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New Book Release: “Due Date” by Nancy Wood

We are extremely pleased to announce the immediate availability of Due Date (A Shelby McDougall Mystery) by Nancy Wood.

Surrogate mother Shelby McDougall just fell for the biggest con of all: a scam that risks her life … and the lives of her unborn twins.

Twenty-three-year-old Shelby McDougall is facing a mountain of student debt and a memory she’d just as soon forget. An ad in Rolling Stone for a surrogate mother offers her a way to erase the loans and right her karmic place in the cosmos. Within a month, she’s signed a contract, relocated to Santa Cruz, California, and started fertility treatments.

But intended parents Jackson and Diane Entwistle have their own agenda — one that has nothing to do with diapers and lullabies. With her due date looming, and the clues piling up, Shelby must save herself and her twins.

As she uses her wits to survive, Shelby learns the real meaning of the word “family”.

Due Date is available in hardcover, trade paperback, and digital editions. Signed editions are also available.

New Book Release: “L’ultimo granello del mondo” (The Last Speck of the World) by Flavia Idà

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of the Italian edition of The Last Speck of the World (L’ultimo granello del mondo) by Flavia Idà.

No name. No race. No nationality. The survivor of the perfect catastrophe struggles to preserve herself and her hope that she may be found — by humans.

“I am female, thirty-two, alone in the last speck of the world. My name, my race and my nationality are no longer important. I do not know why the plague has spared me. It has taken everything else. All the clocks and all the machines are dead. What keeps me breathing is the hope that I may not be the sole custodian of the planet.”

Senza nome. Senza razza. Senza nazionalità. La superstite della catastrofe perfetta lotta per preservare se stessa e la sua speranza di essere trovata — da esseri umani.

“Sono femmina, di trentadue anni, sola nell’ultimo granello del mondo. Il mio nome, la mia razza e la mia nazionalità non sono importanti. Non so perché la pestilenza mi abbia risparmiato. Mi ha tolto ogni persona ed ogni cosa. Tutte le macchine e tutti gli orologi sono morti. Ciò che continua a farmi respirare è la speranza che io non sia l’unico custode del pianeta.”

The Last Speck of the World (L’ultimo granello del mondo) is available now in digital editions. A printed edition will available soon. Signed editions are also available.

New Book Release: “Memory and Metaphor” by Andrea Monticue

We are thrilled to announce the immediate availability of Memory and Metaphor by Andrea Monticue.

Civilization fell. It rose. At some point, people built starships.

A millennium after the Earth was abandoned to climate change and resource depletion, Sharon Manders wakes up in a body that used to belong to somebody else, and some say she was a terrorist. She has no idea how she could be digging for Pleistocene bones in Africa one day, and crewing on a starship the next. That was just before she met the wolfman, the elf, and the sex robot.

Struggling with distressingly unreliable memories, the expectations of her host body’s family and crewmates, future shock, and accusations of treason, Sharon goes on the lam to come face to face with terrorists, giant bugs, drug cartels, AIs, and lawyers.

All things considered, she’d rather be back in 21st Century California.

Memory and Metaphor is available in hardcover, trade paperback, and digital editions. Signed editions are also available.

New Book Release: “The Last Speck of the World” by Flavia Idà

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of The Last Speck of the World by Flavia Idà.

No name. No race. No nationality. The survivor of the perfect catastrophe struggles to preserve herself and her hope that she may be found — by humans.

“I am female, thirty-two, alone in the last speck of the world. My name, my race and my nationality are no longer important. I do not know why the plague has spared me. It has taken everything else. All the clocks and all the machines are dead. What keeps me breathing is the hope that I may not be the sole custodian of the planet.”

The Last Speck of the World is available in trade paperback and digital editions. Signed editions are also available.

Paper Angel Press Author L. A. Jacob Published in “Selections” Anthology

We are pleased and excited to announce that Paper Angel Press author L. A. Jacob’s short story, “My First Demon”, has been published in the anthology, Selections.

What really happens when you take out a bully?

When Mike LeBonte is faced with a bully every year for his middle-school life, he does the only thing he can think of to solve the problem.

He summons the demon Andromalius — a demon that is meant to punish “wicked men” such as Mousey, Mike’s present nemesis.

Selections (published by The Association of Rhode Island Authors) is available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

New Book Release: “Beguiling Voices (Book Three of the Glass Bottles Series)” by J Dark

We are thrilled to announce the immediate availability of Beguiling Voices, the third book in the Glass Bottles series, by J Dark.

Never trust magic … or the people that hire you.

Fern Fatelli dives back into her job as a ‘trapper’, and is hired to kidnap a girl away from an abusive household — only to find that she’s delivered the child into a far greater danger than she could have ever imagined.

Beguiling Voices is available in hardcover, trade paperback, and digital editions. Signed editions are also available.

For a limited time this month, each of the first two books in the series, Best Intentions and Broken Bridge, will be available for 99¢.

Paper Angel Press Goes to WorldCon

We are excited to inform you that we will be attending the 2018 World Science Fiction Convention in San Jose, California from August 16th through August 20th.

Visit us in the Dealer Room to receive special deals on our books and meet some of our authors in person. We will have some exclusive free stories for you, along with some other special items!

