Aurealis Awards shortlists!

February 16th, 2014 at 6:30 pm (Awards, FOCUS, Mocklore, One Small Step, Path of Night, The Bone Chime Song)

AA logoWe’re very excited to see the Aurealis Awards shortlists announced last night! It’s always lovely to see all the marvellous talent on the lists, but it’s particularly nice when some of our own work is there too!

Huge congratulations to Joanne Anderton, Tansy Rayner Roberts, Dirk Flinthart and DK Mok for their individual shortlistings, and to all the contributors to One Small Step and Focus 2012! None of our books are made in a vacuum, and all our writers, artists, designers and proofers play a huge role – thanks to you all!

Congratulations to all the finalists for the 2013 Awards. Look forward to seeing everyone at the ceremony in April!

More information about the shortlists and the Awards ceremony can be found at the website.

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PRE-ORDER WITH BONUS CONTENT: Unbound by Jo Anderton

December 31st, 2013 at 7:00 am (Unbound)

Jo Anderton photoIn 2014, we are looking forward to publishing Unbound by Jo Anderton (a Veiled Worlds novel), in both print and ebook editions.

In anticipation of publication (and to tide over hard core Veiled Worlds fans – you know who you are!), we are very pleased to offer a pre-order special on both the print and ebook edition. Not only are we offering the lowest prices with this pre-order, but you will also get EXCLUSIVE bonus content.

We have created a very special Veiled Worlds e-collection, containing three short stories set in the Veiled Worlds universe, including one original story never before published, as well as Jo’s unique brand of “author” interviews and more. Only those people who order using this page from now until the official publication of Unbound will be given access to it! You will receive the bonus ebook within 24-48 hours of pre-ordering, and your copy of Unbound will then be sent as soon as it is published (scheduled for June 2014).

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Contents:

Story: Grandeur

Interview: Tanyana

*NEW* Story: A Varsnian Name

Interview: Lad

Story: A Memory Trapped in Light

Intervention and group interview with reader questions 

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So if you need a fix of the Veiled Worlds while you eagerly await Unbound, or just love Jo’s work as much as we do, order now!

PRE-ORDER Unbound by Jo Anderton, with exclusive bonus ebook!


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The exclusive e-book will be sent to your Paypal email address in mobi, epub and PDF.

This PRE-ORDER pricing and bonus offer is available to readers all over the world, with no geographic restrictions. 

Photo used on ebook cover courtesy of Flickr user papalars and used under CC BY-ND 2.0

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Focus 2012: highlights of Australian short fiction

November 29th, 2013 at 2:23 pm (FOCUS)

Focus2012-Cover2We are very pleased to announce that Focus 2012: highlights of Australian short fiction is now on sale! This ebook-only special anthology is the first of a series of yearly collections which will collect the previous year’s acclaimed Australian works. Containing only the most recognised speculative work of the year, Focus 2012 packs a big punch, for just $4.99USD.

Focus 2012: highlights of Australian short fiction features work by…

Joanne Anderton – “Sanaa’s Army”
Thoraiya Dyer – “The Wisdom of Ants”
Robert Hood – “Escena de un Asesinato”
Kathleen Jennings – illustrations and cover art
Margo Lanagan – “Significant Dust”
Martin Livings – “Birthday Suit”
Jason Nahrung – “The Mornington Ride”
Kaaron Warren – “Sky”

Focus 2012 is available from your favourite ebook seller!

Cover art by Kathleen Jennings, used with permission.

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New book, coming soon! Focus 2012: highlights of Australian short fiction.

September 18th, 2013 at 1:09 pm (Books, eBooks, FOCUS)

We are delighted to announce a forthcoming ebook-only production conceptualised to showcase the best of Australia’s award-nominated short speculative fiction. The first of an annual series, the anthology collects an elite selection of work which has received acclaim via national and international Awards shortlisting. In creating this collection, we anticipate bringing international attention to the very best of Australian speculative fiction.

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Focus 2012: highlights of Australian short fiction features work by…

Joanne Anderton

Thoraiya Dyer

Robert Hood

Kathleen Jennings

Margo Lanagan

Martin Livings

Jason Nahrung

Kaaron Warren

We anticipate release in early October 2013 at all good ebook retailers.

