Stories From The Plague YearsIn embracing its growing ebook readership, ChiZine Publications (CZP) has announced it will be releasing the stories from some of its short story collections as individual e-books.

Available from Sony, Kobo, Apple, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Google and the CZP website, each story will be priced at $0.99 (though retailers may charge a higher price). Beginning in November, 2012 with Helen Marshall’s “Hair Side, Flesh Side,” CZP began rolling out the ebook shorts, which will continue through to May, 2013.

“This is a great way for readers to discover our authors,” says co-publisher Brett Alexander Savory. “For a dollar, less than a cup of coffee, they can check out a story and see if they like it. Then it only takes a click or two to instantly get the complete ebook for their e-reader. Or they can order the trade paperback if they want a physical book.”

“Part of CZP’s mandate has been to embrace new technology and ways of using it,” adds Sandra Kasturi, CZP’s other co-publisher. “We’re in the business of telling stories, not just the book business. It’s about readership. Our e-books have fair prices, and come out at the same time as the physical books. So why not let readers who are curious try out a story or two? Or if they’ve read a story in a collection that touches them, they can use the store’s gift function to send that story to a friend. Perfect for Valentine’s Day. Well, a creepy Valentine’s Day, since it’s ChiZine after all!”

The complete list of titles and the dates when their individual stories will be made available are:

  • Hair Side, Flesh Side (Helen Marshall): November 15, 2012
  • Every House is Haunted (Ian Rogers): January 29, 2013
  • Remember Why You Fear Me (Robert Shearman): January 29, 2013
  • Stories from the Plague Years (Michael Marano): February 12, 2013
  • Objects of Worship (Claude Lalumière): February 19, 2013
  • The Door to Lost Pages (Claude Lalumière): February 26, 2013
  • Monstrous Affections (David Nickle): March 5, 2013
  • The Hair Wreath and Other Stories (Halli Villegas): March 19, 2013
  • Shoebox Train Wreck (John Mantooth): April 2, 2013
  • Blood Relation (Michael Rowe): April 2, 2013
  • In the Mean Time (Paul Tremblay): April 16, 2013
  • Cities of Night (Philip Nutman): April 23, 2013
  • Horror Story and Other Horror Stories (Robert Boyczuk): April 30, 2013
  • Bearded Women: Stories (Teresa Milbrodt): May 7, 2013

ChiZine Publications (CZP) is a two-time World Fantasy Award-nominated independent publisher of surreal, subtle, and disturbing dark literary fiction hand-picked by Brett Alexander Savory and Sandra Kasturi, Bram Stoker Award-winning editors of ChiZine: Treatments of Light and Shade in Words.

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