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The Deixis Press Weekly - Issue #46
What up, book fans?
Just grabbing this lunch break by the horns to bring you some Deixis Press news. We’ve got (at least!) two new books coming out this year, as I mentioned last time. Right now I want to talk to you about Greyskin, the new short story collection from James Kinsley. We’ve got a blurb, folks, and it goes like this:
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Discover the harsh realities of the frontier in this powerful collection of western adventure stories, where settlers who flood into a new continent in search of a better life must confront the indigenous population who call it home.
Follow the journey of a determined young widow who is struggling to keep her farm going, as she must deal not only with the harsh realities of the frontier but also the injustices brought by the settlers. Meet a newlywed couple who are flailing to understand each other and their new life together.
Watch the small town lawman fighting to keep the peace in a land filled with tension and violence. Read the perspective of an academic looking to make his name by documenting the indigenous peoples.
And follow the orc wanderer, watching his people being swept aside by the human settlers, and facing the difficult decision of whether to fight or to assimilate.
Through these disparate but interwoven stories, we see a new mythology of settlement born, old stories told in new ways, a fresh focus on the legends we write for ourselves.
And, oh babies, have I got a treat for you—because we also have a cover! That’s right! It’s a two-fer today:
And as an added bonus, let me just drop the Kindle pre-order link here for you.1 Go on, treat yourself (on April 27th).
I went on Twitter this morning and accidentally created a new mission statement/slogan for the press:
I mean, obviously commercial publishing is really good for (front-list) authors when it comes to global reach, publicity, marketing, and soon. I can’t fault the hard work and care I see every day. I want those kinds of deals for my own authors, and I just can’t provide that level of investment and comfort, and commercial publishers can because they’re great at sniffing out material that will sell.
And yet, and yet, and yet . . . you can’t always guarantee that whatever you pick up from one will be a fucking good book. But I think you can with Deixis Press, and with so many amazing small presses out there.
So I’ll just sign off with:
Deixis Press: making fucking good books since 2021.
Yes, I’m aware Amazon are doing weird things to the description right now; I don’t even know so don’t ask. Either they will sort it out or I will sort them out.