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Pre-Order Discounts and News!

Hello, readers!

To celebrate CITIZEN OF EARTH reaching the TOP TEN in free military science fiction on Amazon, we’re offering pre-orders for the next installment: THE GREAT TRAITOR for 30% off with coupon code SOLARIS30!

Find and follow the author, Joseph Kassabian, on Twitter, Goodreads, Instagram, or Amazon.

And if you’re looking for a beautifully crafted fantasy story, look no further than BY IMMORTAL HONOR BOUND by Danielle Ancona. For a limited time, these pre-orders include FREE SHIPPING in the United States and a table of alchemy symbols from the author, on parchment!

You can connect with Danielle on her website or Twitter.

You can also find them both reading from their books on our recent Youtube Live streams. We’ll be hosting those readings every Tuesday and Thursday around 5pm Pacific. We’ll also be hosting theatrical readings involving multiple players on Saturdays around 9pm Eastern.

Oh, and check out these other books if you’re looking to receive regular book boxes!

-Sam

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More About Our New Pre-Order Packages

Among many innovations in response to the global pandemic, all our new releases will launch with custom pre-order packages that feature signed copies, bookmarks and mugs, and other exclusive gifts from the author! They’ll be available on our website for a limited time before pre-orders open with retailers. We are excited to offer these packages as a way to further extend the reading experience and connect authors with their fans.

Books now available for pre-order are: Night Life (Book Two in the Night Series) by B.K. Bass, The Great Traitor (Book Two in the Galaxy on Fire Series) by Joseph Kassabian, The Darkness Within (Book Two in the Darkness Trilogy) by Michael D. Nadeau, Remnants (an anthology created by Stephen Coghlan), Around the Dark Dial by J.D. Sanderson, Roadside Attractions by Eric Lahti, Zachariah Lars and the Time Travel Conundrum (Book Two in the Case Files of Zachariah Lars Series) by Jonathan Lazar, Life 2 by Aisha Tritle, and The Assimilation Agent by Sam Hendricks.

Included in some of the pre-order packages is the new Content Hub, which houses short stories and even full-length books, articles and essays, and other offerings from Kyanite authors. It is now available on a subscription basis as well.

And just in case you missed it: we are hosting ongoing live readings, interviews, and panels throughout the week and weekend on our Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter accounts. The participating authors are often available for questions before and after, and reader engagement is encouraged! We do this for you!

Sincerely,

Sam Hendricks, Co-Founder & Publisher

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Pre-Orders Open on The Darkness Within

Hello readers!

Pre-orders have opened for The Darkness Within, book two in the Darkness trilogy, set in the Land of Lythinall and created/written by Michael D. Nadeau.

Michael put his creative talents to good use and crafted some truly special packages that include never-before-seen fiction, a full-color poster of a printed map of Lythinall, and more!

“A writer to watch. A fantasy series to fall in love with. I know I did.”

Ed Greenwood, international bestselling author and creator of the Forgotten Realms

If you haven’t read The Darkness Returns, the first book in the trilogy yet, fear not! You can get it in the premium pre-order package or you can download it right now!

We appreciate all your continued support and the love you show to our amazing authors! We couldn’t do this without you!

-Sam & Brian

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Launching Today: Pre-Order Packages for Night Life and The Assimilation Agent

Hello again, readers!

We’re writing again today to tell you about our first ever pre-order packages, launching today!

Night Life, Book Two in the Night Trilogy by B.K. Bass, features three packages: Kyanite, Tanzanite, and Quartzite. All three packages include something exclusive that you can’t get anywhere else. Check them out!

The Assimilation Agent, Book One by Sam Hendricks, features the same tiers: Kyanite, Tanzanite, and Quartzite. All three packages include something exclusive and different based on this book/series. The Kyanite package includes TWO custom signed books, the eBook, a subscription to exclusive content here on the website, a sticker, and a bookmark for only $79! You really can’t get this anywhere else!


