In case you haven’t heard of them, Valancourt Books is an small independent press located in Virgina that specializes in the rediscovery of rare, neglected, and out-of-print fiction. Their main focus is in resurrecting neglected literature, especially books with a supernatural element. They publish Gothic, horror, and supernatural fiction, Victorian and Edwardian literature, strange and fantastic 20th century and modern tales as well as well as gay interest and other little-known works.
Right now, over 300 titles from their collection are reduced at Amazon with prices starting as low as 99 cents. Most titles are in the $2.99 range. I am not sure of the end date on this promotion, so this could end at any time.
Available titles include classics like Carmilla, the vampire tale that pre-dates Bram Stoker’s Dracula. This is definitely a collection worth checking out if you like reading supernatural fiction. 🙂
Newsonomics: Can you get readers to pay a dollar a day for digital news? (Nieman Lab) – Paywalls in general and paying for local news in particular are thorny issues. Is this approach a bit of a shakedown?
Mattel View Master is a blast from the past (Gear Diary) – Okay, who can resist this one? Probably not the nostalgic grownups….
Windows Turns 30: A Visual History (ReCode) – Has it really been that long?
Could the Hunger Games turn your teen into a revolutionary? (The Conversation) – Isn’t it interesting the reaction that dystopian lit gets from many parents?
And my Kindle book find of the day is the unusual vampire novel Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist. Lindqvist has been referred to as “the Swedish Stephen King” and this one is a gem! The original Swedish film is highly recommended as well.
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