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Tue
Jun 24 2014 2:30pm

Hurry! Get Max Gladstone’s Three Parts Dead Ebook for $2.99!

Max Gladstone Three Parts DeadYou can now purchase the ebook edition of Three Parts Dead, the first volume in Max Gladstone’s Craft Sequence, for only $2.99! (U.S and Canada, and many other nations.) It will only be available at this sale price until July, so order your copy today!

With book three in the series, Full Fathom Five, just over the horizon, there’s never been a better time for new readers to see what all the fuss is about, or for other folks to get reacquainted with Gladstone’s secondary-world urban fantasy.

In Three Parts Dead, Tara, a first-year associate in the international necromantic firm of Kelethres, Albrecht, and Ao, must resurrect the fire god Kos before the city of Alt Coulumb falls apart. Without Him, the metropolis’s steam generators will shut down, its trains will cease running, and its four million citizens will riot. Her only help is Abelard, a chain-smoking priest of the dead god, who’s having an understandable crisis of faith.

If you’re still not convinced, you can check out an excerpt from Three Parts Dead here on Tor.com first. Get the ebook from the retailers below, or from your favorite ebook provider!

B&N NOOK | Google Play | iBooks | Kindle

Tue
Jun 10 2014 3:00pm

Designing the Cover for The Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide

The Thackery T. Lambshead Guide to Eccentric and Discredited DiseasesThe Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric and Discredited Diseases is a uniquely entertaining collection, containing work by Neil Gaiman, China Miéville, Rachel Pollack, Liz Williams, and many others—and it’s been painstakingly put together by talented editors Jeff VanderMeer and Mark Roberts. The editors have also contributed submitted their own weird and wonderful pieces.

TorUK reissued the ebook with a fabulous new cover on 5th June. Learn more about the collection and see the full cover below!

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Fri
May 30 2014 10:00am

Get Tor.com’s Original Fiction Hugo Finalists for Free

Tordotcom Hugo nominees

As you may have heard, this year’s list of Hugo finalists contain five Tor.com Originals. Congratulations again to Charles Stross, Andy Duncan, Ellen Klages, Mary Robinette Kowal, Thomas Olde Heuvelt, and John Chu. We’ve managed to stop hopping with excitement for just long enough to make all five of these wonderful stories free to download from all major ebook retailers. Below the cut you’ll find links where you can get these stories for free.

[Get Hugo-Nominated Short Fiction for Free!]

Wed
May 28 2014 4:12pm

Removing Roadblocks to Community: Tom Doherty on DRM at Book Expo of America

Tom Doherty Book Expo America 2014

“Ultimately it comes down to the desire to be where our customers are, to play fair with them in the assumption that they’ll play fair with us. And you know something? It’s worked.”

Tor Books president and publisher Tom Doherty had a lot to say during his speech at the International Digital Publishing Forum at this year’s 2014 Book Expo of America, but the main item on the agenda was Tor/Forge Books’ decision to strip Digital Rights Management software from the ebook versions of their titles and whether, two years later, that decision has had any negative impact.

In the case of Tor Books it appears that it hasn’t, but as Doherty pointed out in today’s speech, the implications of DRM go beyond the financial impact to publishers, authors, and readers. Insidiously, it chips away at the very connectivity that the entire publishing community has always relied upon.

[More information and one big announcement]

Wed
May 28 2014 3:50pm

Tor.com is Seeking a Fiction Editor, Marketing Manager, and Publicity Manager

Tor.com is excited to announce that we will be expanding our original fiction program via a new imprint dedicated to publishing novellas, shorter novels, serializations, and any other pieces of fiction that exceed the traditional novelette length (17,499 words).

Each DRM-free title will be available exclusively for purchase, unlike the current fiction that is offered for free on the site, and will have full publisher support behind it. It will have a heavy digital focus but all titles will be available via POD and audio formats. We will also consider traditional print publishing for a select number of titles a year. All titles will be available worldwide.

We are using this opportunity to reevaluate every step of the publishing process and are looking forward to creating a program with a fresh, start-up mentality, but with the rich legacy of Tor Books and Tor.com behind us. For more information on the imprint and its mission, please read the full description here.

[Job descriptions for the Tor.com Imprint]

Wed
May 28 2014 3:50pm

Announcing Tor.com the Imprint

Tor.com Imprint

Tor.com is excited to announce that we will be expanding our original fiction program via a new imprint dedicated to publishing novellas, shorter novels, serializations, and any other pieces of fiction that exceed the traditional novelette length (17,499 words).

