Before Christmas we tried a little experiment. Lots of people get eBook readers for Christmas, we thought, and lots of people like our books. What can we do to provide our readers with a bit of a saving, and give them the chance to splurge out their Christmas money on some wonderful titles? So we came up with the idea to produce some eBook ‘Boxsets’. Yes, OK, some other publishers may have had this idea in the past as well. But we came up with it independently, honest.
So we put our heads together and came up with collections of varying size and price for some of our most popular authors, focusing on those who had long series or same-setting novels that would lend themselves to the project. In case you missed them, there’s a list below – but who else would you like to see available as ‘one-click’ collections? Leave us a comment here and we’ll see what we can do!
The Raven eBook collection, by James Barclay – £27.99
Experience all seven tales of fabled Mercenary band The Raven, from the pen of James Barclay, one of the bestselling authors of fantasy in the world and heir to David Gemmell. His new series Elves (including ONCE WALKED WITH GODS and RISE OF THE TAIGETHEN) is set in the same world, so what better time to go back to where it all began? Especially with a saving of almost £26 on the paperback retail price, and almost £7 on the eBook total! Contains seven fantastic novels: DAWNTHIEF, NOONSHADE, NIGHTCHILD, ELFSORROW, SHADOWHEART, DEMONSTORM and RAVENSOUL
The Charlaine Harris Sampler, by Charlaine Harris – £18.99
Not sure where to start with Charlaine Harris? This collection includes the first three Sookie Stackhouse novels, the first Harper Connelly book and the first of the Lily Bard series. Save almost £20 compared to the paperbacks, or almost £5 compared to the individual eBooks. The perfect way to try out her three main series, in preparation for life after the Sookie Stackhouse series comes to an end.
The First Sookie eBook Collection – £23.99
If you’ve ever watched True Blood but not quite got around to trying the books, here’s a fantastic value package – the first six Sookie Stackhouse books, all in one collection. Save almost £24 off the paperback retail price, and almost £6 on the eBooks. Contains six fantastic novels: DEAD UNTIL DARK, LIVING DEAD IN DALLAS, CLUB DEAD, DEAD TO THE WORLD, DEAD AS A DOORNAIL, DEFINITELY DEAD
The Harper Connelly eBook Collection, by Charlaine Harris – £14.99
Before Sookie, Charlaine wrote this series of creepy detective stories. Save almost £13 off the paper editions, and almost £3 off the individual eBooks. Contains four fantastic novels: GRAVE SIGHT, GRAVE SURPRISE, AN ICE COLD GRAVE and GRAVE SECRET
The Psy-Changeling Collection, by Nalini Singh – £37.99
This is the big one! Ten books, the complete (to date) Psy-Changeling series. Nalini is one of the pre-eminent writers of Urban fantasy, and this series is the perfect way to indulge in some sexy vampire time. Save almost £38 on buying the books one by one, or almost £9 on the eBook prices. Contains ten fantastic novels: SLAVE TO SENSATION, VISIONS OF HEAT, CARESSED BY ICE, MINE TO POSSESS, HOSTAGE TO PLEASURE, BRANDED BY FIRE, BLAZE OF MEMORY, BONDS OF JUSTICE, PLAY OF PASSION and KISS OF SNOW
The Revelation Space eBook Collection, by Alastair Reynolds – £27.99
Alastair Reynolds is one of the foremost SF writers in the world, and his Blue Remembered Earth, the first in a new trilogy, has just been released. This is a great time to go back and check out the complete (so far!) collection of books set in the Revelation Space Universe. This collection offers a massive saving of almost £38 compared to the physical editions, and a not-insignificant £6.94 on the eBooks. Contains seven fantastic books: REVELATION SPACE, CHASM CITY, REDEMPTION ARK, ABSOLUTION GAP, THE PREFECT, DIAMOND DOGS & TURQUOISE DAYS and GALACTIC NORTH
The Gollancz eBook Collection, by Robert Rankin – £31.99
The Master of Far-fetched Fiction has only been with Gollancz for a few years, but in that time has produced some of his best work. Here’s the chance to catch up with his recent work and save some money – nearly £32 on the paperbacks, or almost £8 on the eBooks! Contains eight fantastic novels: THE HOLLOW CHOCOLATE BUNNIES OF THE APOCALYPSE, THE WITCHES OF CHISWICK, KNEES UP MOTHER EARTH, THE BRIGHINOMICON, THE TOYMINATOR, THE DA-DA-DE-DA-DA CODE, NECROPHENIA and RETROMANCER
The Vampire eBook Collection, by Lynsay Sands – £21.99
Lynsay Sands’ first tales of the Argeneau Vampires. Six novels, all brilliant reads, at a saving of almost £20 on physical copies, or almost £5 on the eBooks. Contains six fantastic novels: A QUICK BITE, LOVE BITES, SINGLE WHITE VAMPIRE, TALL, DARK & HUNGRY, A BITE TO REMEMBER and BITE ME IF YOU CAN
Remember, let us know what else you’d like to be given this treatment, and we’ll see what we can do!