With thanks to Deborah Biancotti, for thinking out loud.

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Random(ish) Links

August 29th, 2013 at 2:34 pm (Miscellaneous)

Realised I started this post some months ago but somehow forgot to finish it! A few random links that are pertinent to our interests :)

Kathleen Jennings shares some sketches related to her wonderful story in One Small Step, “Ella and the Flame”.

Zena Shapter interviews editor Tehani Wessely about the editing process.

Joanne Anderton talks about the story behind The Bone Chime Song and Other Stories at Upcoming4Me.

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Cool stuff round up

May 13th, 2013 at 3:33 pm (Books, Reviews)

OneSmallStepCoverdraftWhile the publisher has been relocating (again – second move this year, but hopefully the last for a goodly long while!), there have been some cool things said about our books around the place. I’ve been putting links to reviews on our new FableCroft Books in Review page, and it’s been really exciting to see the books getting talked about in places like Locus Online, Publishers Weekly and Kirkus, as well as by fantastic book bloggers and reviews website!

It was with great pleasure we published “Flower and Weed” by Margo Lanagan on Kindle a little while ago. This short story was first available in audio from Coeur de Lion, but this is the first time it’s seen “print”. It is set in Margo’s Sea Hearts (Brides of Rollrock Island) world, and gives you a taste of what was left out so the book could be classifed as YA! Just 99 cents from your Kindle store.

Another groovy thing that I saw last week was Rabia Gale and Joanne Anderton (writers of “Sand and Seawater” in One Small Step) blogging about collaboration – separately! If you’re interested in how they did it, their posts are worth a read (Rabia / Joanne). I wonder if Lisa Hannett and Angela Slatter would also like to blog about their OSS collaboration…

And while things have been delayed slightly by the intervention of the move, I promise the ebooks for One Small Step and The Bone Chime Song will both be available soon!

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New books!

March 19th, 2013 at 2:41 pm (Books, One Small Step)

There’s nothing like having books printed a month in advance of release to make you feel like a good publisher! As it was a busy beginning to the year, and because we were trying out a new printing process, we made sure we got things ready well in advance of release, in case of problems. And then we didn’t have any problems! Which means we already have stock in hand for our two April releases, which is very exciting. The authors will be getting their copies early, and any pre-orders placed before March 31st will go out in the first week in April, as a special treat! (Pre-order special available here!)

The books will officially launch and go on sale on April 26 at Conflux!

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Table of Contents: The Bone Chime Song and Other Stories

February 20th, 2013 at 10:42 pm (Books)

BoneChimeCoverDraftSo, you want to know what you’ll be getting in The Bone Chime Song and Other Stories by Joanne Anderton? Check out this TOC!

Introduction — Kaaron Warren

The Bone Chime Song 

Mah Song (original to the collection)

Shadow of Drought

Sanaa’s Army

From the Dry Heart to the Sea

Always a Price

Out Hunting for Teeth

Death Masque 

Flowers in the shadow of the Garden 

A Memory Trapped in Light 

Trail of Dead 

Fence Lines (original to the collection)

Tied to the Waste

Look good? You can pre-order it here!

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Cover reveals! The Bone Chime Song and One Small Step

February 18th, 2013 at 1:28 pm (Books, One Small Step)

The incredible Amanda Rainey has worked her magic once more, producing these amazing covers! Aren’t they gorgeous?

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Announcement: Joanne Anderton collection from FableCroft Publishing

January 15th, 2013 at 7:49 pm (Books)

Jo Anderton photoIt is with great pleasure we announce the forthcoming debut short story collection from Joanne Anderton. The Bone Chime Song and Other Stories will be released in April 2013, making its first appearance at Conflux in Canberra.

The Bone Chime Song and Other Stories, with an introduction by Australian horror luminary Kaaron Warren, collates Joanne’s best horror and science fiction themed stories, showcasing her career to date, and includes new stories original to the collection.

Joanne’s recent publications include the novels Debris and Suited, from Angry Robot Books, as well as many short stories across the speculative fiction genres. In The Bone Chime Song and Other Stories, we examine many of Joanne’s darker stories, those which demonstrate her skill as a horror author, and her finesse at writing science fiction.

The table of contents and pre-order pricing will be announced soon.

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