Celebrate Pride Month with 28% off storewide
Apex Book Company Blog
by Jason Sizemore
1w ago
“No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.” – Alice Walker Apex Book Company is proud to recognize and stand with our LGBTQIA+ friends and family. Despite gains in the recognition of LGBTQIA+ rights and equality, the ACLU reports that in 2024 alone over 515 pieces of anti-LGBTQIA+ legislation have been introduced in the United States. According to PBS, the murder rate of trans people is at an all-time high. What actions can be taken to push back against such legislation? Voting, for one. Be an active ally and raising your voice in your community is ano ..read more
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Join Cherie Priest in conversation with Jillian Venters about CINDERWICH at the University Bookstore
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by Jason Sizemore
1M ago
Seattle author Cherie Priest (Boneshaker, Flight Risk) presents Cinderwich, a cozy-yet-creepy novella set in small-town Appalachia. Cherie is joined in conversation by Jillian Venters, noted elder goth and author of Gothic Charm School: An Essential Guide for Goths and Those who Love Them. This event is free to attend, though registration is required through the link provided. We encourage all attendees to wear masks during the event and maintain social distancing. If you have questions about this event, please contact the University Bookstore at events@ubookstore.com. Thank you for supportin ..read more
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Apex Celebrates International Women's Day
Apex Book Company Blog
by Rebecca Treasure
3M ago
Join Apex Book Company in celebrating International Women's Day 2024! All Apex Books by authors identifying as female are 30% off until March 10! From the IWD website: "With well over a century of history and change, the first International Women's Day (IWD) was held in March 1911. IWD isn't country, group or organization specific. It's a day of collective global activism and celebration that belongs to all those committed to forging women's equality." Get involved with International Women's Day by finding an event in your area: https://www.internationalwomensday.com/Events ..read more
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PRESS RELEASE Apex acquires rights to short story collection BREATH OF LIFE by LH Moore
Apex Book Company Blog
by Rebecca Treasure
3M ago
February 26, 2024 For Immediate Release 2/26/24 Lexington, KY: Apex Book Company is delighted to announce that it has acquired first North America English rights to the short story collection BREATH OF LIFE by LH Moore. Breath of Life is a collection of the works of author and poet LH Moore, whose history- and Afrofuturism-inspired speculative short fiction, poetry, and essays move between and blur the genres from horror to science fiction to fantasy. With themes of family and identity, rooted solidly in history and imagining the unknown—both here on Earth and beyond—Breath of Life is an explo ..read more
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Celebrate Black History Month
Apex Book Company Blog
by Jason Sizemore
4M ago
Join us in honoring Black History Month by purchasing an Apex title by a Black author. Throughout February, choose any of the below select titles* and receive 25% off at checkout with code: BH2024 ‍ During Black History Month and always, we encourage you to visit a Black-owned bookstore in-person. Black-owned bookstores are essential community hubs that foster culture, preserve Black history, and nourish a love of reading. If you can’t visit a store in-person, choose to support a Black-owned bookstore on this map of bookstores that specialize in black literature from the African American Liter ..read more
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Winter Sale!
Apex Book Company Blog
by Rebecca Treasure
5M ago
Starting today, we're having a huge winter sale! 30% off all our inventory site wide, as well as surprise swag for early orders over $25! Surprise Swag will go on a random, first-come first-served basis to orders over $25 placed between 1/15 and 1/31. Your discount is automatically applied at checkout! We have 3 limited edition bookplates of the award nominated book Plague Birds by Jason Sanford, a stack of out of print books from our archives - titles like Aetherchrist and Kentucky Kaiju. Perhaps most exciting we have an incredible piece of Apex history - a limited number of the Apex Digest p ..read more
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DANGED BLACK THING is a Philip K. Dick Award finalist!
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by Jason Sizemore
5M ago
Congratulations to author Eugen Bacon as her wonderful Apex Books collection, DANGED BLACK THING, is a finalist for this year's Philip K. Dick Award! Hats off to Eugen and the other outstanding finalists. Locus has a full announcement here ..read more
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CINDERWICH - Chapter One Excerpt
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by Jason Sizemore
5M ago
CINDERWICH by Cherie Priest Coming May 14th, 2024 ISBN (softcover) 978-1-955765-20-6 Available through Diamond Book Distribution ______ CHAPTER ONE (Excerpt) The first Ellen Thrush has probably been dead all this time—and it’s not that I don’t care, exactly. I care, I think. I’m curious, at least. But thank God, no one expects me to get too worked up about it. She vanished before I was born, and all I have of her is an old picture or two and her name. My mother gave it to me when I was born: two years, one month, and thirteen days after Ellen mailed a Christmas card to my grandmother. In it, s ..read more
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Submissions Now Open for The Map of Lost Places
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by Rebecca Treasure
7M ago
Editors Sheree Renée Thomas and Lesley Conner are looking for stories about places where weird things happen. Places that have strange histories, their own traditions and customs, their own dangers. These can be based off real folk tales or old wives tales - think the Mothman in Point Pleasant, WV - or ones that you come up with all on your own. But your story should tell of someone going to one of these places - either intentionally or they just stumble across it - and what happens when they encounter the frightening/strange thing that is in or occurs in that location. Depending on the Map of ..read more
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Black Friday Book Bundles
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by Rebecca Treasure
7M ago
For Black Friday, we're offering bundles to jump start your holiday reading. On sale for a limited time - November 24th to November 27th - we have three exciting book bundles. Our first ebook bundle is Recent Releases and contains Zen and the Art of Starship Maintenance and Other Stories by Tobias Buckell, Danged Black Thing by Eugen Bacon, and Future Artifacts by Kameron Hurley. All for $25! Our second bundle is Series Starters! This collects The Lost Level and King of the Bastards by Brian Keene, Apex Book of World SF Volume One, edited by Lavie Tidhar, and Winterglass by Benjanun Sriduangk ..read more
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