On Wednesday 1 December 2010 Angry Robot will be launching “Nano Editions”, a digital short story store offering DRM-free short fiction at very affordable prices. Nano Editions will be exclusive to Angry Robot’s webstore for now, but if the initiative takes off the stories will be sold via eBook retailers as well. So whether you’re already an Angry Robot fan looking for a fix while waiting for the next publication, or if you’re looking to sample one of the publisher’s imaginative SF, F, and horror writers before buying a book, this is the perfect opportunity to pick up a nano bite and satisfy your fiction craving.
From Angry Robot’s press release: Most Nanos will be in the 5,000 – 15,000 word range. Shorter works than that will be automatically bundled with another story to ensure value for money.
Talking of which – stories will cost just 59p each (approximately US $0.95). Readers can bundle a collection of any 10 by any combination of authors, for only £3.49 (US$5.59). The files will be DRM-free and available worldwide.
For South African readers, stories will currently cost around R7 each, and approximately R40 for a collection of 10.
According to Angry Robot: Authors included in the Nanos series include multi-million-selling novelist Dan Abnett and award-winning short fiction authors Kaaron Warren and Aliette de Bodard, along with many others. We will have at least 30 Nanos available for the December 1st launch, with more added at regular intervals.
Having just read and reviewed Servant of the Underworld by Aliette de Bodard, I’ll add that her interest in Aztec mythology is definitely one that fantasy fans should explore further. I’ll be reviewing other Angry Robot titles in future, so I’ll try and recommend some short fiction to go along with them as well!