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Join Our Book Club!

In an effort to expand our community and reach readers in new ways, we’ve created a book club! We will be facilitating it in our Discord server, which you can join here. Discord is a place to chat, and our server is separated into categories and channels, each with their own topics.

All individuals who join will have access to a separate category of channels called the “Kyanite Book Club” and underneath they’ll see a channel for each book that’s selected.

Every month, we’ll select two books: one in the science fiction genre, and one in the fantasy/horror genre. Readers will be able to choose which titles interest them and interact only in the channels they’d like to. In other words, each book will have its own space and will be like its own club.

Benefits of Membership

We’ll be offering anyone who joins and participates in the channel a 30% discount off the eBook, paperback, or hardcover edition of the selected book(s) through our website. The coupon code will be posted in the channel. Readers are also welcome to purchase their book on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or through their local indie bookstore and still participate in the book club channels!

The author of each selected book will be informed ahead of time, so they’ll occasionally pop in and interact with readers. We’ll also schedule a general Q&A with them that will take place LIVE in the Discord channel!

We also hope that readers will gain a sense of community from this endeavor, possibly even branching out to the other Kyanite Discord channels. They may even make new friends or professional connections.

Guidelines

All participants are expected to follow the Kyanite Publishing Discord server guidelines. They are posted inside the server under “Royal Decrees” and generally include being kind and respectful.

Upcoming Selections

July:

Citizen of Earth by Joseph Kassabian and River by Ryen Lesli!

More Details

The coupon code will be posted as soon as the channel is set up, and prior to the beginning of the month, to give readers time to order and for us to fulfill those orders. Note again that readers can also choose to purchase the book elsewhere, or rent it from the library, and still participate in the channels!

Because it may take readers some time to receive and read their books, we’ll keep the channel for that book open for at least two months. So, if a book is selected for July, it doesn’t mean that the discount is only good in July or that the discussion can only happen in July. It can also roll into August, and if readers request it, we’ll keep the channel open even longer.

Our Role

We’ll be encouraging the participants in the channel to interact in a way that feels authentic for them. Should they choose to organize themselves, make use of the voice chat features in Discord, or request support from us to put together meetings, we’ll do everything we can to help. We will not be organizing any structured meetings beyond the live Q&A with the author, which will take place sometime in their selection month or the month following.

We look forward to hearing your feedback and hope to see you in Discord!

Sincerely,

The Kyanite Crew

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Check out our newly integrated shop page!

Hello, readers!

We made some changes to our shop today! Instead of the “catalog” page we used to have, we now have a “shop” that’s fully integrated into your browsing experience.

You can now sort books by category, price, and popularity. You can also scroll between them with ease and view the contents of your cart from any page.

We hope these changes will improve your experience, and we look forward to hearing your feedback!

Stay tuned for more big announcements this month as we gear up to add even more enhancements to the website and our Discord server!

Sincerely,

The Kyanite Crew

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Preview the July/August Issue of the Kyanite Press!

We’re excited to offer a preview of the July/August issue of the Kyanite Press! This is our last issue in Volume 1 featuring stories across all sub-genres of science fiction and fantasy, just like the first issue (Sept/Oct 2018)!

Stay tuned for more details, including who will be contributing and who won the feature spot!

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Citizen of Earth Launches Friday – 20% Off Coupon

Hello readers!

We’re excited to share that Citizen of Earth by author Joseph Kassabian is launching this Friday!

To celebrate, we’re offering 20% off now through the 17th using code CITIZEN20 at checkout on our website. This applies to paperback and hardcover orders!

Learn more or purchase here.

Thanks for your support!

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Cover Reveal – Life2 by Aisha Tritle

We are so excited to reveal the Life2 cover! This awesome science fiction story by Aisha Tritle is a thrill ride with deep themes and amazing characters.

Astrid was brought back six months ago for one purpose: to help restore balance in the city.

Cursed with a past she can barely remember, Astrid fills her role as an assassin with ease. Every day, she kills Unworthies – those deemed unfit to be a part of the society so carefully constructed after the Infirmum swept through the earth a hundred years ago, leaving all of the children dead and all of the adults infertile.  

Humanity now relies on a weekly injection of Curat to survive. Everyone is young, beautiful, and almost immortal – including the enigmatic doctor who renewed her, Michael.   

