Here's a press release I received today, and it has a morsel of exciting news (more later) about
embedded within it:
Announcing the new infinity plus ebook imprint
The infinity plus ebook imprint launches with six titles:
- The Angels of Life and Death by Eric Brown, a new collection of short fiction
- the collected short fiction of Keith Brooke, in five volumes (Liberty Spin, Embrace, Faking It, Segue and Memesis), with two original stories and specially written afterwords for each story
Each book is available in the Kindle ebook format, priced $3.44 / £2.18. Covers for the first six books are by Dominic Harman and Debbie Nicholson. Soon to follow the launch titles will be books from Eric Brown, John Grant, Anna Tambour, Molly Brown, Garry Kilworth and others.
Founder of infinity plus, Keith Brooke, says: "We settled on the Kindle format because it has emerged as a market leader and we want to test the market. If the infinity plus ebook imprint proves to be viable we'll move into other ebook formats and possibly even good old-fashioned hard copy publishing. We'll also be putting out work by other authors who have been associated with infinity plus over the years, publishing new books and making older titles available again."
Last Christmas the Kindle was the number one bestselling item at amazon.com, and sales are set to be far greater this Christmas. Kindle ebooks can also be read on PCs, Macs, smart phones and other devices.
About infinity plus:
- infinity plus is a science fiction, fantasy and horror showcase that ran from 1997 to 2007 and remains online as an archive
- the site holds more than 2.1 million words of fiction, 1000 book reviews and 100 interviews
- authors featured on the site include Stephen Baxter, Mary Gentle, Peter F Hamilton, Gwyneth Jones, Vonda N McIntyre, Michael Moorcock, Kim Stanley Robinson, Lucius Shepard, Michael Swanwick, Jack Vance, Connie Willis and Gene Wolfe
- there have been three infinity plus print anthologies
- Praise for infinity plus:
- "looks great. And it's good to find quality fiction on the web" (Ellen Datlow)
- "one of the Internet's most valuable resources for intelligent science fiction of high literary quality" (Gardner Dozois)
- "the best place for genre fiction on the web" (SFX)
- "first-rate" (Locus Online)