The Press doesn’t issue paperback editions of all our titles, as the decision to do so is driven by the individual authors. That being said, we’re delighted with the twenty titles that have made it into print thus far! There are new ones on the way, so it seemed to be a good time to take stock of what we have so far.
Our current paperback titles are listed here, along with Amazon US buy links:
A Pride of Poppies Modern LGBTQIA Fiction of the Great War – anthology including stories by Julie Bozza, Barry Brennessel, Charlie Cochrane, Sam Evans, Lou Faulkner, Adam Fitzroy, Wendy C. Fries, Z. McAspurren, Eleanor Musgrove and Jay Lewis Taylor
The current Rainbow Awards truly have been the gift that goes on giving! We learned today that Julie Bozza has been distinguished for a second time this year, this time for THE THOUSAND SMILES OF NICHOLAS GORING – the third book in the ever-popular BUTTERFLY HUNTER sequence. Once again the judge’s comments were brief, so we’ll quote them in full:
Hooray, we’re back on track now after our embarrassing ‘blip’! Our Day Eight winner was Jess1, who asked for a copy of Julie Bozza’sTHE THOUSAND SMILES OF NICHOLAS GORING. Congratulations, Jess; your book will be on its way to you shortly, and thank you for taking part!
For everyone else, we expect you’re familiar with the form by now; for twelve days we’ll be giving away one free book per day, with the next draw to be made as close as possible to 09.00 UK time tomorrow, Monday 5 January.
To win the Manifold Press book of your choice all you need to do is tell us – in a screened reply below – your first name, the title of the book you’d like, the format you prefer and an e-mail address to send it to. (We need all this information, please.) Also, we’d remind you that this giveaway doesn’t include the two new books announced on 1 January for 1 February publication – existing titles only, we’re afraid!
If you are successful once, don’t let it deter you from entering again; you can actually win twice before being disqualified for the rest of the giveaway, but luckily this rarely happens.
So come on in and join us; it’s a great chance to experiment with the work of a new author, or to complete the backlist of a favourite – and good luck and best wishes to everyone who takes part!
Delightfully, another review of Julie’s new book has just appeared – this time on the blogsite Boys In Our Books. While it’s not an entirely uncritical review – you can’t please all of the people all of the time, alas! – the reviewer is still overwhelmingly enthusiastic about the series as a whole:
Here at Manifold Press we like to think we’re all about the magic – about taking readers to places that otherwise they wouldn’t be able to go – so it’s gratifying to know we’re still making that happen. Thank you, BIOB reviewer, we appreciate your comments!
Good morning, everyone, from the (cold and dark) UK!
Our two new titles, Julie Bozza’s THE THOUSAND SMILES OF NICHOLAS GORING – which concludes her Butterfly Hunter trilogy – and Chris Quinton’s historical novel UNDERCOVER BLUES, are now on sale not only through our online shop but also through our other outlets: AllRomance eBooks, Smashwords and Amazon. (If you don’t see them immediately in your particular part of the world, it’s only because they’re still working their way through the system.)
We’re aware that in the past some readers have been frustrated by the ‘staggered release’ of our books, even though we explained why it was necessary at the time. The simple fact was that, starting Manifold Press completely from scratch, we thought it wise to learn to walk before we tried to run. It’s now been almost five years, though; we think we’ve mastered the ‘walking’ thing, and we’re looking to pick up speed a little bit – and this is our first modest step.
For the time being the online shop facility will remain available, but in due course we’ll be looking to phase that out so that you can buy quickly and easily from one of our distribution partners; that will, in turn, free up person-power here at Manifold Press Megaheadquarters which can be devoted to other essential parts of the publishing process. We may move slowly compared to other organisations but we don’t want to stand still altogether; after all, there are still plenty of fascinating places that we want to go – and we like to think we’ll be taking you with us!
Welcome to the second day of our new Extremely Random Harvest giveaway! We are giving away seven books over seven days, with the next one being drawn at random 24 hours from now. To win, all you need to do is give us (in a screened reply, below) your first name, your e-mail address, and the title of the book you’d like to win – which includes our two new titles being published on 1 November: THE THOUSAND SMILES OF NICHOLAS GORING by Julie Bozza and UNDERCOVER BLUES by Chris Quinton.
One entry per day only, please – and nobody is allowed to win more than twice. Also, please don’t forget to tell us which format you’d like to receive! We’ll do our level best to draw the winner at the same time every day, to give everyone an equal chance of winning – so come and join in the fun, and don’t forget to tell your friends; this is a great chance to discover a new author or a new book, or to complete the back catalogue of an old favourite. After all, what have you got to lose?
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Our Day One winner was Shirley, who chose THE THOUSAND SMILES OF NICHOLAS GORING. Congratulations, Shirley; we’ll be sending your book to you within the next couple of hours, and hope you will enjoy reading it!
… and partner that with a delightful ‘historical’ by Chris Quinton; secret agents in 1930s London, Tom and Robert are tasked with joining a dance band in order to unravel a sinister blackmail plot – and find their impersonation of a clandestine lifestyle becoming all too real in UNDERCOVER BLUES.
We’re busy putting the finishing touches to them both at this very moment, as well as making active preparations to bring you more books just as fascinating as these in February and in May – watch this space (or a very similar one nearby!) for details as and when we have them…