As you may have read here, we are launching our books with these exclusive pre-order campaigns because we want to connect with readers in more meaningful and entertaining ways. We also want to help authors earn royalties faster during these trying times, so we’ve accelerated our royalty payment schedule. These awesome packages are a rallying point for us and our authors to spread the word about our books prior to publication and offer our readers the chance to score great deals. We hope you’ll agree that they extend the power of our stories and inspire joy!

As always, we look forward to hearing your thoughts and serving you delicious morsels for free through our Kyanite Press online portal, and now through the Healing Worlds Project as well.

You may also be interested in our new Content Hub, which will feature exclusive essays, articles, genre studies, and short stories-all for a low monthly price. A 12-month membership to the hub will often be featured in our pre-order packages as well!

Happy reading,

Sam & Brian

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Back to Our Roots

Hello readers!

Though we are in trying times, opportunities continue to abound for some of us creators and business owners. Many of the ideas outlined below have been percolating since the inception of our company, while others are brand-spankin’ new. We are grateful to all of you for your patronage as we pivot and grow.

Here is a quick summary of the changes we’ll be making:

  1. Exclusive, one-time pre-order campaigns will now launch from our website a few months before release. Each release will feature three pre-order packages, ranging from premium (multiple custom signed books + merch + a content subscription on our website + eBooks) to downright affordable (signed book + ebook). We see this as a way to help our authors without asking for charity. Authors will receive their 50/50 split within 14 calendar days of each month-end–much faster than our traditional royalty accounting through our distributor.
  2. Books will still be listed with our distributors and will appear with retailers as usual. Amazon will likely also feature pre-orders. Barnes and Noble, Walmart, and Target may as well. Royalties from those sales will be paid as usual. This pre-order campaign will be exclusive on our website and through us, and will be in addition to everything we normally do.
  3. We are going to release some books sooner than we had previously scheduled. There are more readers requesting new content than we anticipated, and we want to meet the demand. Many of you have expressed excitement at the prospect of our books being released sooner. Thank you for sharing that with us! We are pleased to answer!
  4. We are introducing a new membership to a new sub-area of the website, which we’re (for now) calling the Content Hub. It’ll be filled with original fiction and non-fiction content. Exclusive access will be granted to people who purchase a 1, 3, or 6-month membership, or those who are given 12 months of access as part of a pre-order package.
  5. The free books on our website will be removed on April 30th. We will continue to offer free deals through Amazon. 
  6. We will be adding content to Youtube and social media in order to further promote our authors and their books. We hope you’ll engage with us and get to know our catalog and our community. Both are spectacular.
  7. We’ll be using our email newsletter to deliver book recommendations, exclusive content, original short fiction and non-fiction, and book news. Please sign up if you haven’t yet!
  8. When things stabilize, we will adapt our approach to physical book events and expos. At this time, we have no events scheduled.

We appreciate you taking the time to read about our company and our authors and we are excited to share new work with you soon. Stay tuned for the first pre-order launches later today!

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Where the Sun Always Shines

We are proud to share that our very own Crystal L. Kirkham has taken the reins of a new anthology project aimed at collecting uplifting, feel-good, happy ending stories to shine some light in these dark times in which we are living.

We will be partnering with Crystal to help bring this project to the world. In addition to providing the cover shown, we will be organizing the licensing, copyrighting, ISBN, and other publishing details. We will also be hosting the finished product on our website for free. This is a volunteer-based project, and as such there will never be a charge for the book.

To find out more about submitting to this anthology, please visit Crystal L. Kirkham’s website, HERE.

To ensure timely processing, please do not submit queries or stories to our email. We are only handling the back-end production and distribution, while Crystal is leading the way from the front on this. Any questions should be directed to the email address listed on the page linked above.

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Now Available: 50 Shades of Neigh by Stephen Coghlan

Written by prolific Canadian author Stephen Coghlan, 50 Shades of Neigh is a fantasy parody sure to please.

Now available in eBook and Paperback formats, we invite all voracious fantasy readers to purchase or rent their copy today!

