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Writer Wednesday Webcasts

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!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYGLTSGDCeQzuFV33MrddkQ

Sincerely,

The Kyanite Crew

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Welcome to the world, “What They Deserve!”

Today is the publishing day for our third novella, and Sam Hendricks’s first novella, “What They Deserve!”

We are excited to add to our collection of dystopian, cyberpunk stories. If you liked “Night Shift” by B.K. Bass, you’ll probably like “What They Deserve” too!

The story is set in Seattle, WA and follows Summer Wilkins, the official spokesperson for the New Republic. After a shocking murder rocks the city she must uncover the truth behind the new “Inevix patches” being distributed to the public.

Join us today on Twitter at 11am MT for a Q&A with Sam and afterwards, for an open Q&A with all three of us owner/editors.

-B.K., Sophia & Sam

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10% Off Back Issues of the Kyanite Press

Hello readers!

The first two regular issues of the Kyanite Press, along with the Halloween Special Edition and the Fables and Fairy Tales Digest, are 10% off in our web store right now with coupon KPBackIssue at checkout.

Get them while supplies last!

This is a fantastic time to explore the evolution of the journal and the stories from talented writers like Matthew Standiford, Zachary Ashford, Daniel Gunderson, Hanson Oak, Leo Charles M, Benjamin Hope, Chad D. Christy, Michael Nadeau, K. Baldwin & Lyra Ricci, Professor Cognome, Richard D. Mellinger Jr., Stephen Coghlan, C.L. Schneider & J.R. Swiger, Danielle Ancona, and Paul Blake!

Learn more about all our contributors here.

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Cover Reveal: Loved Mars, Hated the Food by Willie Handler

Hello readers!

We are excited to reveal the cover of Loved Mars, Hated the Food by Willie Handler!

Synopsis:

Dix Jenner, a self-proclaimed slacker, is the first chef to live—and maybe die—on Mars. After an explosion kills his colony companions and leaves him with nothing but his spacesuit, his time on the faraway planet is about to expire… until he’s rescued by friendly Martians and opens a cafe—who knew Martians loved espresso?

Unfortunately, his success attracts the attention of the corrupt and narcissistic Martian Grand Leader. Forced to run to avoid being imprisoned, Dix gets lucky: a NASA rescue mission lands on Mars. But seeing it brings back the dark secret he’s been keeping from himself about the colony’s explosion, and now Dix must choose between returning to Earth or spending the rest of his life in a cell on the dusty red planet where he belongs.

So without further ado, here is the cover!

You can find Loved Mars, Hated the Food here.
Learn more about the author, Willie Handler, on his website here.

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Kyanite Press BINGO Starts Today!

Here’s something you didn’t know you needed: Kyanite Press BINGO!

Rules:

The BINGO board will be up and “in play” for the next two weeks, ending on Tuesday, February 5th. You have until then to claim a BINGO.

As you’ll see, this BINGO board is a little different than standard boards. Each space contains an element or theme from a story in one of the first three issues of the Kyanite Press. Identify the story the element corresponds to and mark the space with the title using your favorite graphic editor or you can even do it on paper and send us a picture. Connect any five spaces and you can claim a BINGO. (Alternatively, you can provide us a list of answers using a standard grid format, such as “Self-Reflection” being square B2 – A through E across the top, and 1 through 5 down the side.)

For every BINGO you identify, you’ll be awarded an eBook from our catalog of your choosing! For a BLACKOUT, you’ll be awarded three eBooks of your choosing and a paperback copy of our Fables and Fairy Tales Digest!

Please do not share your answers online. If you claim a BLACKOUT, you cannot also claim individual BINGO(S). Claim your awards by emailing your answers to info@kyanitepublishing.com before February 28th, 2019.

Discuss (but do not share your answers) on Twitter using hashtag #kyanitebingo. Thanks for playing!

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Kyanite Kiss Goodbye

As part of our strategic planning for 2019 and based on feedback from our readers and authors, we are reorganizing our imprints. The most substantial change is that the titles we’ve contracted under Kyanite Kiss will be published under Kyanite Publishing. Kyanite Kiss will cease to exist as of this month.

We hope this will eliminate any confusion about science fiction and fantasy being our primary genres at this time. All of the stories we publish with romance elements are also science fiction or fantasy, and we are primarily focused on that readership at this time.

Please contact info@kyanitepublishing.com if you’d like additional information about our imprints, catalog, and submissions policy.

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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.