Future formats

Future formats

What Are eBooks Worth?

All this month, Shane Jiraiya Cummings is hosting a Grand Conversation on eBooks at his site. He invited me to take part, and as (a) I’m a big eBook devotee, and (b) I’d attend the opening of an out of date jar of lemon curd, I naturally said yes.

So, if you want to read about my views on what eBooks are worth (as opposed to what they cost), head here. If you don’t, don’t click this

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Books, Future formats

Now available on Kindle, everywhere!

kindleAt last, we’re delighted to announce that Angry Robot titles are now available for the Kindle, everywhere. Kindle owners in the Americas and Africa (excluding South Africa) have been able to buy titles on Kindle from Amazon.com. Now, everyone else can buy them from Amazon.co.uk or .com, and all for the cost of a glass of wine (each).

Yesterday we uploaded our 30 current titles to the UK Kindle store, and as of

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Angry Robot, Future formats, General skiffy bollocks, Interesting Stuff, Interviews, Other people's business, Out and About, Writers

Advent Calendar Day 7 & More Un:Bound Video News

Advent Calendar
Today’s Advent Calendar surprise is courtesy of Tim Waggoner (author of Nekropolis and Dead Streets). It may not be the most uplifting Christmas message you’ll read, but it’s certainly one of the most honest!

Un:Bound Video
After a few teething problems, the team at Un:Bound have launched their pilot video magazine, Un:Bound Video Editions. There’s a lot crammed into the half-hour, including a behind-the-scenes at Tor, some author interviews, Alasdair Stuart being kind and mean at the same time, and yours truly, giving the first in a series of publishing tips.

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Introducing the new Angry Robot digital short story store

Consider the following statements:

  • 1. We love short stories
  • 2. You love short stories
  • 3. Many of our authors write short stories

Put them together, and what do you get? That’s right – the Angry Robot Short Story Store.

Here’s the official Press Release type thing, but what it boils down to, is: From December 1st you can buy short stories (or “Angry Robot Nano Editions”) by our authors

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Angry Robot, Books, Future formats, Other people's business

The Big Idea: Servant of the Underworld

Aliette de Bodard’s fantastical Aztec murder mystery, Servant of the Underworld is currently the focus of John Scalzi’s Big Idea feature at his blog, Whatever.

I picked the Aztecs for a combination of reasons. I wanted a non-Western culture because I’d read far too many medieval fantasies and mysteries and wanted to go further afield. I didn’t know much about Aztec culture at the outset, other than their reputation for bloodthirstiness–which seemed to me

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Month three – Now you know we mean business!

Eight weeks and one day ago we had no titles available for purchase in the US and Canada. As of today, we have eighteen! EIGHTEEN! Our latest batch of titles has hit the States today, and hit it hard.

Don’t worry if you haven’t yet bought all of our titles – Christmas is just around the corner, and a stack of AR books would make anybody happy – just pop them all on your Christmas list.*

So, this is what you can expect when you walk into your favourite store this month:

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Now Available from iBooks

If you’re an iPad/iPod/iPhone user, you can now download our first 8 titles through the iBookstore.

Titles available this month are:

Kell’s Legend by Andy Remic
Zoo City by Lauren Beukes
Sixty-One Nails by Mike Shevdon
The Road to Bedlam by Mike Shevdon
Slights by Kaaron Warren
Triumff: Her Majesty’s Hero by Dan Abnett
The Crown of the Blood by Gav Thorpe and

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Angry Robot eBooks now available

We’re big fans of eBooks, here at Angry Robot. Well, we’re big fans of books, and eBooks are just one of the formats that we love. We’ve been working furiously behind the scenes to get you eBook versions of our titles, and today we launch the first 9.

  • Moxyland by Lauren Beukes
  • Slights by Kaaron Warren
  • Triumff: Her Majesty’s Hero by Dan Abnett
  • Winter Song by Colin Harvey
  • The Crown of the Blood by Gav Thorpe
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Author Appearances, Freebies, Future formats, Robots at large, Writers

Lissun and lurn

We do like our podcasts, and we know quite a few of you do, too.

So, just in case you’ve missed them, here’s a list of recent podcasts featuring the Angry Robot crew:

Angry Robot Podcast number 2 – featuring Kaaron Warren and Lauren Beukes

WordPunk podcast – eBooks and eReaders – featuring Lee Harris (of Angry Robot),  Dave Devereux and Emma Davies

Lauren Beukes – Interview at the British Science

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The Future Is…

In the latest of our guest blogs, SF author Adam Christopher tells of his newly discovered love affair with digital media…

Recently, my wife and I did a spot of spring cleaning. There was one bookcase in particular, a chaotic jumble of books, ancient ornaments, and our not insubstantial CD collection. It was my wife who suggested we pack the CDs up and store them away. Why did we need to have access to them? We’d

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Future formats, General skiffy bollocks

Were you one of the few?

Quite a few people emailed us to tell us that they actually believed yesterday’s April Fool gag (Kell’s Legend – The Musical), which surprised us, while at the same time giving us a warm glow, inside.

The same thing happened last  year, and our announcement was somewhat… sillier…

Click here to remind yourselves of last year’s gag.

Oh, and Happy Easter! We’ll be back in the office next week.

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Kell’s Legend – the Musical

We’ve been dying to break this news, and the ink is still wet on the contracts, but we are delighted (and a little bit intimidated) to announce that we have agreed to a limited run by the Royal Shakespeare Company of Kell’s Legend – The Musical.

Casting is yet to be confirmed, but there is already a director and a musical director attached, and Andy Remic will act as creative consultant (to ensure that no changes are introduced that

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