As the city is pushed into a new ice age, Astrid realizes she knows dangerously little about the place she lives and the people she kills for. Her trigger finger begins to fail her, and she fears she might be labeled as Unworthy next. When Michael draws her into a rebellion, secrets begin to come out, and the worst one might belong to the past she forgot. As she starts to remember and Michael tells her the true reason he’s been able to survive for so long, Astrid finds out she won’t just have to save the city, she will also have to decide what it truly means to be human.

Pre-order it here!

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The Magician’s Sin is Out Today!

That’s right! The Magician’s Sin by Alexander Thomas is celebrating its book birthday!

Titan City: 1933

Anson Walker is a retired wizard who has spent the last two decades trying to put his past to rest. His cynical retirement is thrown into chaos when the daughter of his ex-wife hires him to rescue her mother from the dark forces who’ve taken her. The kidnapping is only days before the Aberration, a time every century when the rules of magic don’t apply. Anson’s investigation reveals an ancient conspiracy, the return of a decades-old nemesis, and feelings he thought long gone. Will he rescue his old flame, or succumb to the forces against him?


Want to help us celebrate and spread the word?

*Check out recent reviews on Goodreads and add it to your list(s)

*Order it from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or our website

*Share our social media posts with your fantasy-loving friends and family

*Request it from your local library

*Review it when you’re done reading!

To learn more about the author, visit his website!

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Kyanite Glass Goes Paperback

Based on feedback from readers and retailers, we’ve decided to make all our formerly eBook-only titles, like Night Shift by B.K. Bass, Dead Boat by Anthony Redden, What They Deserve by Sam Hendricks, and Inn Spirits: Tales of the Folsom by C.M. Harris available in paperback!

All four of these titles will be available in paperback May 31st, 2019! You can pre-order them now through our website, or wait for them to become available closer to their release date on Amazon and Barnes and Noble!

We’re so excited to expand the formats these stories are available in so they can reach more readers! Going forward, all the novellas we option will be released in paperback as well.

-Sam Hendricks

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What’s Next for B.K. Bass

B.K. Bass has some big news to share with everybody, and we wanted to help get the word out as this will also be affecting upcoming releases in our own catalog.

After looking over the reviews for his novellas, we’ve all noticed a common trend of his readers wishing for more! In the interest of making sure we are keeping those readers happy, we’ve all decided it was time for B.K. to shift gears and start focusing on longer projects.

His first novel – What Once Was Home – will be coming out this fall. His upcoming title Parting the Veil was coming out this summer as a novella, but will now be coming out this fall as a novel as well!

B.K. will still be working on novellas contiguous to these projects, so if you’re waiting for a sequel to Warriors of Understone or Night Shift, or the next wave of Ravencrest Chronicles books; those are still in the works!

Find out more about B.K.’s plans and what he’s working on in his new blog post with the same title as this one: What’s Next for B.K. Bass.

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New Novella Announcement: “Warriors of Understone: The Tales of Durgan Stoutheart,” by B.K. Bass

Today marks the release of “Warriors of Understone: The Tales of Durgan Stoutheart,” by Author B.K. Bass, a new novella and the first in the Durgan Stoutheart series! This marks the first time Kyanite Publishing has printed a novella, and we love the look and feel of it!

Warriors of Understone by B K Bass

In this fast-paced fantasy story, Durgan must struggle to overcome not only his common birth but also the prejudices of a stagnant and isolated society to become one of the warriors of Understone. The sprawling dwarven city lies deep beneath the mountains, at the heart of a kingdom that has not changed its ways in centuries. Plagued by threats both within and without, life is a constant struggle to survive and a furious battle is around every corner. Durgan may overcome opponents with axe and shield, but can he change the very values of his society with the same tools?

Learn more about Warriors of Understone here on our website or on Goodreads.

Purchase a copy on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or Kobo.

Learn more about author B.K. Bass on his website here.

B.K. Bass, Sam Hendricks, and Sophia LeRoux will be on Twitter and popping into other social platforms today to help celebrate the launch. Look out for more announcements next week!

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Holiday Hours

Hello all!

We’ll be closing our offices from Monday, December 24th through Tuesday, January 1st in observance of the holiday season. Our team will be checking email and voicemail periodically and still providing support for urgent order questions through info@kyanitepublishing.com.

We appreciate your continued support and look forward to connecting with you next year!

-Sam, B.K., and Sophia