Category Archives: Book Acquisitions

Small Surprises, an Instant Book by Lita Kurth

drawing of a lizard bride looking at a brownieWe’re happy to announce that we have published our newest Instant Book, Small Surprises by Flash Fiction Forum co-founder Lita Kurth. Small Surprises includes two flash fiction stories, “The Bride” and “Life Is a Mystery.”

Instant Books are limited edition miniature books with complete stories inside. Folded from a single sheet of paper, they fit in the palm of your hand, but they’re sturdy enough to read and share.

Thinking Ink Press member Anthony Francis created the cover art for Small Surprises, and Instant Book designer Keiko O’Leary created the book layout. She selected the typography and paper, and hand-folded each book.

Small Surprises will be available for sale at the next Flash Fiction Forum on March 8 at 7:00 p.m. at SJ/Works Gallery, 365 S. Market St. in San Jose, CA.

You can also buy copies by contacting keiko@thinkinginkpress.com.
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Hip, Hop, Hooray for Our First Picture Book!

We’re  happy to announce our first picture book, Hip, Hop, Hooray for Brooklynn Bunny! by Jill Harold and Betsy Miller.

This upbeat story is about Brooklynn, a little bunny who loves to hop. Brooklynn wears a brace at night, but she is determined to learn how to hop rope in time for the Hippity Hop Games. Armed with hop rope rhymes and a can-do attitude, Brooklynn shows that persistence pays off and can be a lot of fun.

Hip, Hop, Hooray for Brooklynn Bunny! will be available in print, ebook, and audiobook editions in March 2017.

Debris Dreams, Young Adult Science Fiction, Coming Soon

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Thinking Ink Press is happy to announce that we will be publishing the young adult science fiction trilogy The Lunar Cycle by David Colby. We’re bringing Book 1, Debris Dreams, back into print and will subsequently publish Book 2, Shattered Sky , and Book 3, Luna’s Lament.

Debris Dreams begins in 2069 on a space station at the Earth-Sun Lagrange point L1.

Sixteen-year-old Drusilla Xao lives in the Hub, a space station used by the Chinese-American Alliance as a base to exploit the Moon’s resources.  Desperate to break free of the Alliance, a separatist group from the Moon destroys Earth’s space elevator. In a flash, Dru’s parents are dead and she is cut off from her girlfriend Sarah on Earth.

The Alliance declares war against the Moon, conscripting Dru and all the youth of the Hub. Dru is forced to become a soldier fighting in the lethal vacuum of space. Can she survive deadly space debris and terrorist attacks to find her way home to Sarah?

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Thirty Days Later: A New Steampunk Anthology

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Do you like steampunk and cliffhangers? Adventure and intrigue? Dragons and Sasquatches? Then you’ll like the forthcoming anthology Thirty Days Later, Steaming Forward: 30 Adventures in Time, featuring pairs of stories by favorite steampunk authors who have appeared at the Clockwork Alchemy steampunk convention!

Thinking Ink Press is proud to announce we will publish Thirty Days Later in time for Clockwork Alchemy this Memorial Day. Edited by AJ Sikes, BJ Sikes, and Dover Whitecliff, Thirty Days Later is the sequel to the steampunk anthology Twelve Hours Later: 24 Tales of Myth and Mystery, a charity anthology to promote California literacy programs, and Thinking Ink Press is proud to donate half the royalties of Thirty Days Later to promote literacy.

“The creators of Twelve Hours Later continue to promote literacy one sensational story at a time by donating a portion of their proceeds to literary charities, but no boring works with fluffy kittens here. Not a one! Where else can you find spycraft and sea serpents, cloud cities and ghosts, romance, witty banter, and worlds of wonder in one place? These are stories to relish and read under the covers into the wee hours of the morning. They’ve done it again-Full marks!”
Penelope Dreadfulle, Literary Reviewer for the Blackfriars Courant.

As Memorial Day approaches, look for further announcements here about the release date and release party of Thirty Days Later at Clockwork Alchemy, or click the button below to sign up for our 30DL mailing list!

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New Resource for Families Coping with a Rare Disease

Thinking Ink Press is excited to announce that we will be publishing The Parents’ Guide to Perthes, the first book about Perthes disease for families. Perthes is a rare childhood disease that affects the hip joints of children age two to twelve years old and can limit the child’s mobility.

The Parents' Guide to Perthes

Written by Dr. Charles T. Price and Betsy Miller, The Parents’ Guide to Perthes provides accurate information and practical advice for families. Charles T. Price, MD is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon. He has done research on Perthes and has shared his findings in research papers and medical books. Betsy Miller is the author of The Parents’ Guide to Hip Dysplasia and The Parents’ Guide to Clubfoot (available through booksellers).

People affected by rare diseases need resources as much as anyone else. But publishing books about rare diseases is challenging because the number of potential readers is small. The cost of publishing the book is more than the amount of income that book sales can generate. Thinking Ink Press is looking for ways to make it possible to publish The Parents’ Guide to Perthes and other similar books. To that end we’re running a pre-ordering and crowdfunding event on Pubslush from October 17, 2014 through November 16, 2014.

Please visit the project page on Pubslush, at http://perthes.pubslush.com, to learn more about the project and to download an excerpt.

Note that Pubslush only accepts US dollars or UK pounds.  To pre-order or contribute to this project in any other currency, please use this web form instead: http://www.thinkinginkpress.com/perthes/