautiful ones are seldom what they seem…

In the first book in the series, Between Two Thorns, something is wrong in Aquae Sulis, Bath’s secret mirror city. The new season is starting and the Master of Ceremonies is missing. Max, an Arbiter of the Split Worlds Treaty, is assigned with the task of finding him with no one to help but a dislocated soul and a mad sorcerer. There is a witness but his memories have been bound by magical chains only the enemy can break. A rebellious woman trying to escape her family may prove to be the ally Max needs. But can she be trusted? And why does she want to give up eternal youth and the life of privilege she’s been born into?

This is going to be so cool!

Emma has already guest-blogged with our very own Adam Christopher, and tells a little more about how the deal came about, so go read…

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International Day Against DRMToday is the International Day Against DRM.

Here at Angry Robot we’ve never inflicted DRM on our eBooks, preferring to trust our customers and readers instead – and we must say it’s most gratifying to see folks like Tor / Forge and co. catching up at long last… ;)

Anyhow, to mark the occasion, here’s a bit of a special offer for you: if you buy any of our DRM-free ePub-format eBooks from the Robot Trading Company in the next 24 hours you can get a mahoosive 50% discount.

Here’s how:

First, add lots of eBooks to your basket, then:

1. Enter the coupon code ‘DRMFREE’ in the (coupon / voucher) box

2. Click the ‘Update Basket’ button

Books. Basket. Coupon Code. Update. Easy.

3. Checkout, download and enjoy!

The Rules:

1. Offer expires at Noon, BST on Saturday May 5th 2012 (or whenever one of us remembers to log in and switch the coupon code off again – if you’re reading this on early Saturday afternoon then give it a go – you never know…)
2. Offer applies to all Angry Robot eBook novels and omnibus editions currently available via the Robot Trading Company website.
3. Offer does not apply to subscription packages (which are insanely good value all on their ownsome) or short stories (which are pretty darn cheap already, at 10 for £3.49).

What are you waiting for? GO, fill your eBoots with eBooks! Go NOW!

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It’s Ditmar Award season again, as Australian fandom gears up to nominate and vote on its favourite genre fiction of 2011. The Ditmars have been awarded annually since 1969 at the Australian Natcon – this year it’s Continuum 8: Craftonomicon in Melbourne – to recognise achievement in Australian science fiction (including fantasy and horror) and science fiction fandom.

This year we have three terrific titles by three awesome authors that are eligible for Ditmar Award nomination:

Mistification, by Kaaron WarrenRoil, by Trent JamiesonDebris, by Jo Anderton

Mistification by Kaaron Warren
Roil by Trent Jamieson
Debris by Jo Anderton

To make it a little easier on the pocket for folks to sample these three fine novels, we’ve reduced them all in price on the Angry Robot Webstore. You can now get a DRM-free ePub edition of Mistification, Roil or Debris for just £2.25, which exchanges to roughly A$3.43 or US$3.55. That’s a bargain in anyone’s book, surely?

Visit the Ditmar 2011 section of the Angry Robot Webstore for more info on all three titles and handy ‘Add to Basket’ buttons…

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Jan
30

The End is Nigh! (A Cautionary Tale…)

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“Tell me, Grandad, what did you do in the Last Days?”

The old man settled himself a little more comfortably in his hovva-chair (his robo-prosthetic was giving him gyp, despite the balmy 58 celsius showing on the outdoor-temperature-o-meter).

“The Last Days? You mean the Last Days of the Great Angry Robot January eBook Sale of 2012?”

“Oh, Grandad, you know that’s what I mean.”

The old man tousled his granddaughter’s sandy hair (the kid had been playing in the reclamation pits again).

“Well, Granddaughter, I’m afraid I was a fool. Rather than grabbing as many bargains as I could when I had the chance, I just sat and played Angry Birds on my iPad – remember those funny old non-holo models? – and missed my opportunity.”

“Oh, Grandad! But there’s a happy ending, isn’t there?”

The old man smiled, and there was a twinkle in his remaining eye (as the cataract-away auto-lenses clicked and whirred).

“Well, luckily for me, your Grandma was a good and clever woman. She downloaded one of everything those Angry Robot folks put in their sale, at less than the price of a pint each, and we were able to enjoy hours and hours of top-quality SF/F/WTF? fiction for years and years to come. Yes, she was a good, clever, wise woman, your Grandma. Definitely wasn’t stupid. Knew a bargain when she saw one, yes sirree.”

They both looked over at the floating brain-in-a-jar on the mantelpiece and smiled fondly.

“Now, you young whipper-snapper, go give your Grandma a polish and then dust off my old Kindle Mk16 for me. I got me some re-reading to do.”

