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Steam-Powered Pre-orders are up!

ETA: Monday, Nov. 1, 3PM MST:

Have extended preorder dates! And added some info that I forgot to include on Saturday. Read down for the bolded sections!

Psst. Hey, kid.

So, you wanna know how to order a copy of Steam-Powered: Lesbian Steampunk Stories, which is full of 15 stories of steampunky (and very multicultural) goodness by such awesome authors as N.K. Jemisin, Amal El-Mohtar, Sara M. Harvey, Mike Allen, Shweta Narayan, Meredith Holmes, Georgina Bruce and Matt Kressel, huh?

Well, I've got some good news! Until November 3 you can do so over at Torquere Press' bookstore. The print book is just $13.95 and will ship in late January, when the book comes out.

If you preorder the book by Nov. 3 (either at Torquere's website or by emailing me if you want me to sign and/or inscribe the copy), I even have a special deal for you: A large, collectable postcard featuring an excerpt from one of four stories with one of four designs on the flipside--the book's awesome cover art or other steampunk art I'm having created, as well as a snazzy bookmark to match. This way, you can give a taste of the anthology to a loved one for Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa/Diwali/Yule/any other winter holiday before the anthology comes out. How do you get these postcards and bookmarks? Just preorder from now to Nov. 3 on the website and send me evidence of your order at upstart.crow @ gmail dot com. You can also order through me personally at that address until Nov. 10 Thanksgiving (by popular demand!) (since I know the preorder window on Torquere's site is short).

But Jo, I hear some of you saying. I'd rather have an e-book. No worries, e-book readers! There'll be an e-copy too (though I have no pricing info for that yet).

But Jo, I hear others of you saying. I just want to help spread the word!

That's easy! Just Tweet this post, Facebook it, blog about it, email it to friends, or print it off and send it by carrier pigeon or steam-powered autogyro. Small press books don't get nearly the attention they deserve, and as this one deserves a hell of a lot of attention, any help at all is appreciated.

NEW STUFF: As an added incentive, especially for those of you who aren't able to buy the book now, if you blog, Tweet or Facebook (is that a verb now?) this post or the one on Saturday, you'll be automatically entered in a drawing for one of two copies of the book, as well as all four story postcards, four bookmarks and one of two handmade jewelry sets made by me (earrings, bracelets and a necklace), one of which will represent Beth Wodzinski's story, the other of which will represent Amal El-Mohtar's story. Just leave a link here and you'll be entered ***(NOTE: Those of you who blogged about Saturday's post, don't worry! You're entered already :). But if you did so off of LJ or on Twitter where LJ Pingback can't find you, PLEASE leave the link here so I know who you are!***.

ALSO: Buy four for yourself and your loved ones, and I'll give you a set of all four postcards, four bookmarks, and a nifty surprise--which is also something I forgot to mention on Saturday thanks to It Being The Weekend.

I wanted to get this up as soon as I had the preorder info, because that link won't be live for long. However, since this is the weekend and LJ is a bit of a ghost town, I'll be reblogging this on Monday. My apologies for those of you who are going to see a version of this post twice; I'll try to be entertaining the second time around.


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Oct. 31st, 2010 12:15 am (UTC)
If you want to pre-order Steam Powered...
User shweta_narayan referenced to your post from If you want to pre-order Steam Powered... saying: [...] January, when the book comes out. MOAR on postcards-for-pre-orders and other such nifty stuff :) [...]
Oct. 31st, 2010 12:28 am (UTC)
I want one! And I want it autographed. Oooooooh.
Oct. 31st, 2010 12:29 am (UTC)
$17.95 should be the total with shipping :) Canadian shipping is usually not too different for me than US shipping.
Oct. 31st, 2010 12:31 am (UTC)
Awesome. Do I... paypal? Go elsewhere to pay? How ought I give you money?!
Oct. 31st, 2010 12:34 am (UTC)
For signed copies: upstart(.)crow @ gmail (.)com :) Unsigned are the ones you'll get through Torquere's link.
Nov. 1st, 2010 07:53 pm (UTC)
Oo, postcard! Bookmark! I am definitely interested in this! Could I preorder a signed copy from you? How much would shipping to the Netherlands cost?
Nov. 4th, 2010 04:11 am (UTC)
Sorry for the late reply! Let's say $6?
Nov. 4th, 2010 12:33 pm (UTC)
No worries! (Eee, would I still be on time for the nifty postcards now though?)

So I should PayPal $19.95 to upstart-dot-crow-at-gmail-dot-com, yes?
Oct. 31st, 2010 12:56 am (UTC)
I edit reviews for the Cascadia Subduction Zone, a new literary quarterly from Aqueduct Press. We'd like a review copy. Our inaugural issue comes out in January 2011, but it's already full, so I'm soliciting this for the second issue. How do I go about asking for a review copy?
Nov. 4th, 2010 04:10 am (UTC)
Hi Nisi! Sorry I took awhile to reply to this. Have been unwell.

Are you OK with a pdf? If so, I'll email one to you. and thanks SO much for your support and the offer :)
Nov. 4th, 2010 04:33 am (UTC)
I think if we're talking PDF it would be best to wait till the review is assigned to/chosen by someone. Then you can send it directly to the reviewer. Probably in early to mid January, I'm thinking. So I'll ask again then.

