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December 5, 2018

Fantastic Books Newsletter #3

Welcome to the third issue of the highly irregular Fantastic Books newsletter.

We have several exciting projects going on right now, or very soon to be released. Foremost in my mind today is our partnership with Phoenix Pick, Prime Books, and several others. We're combining efforts to offer you Publisher's Pick, which will—each week—offer three new ebooks at a massive discount (some books may even be free).

Publisher's Pick is launching today, with the first three books:
The Promise of Space by James Patrick Kelly (Regular Price $6.99; Sale Price $2.99).
Dancing Through the Fire by Tanith Lee (Regular Price $7.99; Sale Price $3.99).
Midnight at the Well of Souls by Jack L. Chalker (Regular Price $5.99; Sale Price free).

These three deals will be available only until Monday, December 10 (after which, there will be three new books available for a week). The titles will change every week, so if you're interested, you'll have to jump on them. To take advantage of the deals, surf on over to http://www.publisherspick.com.

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In other news, I talked about the Kickstarter campaign for Release the Virgins in the last newsletter. That campaign was fully funded (thank you very much for helping us get there), and the book is in the final stages of production. It will be released (and copies sent to our supporters) in the next couple of weeks. If you weren't a Kickstarter supporter, you'll still be able to get a copy; just keep an eye on the Fantastic Books front page, and we'll let you know when the book is available. To whet your appetite in the meantime, the full table of contents is available at http://www.ReleaseTheVirgins.com.

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Our newest books include the second anthology in our "for the throne" series: Fantasy for the Throne: One-Sitting Reads, edited by Judith K. Dial and Tom Easton. Like its older sibling, Science Fiction for the Throne, Fantasy… is an anthology of forty short stories, ideal for one-sitting reads. Mostly reprints, there is a sprinkling of brand new stories as well. Contributing authors include: E.C. Ambrose, Erik Bundy, Michael A. Burstein, Gregg Chamberlain, Ian Creasey, Lillian Csernica, Elaine Cunningham, Wendy S. Delmater, S.B. Divya, Sarina Dorie, Marianne J. Dyson, Christopher M. Easton, Julie Frost, Jude-Marie Green, Michael Haynes, Russell Hemmell, Liam Hogan, M.X. Kelly, Ahmed A. Khan, Daniel M. Kimmel, Geoffrey A. Landis, Amir Lane, Jim Lee, Gerri Leen, Edward M. Lerner, Bob Lock, Susan Murrie Macdonald, Sarah Micklem, Kurt Newton, Wendy Nikel, Stephen S. Power, Nicole Robb, Manuel Royal, Alex Shvartsman, Steven H Silver, Laurie Tom, Marie Vibbert, John Walters, Cynthia Ward, and Donna Glee Williams. Check it out at http://www.fantasticbooks.biz/fantasticbooks/fantasy/1515423301.html.

We've recently published Morgan J. Bolt's young adult novel, The Favored. The book tells the story of 17-year-old Kallam Gondwana, who doesn't care much for the thrice-weekly church services he's forced to sit through. But they're a minor annoyance in the life of luxury and privilege he enjoys as one of Kanda's Favored. Whether riding roller coasters or mountain biking with his best friend Kimble, Kallam fills his days with fun and relaxation. His greatest challenge is deciding which Vocational Classes to sign up for and if he should pursue a career designing coasters or serving as a pastor. But an accident throws him into a secret world he never dreamed existed. Much tougher choices with far greater consequences now lie before Kallam, as he realizes the utopian paradise he has always known is built on lies and oppression. As his eyes open to the truth that has always surrounded him, Kallam must decide what kind of person he is and which side he wants to stand on—no matter the cost. For more information, see http://www.fantasticbooks.biz/fantasticbooks/sf/1515423816.html.

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In the coming weeks and months, we'll be offering more specials through Publisher's Pick. And we'll be publishing Daniel M. Kimmel's newest novel, Father of the Bride of Frankstein. We're also planning a new Kickstarter project, for another fantastic anthology you're sure to love. So check out our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Fantastic-Books-646504485551330/), and keep reading the web site.

Thanks for reading! Feel free to share this newsletter far and wide.

—Ian Randal Strock, Publisher