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Analogue Men: Now Digital

It’s official! Nick Earls’ Analogue Men is now available on Kindle everywhere!

And this week is your last week to get it at its special intro price of just $2.99.

That’s a bargain for any book by Nick Earls. Nick is the Aussie author who, in the past year, has collected awards like paperbacks collect dust. He’s won People’s choices. His covers have won design awards.

And his most recent book before Analogue Men was the Wisdom Tree series, which as a collection was named the 2016 Adult Fiction ebook of the year.

So what’re you waiting for? And why? It’d be a steal even at twice the price — which it will be, before long!

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Nick Earls’ Analogue Men: Now Available for Pre-Order


Just a year ago right now, I was gearing up to publish the final installment of Nick’s Wisdom Tree series — which ultimately won the Ippy Award for Adult Fiction Ebook of the Year.

I had hoped that would help gain Wisdom Tree wider attention. I’m sure Nick did, as well. I’ve been surprised not to hear more about the win, all things considered.

On the other hand, I’m a big believer in looking forward, too. So this year, in time for Cyber Monday and coinciding with the anniversary of Wisdom Tree, Nick’s new novel Analogue Men is up for pre-order. And just check out that cover!

This is the first time Analogue Men will be available for sale outside Australia and New Zealand, and it’s another in a long line of novels that demonstrates I’m just not sure there’s a better and more consistent writer out there than Nick. His books utterly defy categorization — just when you think you have a classic coming-of-age story like Monica Bloom things get a little more complicated, and just when you think you’re reading a novel about a globetrotting comedian that would have likely been shelved in what used to be referred to as “chick lit” (it seems like the publishing industry has moved away from its use, and thank goodness for that), you get a heart-rending backstory.

Analogue Men is about two men on the cusp of fifty staring down the 21st century and hoping for the best, and it’s every bit as hilarious, warm, and serious as Nick’s other novels.

You can click right here to pre-order it for the low price of $2.99. On Friday, its official publication day, it will move up to $4.99.

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Get Dolph the Unicorn Killer RIGHT NOW!

I know, I know — it’s Stranger Things weekend.

But it’s ALSO the weekend of Dolph the Unicorn Killer & Other Stories.

And there are other stories. There are stories about vampires and the Marlow family (for all you fans of Martin’s amazing Inside the Outside). There’s a stripper and bachelor shenanigans and maybe a sex club or several.

And they’re short stories!

My suggestion is to read one between episodes of Stranger Things, just as a kind of palate cleanser and to break up your binge a little.

What’re you waiting for?

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Pre-Order Dolph the Unicorn Killer for Kindle RIGHT NOW!

I mean, seriously, how could you not want to?

Honestly, if you don’t want to read Dolph the Unicorn Killer & other stories, I just don’t know what to say. I’m at a total loss.

And I can’t tell you more about the collection yet, and especially not the titular story, because Dolph. Because unicorns and killing them.

Seriously, go get it for your Kindle. It’ll come to other formats, but Amazon has done a masterful job of getting the digital reading experience right, and there’s no better way to read Dolph.

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Introducing Dolph the Unicorn Killer (and other stories)

I know it’s been a while. I’ll explain shortly. In the meantime, I wanted to share this awesomeness it’s my pleasure to be making available next Friday, October 27th the newest collection from Martin Lastrapes.

I first met Martin five or so years ago when his novel Inside the Outside was first published. We met via comments on another site, and he reached out to see if I’d want to do an interview. And I hurriedly bought Inside the Outside to read it to determine whether I did. It wasn’t something I did a whole lot, but I like supporting awesome authors.

Martin’s novel blew me away. Not only was I sure he was the real deal, a great writer with a unique voice and something to say, I knew I wanted to work with him. I didn’t know how or when, but hey an interview was a good place to start.

Fast forward a couple years and when I founded Exciting Press, Martin mentioned he had some short stories.

Which we tried publishing.

When I first started publishing a decade ago, I truly hoped that the digital revolution would do for publishing what Apple and iTunes had done for the music industry. I hoped one day we’d be able to buy singles, short stories for 99c, novels like albums for $6.99 —

And now it really has all blended together and everyone’s streaming everything.

But that’s a tangent. On topic: the stories did okay. They were well received.

But I’ll be honest overall that Exciting Press has built a great reputation and published some awesome books but still has a lot of opportunity to grow in sales.

Which brings us to Dolph.

A brand new collection. A few stories published previously but revisited, and a slew of new ones.

Coming next Friday, but in a day or so we’ll put up a pre-order link.