Starting today, December 24th, authors Brian Keene, J. F. Gonzalez, Robert Swartwood, Kelli Owen, and Robert Ford have teamed up to make several of their ebooks available for just 99 cents each — over twenty titles!
- From Kelli Owen, her novels Six Days and White Picket Prisons, as well as the novellas Waiting Out Winter and The Neighborhood, and the collection Black Bubbles — all available in the US Kindle Store and the UK Kindle Store.
- From Robert Swartwood, his novels The Calling, The Dishonored Dead, The Serial Killer’s Wife, Man of Wax, The Inner Circle, No Shelter, as well as his novella The Man on the Bench and his collection Phantom Energy: [Very Short] Stories — all available in the US Kindle Store, the UK Kindle Store, the Nook Store, the Kobo Store, and iTunes.
This special sale will only run through Wednesday, December 26th, so grab your copies now!
ALONE is now available on all digital platforms!
$2.99. Get yours now!
Last week, Robert Swartwood interviewed me about Alone, my first foray into self-publishing, which debuted in digital this past weekend. (Currently it’s available for $2.99 on Kindle and Kobo — the Nook edition should be out later this week). The interview veers into other topics, too, like zombies, the small press, and the very probable eventual death of paperbacks. Listen for free here.
Some time ago, Glen Krisch challenged me to try self-publishing. So now I have.
ALONE, a short novella of quiet, supernatural horror, was previously only available as a signed limited edition. So that those copies will hold their value for collectors, I decided to re-release it only in digital, rather than in paperback. Currently, it’s on Kindle and Kobo for $2.99. Nook editions should be on sale within the next week.
If you’re new to me (or to Maelstrom) PLEASE read this first. It details Maelstrom’s history and mission statement. I give readers notice a month or two before the books go up for pre-order, so that folks have time to save money ($125). Which brings me to:
This is a test of the Maelstrom Early Warning System… If you wish to pre-order Maelstrom Set III when it goes on sale later this summer, you should set aside the money now… This is only a test. If this had been the actual pre-ordering period, you would have been given a link to click so you could buy the books…
MAELSTROM PUBLICATION HISTORY
Set I (2010)
A Gathering of Crows by Brian Keene
The Rising: Deliverance by Brian Keene (no reprint for 5 years)
Six Days by Kelli Owen
Set II (2011)
A Conspiracy of One by Brian Keene (never to be reprinted)
Alone by Brian Keene
Once Upon A Time In Midnight by John Urbancik
Set III (forthcoming Fall of 2012)
Earthworm Gods II: Deluge by Brian Keene
Sundancing by Brian Keene (never to be reprinted)
Answers of Silence by Geoff Cooper
From Paul at Thunderstorm Books: “All individual orders, domestic and international; all bookseller allotments, domestic and international; all contributor copies have shipped. All orders so far have shipped. (If you didn’t get a shipping notification, you can email me (some of the notifications bounced as invalid email addresses). I do have a handful (and I mean handful) left due to some check reservations never coming through, as well as a couple of dropped memberships. These will be gone within 24 hours so act fast.”
As noted earlier today on The Keenedom, Maelstrom Set 2, which includes A Conspiracy of One and Alone (both by me) and John Urbancik’s Once Upon A Time In Midnight, should begin shipping next Monday (July 25th). These were all sold out prior to publication. You may still be able to get them via Camelot, Overlook, or Horror Mall.
The second Maelstrom set is on sale now! (Update: Now sold out) This set includes:
A Conspiracy of One by Brian Keene Everyone has a darkest hour. For the employees of Big Bill’s Home Electronics, it comes when a crazed gunman barges into their store and opens fire. For Evan Fisher, it manifests as he tries to protect his family in the aftermath of a natural disaster. For Ward and Valerie, it is the imaginary friend who creeps through their daughter’s window at night. For Gina, a woman devoted to her husband, it rises with the dead. For the residents of a small Atlantic coastal town, it arrives from the sea with an amphibian croak. And for a burned-out horror novelist, it is echoed in the whispers of a ghost. This newest collection features over 80,000 words of short fiction and novellas, including “Halves”, “The House of Ushers”, “Scratch”, “I Sing A New Psalm”, “The Girl on the Glider” and many more, as well as extensive story notes. And in keeping with Maelstrom’s exclusivity promise, this will be the only edition of this book ever printed, thus making it a true collectible.
Alone by Brian Keene When Daniel Miller wakes up one morning, something has gone terribly wrong. The power is out. The phones are dead. The house is silent. The street is shrouded in fog. Both his partner and their adopted daughter are missing. So are their neighbors. And so is everyone else in the world. Daniel Miller is the last person left on Earth… or is he? An all-new, original novella of quiet, supernatural horror.
Once Upon a Time in Midnight by John Urbancik Welcome to Midnight, City of Night. This is the city tucked between two mountains in such a way the sun never shines here. This is the home to men like Mr. Zero and Uncle Knuckles. This is a place where more roads lead in than out. When Thomas Midnight makes a wrong turn and ends up trapped in the City of Night, he’ll do whatever it takes to get out. But the city’s grip around him tightens, and word has already spread that he’s arrived.
This set is limited to 300 signed and numbered hardcovers. New to Brian Keene? Click here for complete details on Maelstrom’s history and mission statement.
Pre-ordering for Maelstrom Set 2 (Brian Keene’s A Conspiracy of One and Alone, and John Urbancik’s Once Upon A Time In Midnight) has begun for customers who purchased the previous set. Those customers received an email earlier this week with ordering details. Pre-ordering will open to the general public at approximately 3pm (Arizona Time) on Sunday. Watch this space for the general public link.