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Angry Robot, News, Robot Business

Pre-Orders Now Available Through Our Website

It’s time to celebrate and re-pledge your fealty to the metallic Overlords!

“Why?” we hear you cry!

Well, let us lay this mind-numbingly amazing good news at your feet. YOU CAN NOW PRE-ORDER ALL OF OUR RELEASES DIRECTLY FROM THE WEBSITE!

*confetti canon explodes*

So now you don’t need to go anywhere else to get your hands/paws/claws on some of the best F, SF and WTF fiction around – not that you’d want to anyway…

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Angry Robot, Robot Business

Introducing Penny Reeve to the Angry Robot Team

Some of our more eagle-eyed readers may have already spotted the name, Penny, floating around on blog posts; Penny has been interning with us since February but I am delighted to introduce her now as our newest team member.

Starting immediately for a handover period, Penny has joined as maternity cover for my role as Publicity Manager. I will be finishing up on Friday, 29 May, but until then Penny and I will be promoting all that is strange and wonderful about Angry Robot Books, our authors, and, of course, books!

Penny comes to us from a public relations background and

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AR Authors, Books, Robot Business, Writers

A third Angry Robot book for Ramez Naam

Ramez Naam Following the stella success of Ramez Naam‘s Nexus, we are delighted to announce the acquisition of the third book in the series for the man touted as Michael Crichton’s successor.

The as-yet unnamed book is the follow-up to 2013’s Nexus and Crux, and will be published in late 2014.

The deal, which is for worldwide English and translation rights, was agreed between Angry Robot Senior Editor Lee Harris and Lucienne Diver of the Knight Agency.

Mez had

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Angry Robot, News, Robot Business

Welcome our latest Robot recruit, Caroline Lambe

Caroline LambeWe’ve had a small reshuffle up here in our terrifyingly gun-bedecked orbital headquarters.

Please welcome our new Publicity Manager, CAROLINE LAMBE. She’s based full-time in the Nottingham office, and will greatly enhance our book promotion and marketing capabilities, from wrangling metadata and TIs for our new sales partners Faber, to arranging reviews and bookstore events. She joins us from Liberties Press in Dublin, and we’re sure you’ll make her welcome around these parts.

In other news, DARREN TURPIN has now completed his move

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Angry Robot, General, News, Robot Business

Angry Robot announces new UK sales partners

Faber!Hey gang! This might be more book industry-focussed than our usual robot-obsessed blog posts, but no less important…

In the UK, we’re delighted to announce that our books – AR, Strange Chemistry and Exhibit A alike – are going to be represented by that most beloved of publishers Faber, as part of their Faber Factory Plus sales team.

This will mean we have better coverage across the whole of the UK, as well as Ireland and into Europe too. We’ll have more reps on the

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Angry Robot, News, Robot Business

Now Hiring: Fiction Publicity Manager

Angry RobotAngry Robot’s swathe of cool genre imprints is in need of a lively PUBLICITY MANAGER. The aim of this job is to work with our divine authors, our favourite bookshops, our lovely bloggers and the Robot Army, and our fab distributors who link this all together, to promote the hell out of our books.

Duties include arranging signings and store promotions, placing reviews and articles online and in print, blogging and attending events. You’ll also be making sure all the metadata that

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Angry Robot, AR Authors, Robot Business

Angry Robot Signs Tim Waggoner’s Brand New Urban Fantasy Series

Urban fantasy fans everywhere, prepare to be delighted as you digest our latest book deal announcement: we’ve signed up Tim Waggoner, author of the hugely popular Nekropolis saga, for the first two volumes of a brand new series.

The Author, Tim WaggonerIt’s Men In Black meets The Sandman as Tim invites you to meet the fine men and women of the NightWatch: a supernatural agency dedicated to hunting down rogue nightmares that escape from other realms when people dream about them,

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Angry Robot, Robot Business

Status Re-Boot for Angry Robot Lee Harris: ‘Senior Editor’ Level-Up Activated

Robo LeeIt was a dark day in the Angry Robot Fortress of Doom. The greatest robo-minds in the global organisation had gathered, with but one purpose:

“We need to talk about Lee.”

Silence. Grim, quite possibly foreboding silence.

“Er, why?”

“Well… he knows things. Lots of things. Things that, if brought into the harsh light of public scrutiny, could have massive and far-reaching consequences for our mission. We need to decide what to do about him.”

More silence. This time of a more ruminative, speculative kind.

“We could…”

“Yes?”

