eBook Deal: Get Joe Abercrombie’s THE BLADE ITSELF for only $1.99!

Right now you can get The Blade Itself, the first book of Joe Abercrombie’s series The First Law, for only $1.99!

Here’s the book description:

Inquisitor Glokta, a crippled and increasingly bitter relic of the last war, former fencing champion turned torturer extraordinaire, is trapped in a twisted and broken body – not that he allows it to distract him from his daily routine of torturing smugglers. Nobleman, dashing officer and would-be fencing champion Captain Jezal dan Luthar is living a life of ease by cheating his friends at cards. Vain, shallow, selfish and self-obsessed, the biggest blot on his horizon is having to get out of bed in the morning to train with obsessive and boring old men. And Logen Ninefingers, an infamous warrior with a bloody past, is about to wake up in a hole in the snow with plans to settle a blood feud with Bethod, the new King of the Northmen, once and for all – ideally by running away from it. But as he’s discovering, old habits die really, really hard indeed. . . especially when Bayaz gets involved. A bald old man with a terrible temper and a pathetic assistant, he could be the First of the Magi, he could be a spectacular fraud, but whatever he is, he’s about to make the lives of Glotka, Jezal and Logen a whole lot more difficult…

get it now from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or wherever you purchase your ebooks. (As of this writing, the iTunes prioce is $12.99.)


The eBook version of Bitter Seeds by Ian Tregillis, the 1st book in the Milkweed series, is currently on sale for $2.99. (I still love that cover!)

Here is the description:

It’s 1939. The Nazis have supermen, the British have demons, and one perfectly normal man gets caught in between

Raybould Marsh is a British secret agent in the early days of the Second World War, haunted by something strange he saw on a mission during the Spanish Civil War: a German woman with wires going into her head who looked at him as if she knew him.

When the Nazis start running missions with people who have unnatural abilities—a woman who can turn invisible, a man who can walk through walls, and the woman Marsh saw in Spain who can use her knowledge of the future to twist the present—Marsh is the man who has to face them. He rallies the secret warlocks of Britain to hold the impending invasion at bay. But magic always exacts a price. Eventually, the sacrifice necessary to defeat the enemy will be as terrible as outright loss would be.

Alan Furst meets Alan Moore in the opening of an epic of supernatural alternate history, the tale of a twentieth century like ours and also profoundly different.

You can get the ebook from Amazon and Barnes & Noble. (If someone can find this on an iTunes web page that’d be swell. When I search for it, it either comes up empty or wants me to install/run iTunes.)

[via Tor UK]

Hey, eBook readers!

At the time of this writing, Amazon US and Barnes and Noble are listing the brand new John Joseph Adams anthology The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination for only $1.99! And DRM-free!

Take a look at the stellar list of contributors and determine for yourself whether or not this is a great deal. (Hint: It is.)
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Jeff Carlson is the author of Plague Year, Plague War (a finalist for the Philip K. Dick Award), and Plague Zone. To date, his work has been translated into fifteen languages worldwide. His short stories and nonfiction have appeared in a number of top venues such as Asimov’s, Boys’ Life, Strange Horizons and the Fast Forward 2 anthology. His latest book, The Frozen Sky, is available in paperback and as an eBook.

Adventures in Self-Publishing: What I’ve Learned So Far

Self-publishing is five jobs and a half.  By comparison, writing the book was easy. It was also waaaaay more enjoyable.
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Barnes & Noble Unveils ‘Nook’ eBook Reader

Barnes & Noble unveiled their new eBook reader called “Nook“.

Some of the features and specs of the $259 device include:

  • The ability to download eBooks, magazines and newspapers over AT&T’s 3G network or via any B&N store’s free Wi-Fi connectivity.
  • Read any eBook for free in a Barnes & Noble store
  • An E Ink reading screen
  • Navigation via a color touchscreen (separate from the book display from what I can see in the video, which also shows some slow page-turning and screen flashes)
  • Sync your eBooks to your iPhone, iPod Touch, BlackBerry, Mac or PC
  • Lend eBooks to friends for up to 14 days.
  • Based on the Android Operating System
  • 2GB Internal memory/storage (up to 1,500 eBooks) with additional storage via its SD Expansion slot (for books and pictures)
  • Try before you buy with free book samples

See also: How it compares with Amazon’s Kindle 2. From a B&N perspective, of course!