In honor of her 2012 New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year selection—and in anticipation of the just-released paperback edition of Nowhere Is a Place, our Bernice L. McFadden Digit features excerpts from all four of her Akashic titles: Gathering of Waters, The Warmest December, Glorious, and Nowhere Is a Place.
Subject: Digits & E-Books
Akashic Digits: Free Digital Excerpts from the Akashic Catalog
- Each month, we create themed e-books featuring excerpts from our front and back-list titles with links to exclusive print offers. Scroll down for our full catalog of Digits; to download, click on the corresponding .mobi (for Kindle) or .epub link.
- The Digits are free, and often coincide with vendor-wide sales on titles related to the Digit.
- Our latest release is the May Digit, featuring excerpts from Every Boy Should Have a Man by Preston L. Allen, The Family Mansion by Anthony C. Winkler, and The Roving Tree by Elsie Augustave.
- If you do not have a reader, you can download free software from Adobe Digital Editions (for Mac) or The Microsoft Reader (for Windows). Most major e-vendors are also now offering free applications for your desktop or mobile device.
- Over 150 of our titles are available as e-books, and our list of distribution and retail partners continues to expand. In addition to Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, the iTunes Store, the Sony Reader Store, and Kobo, our e-books are available on Google Play, and at libraries throughout the world thanks to our relationships with OverDrive, eBrary, EBSCO, 3M, Recordable Books, and Gardners. Each book we’ve converted has links to your preferred store.
Makeda by Randal Robinson, the first installment in the Open Lens imprint, will be the subject of an Amazon Daily Deal on Thursday, May 16 for only $1.99.
The iTunes Store has built a beautiful page for our entire Noir Series. Each title is available for only $9.99, and the New York City Noir: The Five-Borough Set, is available for only $15.99.
In celebration of the release of Black History Month, our Black History Digit includes excerpts from our two February Releases—Nowhere Is a Place by Bernice L. McFadden and The Gospel According to Cane by Courttia Newland—along with Chris Abani’s Becoming Abigail and Kola Boof’s The Sexy Part of the Bible.
Celebrating the long-awaited release of Staten Island Noir—the fifth and final borough featured in the Akashic Noir Series, the NYC Digit includes the editors’ introducitons and contributions to Brooklyn Noir (Tim McLoughlin), Manhattan Noir (Lawrence Block), Bronx Noir (S.J. Rozan), Queens Noir (Robert Knightly), and Staten Island Noir (Patricia Smith)
In celebration of the release of Ian F. Svenonius’s Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock ‘n’ Roll Group, our latest Digit features excerpts from Ian’s book, along with the work of cult-rock authors Les Claypool (South of the Pumphouse), Lydia Lunch (Paradoxia), and Nick Zinner (Please Take Me Off the Guest List).