[More information]

Thu
Apr 17 2014 10:00am

Dangerously Good Fantasy and New Jacqueline Carey Ebook Art

I remember when I first read Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey, years ago now. It was a rare treat, an immersive, compulsive treat of a book of the sort that comes along oh so rarely. It’s a lyrically written (and at times rather racy!) epic of intrigue and power-politics, set in a fantasy world with the feel of Renaissance Italy. I was therefore delighted to have the opportunity to brief fabulous new ebook covers for the trilogy, which you can see below.

Bearing in mind the beautifully written eroticism that permeates the book, I guess it’s pretty reductive to say that it conjurers up Game of Thrones with a hint of Fifty Shades of Grey! But whatever the comparisons, it’s a damn fine, beautifully imagined read.

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Fri
Apr 11 2014 1:05pm

Macmillan eDeals Has Launched—Find Great Reads!

Don’t you wish that there was a place where you could go to find out what Macmillan e-books were on sale? Well, you’re special, and so are your wishes, so Macmillan eDeals is now a reality! Head on over to find out what books have currently hopped down in price, sorted helpfully by genre. Read all the things!

Mon
Mar 17 2014 12:30pm

Download Our Nebula-Nominated Stories For Free!

Free ebooks Burning Girls Veronica Schanoes Wakulla Springs Andy Duncan and Ellen Klages

We would like to congratulate our Nebula Award finalists Veronica Schanoes, Andy Duncan, and Ellen Klages! To celebrate their nomination, you can now download the ebooks of their novellas “Burning Girls” and “Wakulla Springs.”

[Free ebooks]

Thu
Mar 6 2014 1:00pm

A Library In Your Pocket: How Having an E-reader Has Changed My Reading Habits

I bought an e-reader almost two years ago. My son had one first, but he’s a technophilic early adopter. I on the other hand am a panda who likes to stick to my one comfortable grove of bamboo. But when my son came with me my signing tour in January 2011, he took his Kindle and I took eleven books. Then I bought more on the way and had to post some home from San Francisco. Even I could see the advantages of an e-reader for travel. There never was a more reluctant purchaser though.

[Read more: But now I love it]

Mon
Mar 3 2014 12:01pm

Download Free Ebook Editions of Nebula Award Finalist Novellas “Burning Girls” and “Wakulla Springs”

Free ebooks Burning Girls Veronica Schanoes Wakulla Springs Andy Duncan and Ellen Klages

We would like to congratulate our Nebula Award finalists Veronica Schanoes, Andy Duncan, and Ellen Klages! To celebrate their nomination, you can now download the ebooks of their novellas “Burning Girls” and “Wakulla Springs.”

[Free ebooks]

Mon
Feb 3 2014 4:05pm

You Can Also Download the 2014 Campbellian Anthology Through Tor.com

2014 Campbellian AnthologyThe response to M. David Blake’s 2014 Campbellian Anthology has been so great that you can now download the ebook directly from Tor.com!

The anthology, stuffed with amazing work from a startling number and variety of writers, collects the work from most of the authors eligible for this year’s John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, resulting in 860,000 words of fiction by 111 authors, free, and DRM-free.

The anthology is only available for a limited time, so download your copy today! Because of the increased demand, Tor.com agreed to serve as a duplicate download site for the .mobi and .epub files of the anthology. If one of the downloads isn’t working for you, you can attempt it at one of the other mirror sites here.

Update: The Campbellian Anthology has been taken offline as of May 20th.

Mon
Jan 27 2014 4:50pm

Get Paul of Dune and Sisterhood of Dune for Just $2.99

Sisterhood of Dune Paul of Dune ebook sale

The ebooks for Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson’s Paul of Dune and Sisterhood of Dune are on sale for $2.99 starting today. In Paul of Dune we pick up Paul’s story immediately after the events of Dune, but prior to Dune Messiah. We learn the story of Paul’s jihad, as he fears for the loyalty of those he loves and trusts most—and his own sanity. Sisterhood of Dune finds a society in turmoil, 83 years after the last of the thinking machines was destroyed. A great war rages between those who would use reason and technology, and those who rely on faith. The outcome of the war could mean a new beginning for humanity...or its ending.

The sale begins January 27th and ends March 1st.

Paul of Dune:

iBooks | Kindle | Nook

Sisterhood of Dune:

iBooks | Kindle | Nook

Mon
Jan 27 2014 4:25pm

Get Your Copy of Tyranny of the Night for Just $2.99!

Now’s your chance to read a fantasy epic from the creator of The Black Company! In Tyranny of the Night, Glen Cook introduces us to the young warrior Else, who unknowingly wins a battle with a god, sparking a war between his people, the Praman, and the West. Now Else is sent deep into the West as a spy, and must confront the horrors of war, astonishing acts of faith, his own doubts, and, worst of all, the brothers of the slain god, who will not stop until they have vengeance.

