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    News and Events

    Welcome to the October edition of the newsletter.

    First, my apologies for missing the last two monthly newsletters. Second, what a ride it's been in the book business. Borders is gone. B&N is fighting back hard in the eBook business, and Amazon has announced some dramatic price reductions in eReaders and a new tablet. I've ordered the new Kindle Fire for Karen (I'll keep the Nook Color for myself). I can recommend either the Nook or Kindle as offering very nice reading experiences. People I trust say that the Kobo and Sony are also nice machines. If you're thinking about which way to go, remember that the store is part of the experience. Although it's possible to move books among most readers (not so much the Kindle), there is a certain amount of lock-in involved and it's certainly easier to buy from the store associated with the device you purchase

    Still, at these prices, you might be like me and end up a multi-reader family.

    Rob Preece, Publisher

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    • You can buy stuff from our Cafe Press Store (no markup). (Authors, please let me know if you're interested in your own Cafe Press Store. It's free and I'll be happy to help with artwork and to link to it.)
    • If you haven't already done so, check out our videos page. Trailers, video versions, author rants, and just-for-fun entertainment.
    • Available in bookstores? Thanks to an agreement between printers, many of our books (the paperback versions) are now orderable through your local bookstore. Of course, they're also available through Amazon. Authors, you may be able to work with your local bookstore for signings. e-mail me if you have questions.

    Coming in October:

    WRITING FLASH FICTION: A SELF-STUDY GUIDE by Michael A. Kechula. Kechula follows up on his outstanding guide to microfiction with a book containing hard-won lessons on writing complete stories in 100 words or less. With today's short attention spans, flash fiction is hot.

    Our September Publication

    Sword and Snakestone cover SNAKESTONE AND SWORD by J. E. Bruce. When his legion is slaughtered around him, Roman centurion Arrius Marcus Niger is ready to die... certainly that would be preferable to being offered as a sacrifice to barbarian British gods. The beings that "rescue" him, though, are stranger than the most primitive Brit... and more dangerous than any of Rome's great enemies. The Fae have plans for Arrius... and will do whatever it takes to have their way. Unfortunately, this particular group of Fae, the Tuatha de Danann, just might be the goodguys in a battle for the future. Bruce's epic fantasy is a bargain at $3.99--but it'll be on sale for only $1.00 between now and October 21, 2011.

    What our authors are up to

    New Reviews

    We added reviews of the following books during September:


    Many of our authors are on Facebook. Be sure to friend/like them, too. Included are Rob Preece, Teel James Glenm. Kate Rothwell, Paul Nelson, Victoria Chancellor, Kenneth E. Ingle, Joshua Calkins-Treworgy, Mike Markel, George Snyder and Kara Lennox. If your'e a Facebook member, search them out. (If you're a author and your name isn't on the list, e-mail me).

    I've added a 'Fan' page for at Facebook. Be sure to 'Like' it and keep up with the latest from BFAB and the life of a micro-publisher. Check it out here.

    The Blog

    I confess that I've been remiss on the Blog. Let me know if you're interested in hearing about the sometimes-exciting life of a micro-publisher. Otherwise, I'm gradually migrating to Facebook.

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