Archive for January 15th, 2013

Space Magic ebook launches today!

I am very pleased to announce that the ebook of Space Magic, my award-winning short story collection, is available for purchase starting today!

This Endeavour Award-winning collection pulls together 15 critically acclaimed science fiction and fantasy stories that take readers from a technicolor cartoon realm to an ancient China that never was, and from an America gone wrong to the very ends of the universe. Including the Hugo Award-winning “Tk’Tk’Tk,” the Writers of the Future Award winner “Rewind,” “Nucleon,” “The Tale of the Golden Eagle,” and many other highly-praised stories, Space Magic shows David D. Levine’s talents not only as a gifted writer but as a powerful storyteller whose work explores the farthest reaches of space as well as the depths of the human heart.

This edition comes to you from Book View Café, an author-owned co-op publisher whose 40 members include Hugo and Nebula award winners (Ursula K. Le Guin, Vonda N. McIntyre, and Linda Nagata), NY Times bestsellers (Patricia Rice and Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff), and other notable book authors (Sherwood Smith, Madeleine Robins, Lois Gresh, and Sarah Zettel). BVC members pool their many talents — in editing, proofing, graphic design, marketing, management, and book formatting — and, in return, receive 95% royalties on their books. Currently they have over 160 titles for sale and publish around five new titles each month. They publish romance, fantasy, mystery, science fiction, and a strong YA list. I’ve been a member of BVC for a while now, but this, my first official BVC release, marks my formal debut.

I’d like to take this opportunity to publicly thank the members of Book View Café for assistance and impetus in transforming this book into an ebook, especially Chaz Brenchley for proofreading and Chinese transliteration, Dave Smeds for work on the cover, and Vonda N. McIntyre for much help and advice on the ebook transformation. Also to Janna Silverstein for her fabulous marketing copy, Darin Bradley and Bruce Holland Rogers for selflessly donating the e-rights to their work on the print book, and of course to Deborah Layne of Wheatland Press for publishing the original paper version.

You can buy Space Magic directly from Book View Café or on the Kindle, Nook, Kobo, and Apple ebook stores. It’s DRM-free and I’ve made it available in as many countries as I could on each store. In addition to the collection itself, for $5.99, each of the 15 short stories is also available as a stand-alone ebook for 99¢.

With so many choices, where should you buy it? I’d ask that you buy it from whatever ebook store you usually frequent, because more sales on each store will help make the book more visible, but you should also consider buying from the Book View Café website because almost all of the money goes to me and the other members.

If you aren’t an ebook reader, the trade paperback is still available from Wheatland Press, Powell’s, and Amazon, and there are still a few copies of the signed and numbered hardcover at Wrigley-Cross Books.

Wherever you buy it — or even if you’ve already bought the paper version, or just borrowed it from the library or a friend — if you’ve read and enjoyed the collection or any of the stories in it, I would really appreciate it if you would let your friends know about it (on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, or your blog) or post a review (on Goodreads, LibraryThing, Powell’s, Amazon, or the nearest tree).

Thank you very much for your support!