As you may have seen on social media, we started a Writer Wednesday webcast last month. All of our authors and Kyanite Press contributors are invited to attend each week. We have a theme for each “episode” and so far we’ve talked about characters, world building, first drafts, author branding, and publishing.
Our last episode was recorded on 5/22/2019, and it marked the first time we had invited authors who weren’t associated with our publishing company to attend. The topic was publishing, and we had been looking forward to a roundtable full of experience in self-publishing, hybrid publishing, and traditional small and large press publishing.
Our target audience for these webcasts are both readers and writers who are curious about the publishing industry and the craft of writing. We’re very pleased so far with the turnout and we’re planning to expand our YouTube channel with additional webcasts. We’re also planning to move into podcasting, which we’ll be experimenting with later this year.
If you haven’t yet, check out our YouTube channel and subscribe! If you’re feeling especially generous, share it with your friends and family who love reading or writing!
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!
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.
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?
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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.
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!
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!
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?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
We appreciate your continued support and look forward to connecting with you next year!
-Sam, B.K., and Sophia
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