NEWS: THE END IS NIGH Expanded Distro for Ebook Edition Delayed to July 1

We originally planned to have THE END IS NIGH exclusive on Kindle for 90 days so we could take advantage of the Kindle Select program, and then release the issue in other ebookstores on June 1. And we still will release the ebook edition in those other stories, but we’re going to have to delay that a month, to July 1. Sorry for the inconvenience!

NEWS: Amazon Prime Members Can Borrow THE END IS NIGH for Free from the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library

If you’re an Amazon Prime member, good news: You can borrow THE END IS NIGH for free from the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library.

If you’re not familiar with that feature, here’s a bit about it from Amazon:

The Kindle Owners’ Lending Library gives you access to thousands of books, including New York Times bestsellers, to borrow and read for free.

  • Borrow a book as frequently as once per month
  • No due dates — keep books as long as you like and return them when it’s time for something new
  • Read on any Amazon Kindle device

For more information about the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library visit our help page.

And the good news for authors (and in this case, editors) is: We still get paid! Amazon pays the author per borrow. It’s not as much as you’re going to earn on regular sale royalties most of the time, but it’s a not insignificant sum.

On related note, THE END IS NIGH is also part of Amazon’s Matchbook program, which means if you bought the trade paperback edition, if you want to also own the Kindle edition, you can get it at a discounted price. (In this case, 99 cents!):

For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases now lets you buy the Kindle edition for $2.99 or less. (Textbooks available for $9.99 or less.)

  • Thousands of books are eligible, including current and former best sellers.
  • Look for the Kindle MatchBook icon on print and Kindle book detail pages of qualifying books. You can also see more Kindle MatchBook titles here or look up all of your Kindle MatchBook titles here.
  • Read the Kindle edition on any Kindle device or with a free Kindle Reading App.
  • Print edition must be purchased new and sold by Amazon.com.
  • Gifting of the Kindle edition at the Kindle MatchBook price is not available.

Learn more about Kindle MatchBook.

NEWS: THE END IS NIGH Audiobook Now on Sale

The audiobook edition of THE END IS NIGH is now available as a digital download from Audible.com. Learn more ABOUT THE AUDIOBOOKS, or just pop on over to Audible.com and snag yourself a copy. It’s $24.95 or just $14.95 if you already have an Audible membership.

THE END IS NIGH (audiobook)

REVIEW: Locus, the trade journal of science fiction and fantasy, names two THE END IS NIGH stories to the recommended reading list!

Locus, the trade journal of the science fiction/fantasy field, reviews THE END IS NIGH in its April 2014 issue.

The review (which is not online), singles out Charlie Jane Anders’s story, “Break! Break! Break!” (which you can read online), saying it “may well be the best story in the book.” The reviewer, Rich Horton, adds: “the overall tone [is] comic [but] the underlying feeling is much darker – to excellent effect.”

The review also singles out several other “strong stories” in the book, including: Paolo Bacigalupi’s ‘‘Shooting the Apocalypse’’,  Tobias S. Buckell’s ‘‘System Reset’’, and Will McIntosh’s ‘‘Dancing with Death in the Land of Nod’’.

Of the stories mentioned in the review, ‘‘Break! Break! Break!’’ by Charlie Jane Anders and ‘‘Shooting the Apocalypse’’ by Paolo Bacigalupi made the recommended reading list.

NEWS: Amazon Selects THE END IS NIGH for its Kindle Select 25 List!

THE END IS NIGH was just included on Amazon’s latest Kindle Select 25 list. I’m not sure how long those pages stay up, so I took a screencap to capture it in all its glory:

Kindle Select 25

NEWS: Audiobook Edition Now Available for Pre-Order (Publishes April 8)!

The audiobook edition of THE END IS NIGH is now available for pre-order on both Amazon and Audible. Like the book itself, this is something Hugh and JJA self-published.

The audiobook features the vocal talents of the following narrators, several of whom you may know from their work on various SF/F podcasts:

  • Rajan Khanna
  • Lex Wilson
  • Ralph Walters
  • Jack Kincaid
  • Norm Sherman
  • James Keller
  • Kate Baker
  • Mur Lafferty
  • Anaea Lay
  • Tina Connolly
  • Sarah Tolbert
  • Folly Blaine
  • Roberto Suarez
  • Laurice White

Our producer/sound engineer was the aforementioned Jack Kincaid, who has been associated with JJA’s Lightspeed and Nightmare podcasts from nearly the very beginning. He’s also the voice of The Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy‘s intro and outro, and he’s done his own audio work as well, with his audio dramatization of his novel Hoad’s Grim, and his ongoing serial Edict Zero – FIS.

If you want to get a free taste of what the audiobook’s quality is like, you can listen to three of the stories from the audiobook on Drabblecast, Escape Pod, and StarShipSofa. We provided our actual audiobook audio to each of them, so what you hear there is exactly what you get in the audiobook edition. Here are the stories:

NEWS: io9 Features “System Reset” by Tobias S. Buckell

io9 is featuring the full text of “System Reset” by Tobias S. Buckell, which they call “incredible” and describe as “a smart thriller about hacker bounty hunters on a world-ending job.” [story]

NEWS: Listen to Robin Wasserman’s Story on StarShipSofa

The great SF/fantasy audio magazine StarShipSofa released its latest episode today, and it includes the audio of THE END IS NIGH’s introduction, but more importantly the complete audiobook-style recording of Robin Wasserman’s story from the anthology, “The Balm and the Wound.” [listen] It’s like a sneak preview of the audiobook edition of the anthology, which should be available from Audible soon.

There’s also a couple of other stories from the anthology you can read/listen to online; we’ve rounded those up on our Free Reads page.

NEWS: Several New “Free Reads” Now Available

Check out our “Free Reads” page to read (or listen to) some of the stories from THE END IS NIGH for free online. There’s four stories plus the introduction available now, and one more story is forthcoming in the near future. Enjoy!

NEWS: THE END IS NIGH is Now on Sale!

Volume one of The Apocalypse Triptych, THE END IS NIGH, is now on sale! The following editions are now available for purchase:

See the Buy the Books page of our website for more information about when other editions will become available.

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