Monday, February 20, 2012

News from Emerging Writers Network/Dzanc Books

Dzanc Books and Emerging Writers Network Newsletter

February 17, 2012

In This Issue
eBooks Club
Dzanc rEprint Series
New Signings!
Purchases from Dzanc Site
Dzanc Books eBooks Club

What It Is

An exciting opportunity for our most loyal readers, the Dzanc Books eBook Club delivers a new eBook to its members on the first day of every month, with each selection coming from Dzanc and all of its imprints. In response to the proliferation of compatible devices and increased interest in eBook readings, Dzanc is committed to making it easier and less expensive for our readers to keep up on the newest releases from our catalog, and to delivering our titles in different formats for different kinds of readers.


Started in December 2010, selections so far have included acclaimed novels and short story collections by Robert Lopez, Roy Kesey, Stacey Levine, and Jeff Kass. Future books will be drawn from both our frontlist and the Dzanc Reprint Series, allowing us to deliver a wide variety of accomplished and emerging writers to our members.


Like all our eBooks, titles in the Dzanc eBook Club are delivered in DRM-free MOBI, ePub, and PDF formats, ensuring that club members will be able to enjoy it on their Kindle, iPad, Nook, Sony Reader, or whatever other platform they choose to use, as well as their PC and whatever newer devices might emerge in the near future.


The Dzanc eBook Club is one of the best ways to stay current with our newest books, and we truly believe it is the best value available to eBook writers anywhere. With subscriptions costing just five dollars per month or sixty dollars per year, members receive a 37% discount off the eBook list price of our selections, on top of knowing that they'll receive many of our new titles as soon as they're released, in the format best matching their choice of reading technology.


If you have any questions or concerns, please free feel to email Matt Bell at

How It Works

Option One: Get eleven books for $50, including five titles immediately upon signing up, plus a six-month subscription! This is a 43% savings compared to the cost of ordering the eleven titles individually in eBook form.

Upon signing up for the Dzanc eBooks Club, you will instantly be able to ask for any five titles we have in eBook form--this includes Dzanc titles, our rEprint titles, and any of our imprint titles. The files will be emailed to you within 24 hours of your signing up.


You will also receive the current month's selection within 48 hours. Then, on the first of each of the next five months, you will receive an email announcement containing a unique link, allowing you to immediately download and enjoy the month's book.


After the sixth month, members will be able to continue your subscription for just $5 per month, a savings of nearly 40% from the Dzanc eBooks cover price.


Option Two: If you already have some of the above bundled eBooks, you may also sign up for the eBook Club directly, starting with the current month's book, which will be delivered within 48 hours:

  • $15: three-month subscription
  • $30: six-month subscription
  • $55: one-year subscription (includes one free month!)

On the first of each month, you will receive an email announcement containing a unique link, allowing you to immediately download and enjoy the month's book. With this option, you will be automatically resubscribed for the same period when you current subscription ends, unless you cancel through your Paypal account.



Hope you are all well and apologies for the lengthy time period since the last update. I hope a few of you have noticed that the EWN is back and functional with more posts in the past week than we had in the past three months. There's a review of the latest issue of The Cupboard, a review of Sarah Manguso's forthcoming Elegy, and a look at the new issue of The Antioch Review. In the near future, what I can only assume at this point (1/4 of the way through) will be an unflattering review of Nixon's Darkest Secrets by Donald Fulsom and a Source of Lit: The Postman! post.

Much going on with Dzanc as always, read on to learn of that please.


Dan Wickett
EWN /Dzanc Books
Dzanc rEprint Series

Publishing Perspectives recently did a nice, in-depth, piece on the Dzanc rEprint Series. They did a nice job capturing the essence of the series and explaining it--well worth a read.

Reminder--if you are an author, an agent, a literary journal or a publishing house and you believe your books would be a good fit with Dzanc Books in our rEprint Series, or, in the case of journals and publishing houses, are interested in having Dzanc Books aid you with converting and distributing your issues and/or titles as eBooks, please email us.
New Signings

Dzanc Books has recently acquired new novels from David Ohle and Eugene Marten, and a collection of shorter work from Jonathan Baumbach.

David Ohle's novel, The Old Reactor: A Tale of Two Cities, will be coming out in October 2013, and yes, Moldenke is involved for all you fans of some of Ohle's previous works!

Eugene Marten will be publishing his fourth novel, Layman's Report, with Dzanc in August 2013, and fans of his previous trio should absolutely be excited.

We are also thrilled to be continuing our publishing relationship with Jonathan Baumbach, publishing Flight of Brothers, a novella and some short stories, in July 2013.

We should have at least two more print book signing to announce very soon as well as an exciting handful of rEprint acquisitions.
New Purchasing Package at Dzanc Site

In an effort to both reward patrons for buying direct from Dzanc Books, as well as helping relieve some of the delaying in having your ability to read, Dzanc will now offer the following:



Any print copy ordered direct from Dzanc Books will generate not only the shipment of that book to the purchaser, but also an email with a free download of the eBook version of that title.



A couple of things:



a) while almost every Dzanc title is available in both eBook and print form, the few that have no eBooks will not participate in this particular purchasing package, and



b) in cases of buy one get xxx free sales, only the title specifically purchased will have an eBook sent.


Disquiet to Return to Lisbon 2012

The program will take place July 1-13 and feature some of the most interesting contemporary writers from North America and Portugal.

Below are some of the things participants in the inaugural 2011 program had to say:

Overall, this was one of the most amazing and memorable experiences I've ever had!

-Melissa Ruby

Thank you, to the entire DISQUIET team for giving me the experience of a lifetime. I truly feel blessed to have been included in such a wonderful program, and I felt that I left with more then I anticipated. The program was well organized, and, most notably, the team behind it all made it easier for a young solo traveler such as myself to feel welcome... Thank you thank you thank you for a time in my life that will remain magical forever.

-Marisol Benter

I liked that there was always something going on--I felt no pressure to try to attend everything because that would have been nearly impossible. Instead, we had the freedom to build our days around speakers and panels we particularly wanted to attend and were able to structure the rest of the day around our own activities and interests as they occurred to us. Disquiet was, sincerely, one of the best experiences I have ever had.

-Katie Buoymaster

The quality of the people who organized, participated, and contributed to this program was magnified by their kindness. I've learned so much about the writing life and will be applying this new knowledge towards changing my life to accomplish the writing goals that I've set out. I cannot express how thankful I am for this program. Very well done.

-Tony Roma

Excellent workshops, literary excursions, film screenings,meeting writers from all around the world, and all packaged in an inviting city -what more could I ask for? Overall, an incredible experience that will continue to feed my work in the years to come.

-Carlos Quieros

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