THE GRAND TOUR now available on NetGalley

By Hayley Dietrich
on May 08, 2020

THE GRAND TOUR now available on NetGalley

E. Catherine Tobler's collection THE GRAND TOUR is now available on NetGalley until the end of June. For all those interested in the adventures of Jackson's Unreal Circus, you can find the collection here: 

https://www.netgalley.com/catalog/book/191826

Alternatively, preorder here: https://www.apexbookcompany.com/collections/alpha-print/products/the-grand-tour-preorder?variant=33292889129097

Snow Over Utopia available in the Latinx Storybundle

By Hayley Dietrich
on May 05, 2020

Snow Over Utopia available in the Latinx Storybundle

V. Castro has curated a dark fiction storybundle, featuring works from Latinx authors. From Rudolfo A. Serna's dystopian Snow Over Utopia to Richie Narvaez's comedic horror-crime novel Hipster Death Rattle to JF Gonzalez's werewolf novel Shapeshifter, which is now back in print, this collection is not to be missed.

More information about the storybundle can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UZl2wbAUrY

A link to the bundle can be found here: https://storybundle.com/latinx

Introducing ApexBookCompany.com Gift Cards

By Jason Sizemore
on April 14, 2020

Introducing ApexBookCompany.com Gift Cards

We're pleased to announce the available of a new feature at the Apex Book Store--Gift Cards!

A gift card is a great way to support a small business because it is an additional revenue stream but it also introduces the gift receiver to the products and offerings of the business. They're also delivered instantaneously, so if you're looking for an impressive gift at the last second, they can be a godsend.

On launch, we're offering cards in four different denominations: $10, $25, $50, and $100.

Gift cards are delivered by email and contain instructions to redeem them at checkout. Our gift cards have no additional processing fees.

Here's how a gift card looks when delivered.

Gift card example

COIL by Ren Warom available in the Best of British SFF Storybundle

By Jason Sizemore
on April 13, 2020

COIL by Ren Warom available in the Best of British SFF Storybundle

Lavie Tidhar has curated an impressive new bundle for StoryBundle that he calls the Best British SFF. This group of books includes COIL by Ren Warom and books from luminaries like Ian McDonald and Justina Robson.

You can find the bundle here: https://storybundle.com/bestof

The Grand Tour is available for preorder

By Jason Sizemore
on April 09, 2020

The Grand Tour is available for preorder

Preorder and save!

Grab the Jackson Bundle and receive E. Catherine Tobler's Jackson's Circus novella THE KRAKEN SEA along with the upcoming THE GRAND TOUR at a nice discount. Available only during this preorder promotion.

Publication date June 16, 2020.

Preordering is also available via these third party partners:

Amazon (TPB) | Kindle | Nook | Play | Kobo

Step right up! Come one, come all, to Jackson's Unreal Circus and Mobile Marmalade. The steam train may look older than your great-grandmother's' china, but within her metal corridors are destinations you have only ever dreamed. They're real, friends, each and every one—and yours for the taking.

Witness Rabi, Vanquisher and Vanisher Extraordinaire, who can make coins and the past vanish before your very eyes. Dare to visit the Beauty and the Beast, our conjoined twins who are terrible and tortured by turns. Sample Beth's marmalade, the sticky sweetness containing the very memory of the day you turned sixteen, and your beloved's lips touched yours once and never again.It's worth the price, traveler. Jackson's Unreal Circus is where you can be whoever or whatever you want. Whether it be a ride on the Ferris wheel, slipping inside a skin that is not your own, or the opportunity to live as you never have before—it is all possible on this, the grandest of tours. The train beckons you—come, come!

For the first time, E. Catherine Tobler has compiled a collection of her popular circus stories. With nine stories ranging from the first publishing within this universe to a previously unpublished piece, this is your ticket to her magical world. Welcome to The Grand Tour.

Contains the following destinations:
"Vanishing Act"
"Artificial Nocturne"
"We, As One, Trailing Embers"
"Liminal"
"Blow the Moon Out"
"Ebb Stung by the Flow"
"Lady Marmalade"
"Every Season" (original to this collection)
"Inland Territory; Stray Italian Greyhound"

Also features a special introduction by Hugo-nominated author A.C. Wise!

Cover art by Cyril Rolando.

ISBN (TPB) 978-1-937009-81-6

204 pages

Social Distance and Read! 5 Apex titles for 99 cents each.

By Jason Sizemore
on April 01, 2020

Social Distance and Read! 5 Apex titles for 99 cents each.

April looks to be a long month for most of us. So we'd like to help you pass the time by temporarily offering the following five Apex eBooks for 99 cents each.

These books are available at the discounted price at Amazon, B&N, Kobo, Google Play, DriveThruFiction, and Apex.

We encourage you to purchase via DriveThruFiction or Apex as a way of supporting independent businesses. It's a tough world out there for us right now.

MARS GIRLS by Mary Turzillo (YA science fiction novel)
DriveThruFiction | Apex | Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Google

I CAN TRANSFORM YOU by Maurice Broaddus (dark SF novella)
DriveThruFiction | Apex | Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Google

AETHERCHRIST by Kirk Jones (dark SF novella)
DriveThruFiction | Apex | Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Google

THE LOST LEVEL by Brian Keene (lost world fantasy novel)
DriveThruFiction | Apex | Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Google

DARK FAITH ed. by Maurice Broaddus & Jerry Gordon (dark fantasy & horror anthology)
DriveThruFiction | Apex | Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Google

Jacket reveal for The Grand Tour

By Jason Sizemore
on March 30, 2020

Jacket reveal for The Grand Tour

Our jacket designer (Mikio Murakami) has turned in the final jacket design for E. Catherine Tobler's THE GRAND TOUR. I'm thrilled to shared it with you now!

The Grand Tour jacket cover

Covid-19 willing, we hope to release this collection in June.

A GoFundMe for Apex Books

By Jason Sizemore
on March 26, 2020

A GoFundMe for Apex Books

As every small business can attest to sales have slowed to a trickle what with *gestures at the world* everything going on. But hope is not lost.

The wonderful folks at GoFundMe, Yelp, and Intuit Quickbooks created the Small Business Relief Initiative to aid small businesses affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. They’ve committed to matching $500 of any small business campaign that can raise at least $500. 

You can find our campaign here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-apex-book-company-indie-small-press

This initiative is a ray of hope for many small businesses, including us. A potential $1,000 would help us fill the gaps caused from recent sluggish sales, allow us to keep our production plans for future publications on track, and provide a bit of cushion for the coming months.

We know we are not alone in needing help during this global time of crisis. Your support in spreading the word of this campaign and your generosity, even $1, help us keep pushing and fighting to make a difference.

Thank you lovely readers for being a part of the Apex family! Together we can do anything.

Jason Sizemore, Publisher
Apex Book Company

Free eBooks for your Covid-19 Social Distancing

By Jason Sizemore
on March 18, 2020

Free eBooks for your Covid-19 Social Distancing

We hope this selection of free Apex titles will help make this stressful time pass a little easier, a little quicker.

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"TeleAbsence" by Michael A. Burstein

By Jason Sizemore
on March 16, 2020

"TeleAbsence" by Michael A. Burstein

Tony put on the spex and scrunched his hands into the tight datagloves. He pushed a button on the right earpiece, and the world around him changed.

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