December 16th 2010
WIZARD’S TOWER STOCKS LETHE PRESS BOOKS
Wizard’s Tower Press is pleased to announce that it will be stocking selected ebooks from Lethe Press in its online store.
The Wizard’s Tower bookstore, located at http://www.wizardstowerbooks.com/, exists to sell Wizard’s Tower’s own books and magazines, such as Dark Spires and Salon Futura. However, the intention is to offer space to any science fiction and fantasy small press that has ebooks for sale.
Lethe is a US-based small press specializing in fiction by and for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT people). A substantial part of its output is science fiction and fantasy, and it is these books that Wizard’s Tower will be offering. The first four books listed in the store are:
• Diana Comet and Other Improbable Stories, by Sandra McDonald
• Shadow Man, by Melissa Scott
• So Fey: Queer Fairy Fictions, edited by Steve Berman
• Second Thoughts, a collection by Steve Berman
Lethe founder, Steve Berman said: “Lethe Press is excited to be a part of Wizards Tower Press’s online store. We always are seeking ways to reach new readers. Our books are about outsiders, and I firmly believe that no one feels more “outside” of society than lovers of queer speculative fiction. With WTP, we can better reach customers overseas and the world becomes a tiny bit closer and, hopefully, people feel a bit less alone in their tastes.”
Cheryl Morgan added: “I’m very pleased to conclude our first agreement with another small press. We already stock Clarkesworld Magazine from Wyrm Publishing, for which I edit the non-fiction. Lethe is the first publisher we have stocked where my only connection with them is loving the books they publish. I very much hope that we will be adding other quality small presses in the near future. Much of the best work in speculative fiction today is being published by small presses. In a world increasingly dominated by multinational publishers and booksellers we need to work together to get our books to market.”
Wizard’s Tower press is owned and managed by Cheryl Morgan and based in the UK. Cheryl has won three Hugo awards for her online writing and editing. She is the non-fiction editor for the Hugo-winning and World Fantasy and Locus Award nominated Clarkesworld Magazine. Cheryl is also a director of San Francisco Science Fiction Conventions Inc, and of the Association for the Recognition of Excellence in SF & F Translation.
For further information please email info [at] wizardstowerpress.com or visit the websites at http://wizardstowerpress.com/ and http://www.wizardstowerbooks.com/.