a big day here: Sale. Free Download.

Thu 2 Oct 2008 - Filed under: Not a Journal., , | Leave a Comment | Posted by: Gavin

Here’s another reason we were up late last night:

1) We’re having a Sale—and 20% of the proceeds will go to Barack Obama’s campaign.

  • Celebrate, come on! We are celebrating many things by having a sale.
  • 20% of the proceeds of this sale will be donated to Barack Obama‘s campaign for President of the United States of America.
  • Obama in 2008Next month in the USA we get to show the world that the mistakes of the last eight long years will not be repeated. If you really want to buy these books but don’t want to donate to Obama, we won’t insist. But: we hope you will donate! And vote.
  • Everything on this page is at least 25% off. Some of it is 60% off. Reason enough to celebrate!
  • You can get every book we’ve published for $249—including those still to be published in 2008.
  • We are publishing our first book for readers of all ages: Joan Aiken’s The Serial Garden and we want to make sure that the kid in your life (or you) gets it for the holidays.
  • Kelly Link’s new collection, Pretty Monsters, is published today by Viking.
  • Magic for Beginners - UKWith the gracious and kind permission of her US and UK publishers, most of Kelly’s previous collection, Magic for Beginners, is being released free online for the period of a year as a Creative Commons download. (More free books.)
  • We just got our tax bill and apparently we have to bail the government out all by ourselves.
  • Hallowe’en is coming and we need to move some books out of the haunted warehouse.
  • Suggestions welcome!
  • Get some books!

Magic for Beginners - US hardcover2) To celebrate the publication of Kelly’s new collection, Pretty Monsters, most of Kelly’s previous collection Magic for Beginners is now available as a free download in various completely open formats with no Digital Rights Management (DRM) strings attached. It is licensed under a Creative Commons (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0) license allowing readers to share the stories with friends and generally have at them in any noncommercial manner. The book is provided below in these formats: Text file, HTML, rtf, and lo-res PDF.

Kelly Link and Small Beer Press would like to thank Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (USA) and HarperPerennial (UK) for their willingness to particpate in making these stories available online. Due to contractual obligations, “The Faery Handbag” and “Magic for Beginners” are not included in this download.

Small Beer Press CC-licensed downloads.

Order the book
US hardcover: Signed | Powells | local bookshop
US paperback: Signed | Powells | Amazon | local bookshop
UK edition: Amazon | John Smith | Waterstones
More editions: Japan | Germany | Romania | Poland | . . .


No Responses to “a big day here: Sale. Free Download.”

  1. James on October 2nd, 2008 2:01 pm

    Curse you and your sales. I would take advantage of your buy-everything-at-one-low-price offer, but I already own 18 of your what, 31 distinct titles?

  2. Small Beer Press Sale | The Mossy Skull on October 2nd, 2008 4:39 pm

    […] Free Kelly Link ebooks, new (awesome) Joan Aiken collection, proceeds to benefit the not-Bush. […]

  3. lcrw on October 2nd, 2008 4:51 pm

    Sorry James. Aren’t you glad you owned the books already and didn’t wait all this time, though?

    Wait. Buy the whole lot again. They make good gifts. Honest. Our families will tell you. They keep the cold out all winter? They, er, gosh.

  4. Alex D M on October 3rd, 2008 2:56 pm

    This book sale is problematic. (For my attempt not to buy more books until I have read some of the to-read stack. Which contains several of your books, as it happens. Also, Kelly’s collection being published now is further problematic.)

    Today I ate some of that Maya Gold chocolate I am fairly sure you guys have mentioned in a newsletter or two. I may now have a problem where I need to keep eating it.

    *shakes fist*

  5. lcrw on October 3rd, 2008 11:50 pm

    Attempts to shake fist back, finds that chocolate may be dropped, stops shaking fist, starts eating delicious delicious chocolate again. Now, what were you saying?

  6. Alex D M on October 4th, 2008 5:44 am

    Oooh, chocolate. *eats*

  7. Fred on October 6th, 2008 11:26 am

    So there goes my resolution not to buy any new books for awhile…

  8. Hillary Clinton on October 9th, 2008 7:33 pm

    Where were you guys when I needed you? Communism has failed every where it has been tried, but together, we can make it work. All you need is a little re-education.

  9. lcrw on October 11th, 2008 12:27 pm

    Actually, I do think that if the government gave a higher priority to funding education everyone would be better off. It takes more money to keep someone in prison for a year than to send them to college. (Ok, this is not an either/or choice. You can go to college, get your MBA, then still go to jail.)

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