A fun, twisted fairy tale for grown-ups with a unique, unpredictable story. If you grew up playing with My Little Pony while also pulling the heads off of Barbie Dolls (like I did), then you’ll get a kick out of this book. I also learned some stuff about anatomy that I didn’t know before…although it’s not really knowledge I’ll be able to put into practice. 

Mel, from Kornicky & Mel in the Morning, Rebel 101.7 FM; Ottowa, ON, Canada

BOOK DETAILS

Title: 50 Shades of Neigh
Author: Stephen Coghlan
Formats: eBook, Paperback
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal Fantasy, Fantasy Romance
Retailers: Kyanite Publishing, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Chapters Indigo
ISBNs: eBook (978-1-949645-95-8); Paperback (978-1-949645-96-5)
Length: Novella, approximately 175 pages

BOOK BLURB

With the threat of World War 1 and its technological horrors looming, the heir apparent to the deadliest warrior kingdom, and home to honest-to-god Centaurs, must find a new path for her peoples before they are massacred in the trenches.

Journeying to America, she searches for a future free of death, but will her absence leave the kingdom vulnerable to her conniving siblings?

Note: this title contains graphic sexual imagery and content.

AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY

Hailing from the capital of the Great White North [Canada], Stephen Coghlan spends his days erecting buildings and his nights reveling in the dreamscape. Since 2017, he has produced a myriad of flash fictions, short stories, novellas, and novels, including, but not limited to, Urban Gothic, the GENMOS Saga, the Nobilis series, and has had his works read on podcasts and featured in anthologies.

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Join Us for a Cover Reveal & Pre-Order Party Today!

When: Thursday, January 16th, 2020 at 1 pm PT

Where: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram

Book covers for Endgame by Aisha Tritle, Around the Dark Dial by J.D. Sanderson, Remnants created by Stephen Coghlan and edited by B.K. Bass, Dead Town (Book Two in the Dead Trilogy) by Anthony D. Redden, and Night Life (Book Two in the Night Trilogy) by B.K. Bass will be revealed. Pre-orders will be opened during the reveal, and the party will include games, giveaways, and even more news!

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Say Hello to Our New Acquisitions!

In fall 2019, we invited authors to submit their speculative fiction manuscripts with or without representation. The acquisitions committee reviewed those manuscripts and made final recommendations, resulting in a wave of offers. True to our mission, most offers were made to authors already published with us, including A.R. Vagnetti, Michael D. Nadeau, Jonathan Lazar, Joseph Kassabian, Crystal L. Kirkham, and Aisha Tritle.

FULL LIST OF NEW ACQUISITIONS

The “Storm” series by A.R. Vagnetti. The first book in the series, “Forgotten Storm,” was acquired in 2018 and published in 2019. Described as “steamier than expected” with “amazing worldbuilding,” the series will continue with “Forbidden Storm,” scheduled for publication in summer 2020.

“The Lythinall Saga” by Michael D. Nadeau. The first book, “The Darkness Returns,” was acquired in 2018 and published in 2019. Endorsed by Ed Greenwood, creator of the Forgotten Realms, this epic fantasy series has won fans internationally. The second book in the saga, “The Darkness Within,” is scheduled for publication in summer 2020.

The “Case Files of Zachariah Lars” series by Jonathan Lazar. The first book in the series, “Zachariah Lars and the High Elf Mystery,” was acquired in 2018 and published in 2019. Future plans for the fantasy detective include both novellas and novels. The next installment, “Zachariah Lars and the Time Travel Conundrum,” is scheduled for publication in fall 2020.

The “Galaxy on Fire” trilogy by Joseph Kassabian. The first book in the trilogy, “Citizen of Earth,” was acquired in 2018 and published in 2019. The second book in the trilogy, “The Great Traitor,” is scheduled for publication in summer 2020. Robyn Bennis, author of the Signal Airship series, said: “Half Old Man’s War and half Matterhorn, Citizen of Earth is a twisty, turny adventure filled with sass and action.” Kassabian is known for his sharp humor and war commentary.