The sale begins on January 27, and ends on March 1st, so download your copy soon! 

iBooks | Kindle | Nook

Mon
Dec 9 2013 2:15pm

Some of the Best from Tor.com 2013 is Free to Download Now!

Some of the Best from Tor.com 2013

Look at all those sci-fi/fantasy/and then some authors! The 2013 edition of Some of the Best from Tor.com, an anthology of twenty-one of our favorite stories, selected from the sixty-plus stories we published this year, is currently available for FREE download world-wide through all major ebook retailers.

These stories were acquired and edited for Tor.com by Patrick Nielsen Hayden, Ellen Datlow, Ann VanderMeer, Liz Gorinsky, George R. R. Martin, Noa Wheeler, Melissa Frain, and Claire Eddy. Each story is accompanied by an original illustration.

Want more info on the stories themselves? Take a look below.

[Table of Contents and Ebook Links Below]

Wed
Dec 4 2013 1:30pm

Hurry! Get Brandon Sanderson’s The Way of Kings Ebook for $2.99

You can now purchase the ebook of The Way of Kings, the first volume in Brandon Sanderson’s Stormlight Archive series, for only $2.99! (U.S and Canada, and many other nations.) It will only be available for a limited time, so order your copy today!

With book two in the Stormlight Archive series, Words of Radiance, just over the horizon, the price drop should hopefully give new fans plenty of time to see what all the fuss is about and for other folks to get reacquainted with the world of Roshar and its various oddities. (Remember how there are crab-dogs? There are crab-dogs.)

You can get the ebook from the retailers below, or from your favorite ebook provider!

ibooks | Kindle | Nook | DragonMount

Mon
Nov 25 2013 12:05pm

Get Brandon Sanderson’s The Way of Kings Ebook for $2.99

You can now purchase the ebook of The Way of Kings, the first volume in Brandon Sanderson’s Stormlight Archive series, for only $2.99! (U.S and Canada, and many other nations.) Get it from Apple, AmazonBarnes & NobleDragonmount, or any of your favorite retailers. 

With book two in the Stormlight Archive series, Words of Radiance, just over the horizon, the price drop should hopefully give new fans plenty of time to see what all the fuss is about and for other folks to get reacquainted with the world of Roshar and its various oddities. (Remember how there are crab-dogs? There are crab-dogs.)

Tue
Nov 5 2013 12:10pm

Neil Gaiman Writing New Doctor Who E-book!

Doctor Who, Amy Eleventh DoctorIt looks at though Neil Gaiman couldn’t wait to get back to Doctor Who! On November 21 (a mere two days before the 50th Anniversary special), Puffin will publish the Doctor Who e-book of the year, Nothing O’Clock, which marks Gaiman’s second trip to the Whoniverse this in 2013, following his seventh season episode “Nighmare in the Silver.” And it’s going to star the Eleventh Doctor and Amy!

Want to know more about the book?

[A brand new monster...]

Mon
Oct 28 2013 11:30am

Download an ebook of Orson Scott Card’s The Memory of Earth for Just 2.99!

Get the ebook edition of Orson Scott Card’s Memory of Earth Volume I—on sale now for only $2.99!

High above the planet Harmony, the Oversoul watches. Its task is to guard the human settlement on this planet—to protect this fragile remnant of Earth from all threats. To protect them, most of all, from themselves. The Oversoul has done its job well. There is no war on Harmony. There is no technology that could lead to weapons of war.

But now there is a problem. In orbit, the Oversoul realizes that it has lost access to some of its memory banks, and some of its power systems are failing...

Join Card’s exciting series in its first volume, available (in the U.S. and many other territories) at these ebook retailers or your favorite ebook provider!

ibooks | Kindle | Nook

Tue
Oct 8 2013 2:15pm

Get George R.R. Martin’s Inside Straight for Just $2.99!

Inside Straight CoverNow you can get Inside Straight, edited by George R.R. Martin, for just $2.99! Inside Straight is the latest book in the Wild Cards series. In 1946, an alien virus was unleashed over the skies of New York City. It destroyed ninety percent of human life. Of the handful of people left, some mutated into terrible abomination. But a few discovered powers that were inconceivable to humanity before the plague.

In the latest adventure, continuity jumps forward to a new generation of major characters, entirely accessible to readers who have come to Martin’s work through A Song of Ice and Fire, and featuring all-original stories by Daniel Abraham, Michael Cassutt, and Stephen Leigh, and more, including Martin himself! 

The sale ends on November 1, so download Inside Straight today! 

ibooks | Kindle | Nook