Robot Business

Books, Robot Business

Next year’s books

The Bookman by Lavie Tidhar, coming JanuaryYes, I know we’re still only in October, but shops are already putting up their Christmas decorations, and pretty soon we’ll start seeing adverts for Cadbury Creme Eggs again, so I don’t think it’s too early to tell you a little about some of the books we have in store for you at the start of next year (and it’s another excuse to show

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Angry Robot, Author Appearances, Conventions, Robot Business, Robots at large

Neil Gaiman

gaimanNext Thursday Marco and I will be heading off to Montreal for Anticipation – the 67th World Science Fiction Convention (WorldCon).

While we’re there, we’re hosting an Angry Robot Launch Party on the Friday night, and at some time between 7.00pm and 8.00pm, the mighty Neil Gaiman will be dropping by to give a little talk to our guests, along with an additional, mystery guest! Believe me, if you’re at WorldCon next weekend, you won’t want to miss this one!

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Author Appearances, Robot Business

It’s the Final Countdown…

It’s hard to believe after all this time that we’re so close to launch. Yes, good people of the United Kingdom and Australia, Angry Robot will be in all good bookshops near you just six weeks from today!

Still plenty of things for us all to be getting on with here at Angry Robot HQ, though – final cover designs, review copies, interviews and assorted promotional gubbins…

Phew!

Good job none of us are going away on holiday, then, really… 🙂

So – July 1st. Do make sure it’s in your diaries, won’t you?

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Angry Robot, Robot Business

We’re feeling loved

angry-robotA lot of people are talking about / blogging about Angry Robot, and our first collection of books, so we’d like to highlight one or two.

Over at The Fiction Desk they’re running a new regular feature covering publisher websites, and their accessibility/useability.

If you do find your way to the site, it’s a pretty good design. The primary feature is the blog, which is a great example of a publisher blog: regular posts with a combination of their own

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Robot Business

Robo-Controller, interviewed

MG, AR's EDWhen Memesis Virtualis asked Angry Robot’s head honcho Marc “Marco” Gascoigne to talk about some of our new titles, he was a little shy, at least at first. He’s always been a bit of an introvert, you see, but the promise of a free Cadbury Wispa and a half of Stella soon brought the bashful little petal out of his shell.

Damn, this is such fun, and to be honest we keep chuckling maniacally as we contemplate all the reactions

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Books, Robot Business, Writers

Launch Titles Announced!

 

robotthumbsmNot content with launching our new website today, we also have news of our first four books!

Angry Robot launches in the UK in July 2009, and in the US and the rest of the world from September. Ebook editions will be available worldwide from July. Our first titles are a mix of genres, from street smart neat-future thriller to ultradark horror to wild modern fantasy. Our authors, too, fulfil our mission: two men and two women, two new writers

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Robot Business

Press release #2: Angry Robot hires Lee “Hub” Harris as Assistant Editor

(December 1st, 2008, Nottingham UK) Angry Robot, the upcoming contemporary SF and fantasy imprint from HarperCollins, has announced a new recruit. Lee Harris joins the Nottingham-based team as Assistant Editor from January.

lee harrisLee made his name in SF circles as founder of Hub, the weekly newsletter that has delivered a short story and reviews to its ten thousand subscribers every Friday for several years. He is also the editor of Prism, the newsletter of the British Fantasy Society.

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Future formats, Robot Business

Stretchy, bouncy, floppy pricing

Stretching the price to meet your needs
Stretching the price to meet your needs
What are they worth, these words we’re going to publish?

Without getting too theoretical, one of the things I want to know with this business is what the value of the formats we’ll be putting our words out in really is. Sure, we kinda know a UK paperback is worth somewhere between £6.99 and £7.99, and we kinda know

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