“Falling Light” by Crystal L. Kirkham. This fantasy romance novel is scheduled for publication in 2021. Crystal L. Kirkham is the author of “Feathers and Fae” and several other works.

“Endgame” by Aisha Tritle is a science fiction novelette scheduled for publication on February 14, 2020. Kyanite Publishing LLC will also publish Tritle’s science fiction novel “Life2” in 2020.

“Ales, Agents, and Alchemy” by Jabe Stafford is a fantasy thriller scheduled to be published in 2021. It is the first book in the series. Jabe Stafford has also contributed to the “Kyanite Press: Journal of Speculative Fiction.”

“Dead Town” by Anthony D. Redden. The second book in the “Dead Trilogy”, set for publication in 2020. 

“Around the Dark Dial” by J.D. Sanderson. This science fiction, short story collection will be published in 2020.

FUTURE ACQUISITIONS

The next open invitation for submissions will be in March 2020, though it will be limited to a small subset of genres (details to follow). More acquisitions are expected throughout the year.

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Expanding Our Horizons

Since our founding in July 2018, our focus has been on finding and sharing stories we love. Both of us founders rated speculative fiction as a favorite genre, so we began by publishing exactly that. In the last year and a half, we’ve grown exponentially, immersed ourselves in the industry, and developed a loyal readership. We’re excited to announce that as part of our strategic planning, we’ll now be expanding beyond the scope of speculative fiction to other genres we are equally passionate about.

Kyanite Publishing will now actively seek out stories in the mystery, thriller, and historical fiction genres.

We will also be pursuing non-fiction titles in the near future.

Sam Hendricks

Sam Hendricks, Publisher

I’m thrilled about this expansion and I look forward to seeing our catalog–essentially, our identity–grow and change as we do. I’ve always had an eclectic taste in books, and some of my first favorites were thrillers. I love stories that can keep me awake at night, speed reading just to get to the end, and there’s a robust market for thrillers that can bend genres and offer fresh takes on the old tropes. Mysteries were also some of the first books to line my shelves. I love every kind of mystery, especially noir and police procedurals. Last but not least, I’m enamored with non-fiction. I’m always game for educational texts in subjects I’m interested in (like geology, history, mythology, and anthropology) and biographies. I think there’s a good chance we’ll focus on just a few sub-genres of non-fiction that best fit our wheelhouse and readership–but more on that later.

B.K. Bass

B.K. Bass, Editor-in-Chief

As a life-long student of history, one of my favorite genres has been historical fiction; be it in the form of the printed word or on film. To me, there’s nothing quite as exciting as taking a step back in time and—for a moment—experiencing what life was like in another era. Also, as one who is constantly striving to learn more about not only history, but all aspects of our universe, non-fiction books have been the lifeblood of my continuing education. While I love reading for entertainment, I feel there’s nothing more rewarding than reading for education. That’s why we’ve already been publishing a variety of non-fiction articles via the Kyanite Press Online. We strongly value the importance of education and sharing knowledge with the world, so we feel it is an important step that we grow our catalog to include more novel-length non-fiction as well. 

Our readership knows we’ve already published quite a few mysteries and thrillers that just so happened to be speculative in nature. From B.K.’s own Night Shift to Jonathan Lazar’s Zachariah Lars and the High Elf Mystery, we’ve been entertained and intrigued. Now, we’re opening the door for more of these gripping stories whether they have a speculative element or not.

“I’m an author. When can I submit my work in these genres?”

We will have an open window in March of 2020, specifically seeking out works in the mystery, thriller, and historical fiction genres. We will not be accepting non-fiction submissions yet, but keep an eye out for more news on that front soon.

We appreciate you reading this announcement and sharing it with anyone you think would benefit from the information. We’ll be revealing more details soon, including a “manuscript wish list” with specific sub-genres we’re most likely to love. 

Sincerely,

Sam & B.K.