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Author Appearances, General skiffy bollocks, Interesting Stuff, Strange Chemistry

So You Want To Be An Open Door Success?

Hi folks,

The Open Door process was brought in by Angry Robot a few years ago, and whilst we know – and celebrate – our authors that made it through, we realised that you, the lovely reader or busily-searching-for-publishing-deal author, mightn’t be aware which of our wonderful authors came through the process.  So, we’re taking a moment to mark those authors who made it through, and hear their thoughts on it. Strange Chemistry are currently running an Open Door at the minute, so do head over if YA SF/F/WTF is right up your alley! But for now, over to Amanda,

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Angry Robot, Author Appearances, Exhibit A, On Sale

What every Dad wants for Father’s Day: Books!

Got the best Dad and live in a land where it’s Father’s Day next weekend? Gift him a “balls to the walls” story, “laugh-out-loud funny” characters, and secret war-torn London with our Angry Robot Father’s Day Present Suggestions! For your paternal figures who prefer their book pages to contain crime-filled mystery, we’ve also some choice offerings from Exhibit A!

With eBooks available for all our titles on the Robot Trading Company why not stock up his Kindle, Nook, or other e-reader of choice, with some smashing Angry Robot titles, or indeed from our friends at Angry Robot. If you’d rather

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Author Appearances, 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

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Angry Robot, Exhibit A

Welcome to Exhibit A

Regular robot followers will know that we’re intent on world domination. A little under four years ago we launched Angry Robot in the UK, followed by the US and Canada a year or so later.

Last September we launched our new YA imprint, Strange Chemistry, to critical acclaim, and today sees the launch of our new Crime/Thriller imprint, Exhibit A, with the incomparable Emlyn Rees at the helm – himself a bestselling novelist.

Exhibit A’s launch titles are Scare Me by Richard Parker

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Angry Robot, 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

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Angry Robot, 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, 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

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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, Books, Strange Chemistry

Strange Chemistry lives!

I wouldn’t claim it’s the longest gestation in history, but I can say that today all the hard work and surprisingly proficient swearing behind the scenes getting everything ready is realised… for our first two Strange Chemistry titles are officially on sale today! (Um, in the USA and Canada, that is, with the official UK date this Thursday… but frankly most UK shops have them out on shelves already, bless ’em.)

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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

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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, Author Appearances, 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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Exhibit A

The Exhibit A Website is Live

Last month we announced the appointment of our new crime editor, Emlyn Rees, who’s heading up the development of our brand new crime fiction imprint, Exhibit A, for launch next Spring.

The Exhibit A website is now live at exhibitabooks.com where you can check our Emlyn’s first couple of blog posts, on the subjects of eating chillies and spotting psychopaths. There’ll be lots more to come from Emlyn, Exhibit A’s authors (more on that side of things before too long…) and maybe the occasional Angry Robot editorial interloper, who knows?

You can also hurl abuse fire

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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, 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

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