Friday, April 17, 2020

E-Book Sales Sunday and Monday!


Open Road Media, my main e-book publisher, appears to be on a tear these days. Maybe because a lot of self-isolated people need books these days and aren't willing to wait for them to be delivered through the mails? I don't know and I haven't asked. I just pass along their promotions to you.

On Sunday, April 19th for one day only, my classic Grand Tour of the Solar System novel, Vacuum Flowers, will be on sale for $1.99 in Canada and the US.

Rebel Elizabeth Mudlark has a headful of stolen wetware, enemies that want her dead, and a Solar System full of colorful human and posthuman cultures that is far too small for her to hide in. She doesn't want to change everything. But she has no choice...

(Vacuum Flowers was written at the height of the Cyberpunk/Humanist wars and was meant to belong to neither camp. But I did throw in a short nod to each camp in the novel. Widely separated, of course.)

Here's their chart:

ISBN13 Title Author Promo Type Country Start Date End Date Promo Price
9781504036504 Vacuum Flowers Swanwick, Michael ORM - Portalist NL US 2020-04-19 2020-04-19 $1.99
9781504036504 Vacuum Flowers Swanwick, Michael ORM - Portalist NL CA 2020-04-19 2020-04-19 $1.99

Immediately after, on Monday, April 20th, my short story collection, ,Tales of Old Earth, goes on sale in the US and Canada for $2.99.

Tales of Old Earth contains nineteen of my best and strangest stories, including two Hugo Award winners and I forget how many also-rans. Featuring a planet-sized grasshopper, the train to Hell, an amorous sphinx, the last elves in the world, a civilization inside an International Harvester refrigerator, and much, much more!

Here's the second chart:

ISBN13 Title Author Promo Type Country Start Date End Date Promo Price
9781504036511 Tales of Old Earth Swanwick, Michael ORM - Early Bird Books NL US 2020-04-20 2020-04-20 $2.99
9781504036511 Tales of Old Earth Swanwick, Michael ORM - Early Bird Books NL CA 2020-04-20 2020-04-20 $2.99




Brian said...

Your contact page on your website isn't working.

Legions in Time. I am working my way through all the Hugo novelettes and can't find Legions in Time. Can I get the pdf from you? or is it located somewhere online? I'm also a Goodreads librarian and will be updating your listing soon for that novelette. Currently it has no cover art. Love Stations of the Tide.

Brian said...

Found Legions of Time and Slow Life in your Best of Book. Purchasing that tonight. Back-to-back winners? Nicely done good sir.

Unknown said...

Hello Michael, sorry for the off topic here but I tried to send a message on the contact page on your website and it gives me a 403 error. I'm a Russian translator and at the moment I'm finalizing the translation for The Iron Dragon's Mother to be published in Russia. First of all - my many thanks as it's really a dream of a job. Second, I would be totally happy to ask about some points in the text. If you could find a moment for it, it would be great!

Brian said...

Hi Michael,

I'm a fan of your books, and wanted to ask a question, but as others have said, your contact link ian't working. If you'd email me at the address I provided to post this message, I'd appreciate it!

Brian B.

Morrison2525 said...

I have a print copy of Dancing with Bears, but I am still hoping that your first Darger and Surplus novel will have an ebook edition.

Michael Swanwick said...

Daria, I've sent you an email. If you haven't received it, post a message here again, and I'll try something else.

Michael Swanwick said...

Brian, I'm not sure how to extract your email from Blogger. But I have a semipublic email account at and you can write me directly there.

Michael Swanwick said...

Morrison2525, I'm afraid that there won't be an ebook of DANCING WITH BEARS for some time. It came out from a publisher that is no more (long story, but not a very interesting one), so an electronic version will have to await it being picked up by a different publisher sometime in the future. I apologize for that.

Brian said...

Hi Michael,

I've sent an email to that address.