“Oh, Grandad, you’re so crazy and old-fashioned! Can’t you just sideload them straight to your cerebral cortex like everyone else?”

The old man winked and smiled his crinkliest smile.

“Sod off and play in the hover-traffic, you cheeky little git.”

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That’s right, folks! Over half our titles are still available at half their usual price, but the Angry Robot January eBook Sale ends at midnight, January 31st (or as near as dammit, depending on how quickly we can get into the ecommerce software and change all the prices back… but lunchtime on Feb 1st? Forget it, pal! Those low, low prices are gone!).

Visit The Angry Robot Webstore for all your bargain ePub needs, or visit your local e-branch of global online megamarts like Amazon or Barnes & Noble to grab a Kindle / Nook version.

(Don’t be like Grandad! Think brain-in-a-jar!)

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January Sale!That’s right! In the best tradition of purveyors of quality merchandise everywhere, we’re having a January sale. And likewise in the best tradition of purveyors of (etc. etc.) we’ve dropped the prices of our sale items a little early (as of… now!) with said lower price-points remaining in force until the end of January.

Which means that an impressive selection of our ebook titles – all our 2009 and 2010 titles, plus a few 2011 debuts – have been reduced in price, not only at the Angry Robot Store* but also on the virtual shelves of a number of major online retailers – including Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com and Amazon.co.uk, among others.

So, what are you waiting for? Head on over to your eBook store of choice, dig around, see what you can find! And be prepared to stuff your Kindle or fill your Nook (or, indeed, cram your Kobo or burst your eReader, if you’re that way inclined) with lots and lots of lovely Angry Robot eBooks.

You know it makes sense.

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* Please note: eBooks from the Angry Robot Store are sold in ePub format, so the files need to be converted to .mobi format first, using something like the Calibre free ebook conversion utility which can be downloaded from calibre-ebook.com. Or buy Kindle files from your local Amazon store.

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A meat-sack enjoying Black Friday‘Black Friday’, you say? Apparently this means you meat-sacks will be engaged in a frenzy of unbridled consumerism until further notice.

This of course is not the Angry Robot way. No, we just take what we need and crush all meaty resistance beneath the treads of our mighty robot war machines. Which we’re sure you’ll agree is much simpler and easier for everyone in the long run.

However, it has been pointed out to us that crushing beneath our treads is perhaps not the most productive way to go about parting you fleshy types from your hard-earned credit.

And so in a fit of what we’re reliably informed is termed “generosity” we’ve decided to make you something called a “special offer” on all Angry Robot ebooks purchased between now and midday (GMT) on Monday November 28th.

Quite simply, you may:

Buy One, Get One Free

By using the following promotional code at the checkout:

nov241

The slightly longer version: This offer is limited to eBook purchases from the Angry Robot Store only (ePub format, DRM-free). No other retailer will be able to accept this offer code. Print editions are not included in this offer. 12-month subscriptions are not included either (although keep your sensors peeled for more subscription-flavoured news next week).

What, you’re still here? What are you waiting for? Go, fill your e-readers while you can!

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Infernal Devices - LargeYes, it surely is!

We’ll be announcing the results of our Win-A-Steampunked-Kindle competition later today, but for the rest of today you can pick up any or all of our steampunk titles at www.angryrobotstore.com in a Buy One Get One Free deal.

Offer applies to eBooks bought from our online store, only.

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To celebrate the launch of Vampire Warlords – the blood-drenched conclusion to Andy Remic’s visceral Clockwork Vampire Chronicles, we’ve dropped the price of the eBook versions of Books 1 and 2 – Kell’s Legend and Soul Stealers.

For the rest of the month of June, you can pick up books 1 and 2 in ePub or Kindle format for just $3.99 / £2.99 instead of the usual price of $5.99 / £4.49.

Available from your favourite eBook stores, including Amazon UK and US (for Kindle versions), Barnes and Noble and AngryRobotStore.com.

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Mar
04

Zoo City eBook – Special Offer

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To celebrate Zoo City making the shortlist of the Arthur C Clarke Award (and don’t forget – it’s still on the shortlist for the British Science Fiction Association Award for Best Novel) we’re dropping the price of the eBook – for 3 days, only!

From now (that’s midday GMT, March 4th) until the same time Monday 7th, you can buy Zoo City as an eBook for just £1 (that’s about US$1.60), instead of the usual price of £4.49.

You can buy this as an ePub file from angryrobotstore.com.

Got a Kindle? You can convert the ePub free of charge using Calibre (a free download), or a whole host of other free conversion tools (Google is your friend).

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