Of course support! Because, yayyy!
Nov. 4th, 2010 04:35 am (UTC)
Will that still be in time for the second issue? Either way, that's totally fine. :)

Oct. 31st, 2010 12:57 am (UTC)
Wait, after November 3 the book becomes impossible to pre-order? And then at some later date it becomes available again? I don't get that. Why would they do that?
Oct. 31st, 2010 01:00 am (UTC)
No no! Sorry, I must've not been clear. The link on Torquere's site is only live until Nov. 3. But I'm personally taking preorders for a week after that. They just weren't able to leave it up for longer.

Does that make sense?
Oct. 31st, 2010 01:01 am (UTC)
Oh, okay. It still seems strange - I'm used to pre-order links going live and then staying live until they are replaced by order links.
Oct. 31st, 2010 01:09 am (UTC)
*nodnod* I fully agree. And I'll see if there's any way I can get that to happen and update everyone here if it changes.
Oct. 31st, 2010 12:58 am (UTC)
I can't manage a pre-order, but I want to help promote! I'm going to link this like mad for you. (plurk, twitter, livejournal, facebook, etc) My brother and his fiance are going to do it too. :D
Oct. 31st, 2010 01:01 am (UTC)
multicultural steampunk book
User firecat referenced to your post from multicultural steampunk book saying: [...] http://upstart-crow.livejournal.com/427179.html [...]
Oct. 31st, 2010 02:30 am (UTC)
So excited! I pre-ordered a copy--now can't wait until it's January. :D (Er, would a screen-cap of the order be okay to email to you for a postcard? Because the postcards sound incredibly shiny...)
Oct. 31st, 2010 02:32 am (UTC)
A screencap's totally fine :)
Oct. 31st, 2010 02:33 am (UTC)
Excellent, thanks!
Oct. 31st, 2010 03:29 am (UTC)
User moominmuppet referenced to your post from DON'T FORGET TO VOTE! (Linketies) saying: [...] Sara M. Harvey, Mike Allen, Shweta Narayan, Meredith Holmes, Georgina Bruce and Matt Kressel, huh? [...]
Oct. 31st, 2010 02:05 pm (UTC)
Steam-Powered: Lesbian Steampunk Stories
User art_ungulate referenced to your post from Steam-Powered: Lesbian Steampunk Stories saying: [...] dy pre-ordered my copy and am looking forward to January. has all the info on how to pre-order [...]
Nov. 1st, 2010 11:25 am (UTC)
User shadesong referenced to your post from Monday saying: [...] * Pre-order Steam-Powered [...]
Nov. 1st, 2010 01:38 pm (UTC)
Linkspam Redux: Steampunk Fortnight at Tor.com, Steam-Powered Pre-orders!
User tithenai referenced to your post from Linkspam Redux: Steampunk Fortnight at Tor.com, Steam-Powered Pre-orders! saying: [...] those too! - Speaking of Steampunk, you can now pre-order STEAM-POWERED: LESBIAN STEAMPUNK STORIES, [...]
Nov. 1st, 2010 02:48 pm (UTC)
Fiction, etc.
User ann_leckie referenced to your post from Fiction, etc. saying: [...] You can pre-order it [...]
Nov. 1st, 2010 03:49 pm (UTC)
Five quick Monday links
User yendi referenced to your post from Five quick Monday links saying: [...] Jamesin, Mike Allen, , and (as well as a number of other nifty folks) is available for pre-order [...]
Nov. 1st, 2010 07:08 pm (UTC)
many things.
User delux_vivens referenced to your post from many things. saying: [...] orcs and unicorns: you can pre order until Nov 3 and there's this thing about snazzy postcards, too [...]
Nov. 1st, 2010 08:29 pm (UTC)
I am so looking forward to this book!
Nov. 1st, 2010 09:14 pm (UTC)
Have Facebooked.
Nov. 4th, 2010 04:13 am (UTC)
MUCH appreciated!
Nov. 3rd, 2010 01:55 am (UTC)
Signal-boosted on tumblr! :)
Nov. 4th, 2010 04:13 am (UTC)
Thank you!
Nov. 6th, 2010 08:24 am (UTC)
Hi! I wanna preorder... but I'm paranoid because, you know, paypal has a limit on chargebacks and it's not out until after that time (I think) and I've never spoken to you before I just found this through I link from a blog and and and I live in Australia is that okay for shipping? And will there be enough to buy in January so I don't need to preorder? And umm can I have a signed one in January? I'll send you a present if I can! <3 I'm just so confused :(
Nov. 6th, 2010 09:15 pm (UTC)
I understand your paranoia, it's OK!

OK, to answer:

1) Australia is totally OK for shipping.
2) You can definitely buy it in January when it's out; you just won't get the snazzy postcard and bookmark that the preorders get.
3) I'll definitely sign it if you buy it from me then. No need for a present, but if you want to send one, I won't turn one down.

I think I've covered everything?
Nov. 8th, 2010 09:37 pm (UTC)
Twitter link posted
I posted a link on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/booksNyarn/status/1749427148558336. 'Cause a girl loves incentives! :)
Nov. 16th, 2010 08:56 pm (UTC)
Darnit, I keep clicking that preorder link but it can't find it. It's not country-locked, is it?
Nov. 16th, 2010 08:58 pm (UTC)
nope! Sadly they could only leave it up for a few days :(. But you can still order through me!
Nov. 17th, 2010 05:26 pm (UTC)
Is there any way I can preorder an ebook?
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