We will also be available listen to your book ideas, so come by our table and pitch your stories to us.

If you can’t visit us in person, you can follow us on Facebook and Twitter. We will be posting updates daily!

New Book Release: Paper Angel Press Sampler (2017 Edition)

We are thrilled to announce the immediate availability of the Paper Angel Press Sampler (2017 Edition).

Words have power.

They have shape and color and tone, they have texture and subtext, they can make us think and cry and laugh and rage and ponder. A good novel has the ability to leave us yearning after its worlds for days.

Within these pages you will find samples from our collaborations with our authors. They have created new worlds for all of us to explore and enjoy. If these brief excursions into their worlds capture your imagination, check out their complete tales and experience the entire adventure they offer.

Download your free copy today!

New Book Release: “Broken Bridge (Book Two of the Glass Bottles Series)” by J Dark

We are thrilled to announce the immediate availability of Broken Bridge, the second book in the Glass Bottles series, by J Dark.

Sometimes a broken bridge has to be crossed.

Talk about Byzantine influences.

Fern Fatelli is approached by a desperate father to find his daughter before something bad happens to her, only to find that the job is really a diversion made to have her owe a service to a fae lord.

Cobb, the fae lord, then contracts Fern, not as a finder, but as a wizard, and forces her to re-open the Anolyn way.

As this is going on, Cobb is deliberately obstructing her research, and, more sinisterly, sending creatures to attack her, all the while expecting results.

What does a girl do to get a break?

Interview: Kimberley Wall, Promotions Manager

As a promotions manager, how would you describe your job?

Essentially, my job is to familiarize myself with the work, collaborate with the Editor and Business Manager on appropriate genre classifications, brainstorm ideas for whom to contact, where to go, what to do to make the book visible on a larger scale, and then pursue opportunities from the office and encourage authors to pursue others on their end.

Tell me about the role of Marketing & Promotions, specifically in the world of the small press.

If you didn’t want people to read your book, you wouldn’t bother to publish it, right? But simply publishing isn’t enough these days because the competition is too overwhelming. You’ve got to wave a flag to get some attention. Marketing & Promotions is a function that can make or break a small press and, potentially, its authors. Regardless of the quality and quantity of the books being published, if the public doesn’t know to look for them, they will grow dusty alongside the piles of pulp fiction. Marketing & Promotions is your little flag.

Promotions for books is a lot about appearances and book signings. Are there other ways that can help promote a book, or an author?

Promotions such as appearances and book signings are done on the author side of the equation. On the press side, you have more of the marketing track, like contacting genre periodicals to inquire about inclusion in their next issue, chatting up potential partners to arrange sharing links to each other’s web sites, and long, sometimes fruitless hours of online research into other avenues of promotion.

Do you find that when you consider how to promote a book, that demographics come into play?

Demographics — in general, “Who is your target audience?” — is a big component of activities such as partnering with local indie booksellers, and readings at local libraries and coffee houses. It also, subtly, comes into play in most other things, such as which associations to join for networking.

How do you decide where an author’s book fits best? Is it just by genre, or are there other factors that determine demographic fit?

I want to be clear that when I talk about demographics in this context, I mean to refer to groups of people who buy science fiction & fantasy novels versus historical romance novels versus nonfiction works; you know what I mean? I’m not referring to demographics in terms of age, race, religion, or ethnicity in a local community. So, where does a book fit? That’s really about subject matter, tone of voice, literary device, etc. Sometimes the easiest way to determine a basic genre fit is to ask the author!

When Paper Angel Press decides to promote a book, what are the steps that you need to go through to get ready for promotion and marketing?

First, I want to point out that it’s not really a decision to promote or not. We are your publisher, and marketing your book is just one of the services we provide. That being said, there really isn’t a manual for preparing to market a book; it’s more a matter of hashing out how, where, how much, degree of author participation, etc. Each book/author is unique.

Are there different challenges between promoting new authors and established authors with a dedicated following?

Are there differences in the way I would market your new book versus James Patterson’s new book? Sure! <laugh> But my experience is only with small, independent presses and, usually, new-ish authors. In that case, you start at ground zero and work your way up a crowded ladder waving your little flag.

Have you found that there are differences in approach with the different genres like fiction, non-fiction, fantasy, etc., when you look at marketing and promoting a book?

Yes and no. Some basics are pretty universal, but each crowd tends to respond to different stimuli. Word choice and graphics styles are as important in marketing, say, historical romance, as they are in writing it, in order to best communicate to the genre’s fans.

When you look at being in promotions, have you found any instances where what you thought you knew about promotions turned out to be the opposite of what you expected?

No, actually. <laughs> Not yet, anyway. I thought, going into it, that it was going to be an uphill battle, and nothing has yet altered that expectation.

From your perspective, what can first time novelists, and experienced writers, do to help you, as Marketing & Promotions Manager?

Work with me. I’m here to help you as much as the business of the press. Be clear  — with yourself and with me  — what your expectations are: of me and the press. What milestones define “success” for you? What are your strengths and weaknesses in promoting your own work? We all work within our own limited resources, so be realistic. If you have ideas for marketing or promoting your work, speak them! I’m open to investigating new avenues or supporting your efforts. To me, it’s all about getting the book some good exposure.