The digitization of publishing has spawned many new presses and publishing models, and one of them is 40K Books.
40K takes advantage of the e-book format by specializing in novelettes and focused original essays. Based in Milan, Italy, they handle world rights, translating and selling their e-books in different languages (English, Italian, Portuguese, French and Spanish).
I love the underlying concept of the series this title belongs to. The publisher is 40kBooks and they specialize in both short fiction and essays. A blurb from their site says it all:
"When you read an essay, you invest time. Our essays are designed to deliver focused knowledge in +/- an hour. Efficiency = Reading Time / Knowledge Delivered."
Combined with talented writers like Ms. Blackburne, this pitch is a real winner. In an age of Info Overload, a promise to save me time & make me smarter?
The short-form of fiction is a hallucinatory presence manifest from the first sentence to fascinate the reader, to make him lose contact with the dull reality that surrounds him, submerging him in another that is more intense and compelling.
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