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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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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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What Once Was Home: Cover Reveal

We are very excited to reveal the cover of What Once Was Home, the first full-length novel from our very own B.K. Bass!

When his world is torn apart, one man must learn to survive in What Once Was Home.

Jace Cox’s life is changed when an overwhelming alien force invades the Earth with no warning or provocation.  In the years that follow, he must not only fight to survive; but also learn what it means to be a man and a leader.  As the situation grows more dire, he realizes that his greatest challenge isn’t the alien invaders or even his fellow man; it is holding onto his own humanity despite living in a world gone mad.

What Once Was Home will be launching on October 25, 2019, and pre-orders are available now! Click HERE for more!

Genres: Science Fiction, Post Apocalyptic, Alien Encounters, Military Science Fiction
Length: Novel – Approx 300 pages
Release Date: October 25, 2019

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Summer 2019 Cover Reveal Recap #1

It’s been a busy day for us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook! Join in on the fun and use the #KyaniteCovers hashtag on any of our posts to pick your favorite. Folks who use the hashtag will be automatically entered to win a copy of “Night Shift” by B.K. Bass and an ebook copy of a story of their choosing from our catalogue.

Here are some of our summer 2019 stories and their awesome covers! 

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Summer 2019 Catalogue Announcements Begin October 13th, 2018

October is our favorite month at Kyanite Publishing, and to celebrate, we’re announcing 22 new novelettes, novellas, and novels on October 13th, 2018! These will all be part of our Summer 2019 Catalogue, although they do not represent every title that will be released in Summer 2019. Stay tuned for more announcements later in the fall!

Many of you will remember that we hosted a launch party back in August and announced the majority of our Winter 2018 Catalogue. We love to reveal multiple covers and titles at once because we’ve found it helps to create a sense of community for our authors and readers. This launch will be even bigger because we’ll be giving our authors the opportunity to run giveaways on their own social media accounts, too. We encourage readers to follow the launch party on Twitter first, as we’ll link to our other platforms and our authors from there to start the day.

Although we can’t reveal much, we want to thank all the authors with a title being revealed on the 13th: J.R. Brooks, Enkelli Arn Robertson, Rhis Kaye, Majanka Verstraete, and Phebe Yawson. We fell in love with these stories and we’re honored to represent them in the world. We hope you’ll support these authors and tune in to learn more about their art!

Kyanite Publishing LLC was born earlier this year out of our love for stories and our desire to compete with small presses and traditional publishing houses as previously self-published authors. We understand how difficult the traditional publishing route can be, even for talented and motivated storytellers, and we believe we’ve created a solvent, smart, and streamlined business model that captures the spirit of self-publishing and the author-benefits of traditional publishing. Most importantly, our authors never pay to publish their work. We make money on title says, not authors.

Speaking of authors, we’d like to thank every single one of the individuals who’ve signed with us so far, many of whom took a chance on a startup not because they had no better options, but because they believed in our integrity, passion, and vision.

We’ll be posting many times here on the blog next week ahead of the launch of “Night Shift” by B.K. Bass on the 12th and the title/cover reveals on the 13th. If there’s anything you want to see specifically, please leave a comment and let us know!

Until next time,

Sam, Brian & Sophia

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Press Release 7-11-2018

JULY 11TH, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

KYANITE PUBLISHING LLC, a limited liability company registered in the state of Colorado, announced a soft launch on July 11th, 2018. Their official launch, which will include their Q4 2018 and Q1 2019 titles, will take place on August 11th and 12th, 2018.

The Kyanite Publishing LLC Vision: To bring forth thought-provoking and timeless pieces of fiction in the categories of science fiction, fantasy, and horror and provide unparalleled value to authors and readers.

Kyanite Publishing LLC is managed by three authors and member-owners. Their names and titles are as follows: Sam Hendricks, Marketing Director and Editor in Chief of Kyanite Glass; B.K. Bass, Acquisitions Director and Editor in Chief of The Kyanite Press and Kyanite Crypt; Sophia LeRoux, Operations Director and Managing Editor of Kyanite Kiss/Associate Editor of Kyanite Crypt.

“We (Kyanite Publishing LLC, including its subsidiaries and imprints) are more than an independent, speculative fiction publisher. We’re a community of authors and readers and a safe space to gather. The publishing industry is changing and making room for more stories from diverse backgrounds and in edgy sub-genres. We’re excited to leverage our experience in business operations, marketing, and publishing for our authors.” – Sam Hendricks

The Kyanite Press is a bimonthly literary magazine featuring short fiction, author interviews and bios, and contests with cash prizes. Issues will be anthologized annually.

Imprints include Kyanite Glass, digitally publishing science fiction and fantasy short novels, novellas, serials, and intertwining stories; Kyanite Kiss, publishing science fiction and fantasy romance; and Kyanite Crypt publishing horror.

Kyanite Publishing LLC is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. Brick and mortar offices are being established in the town’s mid-town neighborhood in partnership with a local commercial real estate agency. Kyanite Publishing LLC lives by the “shop local” philosophy and is currently seeking collaborations with local businesses, book sellers, and organizations.