Ragnarok Publications acquires Per Aspera Press – oh that’s us!

I am happy to announce that we have new, beneficial overlords! :) Ragnarok Publications is acquiring us and we couldn’t be more excited about it!

Here’s our new imprint logo: PerAsperaPressLogo

Here’s the press release:

For Immediate Release
Ragnarok Publications Reaches for the Stars with New Science Fiction Imprint

Speculative Fiction Publisher Adds Per Aspera Press to Its Growing Family

April 8, 2015—Crestview Hills, Kentucky—Ragnarok Publications, known for their ground-breaking speculative fiction books on the slightly grim side, will soon be exploring a different type of dark matter with its new acquisition of Per Aspera Press, a small science fiction publishing company.

Per Aspera was founded by Jak Koke and Karawynn Long in 2003. Koke will remain editor of all Per Aspera titles, as well as any future titles he acquires for that imprint. Along with him is author/editor Shannon Page, who will continue to work with him editorially, as well as publish her fantasy series, the Nightcraft Quartet, with Ragnarok in 2016.

This will be Ragnarok’s second acquisition, after they welcomed the folks of Angelic Knight Press as their supernatural horror imprint in 2014. Ragnarok is committed to a smooth transition between companies, and looks forward to reprinting some of Per Aspera’s titles under the new imprint with new covers, as well as publishing new works a little later in the year.

Some of the titles acquired via the Per Aspera merge, such as Andrew C. Murphy’s STEEL SKY, will remain under that imprint, while others, such as OUR LADY OF THE ISLANDS by Shannon Page and Jay Lake and WAKING UP NAKED IN STRANGE PLACES by Julie McGalliard, will be welcomed under the Ragnarok banner, depending on genre.

Creative Director and Co-Publisher of Ragnarok Publications, Joe Martin, can’t wait to work with the people from Per Aspera, and is excited about the possibilities this acquisition holds for both sides. “Their mission aligns with ours,” he says. “Tim Marquitz and I are both impressed with the story quality of their titles. Jak has assembled a crazy-strong book list, and the acquisition makes all of us even stronger.”

Per Aspera co-founder, Jak Koke, is enthusiastic about joining forces with Ragnarok. “I am extremely happy that our books found a new home with Joe, Tim, and the whole Ragnarok team. They publish gorgeous, beautifully crafted books. I cannot think of more perfect stewards to take our small press to the next level!”

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To see a full list of Ragnarok Publications’ authors and books, as well as to learn more about the company, please visit www.ragnarokpub.com or follow them on Twitter @RagnarokPub

Contact Melanie R. Meadors, Publicity Coordinator at Ragnarok Publications, for any interview or media opportunities at melaniermeadors@gmail.com.

Bundled ebooks when you buy a print book

We’re really happy to announce that all of our titles are now available via BitLit. If you buy a print copy of any of our titles from any store, you can use the bitlit app on your iOS or Android device to get an ebook of that title.

This also works if you’ve already purchased one of the books. Some of the ebook titles are free and some are just 99 cents. So get the app and start downloading your ebook copy of any of the following:

Our Lady of the Islands by Shannon Page & Jay Lake – $0.99
A Ragged Magic by Lindsey S. Johnson – $0.99
Being Small by Chaz Brenchley – Free
Dualism by Bill DeSmedt – $0.99
Singularity by Bill DeSmedt – $0.99
Steel Sky by Andrew C. Murphy – Free

 
So if you’ve been waffling between getting one of our print editions or the ebook… now you can do both!

Buy our books at your local bookstore, Barnes and Noble or Amazon.
Get the BitLit app.

Giving thanks (and $2.99 ebook sale)

We’d like to give thanks to all the people who have helped us. Too many to name everyone, but if you’ve bought a book, submitted a manuscript, liked us on Facebook, favorited a tweet, attended an author reading… or in any way supported our small press… we think you are awesome and would like to say: THANK YOU!

To celebrate our community we’re putting all currently published books on sale for $2.99. This includes iBooks, Kindle, Nook, and Kobo stores. Sale ends on Sunday, November 30th so don’t wait!

Sale books include:
Steel Sky | Singularity | Dualism | Being Small | A Ragged Magic