“…promote him?”

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Angry Robot, Audio, Robot Business

Strange Chemistry and Exhibit A team up with AudioGO for Audiobook Goodness

We’re pleased-as-punch to announce that, via our parent company Osprey Group, we’ve concluded a deal with to create audiobook editions of all our forthcoming Strange Chemistry and Exhibit A books.

Here’s the press release that we’ve just sent out to our chums in the bookish media – please feel free to copy & paste for your own blog or website if you’re an audiobook fan:

AudioGO

Leading audiobook producers

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Angry Robot, Robot Business

A Warm Welcome to our Shiny New ‘Bot, Mike Underwood

On Monday morning we’ll be welcoming a brand new addition to the Angry Robot team, in the form of our brand new North American Sales and Marketing Manager, Mike Underwood.

Mike will be working closely with John Tintera, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing for our parent company, Osprey Group. Mike’s remit will include the ongoing development of Angry Robot’s North American retailer partnerships with all the major store and online booksellers, plus a vast array of indie bookstores. He will, in short, be the go-to guy for all things Angry and Robotic in the North American market.

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Angry Robot, AR Authors, Books, Robot Business

Good News for Chris F. Holm Fans – We’ve Signed Him Up for a New ‘Collector’ Book

We’re very, very pleased indeed to be able to make the following announcement:

Following the critical and sales success of Chris F. Holm‘s debut novel Dead Harvest, and with the noise already building for The Wrong Goodbye‘s upcoming release in October this year, we’ve snapped up Chris’s third book in the Collector series.

Called The Big Reap, it threatens to reveal a whole lot more of the machinations of some of Hell’s most powerful characters, as soul collector Sam Thornton gets himself in a whole universe of trouble.

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Angry Robot, Books, Robot Business

Debut Author Wesley Chu Joins Angry Robot with The Lives of Tao

We have news of another exciting debut author signing for you today folks: a two-book deal for science fiction author Wesley Chu.

Said deal – the fine-print of which was sorted out between our man Lee Harris and Wesley’s agent Russell Galen of the Scovil, Galen and Ghosh Literary Agency – is for the first two books in a brand new, high-octane, sci-fi action adventure series that mashes up Jason Bourne, Chuck, Invasion of the Body Snatchers and a whole lot more.

People of The Earth, we proudly present: The Lives of Tao.

What’s The Lives of

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Angry Robot, Robot Business

Chuck Wendig’s Ass is Ours! (We’ve Signed Him for Two New Books)

Chuck Wendig, stern face! (Maybe he wants his Donkey back?)We’re absolutely delighted to announce that we’ve grabbed ourselves a fresh hunk of rising urban fantasy star Chuck Wendig, in the shape of a deal for two brand new novels:

The Blue Blazes – the first in a new urban fantasy series in which lovable thug Mookie Pearl must contend with the criminal underworld, the supernatural underworld, a new drug that makes the invisible visible, and a rebellious teen daughter

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Angry Robot, News, Robot Business

Now Recruiting – US-based Sales & Marketing Manager

Please N.B. – We first posted this job advert back in March, but weren’t quite able to find the perfect person to hire, so we’re re-advertising now…

Angry Robot are expanding again, and as a result we are announcing a new and exciting vacancy. As part of our ongoing growth in the US and Canada, and the imminent arrival of our YA imprint Strange Chemistry and our Crime imprint Exhibit A, we are looking for a North

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Angry Robot, Robot Business

Introducing The Robot Trading Company

Behold! The Robot Trading Company

If you’ve been down to the Angry Robot Webstore since yesterday afternoon, you’ll have noticed that we’ve made a few changes.

Specifically, the Angry Robot Webstore is now The Robot Trading Company. Boasting some extremely smart new livery, an improved browsing interface, larger cover images, that sort of thing, this virtual lick-of-paint is phase one of an ongoing re-vamp and expansion plan that will involve… but no, that would be telling.

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Angry Robot, Robot Business

AngryRobotStore.com – Ongoing Website Maintenance This Week

Can We Fix It..? Yes We Can!A quick FYI / heads-up for our regular ebook customers: we’re running some essential maintenance on our ebook shop at angryrobotstore.com this week, which could carry on into the weekend.

Update Friday 13th – Thank You, yes, we’re aware that due to an unbelievably weird set of circumstances and coincidences (which, let’s face it, could only happen on this particular weekday/date combo) if you go to www.angryrobotstore.com at the moment, there’s

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