Steve Berman (editor at Lethe Press) and I recently had a discussion about the apparent lack of ebook discounts for users of Barnes and Noble Nooks (on Twitter, of course). Kindle users frequently get free books, huge discounts from publishers, and so on, but such things seem more rare for Nook users. The Nook does give away an ebook every Friday (usually a major title), but I rarely hear anything about other free books, discounts, and so forth, except from indie authors who are already selling their books at $7 or $8 lower than the major publishers.
What does this have to do with this post? Well, Mr. Berman gave me the option to select a Lethe Press title to discount for users of Nooks (and other devices which use ePub rather than the Kindle format). It wasn't an easy decision, because Lethe Press publishes some fantastic SF/F, but I narrowed it down eventually.
For an undisclosed time, Time Well Bent, an anthology of queer alternate history stories, will be available for $2.99 when you enter QV52A (the discount code) in your cart. I've already purchased my copy; you should too!
But even more importantly, please spread the word! It's pretty damn awesome that Mr. Berman is listening to a lowly little fan like me, and I'd love to see Lethe Press benefit from this wonderful gesture.
Here's some more info about the anthology:
We have always been here.
For as long as there’s been such a thing as sex, alternate sexual identities have been a fact of life. So why have we been so nearly invisible in recorded history and historical fiction? Now editor Connie Wilkins, a Lambda Literary Award finalist, has assembled fourteen stories that span the centuries—from ancient times to the Renaissance to the modern era—and explore alternate versions of our past. Their queer protagonists, who bend history in ways dramatic enough to change the world and subtle enough to touch hearts and minds, rescue our past from invisibility, and affirm our place and importance throughout all of history, past, present, and future.You should also check out Lethe Press' other science fiction and fantasy titles, including Steve Berman's wonderful Vintage, which is along the lines of Christopher Barzak's One For Sorrow.
Now go get Time Well Bent!